As most of you know, I’m a Young Adult Librarian. I’ve posted about some of the programs I host and you guys always seem to enjoy when I talk more about my job. One of the things I’ve been doing is posting about the teen book clubs I do every month. We’ve read THE RAVEN BOYS and MOSQUITOLAND and THE YOUNG ELITES (but I realized I forgot to post about that one, so I’ll do that soon). During the book club I ask my teens to describe the book and each of the main characters using only one word. It’s a lot of fun for all of us and it gets them to use their vocabulary. Plus, I think you guys like seeing these. Right?
This month we read CINDER by Marissa Meyer. I just read this series for the first time a few months ago (and finished WINTER recently), so I was really excited to talk about this book with my teens. We talked about the persecution of cyborgs, what cyborg ability they’d like to have, the morality of what Dr. Erland did, the setting, the fairy tale parallels, and more. Everyone seemed to really like/love the book, and we had a good discussion. And then we got to our one-word part. Here we go:
beautiful // perfect // amazing // fascinating // favorite
outcast // independent // relatable // sassy // b.a. // sarcastic
This was the only response – *giggles and blushes* – literally, one of my girls giggled and blushed
sassy // adorable // fierce // sweet
wise // smart // deceptive // secretive // protective
awwwwww // sweet // lovable // not one word, but (very seriously while also being silly): taken from this world too soon
ugly // psycho // controlling // manipulative // a witch
ADRI & PEARL (we grouped these together)
bleh // horrible // rude // not a fan // manipulative // cold
What do you think of my teens’ descriptions?