When visiting a library, a person could expect to see plenty of books in there. It is a library after all, and a library full of books might be considered a fact of nature, the same way that the sun rises and sets every day. However, who reads all these books? The answer lies within the MHS Book Club.
Our very own MHS Book Club is a group that reads through several books throughout the course of the year. The group chooses modern stories from a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and horror. The Book Club then reads through parts of the chosen book and meet once every few weeks, depending on the book to discuss what they have read.
“It’s all very informal” said Ms. Stillson, the Book Club’s advisor. “The discussions can include questions that kids had [about what] they read, or even comparisons between the book and the movie version...”
“The goal of the Book Club is to get students interested in reading and reading different types of books. Our theme this year are the first books in a series of books.” Ms. Stillson adds. “For example, we considered Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone a good pick, or The Lightning Thief [the first book in the Percy Jackson series].”
So far the Book Club has finished reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and have discussed the movie version that was released this year as well. Currently the Book Club is reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Their goal is read the book’s first part over the winter break and prepare for a meeting when classes resumes on January 9th. Enrollment is open to everyone and anyone, whether you just starting to get into reading or absolutely love reading.
For more information on how to join the MHS Book Club, see Ms. Stillson in the library before or after school.