A huge thank you to the members who showed up last night, despite the fact it was Valentines Day! We had a good time chatting about all sorts of book related things.
Our book this month was Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron. We gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Overall we loved it! It was so different from many of the books most of us had read before. Each of us connected with it it a different way. The mums in the group found Mishka's story heart wrenching. The animal lovers found the pack fascinating.
We all loved that it was a fictional story based on true events. We found ourselves thinking about what we would have done in a similar situation, or how our kids would have coped (not very well we have so say, they can barely get dressed without help!).
The only thing that we found a little disappointing abut the book, was its ending. We wanted MORE! We felt it could have done with another 50\100 paged to really finish it off. It felt very sudden. We had all become attached to the characters in the story, and though we were happy to see Mishka well and looked after, we would have liked to find out a bit more about his new life. Saying that, we still gave it 4 stars, so we didn't mind too much! lol
Now in other bookclub news,
We have been lucky enough to have been given 6 copies of Hidden Among Us by Katy Moran by Walker Books. It will be our April book. 5 of the copies were handed out last night and they will be read and given back in the March meeting. The members who have not read the book will then get the chance to take a copy home to read in time for Aprils meeting. There are quite a few of us, so I would say that if you can, when you finish the book, if you could pop into the store and drop it off then I can pass it on to the next person. This means that everyone should get a chance to read it before Aprils meet. Also, Waterstones people, I have a copy already that Sam is reading first. She will pass it on to one of you when she is done with it. :D
That also means that Our March book is Pantomime by Laura Lam. I LOVE this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for all of you to read it, and to finally be able to talk to people about what happens in it!! :D The next meet is on 14th March at 7pm.
If you would like to know more about the Waterstones Bluewater Young Adult Reading Group then either leave a comment below, tweet us @yabluewater or drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you ASAP.
See you next post,