Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Teen Book Club - Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Heya!  The TBC met tonight to discuss NCPGW.

Here are the discussion questions we used...

1.  First impressions, what did you think of the book?
2.  What did you think of the characters?  Who was your favorite?
3.  There are a lot of cliques in this book (cheerleaders, jocks, geeks), are cliques the same everywhere?  How do you feel about them?  Charlie and Nate don’t belong to the same clique, but they are still friends.  Why do you think this is?
4.  When Nate runs for class president his friend tells him he is ‘literally trying to win a popularity contest.’  Do you think this is what most student elections are?  Should they be that way?
5.  What are Charlie’s relationships with his parents like?  Why do you think he is so unhappy?
6.  If you decided to skip Thanksgiving to go to a robotics competition without telling your family, how do you think they would react?  Would it be worth it if like in the book, you came in 2nd?
7.  Why do you think Team Rock Opera don’t want Charlie at the Robot Rumble?
8.  What did you think of the cheerleaders?  Do they fit the cheerleader stereotype?  What about other stereotypes in this book?
9.  Did you like the art in the book?  What about it appealed to you or did not appeal to you?
10.  Ratings and final thoughts.

Melanie - 9/10 - Thought it was one of the best graphic novels she's ever read: funny and entertaining!
Catherine - 9/10 - A really good teen book; funny and relatable.
Jill - 9.5/10 - Cute, funny, serious when it wanted to be, just great!
Librarian Karyn - 9/10 - Loved the story, loved the art, loved the part where they referenced Star Wars!

For October we are reading...

Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.
Meeting on Wednesday, October 29th 6-7pm.  Books available at the front desk.

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