Pizza & Pages

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Middle School Book Club

 

 

Pizza & Pages pretty much says it all.  You read the book and I bring the pizza.  This is a book club for middle schoolers in grades 6-8.  So if you like reading, have an opinion…and an appetite-this is the book club for you!

 

Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 1st  from 4 to 5 pm.

We’re reading a variety of the 2016 Teen Nutmeg Nomineesnutmeg award logo

 

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

 

Nate is a thirteen-year-old boy who feels out of place in his small town, and who dreams of performing on Broadway. He decides that “E.T.:  The Broadway Musical Version” is his ticket out of Jankburg, Pennsylvania, and he concocts a plan to go to the auditions all by himself in New York City.

 

Cinder  by Marissa Meyer

 

In this futuristic retelling of Cinderella, Cinder is both a gifted mechanic and a cyborg, living on a plague-ravaged Earth that is threatened by a ruthless lunar queen. She becomes involved with a prince, and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the fate of the world. 

 

Counting by 7′s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

 

Willow is a twelve-year-old genius, preoccupied with plants, counting by 7′s, and diagnosing medical conditions. It is difficult for her to relate to people from outside her family, but now she must figure out how to connect with other people and find another family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

 

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

 

Habo is a Tanzanian albino boy who suffers from vicious prejudice for his pale skin, blue eyes, and yellow hair. Wile seeking refuge, he is hunted by a poacher who wants to kill him and sell his body parts on the black market to superstitious buyers in search of good luck.

 

I Have a Bad Feeling About This  by Jeff Strand

 

Henry Lambert loves video games and could be described as a bit of a nerd. His father decides to send him off to survival camp in order to toughen him up, but everything the nonathletic sixteen-year-old was dreading turns out to be true – and even worse – when criminals show up at camp and survival takes on a whole new meaning for the campers.

 

The Raven Boys  by Maggie Stiefvater

 

On the Eve of St. Mark’s Day, Blue’s clairvoyant family keeps watch over the churchyard at night to watch the ghosts of those that will be passing over in the coming year. Blue has never been able to see any of the ghosts, but this year she sees a Raven Boy from Aglionby Academy named Gansey. This means he is either Blue’s true love or that she will be the one to kill him.

 

Reboot by Amy Tintera

 

Seventeen-year-old Wren rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier until she is given an order she is unable to follow. Her newest trainee Callum’s big heart makes him a huge liability, and Wren is ordered to eliminate him. To save him, Wren will have to risk it all.

 

The Rithmatist  by Brandon Sanderson

 

Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense, but Joel can only stand back and watch as students practice the magical art that he would do anything to learn. When Rithmatic students begin disappearing, Joel manages to help in the investigation, and perhaps get another chance at becoming one of them.

 

Shadow on the Mountain  by Margi Preus

 

Swept up by the Norwegian Resistance when Nazi German troops invade his home, 14-year-old Espen performs forbidden courier services before becoming a Gestapo-dodging spy. Over the course of five years he loses friends, falls in love, and plots a daring escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden.

 

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

 

Eighteen-year-old assassin Celanehas served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes. Prince Dorian offers her an opportunity for early release if she joins the competition to be the King’s Champion, a challenge that is marked by grueling training and the murders of fellow contestants.

 

Stop by or call 203-262-0626 ext. 110 to sign up today.