Tag Archives: Contemporary

FDBC reviews “Everything, Everything”

For the latest  gathering of FDBC, we discussed Nicola Yoon’s “Everything, Everything”. We talked about what it would be like to grow up in a bubble, our favorite parts of the book, and what we would change about the book.


Up next: “Uglies” by Scott Westerfield

FDBC examines “The Thing About Jellyfish”

What is the thing about jellyfish? Our conversation explores the various ways that twelve-year-old Suzy tries to cope with the loss of her best friend, and how jellyfish factor into her grieving.


Up Next: “The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket

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!