Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kearsten’s Book Club: Shade’s Children by Garth Nix

Book club members powered through their post-Thanksgiving-turkey-comas to meet at the Main library November 28th to discuss Garth Nix’s 1997 scifi novel Shade's Children.  Set in a future where adults have disappeared and children are raised to be ‘harvested’ by evil Overlords, young Gold-eye joins up with other young teens on the run, all who follow the mysterious Shade in the hopes of gaining their freedom by destroying the Overlords.

Our discussion, led by book club member Zach, ranged from "what would you do?" to problems with characterization and “what happened to that plot point?!”, but overall, most enjoyed this creepy dystopia (Kearsten included).

Already read Shade's Children? Why not try some of these titles? Anything we missed?

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