Thursday, January 02, 2014

Aurora MN Teens Talk Books: Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Missing" series

This page is set up for teens from Aurora, Minnesota to discuss books.  Conversation over the summer of 2014 will focus on Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Missing" series, though recommendations of and thoughts on other titles are welcome.  Please respect others; keep your comments courteous and your language clean.  You may also join the discussion on Facebook; the page is named "Aurora MN Teens Talk Books."

I found a trailer for the the first book, Found, here:  If you're interested, request a copy through Interlibrary Loan and join in the discussion!  Why do you think she chose to start the book where she did?

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Anonymous said...

Books displayed or titles suggested so far include the following:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer--Mark Twain
Little Women--Louisa May Alcott
To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
It's A Wonderful Life
Sense and Sensibility--Jane Austen
A Tale of Two Cities--Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby--F. Scott Fitzgerald
Uncle Tom's Cabin--Harriet Beecher Stowe
Fahrenheit 451--Ray Bradbury
Gone With the Wind--Margaret Mitchell
Emily of New Moon--L.M. Montgomery

Anonymous said...

Additional titles displayed or suggested have included:

Catcher in the Rye--J.D. Salinger
Heidi--Johanna Spyri
Jane Eyre--Charlotte Bronte

Anonymous said...

Science fiction/fantasy titles shared include:

Mystic and Rider--Sharon Shinn
A Discovery of Witches--Deborah Harkness
Doomsday Book--Connie Willis
The Hobbit--J.R.R. Tolkien
Journey to the Center of the Earth--Jules Verne
Bone Crossed--Patricia Briggs
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone--J.K. Rowling

Paula Chapman said...

Favorite books & movies set in or about another country included "Tales From Moominvalley" by Tove Jansson, "How the Scots Invented the Modern World" by Arthur Herman, "The Beautiful Mystery" by Louise Penny, "Soul Surfer", the Maximum Ride books, "The Book Thief," and "The Man From Snowy River."

Paula Chapman said...

RE: Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Found": I just found a trailer for "Found" (the first book in the series) here: Why do you think she started the book where she did?

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Paula Chapman said...

Our display theme for June was children's and teen's books and movies. Titles recommended included: "Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild, "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, the Sweet Valley High series, "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green, "Boys are Dogs" by Leslie Margolis, the Wizard of Oz series, the Hunger Games series, "Danger at the Fair" and "Stolen Children" by by Peg Kehret, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte, the Divergent series, and "Kicking and Screaming."