First of all, thank you to everyone who came out to discuss Veronica Roth’s Divergent last night! I was absolutely thrilled with the amount of discussion. I hope you all had fun! For those of who weren’t there, here are a few recaps from last night:
- We love Four!
- Even though it doesn’t seem likely that our society would divide into factions based on a certain personality trait, the world of Divergent was very realistic and compelling. It was easy to become absorbed in this world of a separated society.
- We all had different opinions on which faction we would want to be in. The most popular was Dauntless, with Erudite and Amity following close behind. We also had one factionless. We did agree that it would be very difficult not to be Divergent as many factions’ beliefs overlap.
As for next month’s pick, I’ve decided to change it up and step away from dystopian books for a moment. The May pick is Department 19 by Will Hill.
DEPARTMENT 6 IS THE ARMY
DEPARTMENT 12 IS MI5
DEPARTMENT 19 IS THE REASON YOU′RE ALIVE
When Jamie Carpenter′s mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government′s most secret agency.
Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can′t stand up against…
The next meeting is May 30th at 7:00pm. For more information about the Teen Book Club, click here.
***UPDATE*** At this month’s bookclub we will be giving away a SIGNED copy of Department 19: The Rising! Don’t miss out!