FDBC discovers “The Skin I’m In”

We enjoyed reading and discussing “The Skin I’m In” because it gave us the opportunity to explore themes such as bullying, peer pressure, and self esteem. We also took a cue from the book and asked each other, “What does your face say about you?” Tune in and join  the conversation!


Up next: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

FDBC explores “The Supernaturalist”

We dive into the realm of dystopian literature with Eoin Colfer’s “The Supernaturalist,” allowing us to explore themes such as trust, bravery, friendship, pollution, and overpopulation.


Up Next: “The Skin I’m In” by Sharon G. Flake

FDBC admires “Wonder”, Part 2

We finish our conversation about R.J. Palacio’s “Wonder”, a novel about Auggie Pullman’s first year in public school. We talk about Auggie’s journey, how he grew over the course of the year, what it means to choose kindness versus being right, and more.


Up Next: “The Supernaturalist” by Eoin Colfer

FDBC admires “Wonder”, Part 1

In part one of our chat on R.J. Palacio’s “Wonder”, we talk about the main character’s quiet strength, how important friendship is in the book, and how the author expertly provided multiple points of view. Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!


FDBC tessers through “A Wrinkle in Time”, Part 2

In this episode we’ll conclude our discussion on Madeliene L’Engle’s classic “A Wrinkle in Time.” Previously, we learned that the Murry children – Meg and Charles Wallace – and their friend, Calvin, were swept up into a cosmic battle between good and evil and they are now traveling through the galaxy to find their father. We explore themes such as conformity, courage, and love, and answer the age old question, “If you could time travel, where, or rather when, would you go?”

Up Next: “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio


FDBC tessers through “A Wrinkle in Time”, Part 1

We are ecstatic to finally share our thoughts on Madeleine L’Engle’s science fiction/fantasy classic, “A Wrinkle in Time.” Join us as we travel through space and time on an epic adventure of literary wonder.


FDBC experiences “One Crazy Summer”, Part 2

We wrapped up our discussion of “One Crazy Summer,” and boy was it crazy! We talked about what we thought about Cecile at the story’s end, and what we liked and disliked about the book.


FDBC experiences “One Crazy Summer”, Part 1

We know we teased a different book—our apologies for changing course—but this week begins our discussion of Rita Williams-Garcia’s “One Crazy Summer”. We’ve opened up comments on our website so please let us know what you think of the book. Happy reading!