This year's HHS Book Buzz is still looking for members. According to Brenda Wayne, the sponsor, the book club is absolutely free and all the student has to do is show up and participate in the discussions. The club is open to anyone who wants to join. This year's book club consists of four choices of books so far.
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen is a novel about the 1918 pandemic of Bird Flu which killed thousands throughout the world. The dates for this book are September 2 to September 23.
The second choice for the book club is the novel The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. This book is a vampire thriller which, according to the reviews, will have the reader gasping at every turn of the page. The dates for this selection are October 7 to October 28.
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult is the third choice for the book club. This novel is about one sister's struggle to take care of her other sister who is ill. The dates for this book are November 4 to December 7.
The fourth selection is What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles. This chilling novel is about a young girl who is kidnaped by the brother of a boy who committed suicide due to the cruelty of high school jokes. Through this experience she learns the consequences of her actions were much larger than she had imagined.
Meetings are on Wednesdays, and the first was September 2, but it is not too late for students to join. The first date for each book is to distribute the novels and the second is to discuss what the readers thought. The students should come in early in the morning to get a "go to the front of the line pass" for lunch.
Although there are no planned trips at the moment, there are ideas for having a movie night. Wayne is ready to have discussions about the books and to watch others enjoy reading, "I offer the book club for people who enjoy reading and talking about books. It's not about numbers; it's about enjoying reading."