One thing to know about our book club
We are the Saint Patrick High School Book Discussion Groups. Marilyn Wenzel, head librarian for 21 years, started the book discussion groups in 1999 when Mayor Richard M. Daley declared that every school should have a book club. The book discussion groups, separated by year, started with 42 members. Now we have 10 groups and 147 members. Pictured are the seniors who have participated in book discussion groups for all four years of high school.
Each group meets once every five weeks during lunch or homeroom period.
"Rot & Ruin" by Jonathan Maberry because it showed how people would react to a global disaster. We also enjoyed "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, "Acceleration" by Graham McNamee, "Divergent" by Veronica Roth and "Life As We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
We didn't like "Vampire High" by Douglas Rees because it was too corny.
If we could meet a famous author
We would like to meet Veronica Roth. We'd ask her when the third (and final) book in the "Divergent" series is coming out.
"City of Thieves" by David Benioff, "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher, "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer and "The Warrior Heir" by Cinda Williams Chima.
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