Join the Salesian Library Book Club. Visit Mr. M. in the library to pick up the current title, Andrea Portes’ Anatomy of a Misfit, available in print and as an ebook or audiobook through our Overdrive Digital Library. Club members will meet Monday, November 3rd in the library during lunch to discuss the book. 

From the back of the book:

In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale, narrator Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl at Pound High School. But inside, she knows she’s a freak; she can’t stop thinking about former loner Logan McDonough, who showed up on the first day of tenth grade hotter, bolder, and more mysterious than ever. Logan is fascinating, troubled and off-limits. The Pound High queen bee will make Anika’s life hell if she’s seen with him. So Anika must choose—ignore her feelings and keep her social status? Or follow her heart and risk becoming a pariah. Which will she pick? And what will she think of her choice when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, changing her forever?

Praise for Anatomy of a Misfit:

A self-deprecating and highly memorable heroine … . instantly endearing.”Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

“Anika’s droll voice shines, and her emotions are palpable.”School Library Journal

Included in PopCrush’s “10 Most Anticipated Books for the Rest of 2014.”

Halloween is right around the corner, and regardless, we all need a good scare from time to time. Give yourself a good scare and stop into the library today.

QuestionHey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought? Answer

fishingboatproceeds:

I guess I am both happy and sad.

I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.

But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.

Great reaction by author John Green after hearing that The Fault in our Stars has been banned in Riverside, CA middle schools.