This year, the teen book club has read a total of 5 books starting with Mockingjay, Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner, and The Giver.
Currently we are reading After the End, a suspenseful Sci-Fi novel based on a story of one girl's journey to save the very people who have lied to her for her entire life.
Juneau grew up fearing the outside world. The elders told her that beyond the borders of their land in the Alaskan wilderness, nuclear war had destroyed everything. But when Juneau returns from a hunting trip one day and discovers her people have been abducted, she sets off to find them. And leaving the boundaries for the very first time, she learns the horrifying truth: World War III never happened. Nothing was destroyed. Everything she'd ever been taught was a lie.
As Juneau comes to terms with an unfathomable deception, she is forced to survive in a completely foreign world, using only the skills and abilities she developed in the wild. But while she's struggling to rescue her friends and family, someone else is after her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about her secret past.
If this is a book you would like to read, then be a part of this fantastic teen reading group for book discussions and activities. Book club begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday’s. See you there, and let the reading continue!
Here is a recap for those who might have missed it we have missed our last Japan Day this past month.
The festivities started off with a bang, a rousing game of Japanese scary folklore along with some horror anime that would even give the bravest of heart a terror or two. One winner prevailed over the others and she earned herself a complete season of an anime series along with an authentic Japanese poster from one of her favorite anime shows.
We moved on to one of my favorite events: the cosplay costume contest. We had several incredible costumes to choose from including an Erza Scarlett costume from Fairy Tail, a Ken Kaneki costume from Tokyo Ghoul, as well as a Light Yagami costume from Death Note. In the end, the winners won some fabulous prizes which included some Japanese snacks, a Manga novel, as well as a season of a popular anime on Blu-Ray!
We ended the day with an episode of xxxHolic, a riveting anime with magic, supernatural creatures as well as friendship.
If you would like to meet teens with a similar interest in manga, anime or Japanese culture, we invite you to join us for our last Japan Otaku Day Saturday, November 22.