On the 11th and 12th of November two groups of students met at lunchtime for the first book clubs of the year. Tea was made, brownies were eaten and great conversation was had. Thanks to the Walkinstown library the students were provided with Brilliant by Dubliner Roddy Doyle and Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. The students were given a month to read the selected novels, before meeting to discuss them with Ms McNamara, Ms Sinclair and Ms Meehan.
The senior novel Eleanor and Park was a great hit with all students and provided some very in depth discussion about teenage relationships, friendship and family life. The junior novel Brilliant opened up discussion about how depression can affect people and families; it was described as a big black dog. The children of Dublin gathered together to chase the black dog of depression out of the city and got Dublin’s funny bone back.
Well done to everyone who participated in the book club. Next up is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.