Friday, January 25, 2013
What is... the Girl of Fire and Thorns?
January's meeting on the book The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carsen was highlighted by a friendly game combo of Jeopardy meets Scene-It meets Press Your Luck meets Whatever Other Twist Mrs. Emerson Decided To Throw In. Unlike Jeopardy, behind the dollar amounts of each square seen above were game changers such as All Plays where everyone could win the question, Invierno Whammies (read the book and you'll get it) where teams lost their turns and/or their points, bonus points, steal the other team's points, and even an eating contest. The teams did an outstanding job remembering trivia from The Girl of Fire and Thorns, most likely because they all enjoyed the book so much! (Mrs. Emerson admits she LOVED the book.) This book inspired one of the best discussions we've ever had as it had elements we haven't seen in any of our prior selections such as religion and a medieval times-inspired setting. Several of the Nooksters have already read the sequel, The Crown of Embers, and many of the rest are anxiously awaiting their turn to read it. We highly recommend this book to both teens and adults!