Saturday, December 28, 2013

Teen Book Club December Meeting and Year in Review!

Hey YAs, yesterday the TBC met to discuss this month's book, Stardust by Neil Gaiman and to watch the movie to compare!

Here are the discussion questions we used:


1.  What did you think of the book in general?
2.  Did you have a favorite character or scene?
3.  What do you think of Victoria Forester?  Is she worthy of Tristran's love?  Does Tristran love her?
4.  Have you seen the movie before?  What parts of the book are you most excited to see in the movie?
5.  Rating and final thought for the book.


1.  What did you think of the movie in general?
2.  What are some of the changes between the book and the movie?  Which did you like, dislike?  Why do you think these changes were made?
3.  Were the characters how you imagined them?  Better, worse?
4.  This story is available in many forms; book, movie, audiobook, and graphic novel.  How does the format change the story?
5.  Rating and thought about the movie compared to the book?

Melanie: 10!  I love the writing and found it amazing how he could fit such a wonderful adventure story into as little as roughly 200 pages.
Miss G: 9  I listened to this on the audiobook version and loved it, but not quite as much as I love the movie.  They're almost two different stories, because of some major changes in the movie.

For January we are reading...

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by various
A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.

Meeting, discussion, and snack on Wednesday, January 29th 5:30-6:30pm

Now...for the year in review.  A reminder, here is what the book club read in 2013~

Everyone voted on their favorites, so, here are the overall rankings~

1.  Seraphina
2.  The Year of the Gadfly
3.  Stardust
4.  Delirium
5.  Code Talker
6.  Life as we Knew it
7.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
8.  Nobody’s Princess
9.  Bloody Jack
10.  Zom-B
11.  Skinned
12.  Trapped

Individual favorites were...

1.  Code Talker
2.  Stardust
3.  Seraphina

1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
2. Seraphina
3.  The Year of the Gadfly

1.  Seraphina
2.  The Year of the Gadfly
3.  Delirium

1.  Seraphina
2.  Delirium
3.  Stardust

Now on to the new year!

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