The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Check out this week’s new book club title for Teen Reads – The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness!

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Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions… An exceptional novel from the author praised by John Green as “an insanely beautiful writer”.

Check the blog on Monday for the first question!

QOTD #2: 13 Little Blue Envelopes

When Ginny told Keith about the adventure her Aunt Peg designed for her, he had some different opinions on Aunt Peg than Ginny. He felt she was selfish and flaky, and didn’t understand why Aunt Peg would have just disappeared from Ginny’s life without a word if they were so close. Do you agree with Keith’s opinion? Why or why not?

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13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Are you excited to check out our first book for May? This week, we will be reading 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson!

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When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn’t know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

Check the blog on Monday for the first question!