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Phoenix Book Club - June 2014

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Science fiction and fiction about science aren't necessarily the same thing but we read both this month for the Phoenix Book Club.

Science and Sci-Fi

Some kids chose real sci-fi books with futuristic plots full of fictional technology and other planets where others chose books with real science or at least a basis in real science and stories that take place in the real world. We tried a little of everything to get ready for this summer's nation-wide summer reading theme: Fizz, Bang, Read!

Reactions to the books were mixed, but that's only reasonable since we had such a huge range to pick from. The denser books weren't as popular as the lighter, funnier fare but no one took home anything they outright didn't like. Even the harder books weren't so much disliked as just too heavy to get through at the end of the school year when projects and tests rule the day. Take a look at the list to the right to see not only what kids took home but also the other books we looked at for our theme.

For July and August the Phoenix Book Club shifts to Wednesday nights at the Wollaston Branch Library and we'll all be reading the same book. July's book is Ungifted by Gordon Korman, about a troublemaker who finds himself mistakenly sent to join the robotics team at a school for the gifted instead of the detention he was supposed to get. Pick up a copy at the library or bring your own to join us in the discussion on Wednesday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Wollaston.

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