Thursday, April 26, 2012

Teen Book Club - Ender's Game

Hey YAs.  This month the TBC read Ender's Game.  We met and discussed the book on Tuesday night and tried out some space food! 

Turns out that everyone...LOVED this book!  Hooray, cause I love this book too.  Some of the topics we discussed were the portrayal of children in the book, the alien race the 'Buggers,' why would recommend this book to people who don't normally read science fiction, a fantasy video game described in the book, and what we would change about the book.  Also, we took a look at the actors who have been cast to be in the movie (coming November 2013) and discuss what we thought of them.  Last, we gave our ratings and final thoughts on the book:

Clare gave it a 9/10, she thought it was slow at first, but halfway through she started loving it and is really excited to read the sequel.
Catherine gave it a 9/10, she thought that this was a really cool science fiction novel and at the same time still relatable.
Melanie ALSO gave it a 9/10, she said if you're willing to get past the weirdness of the first few chapters you will enjoy it.
I also give this book a 9/10 (we all agree, yay!) This is a classic science fiction novel and I loved rereading it!

we liked this :)  (Miss G especially liked the strawberry!)

As for the space food, we liked the freeze dried ice cream sandwich and the freeze dried Neapolitan ice cream, but the mint chocolate chip ice cream was not good!  We also tried 2 'space food sticks' which had the consistency of soft tootsie rolls.  One was flavored chocolate and not so good and the other was peanut butter and was pretty tasty!

For May~

I thought it would be a nice change to try doing a graphic novel this month, so I bought several for everyone to choose from and we decided to read V for Vendetta by Alan Moore.  Many of you have probably seen the movie (personally, its one of my favorites!) so why not join us this month in reading the graphic novel that inspired the movie?  Pick up a copy at the front desk any time this month.  We will meet and discuss on Tuesday, May 29th at 7pm.  Hope to see you there!

In an alternate future in which Germany wins World War II and Britain becomes a fascist state, a vigilante named "V" tries to free England of its ideological chains.

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