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Name : Bee H.

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Adventurous, Dramatic, Interesting
Very Well-Written, Unusual Tale

Our club was unanimous on this one, as seems to be the case with most clubs for this book.

Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
 
Slow, Dark, Insightful
Beautiful writing and unusual story

Absolutely loved this one, as did most of the group. Even the one or two who didn't... well, there's always someone who never finishes anything, right? Still we had a great discussion about these unusual characters. Wish I could read it/discover it again for the first time.

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
 
Interesting, Adventurous, Insightful
One of my favorite books of all time

My group was very reluctant to pick this one, as we hadn't done any sci fi, but this book is so much more.

 
Fun, Adventurous, Inspiring
Fun, Fun, Fun!

One of the few books we all finished and one of the only ones several of us said made us wet our pants. It's hysterical, but also good for discussion, because it makes you think about the author, her husband, and even their pets' transformations and what we can all learn from them.

White Oleander by Janet Fitch
 
Difficult, Pointless, Dark
Good One for Discussion

We enjoyed the writing and the story. Interesting discussion about family, loyalty and mother-daughter relationships.

 
Mixed Reviews From Group

I would have given it 2 stars myself, but some in the group really liked this one. The rest of us just don't get what all the fuss is about. Not much of a discussion book.

 
Life Changing, Interesting, Inspiring
Interesting Story

If you can get past the horrid writing, the story is fascinating to discuss.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
 
Romantic, Adventurous, Dramatic
What is the Big Deal?

This book is horrid. The writing isn't bad, there is just no plot, no story. It's a vampire book where the only real danger is at the very end. The heroine is completely uninteresting and stupid. Perhaps that's why the hero treats her like a toy. How many times do we need to read that Ed's got sweet breath? How in the world did this series get so popular?

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
 
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
Not Much of a Discussion

The story is compelling, but there's no change or growth. We're not really into discussing how awful a childhood is in our group, unless there is some lesson learned or we can see the change in the author. She didn't write about any of that.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
 
Adventurous, Interesting, Brilliant
Good discussion book

Loved the writing. Different members interpreted various aspects differently, which made for a lively discussion.

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
The Writing Was The Best Part

Enjoyed the writing, but felt the relationship between the doctor and his wife was never so strong as to make their estrangement that compelling. Still, the rest of the story and themes made for good discussion.

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