Posted in 2013-2014 Club

First Top 3 Nominations

We had a wonderful meeting October 18!  Lots of discussion, Ms. Valerie visiting, pizza, “musical chairs lobbying” for favorite titles, playing freeze tag, and above all – our first official nomination list for this year!

All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens, by Gloria Whelan
– …It was very emotional as she had a self conflict with fear of standing up for injustice. – Shreya
All That’s Missing, by Sarah Sullivan
– I like the journey he took with one piece of information, and it was suspenseful. – Yazhini
Anna Was Here, by Jane Kurtz
– The plot is full of conflicts that have solutions. – Sadhana
Boy on the Porch, by Sharon Creech
– Since the boy doesn’t talk, people will think differently based on the characters’ actions. – Sadhana
Brotherhood, by A. B. Westrick
– I liked the mood that it gave me… gave a colorful and vivid scene to the text… mixed connotations which I found intriguing. – Surya
Counting by 7s, by Holly Sloan
– The setting is amazing.  It brings the characters together… – Chris
– …personalities so in-depth I could relate to them and sort of talk to them. – Surya
Flowers in the Sky, by Lynn Joseph
– …I knew the characters personally and felt attached to them. – Ponni
Hold Fast, by Blue Balliett
– …the characters got along like friends more than like a family. – Ramkishore
Lara’s Gift, by Annmarie O’Brien
– …you felt like you were right next to them… – Zoe
Lightning Dreamer, Margarita Engle
– Writing in verse allowed you to connect with the characters easily. – Gokul
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers, by Steve Sheinkin
– It took real life events and made them into an interesting story, as a TV series would.  I could vividly imagine them happening in my mind as I read this. – Surya
Listening for Lucca, by Suzanne LaFleur
– I love this book! The characters are great and the plot is quite interesting. – Mikala
Lost Kingdom, by Matthew Kirby
– …the book almost came alive. – Ethan
Navigating Early, by Clare Vanderpool
– Characters were very well described and developed. – Toby
Pet War, by Allan Woodrow
– …seeing different perspectives and how they persuade people… – Sadhana
Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson
– …plot paced perfectly…well described fantasy world better than any other I have read this year. – Cassidy
Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff
– The title of the book is the theme that gave reason for all the different characters to be in the book. – Olivia
– I liked that all the stories came together and the theme made it interesting. – Ben H.
True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt
– I could almost feel how the swamp felt and see how the swamp looked. – Elizabeth
Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes
– …the author put lots of description into the book. – Ethan
Zombie Baseball Beatdown, by Paolo Bacigalupi
– I liked how it was deeper than you would expect. – Ethan

Please stay tuned for our other nominations the first Friday  of December!

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