Book Discussion Groups
Looking to join a book discussion group?
We have several to choose from at The Smithtown Library.
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Alexie, S. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Check the online catalog
Bacigalupi, P. Ship Breaker: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. Check the online catalog
Card, Orson S. Ender's Game: In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Check the online catalog
Dashner, J. The Maze Runner: Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. Check the online catalog
De la Pena, M. Ball Don't Lie: Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream. Check the online catalog
Green, J. An Abundance of Katherines: Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships. Check the online catalog
Green, J. Looking for Alaska: Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash. Check the online catalog
Portman, F. King Dork: After stumbling upon one of his father's old books, hints and clues are revealed to a secret past that may lead to answers regarding his father's life and mysterious death. Check the online catalog
Tolkien, J.R. R. The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return. Check the online catalog