ONLINE Kids' Classic Book Club
ONLINE – Classic Book Club
Recommended Grade 4-12
Tuesday (first Tuesday of the month)
Semester 1 - September 5 – December 5
Semester 2 - Feb 6 – May 7
MEMBERS - FREE
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $20 per semester
Read and discuss the classics in young adult literature with other book lovers like you. Read one book a month then meet on Zoom to chat about your thoughts on the story, character, plot arc, location, and more. Have some laughs and enjoy the discussion.
Current book - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Oct 3)
First published posthumously in 1817, "Northanger Abbey" was actually the first finished novel that Jane Austen wrote. It is the story of seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland, one of ten children of a country clergyman, who imagines life as living in one of the Gothic novels with which she is excessively fond of reading. When she is invited by her wealthy neighbors, the Fullertons, to accompany them to the spa town of Bath she experiences her first taste of the fashionable upper-class society of England. While there she meets the clever young gentleman, Henry Tilney, his sister Eleanor, and their father, the imposing General Tilney. The Tilneys invite Catherine to come stay with them at their estate, the titular Northanger Abbey. Catherine's naïve over-active imagination quickly leads to embarrassment when she infers some sinister circumstances regarding the lack of emotion that General Tilney shows for the loss of his deceased wife. Eventually, she realizes that real life is not at all like that of a Gothic novel.
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