Bookapalooza last Friday was really fun!  It was a 2-part program.  "Book Speed Dating" and a book discussion of The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey.   
What is Book Speed Dating you ask?  Well, let me explain!  14 books were completely covered and taped shut, and a photocopy of the first chapter was stapled to the front.  After reading each one, teens rated the book on their score sheets that looked like this: 
At the end, everyone chose their highest rated books and got to unwrap them!  First, though, we needed sustenance (in the form of pizza and cookies): 
Their "dates" waited patiently on the table! 
Speed-dating books is serious business:
But the reveal is very exciting! 
And, of course, we had a lot of fun discussing The Fifth Wave.  Most everyone in attendance was pretty passionate about the book, and we are all anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.  To kick off our discussion, we watched the trailer for the book: 
Bookapalooza was so much fun, we had requests to do it again!  I think that can be arranged.  Stay tuned!  
Sun, 07/28/2013 - 3:05pm