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Thread: Anyone want to help start a teen book club?

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    Post Anyone want to help start a teen book club?

    I don't know how to organize it in an easy manner, but I thought it would be really cool if we could start a teen book club. For ages 13-17 or around that. If anyone has any ideas please share them.

    If you have a book Idea post it and we will vote on the one to read. Since everyone is probably very busy, we can read one book per month.
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    You could use a blog or something like that as a forum thread might be messy.
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    true, thanks I'll try to find a way
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    I think you could have a teen book of the month thread, just like there's already books of the month for world lit. But, damn, this thread makes me feel old!

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    Cool idea!
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    Err...I'm a teen! But what kind of books would we be reading?
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    Nice idea. Anything to get kids to read. I'm a children's librarian but, we sometimes do focus on teen material. Some of my favorites authors have been Neal Shusterman especially his new The Dark Side of Nowhere, William Sleator is a good sci-fi author but, can get complicated sometimes, and Francesca Lia Block is good for quick reads and her Weetzie Bat series are actually happy stories! There is also the classic S.E. Hinton and I discovered that my page's High School class loved Steinbeck's Of Mice and Man. By the way why isn't he on the author's list?

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    Because he's too recent, and is therefore copyright protected.
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    Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
    RebelFire: Out the Gray Zone by Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
    The Bean Trees: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
    The Good Girl by Shannon Hale
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    1984 & Animal Farm by George Orwell
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Speak by Lauri Halse Anderson

    Drummergall,

    I'm a teen who highly recommends all of the above. If I think of any ideas, I'll let you know. Making a separate list for girl's and boy's would definitely be manageable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent Edwins View Post
    I think you could have a teen book of the month thread, just like there's already books of the month for world lit. But, damn, this thread makes me feel old!
    I second that, and I'm only 20!

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    What to do. If you would like to participate in the book club, email my profile. On the last week of every month I will take recommendations for a book of the month. After the week is over, I will make a list of the books. Then I will have everone email me with their vote. If we get enough people we can even have a girl and boy book group.

    So that you will know a post is related to the book club, I will post it with the letters (TBC~then what the post is about)
    i.e. TBC ~ April book of the month

    When we vote vote only once. I promise that I will not change the votes. If you are interested email my profile.

    This should be fun, do tell your friends. Also, if anyone would like to help me run this that would be great.
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    cool! im totally up for it (if not too late).. but im not entirely understanidng on how this is going to work...
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    This will be really cool if we can get some more people to join. Anyone can join but they have to be up to reading young adult books, since this is a teen book club.
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    I'm in most definitely... Awesome idea I'm a bit tired right now... It's really late, so I'm not quite grasping how it's all planned to work, but I'll join... Once I figure out how I'm meant to do that exactly....

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    Actually not a bad idea, in fact a very good idea.
    how are you going to be classifyong Young adult books?
    The problem with using a blog is that one person gets such a bigger "in your face" post than everyone else. Threads work quite well generally speaking but what you could do is decide in this thread what you want to read and then start a new thread for the actual book.
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