Not-So-Young Adult Book Group : Next Books

Thanks to everyone who turned out at Starbucks last night to discuss Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief!

We have our next 3 books picked, so you can plan ahead. All meetings are at the Starbucks in Arlington Center beginning at 7pm.

OctavianNothingFebruary 11: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson

He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother — a princess in exile from a faraway land — are the only persons in their household assigned names. As the boy’s regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians’ fanatical studies. Only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments — and his own chilling role in them. Set against the disquiet of Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson’s extraordinary novel takes place at a time when American Patriots rioted and battled to win liberty while African slaves were entreated to risk their lives for a freedom they would never claim.

Copies are available at the Robbins Library Circulation desk now.

The next two meetings are:

March 11: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

April 8: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

I’ll post more information about those books as the meeting dates approach. Happy reading!

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