Gathered together with a book in hand and discussion in the atmosphere, members of the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Book Club avidly share their thoughts regarding the latest book of the month.
Advised by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library staff member Christina Getrost and high school media specialist Kelly Lanci, the Book Club meets on the last Thursday of each month to answer questions concerning the book of choice and to share opinions about the message of the book.
Five years ago, Getrost and Lanci established the Book Club with a goal to share the love of reading with students of all ages.
“Getting to meet the students here and talk with them about the latest read is one of the best parts about being an advisor,” Getrost said. “I want to be able to share the library with students. Some students are unable to attend the Library, so I bring the library to them through Book Club.”
Divergent, by Veronica Roth, is the club's most recent book. Featuring a futuristic society, Divergent is a young adult thriller that Getrost described as a journey of finding oneself through a personality fraction.
Book Club members receive a new book each month that are generously purchased and donated by the Friends of the Library. They are able to keep each book that they receive. The books featured each month vary in genre from realistic fiction to memoirs.
“My favorite book this year is Bruiser, written by Neal Shusterman,” senior member Matthew Daniel said. “The book had an awesome unexpected supernatural twist to it. I joined Book Club when I was a freshman because I wanted to meet new people.”
The Book Club will be visiting the library at the end of May on a field trip to tour and explore what it has to offer.
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