Book Club

About: Read the current month’s book selection and then join Mrs. Haake to discuss.

Books: Students will be responsible for getting a copy of the selected title. A library card will be needed in order to borrow a book from the school media center or the public library. Here are a few ways to get a copy of the book:

  • One copy will be available in school media center
  • Electronic copy via Discover Destiny
  • Park Ridge Library (place a hold for curbside pickup)
  • Request via BCCLS
  • Libby app – use a valid library card to listen or read ebook version
  • Purchase book

When: Middle Schoolfirst Tuesday in November, January, March and May.
Teen – last Tuesday of every month
Both groups meet at 2:50-3:30 pm

Where: Media Center


Middle School Selection

The In-Between by Rebecca K.S. Ansari

“Cooper is lost. Ever since his father left their family three years ago, he has become distant from friends, constantly annoyed by his little sister, Jess, and completely fed up with the pale, creepy rich girl who moved in next door and won’t stop staring at him. So when Cooper learns of an unsolved mystery his sister has discovered online, he welcomes the distraction, It’s the tale of a deadly train crash that occurred a hundred years ago, in which one young boy among the dead was never identified. The only distinguishing mark on him was a strange insignia on his suit coat, a symbol no one has seen before or since. Jess is fascinated by the mystery of the unknown child — because she’s seen the insignia. It’s the symbol on the jacket of the girl next door”–Jacket flap.


Teen Selection

Burn by Patrick Ness

“On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station for the dragon he’d hired to help on the farm… Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to. The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can’t help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn’t have a soul but who is seemingly intent on keeping her safe. Because the dragon knows something she doesn’t. He has arrived at the farm with a prophecy on his mind. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents in hot pursuit–and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself”–Provided by publisher..