Hosted by your’s truly and Charlotte at Apathy and Rhetoric
Your votes have been counted and the results are in! The voting was incredibly close this month – in fact, there was a tie. In the event of a tie, it seems reasonable that the nominator (in this case, Charlotte) make the final decision on which book we read.
August 2014′s official book club book is:
Title: How to Ditch Your Fairy
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Welcome to New Avalon, where everyone has a personal fairy. Though invisible to the naked eye, a personal fairy, like a specialized good luck charm, is vital to success. And in the case of the students at New Avalon Sports High, it might just determine whether you make the team, pass a class, or find that perfect outfit.
For 14-year-old Charlie, having a Parking Fairy is worse than having nothing at all—especially when the school bully carts her around like his own personal parking pass. Enter: The Plan. At first, teaming up with arch-enemy Fiorenza (who has an All-The-Boys-Like-You Fairy) seems like a great idea. But when Charlie unexpectedly gets her heart’s desire, it isn’t at all what she thought it would be like, and she’ll have resort to extraordinary measures to ditch her fairy. The question is: will Charlie herself survive the fairy ditching experiment? From the author of the acclaimed Magic or Madness trilogy, this is a delightful story of fairies, friendships, and figuring out how to make your own magic.
So what happens now?
If you missed the Escaped Reality Book Club launch post, click here for more details.
Otherwise, you are all invited to join in the fun!
We will be reading How to Ditch Your Fairy throughout the rest of August and geeking out about it on our official Facebook page, followed by a meeting at Menchies Frozen Yogurt for those of you in the Southern Utah area.
This blog reaches a global audience, so not everybody will be able to make it to the meetings. Because of that, if you read the book and want to be included in the discussions, I would love to host a Facebook conversation for anybody who shows interest (just send me a message through our Facebook group, or leave a comment).