Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

FDBC steals “The Book Thief”

In this episode, we talk about Liesel Meminger, aka the book thief, and how she discovers that books and words help her to find a way to cope through the brutal Nazi Germany. We also have a little bit of a different discussion, in that we talk about our favorite quotes, excerpts that we felt had great significance, and our favorite characters.


Up next: “Flygirl” by Sherri L. Smith

FDBC sails with “The Girl From Everywhere”

We are back! After a longer than expected hiatus through the holidays and new year, we’re happy to return and discuss our latest read, “The Girl From Everywhere” by Heidi Heilig. A story that manages to blend fantasy and historical fiction, we talked about our favorite characters, moments, and to whom we would recommend this unique book.


Up next: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

FDBC attempts “Pride and Prejudice”

After our success with “The Alchemist”, we opted to take it up even further with Jane Austen’s classic, “Pride and Prejudice”. Although this novel proved more difficult, we still had a good time discussing what we could and breaking down what worked and didn’t work for us.


Up next: “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon

FDBC roars at “The Lions of Little Rock”

In this episode of the FDBC, we explore the world of twelve-year-old Marlee. We discussed themes such as segregation and integration, friendship, courage, and disobedience. What is true friendship? We find that out in our conversation of a true friendship.


Up next: “Facts of Life” by Gary Soto

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!