Join the Mockingjay.net Book Club
Scholastic emailed us a couple of weeks ago asking if we’d be willing to review a book called Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates and this gave me the idea that it might be nice to start a book club for Mockingjay.net readers to read and discuss books new and old that bear some similarity to our beloved Hunger Games. While ‘The Hunger Games’ can never truly be replaced in our eyes, as readers we always look for something new to feast our eyes on and this will be a great way for us to read and interact on a whole new level.
I’m still working out the finer details, but basically, I’ll try to find 1-2 books to cover per month. I’ll start by posting the book we’ll read and then give you guys 2-3 weeks to get your hands on it, whether by e-reader, library, borrowing, or purchasing, and read it. I’ve set up a Book Club page so that you can comment with suggestions on titles you’d like to see chosen. The first book will be the above-mentioned book. We will begin discussion of this book on November 1, 2011.
In a terrifying future world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive. Louisa is nervous about being sent away to a boarding school — but she’s excited, too. And she has her best friend, Maddie, to keep her company. The girls have to pretend to be twin sisters, which Louisa thinks just adds to the adventure!
Country Manor School isn’t all excitement, though. Louisa isn’t sure how she feels about her new roommates: athletic but snobby Rosie and everything’s-a-conspiracy Evelyn. Even Maddie seems different away from home, quiet and worried all the time. Still, Louisa loves CMS — the survival skills classes, the fresh air. She doesn’t even miss not having a TV, or the internet, or any contact with home. It’s for their own safety, after all. Or is it?
Comment here to let me know if you plan on joining in!