We wanted to create a way where we could read a few books, learn about many titles and have fun doing it! The tournament style reading of the Mighty Smackdown means that in the first round each participant reads two books, discusses both in a blog post, selecting one book to move on to the next round. Teachers are asked to commit to one round but most, if not all, continue on. We will read to the end when we will have only one book left standing!
The Fault In Our Stars - Boy meets girl (who happens to have a terminal illness) and girl is charmed by the boy (as is the readers - yes the boy has a secret that we will not share in this blog for those of you who have not read the book yet). This book is not really a love story made for the movies but is a realistic look at how life can continue to throw you curve balls that you do not expect. This book is a must read and when you start it, do not expect to want to put it down any time soon.
All Good Children - Drugging children to ensure calmness and tranquility. This book has the potential to elicit much conversation as to when a society goes too far to reach the goal of conformity.
Although our group generally liked both books it was unanimous that The Fault In Our Stars is moving on to battle another book.