The most arresting parts of this section were the scenes about the bombings in London. I found those to be the most revealing about each character.

I didn’t have any knowledge of the struggles that Jamaican immigrants had in England, so I was saddened to read about the discrimination and hatred that Gilbert faced.

Small Island follows four main characters: Hortense and Gilbert, WWII-era immigrants from Jamaica, and Bernard and Queenie, their married British landlords.

This book is an in-depth look at the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright. It’s full of historical facts about Dayton, the beginnings of flight, and life during the turn of the century.

I think the saddest thing about the end of this book is that Chris was ready to emerge from the wild but was unable to escape due to the raging river that surrounded him.

In the first eleven chapters, I found myself flip-flopping on my opinion of Heathcliff. At first, I felt sorry for him because Hindley was so mean to him. But then he turns into a monster, and I really didn’t like him at all.

As you can imagine, this book and movie garnered some controversy. The ending is incredibly sobering, so I hope that you were able to get through it all.

I feel like the birthday dinner scene was a turning point in the story. It shows how Lou and Will are growing closer, and that maybe they have deeper feelings for each other than they originally let on.

When she loses her beloved job at a bakery, Louisa struggles to find a job and really just stumbles into the job with Will. At first, he seems to be impossible to be around.

When Louisa Clark loses her job, she becomes a caretaker for Will, who is a quadriplegic. The pair get off to a rocky start, but soon learn to get along.

This last section was incredibly disturbing. Were you able to make it through until the very end, or was the book too hard to get through?

As The Receiver, Jonas is responsible for having all of the memories of the whole world transferred to him from The Giver. Would you like to receive other people’s memories, or is it enough to just have your own?

Whenever I read about the kind of scenes like the selection process in Jonas’ society, I immediately think about myself and how I would be placed. Did you try to imagine what kind of job you would like to have?

This month we’re reading The Giver, a dystopian novel in which a young boy named Jonas realizes that his perfect society is not as perfect as it seems.

The end of this month’s book deals with the production of the film version. I was interested to see all of the work that goes on before a movie can even begin filming.

This week, I thought we could watch a few video clips that show Eugene Allen talking about his life working under eight different presidents.

All of the anecdotes about Eugene Allen show him to be a generous, kind, and hardworking man. However, one story in particular really stuck with me.

This month, we’re reading about the life of Eugene Allen. Allen worked with eight different presidents as he served as a butler in the White House for thirty-four years.

After stealing a library book, foster teen Molly must perform community service. The story of the orphan train brings her closer to 91-year-old Vivian.

During community service, teen Molly bonds with 91-year-old Vivian as the woman tells the story of riding the orphan train. Join us for the 2016 Big Read!

Anthony grows up with his adoptive family, but still has questions about his birth mother. Join us to find out what happens next in this true story!

Join us to read the true story of a young Irish girl who was forced to give up her baby, and the journalist who helped her find her son 50 years later.