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Book Club Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

“Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey… Continue reading Book Club Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

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YA Book Club – September Book Announcement

Please read along with us in September! Nevers by Sara Cassidy Resourceful fourteen-year-old Odette is on the move again, traveling as a stowaway on a cheese cart with her hapless mother, Anneline. They are in Burgundy, France, in 1799, fleeing yet another calamity caused by Anneline (who is prone to killing people accidentally). At dawn… Continue reading YA Book Club – September Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: The Absence of Sparrows by Kurt Kirchmeier

Stranger Things meets The Stand in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt -- and the boy who believes that his town's missing sparrows can save his family. In the small town of Griever's Mill, eleven-year-old Ben Cameron is expecting to finish off his summer of relaxing and bird-watching without a… Continue reading Book Club Review: The Absence of Sparrows by Kurt Kirchmeier

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YA Book Club – August Book Announcement

We don't normally meet during the summer months of July or August. However, as this year is so different and most of us are not traveling this summer, we decided to continue with our book club! Please read along with us. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands “Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until… Continue reading YA Book Club – August Book Announcement

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YA Book Club – July Book Announcement

We don't normally meet during the summer months of July or August. However, as this year is so different and most of us are not traveling this summer, we decided to continue with our book club! So, apologies for this late July announcement, however here it is, and please read along with us. The Absence… Continue reading YA Book Club – July Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

Felix Knuttson, twelve, is an endearing kid with an incredible brain for trivia. His mom Astrid is loving but unreliable; she can't hold onto a job, or a home. When they lose their apartment in Vancouver, they move into a camper van, just for August, till Astrid finds a job. September comes, they're still in… Continue reading Book Club Review: No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

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Book Club Review: Bloom by Kenneth Oppel

  It was just rain. But after the downpour, odd black plants begin to shoot up. Suddenly— They. Are. Everywhere. They take over fields and twine around houses. They bloom and throw off toxic pollen—and feed. Strangely, three Salt Spring Island teens seem immune. Anaya, Petra and Seth. What’s their connection? What’s their secret? A week… Continue reading Book Club Review: Bloom by Kenneth Oppel

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Book Club Review: A World Below by Wesley King

Mr. Baker’s eighth grade class thought they were in for a normal field trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. But when an earthquake hits, their field trip takes a terrifying turn. The students are plunged into an underground lake…and their teacher goes missing. They have no choice but to try and make their way… Continue reading Book Club Review: A World Below by Wesley King

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YA Book Club – April Book Announcement

Due to some personal issues we missed a March book, sorry. However, read along with us in April! Bloom by Kenneth Oppel It was just rain. But after the downpour, odd black plants begin to shoot up. Suddenly— They. Are. Everywhere. They take over fields and twine around houses. They bloom and throw off toxic… Continue reading YA Book Club – April Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: Miles to Go by Beryl Young

Miles to Go is the story of a friendship between two twelve-year-old girls in a small Saskatchewan town. In the spring of 1948, each girl faces a heavy personal loss and challenges that threaten their friendship. Through a hard few months the girls learn the meaning of loyalty and the value of keeping a promise.… Continue reading Book Club Review: Miles to Go by Beryl Young