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Novel Reads Book Club

The Novel Reads Book Club meets at Apache Junction Public Library during the fall and winter months. There is a discussion prior to viewing the movie based on each book. Check the book covers below for the date we will be discussing each book and showing the movies.

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. (Discussion March 10th, movie March 24th)

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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place. (Discussion January 13th, movie January 27th)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky: A haunting coming of age novel told in a series of letters to an unknown correspondent reveals the life of Charlie, a freshman in high school who is a wallflower, shy and introspective, and very intelligent, it's a story of what it's like to grow up in high school, tracing a course through uncharted territory in the world of first dates, family dramas and new friends. (Discussion December 9th, movie December 23rd)

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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen: Wealthy Mr. Darcy and spirited Elizabeth Bennett dislike each other at first sight, and each must contend with their pride and prejudices while Elizabeth's mother plots economically advantageous marriages for all her daughters. (Discussion October 14th, movie October 28th)

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Movie March 11th; discussion March 25th. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

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JANUARY 22, 2013 @ 1:30 PM. Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs confront their pasts in this powerful story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem.

DECEMBER 11, 2012 @ 1:30 PM. An old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth.