Over at the scifi book club on good reads we have two books already selected for summer beach reading. We are currently looking at Battle Royale and next month we will look at Ender's Game. We also have a poll up for the August book.
I am going to give my 12 year old some challenging books for the summer. I plan on having her pick two off of a 9th grade honors English recommended reading list. Since I am already reading To Kill a Mockingbird, I will also have her read that.
I am wondering if I should have her invite some of her friends to discuss the books with us. Most of her friends aren't as advanced in reading, scheduling such things can be tricky, and finding an accomodating venue would be the challenges. Maybe I will suggest it, but keep the invite power for myself.
Has anyone ever tried this with kids? I do the library's parent child book club, but those kids generally don't know each other very well. These books are going to be more challenging and have less general reader appeal (for their age, at least).