Teen book group & Prince of Mist

We had a very interesting meeting of the teen book group this past Sunday, when we discussed Allen Zadoff’s Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have.  I can’t say that our discussion focused very much on the book itself; instead, we talked a lot about the kinds of characters we meet a lot in young adult books: boys who want to get the girl.

Next time we’ll be talking about a ghost story: Prince of Mist, the first book Carlos Ruiz Zafon published in Spanish, which has just this year been translated into English.  It was one of our favorites this summer.  Here’s Dara’s review.

Max and Alicia Carver flee their war-torn city and move to a rambling seaside house where the previous owners’ son, Jacob, drowned. Is it the cat, the spiders, or the dust wafting through the open windows that gives Max the feeling that he is being watched?  First Max, then Alicia, befriends Roland, the grandson of the lighthouse keeper, and bizarre incidents intensify, especially at the sea. Carlos Ruiz Zafón tightens the tension of this superb ghost story until Roland, Max, and Alicia have their final confrontation with THE PRINCE OF MIST (Little, Brown, $17.99). Dara La Porte

Read the book, then come join us to talk about it at our next meeting, on Sunday, October 24, at 3:30pm in the Remainder Room at P&P.


~ by Dana on September 30, 2010.

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