Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teen Book Club - Sisters Red

Well the Teen Book Club met last night to discuss June's book -- Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce.  And let me tell you, we all liked this one alot!  Here are the discussion questions we used:

  1. Did you like the book?
  2. Which of the two sisters did you relate to more? Why?
  3. What was your favorite moment in the story?
  4. This book was set in the modern day.  Did it feel like it was to you?  Why or why not?
  5. How did you like the way the traditional elements from the fairy tale were worked into the story?  How many did you spot?
  6. When did you begin to suspect that Silas was the potential?
  7. Was there anything about the book that you didn't like?
  8. Did you like the ending?  Was it how you thought it would end?
  9. What are some other fairy tales that you would like to see retold as YA novels?
  10. What do you think of these alternative covers?  Which is your favorite?

Then we moved on to our ratings and thoughts~

Clare gave it a 9.5/10 - It has great aspects of action and romance in a cool spin off of a fairy tale.
Melanie gave it a 10/10! - Definitely a book i would read more than once!
Catherine gave it a 9.5/10 - Really expresses well the bond of sisters.
Miss G gave it a 9/10 - I love retold fairy tales, but I kept imagining them running around in red riding hood cloaks, which I thought was weird for modern day.  But otherwise I loved it!

Alrighty, so Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce gets a  9.5 from the Durham Public Library Teen Book Club!  Very high praise - we loved it!

Grab a copy of July's book and we'll meet on Wednesday July 25th at 7 to discuss it and have snacks.  Hope to see you then!

July's TBC Book:

Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

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