Success! Yesterday we met for our first Guys Read Club meeting, with outstanding results. We had a founding group of three guys and three moms. Hopefully we will grow both larger and closer in the coming months.
Our November book is Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, by Jack Gantos, a finalist for a National Book Award. It’s genre is contemporary realistic fiction. In regular English, that means it’s set in the present (the “contemporary” part), and could happen (that’s the “realistic” part), but it’s made up (fiction).
Use this post to bring up issues, discuss favorite parts, or simply express your excitement about the book. It’s like the club is meeting in cyberspace, and the meeting lasts a month.
Remember! Don’t spoil the story for others who might not be as far as you! If you write about a part of the book that might spoil something, let us know by writing “SPOILER” and the chapter number (some copies have different pages) at the top of your comment. That way we can skip it if we haven’t gotten to that part yet, and come back to it later. Get it?