Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Notes from October's High School TAB Meeting

On the first Tuesday of every month, Arlington Public Library's High School TAB meets at 5pm at Central Library, 1015 N Quincy Street in the YA room. If you're in 9-12th grade and want to talk about books, please join us.

Here are the notes from our October meeting:

Welcome back to TAB!

Here are the notes from our teens talking about books

Everything Leads to You by Nina LeCour-- (see our review)
- Really good, but could have been better character development
- Liked the cover design, but felt the cover isn't representative of  characters

Proxy by Alex London
-Good set up, but  thought the points of view were a little confusing. The plot was good.

Typical American by Gish Jen
-Supposedly a good book but I didn't find it to be

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (see our full review)
-One person thought the romance was super cheap. Didn't go for it. Didn't like the ending.
-Another said, actually liked it, because I really like the author. -Really cute.
-Liked how the relationships between the parents develops.

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (see our posts)
- I loved this book.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (see our posts)
-All time favorite book of all time. LGBT book set in the 60s in Virginia during integration.

Boys in the Boat
-On eve of WWII. Nonfiction that reads like fiction. Sucks you right in.

She Loves You She Loves You Not
-Liked it. The character doesn't care what people think about her. It's complicated. Friggin loved it.

Like No Other
-Another elevator falling in love story.  It's a good book. It wasn't super predictable.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
-Didn't think it was very gripping.
-Liked half of it but not both parts.

Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan
-I am so excited for this book

Twilight 10th Anniversary
-Life After Death
-In the new book, the boys will girls and girls will be boys
"Edythe and Beau"

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (see our full review)
-It's gonna be really gay and really great.
Not fanfic because it was always Rainbow's.

Cinderella retelling
-Really bad fairy tale retellings are my guilty pleasure.

All the Light We Cannot See by John Darr
-Set in Germany/Paris at beginning of WWII told from perspective of two characters
-Beautifully written, great imagery.

She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgewick (see our full review)
-Interesting as the author can't just use visual descriptions because it's about a girl who is blind. Worth a read.

Talon by Julie Kagawa
-About twin were-dragons.
-I thought the romance was necessary.   Low key dragons.

The Heir by Keira Cass
Three and the two and the novellas

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (see our posts)
Really cute. Wasn't deep or super serious.
Really adorable.
Dealing with coming out but it's not all the plot is about.
The end. The end is good!

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