At the beginning of 2015, Ms Gleeson and Somar Ochana created a Book Club that runs on a fortnightly basis, where seniors (Yrs. 10-12) are allowed a certain period of time (depending on the length of the book) to read the same novel and gather to discuss and analyse the themes, motifs, and morals that are prominent throughout the text. Once the book club discussion has ended, the group decides upon another book to read.
The first text to begin our book club was the critically acclaimed novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D Salinger, a coming of age novel that scrutinises adulthood. Each member of the book club thoroughly enjoyed this book- “Ground-breaking for its generation”- Daniela Castro, “One of the best coming of age books since James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man’”- Somar Ochana.
The most recent book discussed was the sci-fi dystopian classic, ‘The Day of the Triffids,’ a story about the evolution of invasive and lethal creatures known as Triffids that gradually become more superior than human beings.
The book club members include: Somar Ochana, Daniela Castro, Paramy Ratsabouth, Catherine Trinh, Brian Chau, Collin Ngo and Nathan Lu
We are also looking for a junior book club. If you would like to join either group please come to the library.