On the fourth Tuesday of October the Mother/Daughter Book Club will be discussing the book Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. On the fourth Wednesday of October the Mother/Son Book Club will be discussing the book Masterminds by Gordon Korman.
I happen to love the book Roller Girl (as you can possibly tell from my past review located here). I love the relationship between Astrid and her mom. I love the fact that Astrid is trying to figure out who she is and that she and her mom talk about that. This is a good book for showing how hard it is to grow up. Yet it isn’t just drama. There is also a lot of action (I mean, this book is really about Roller Derby after all!) I think this will be a great book for the Mother/Daughter Book Club and discussing growing pains and figuring out who we all are.
Masterminds is also a great book. Eli Frieden lives in a perfect town in New Mexico. Life is calm and relatively unadventurous. But then Eli starts to figure out that things aren’t all that they are cracked up to be—and readers will too (possibly around the time when they explain that the Boston Tea Party is when the leaders of England got together with the leaders of the American Colonies and had tea while deciding that the colonies could become their own country). Yeah. You read that right. Eli is growing up in a world where somethings just don’t jive. And readers will wonder what in the world is really going on in Serenity, New Mexico.