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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

The (Probably) Awesome Book Club meets one Saturday a month at 10 a.m. at the Central Library in the Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room (1st floor by the Teen Space) to eat donuts, drink coffee and talk about books. Teens grades 6-12.

Questions? Call 720-865-1312 or email kcannon@denverlibrary.org.

 

Next Meeting:

Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Burnham Hoyt Room Teen Space

Book: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Years before Dorothy and her dog crash-land, another little girl makes her presence known in Oz. This girl, Elphaba, is born with emerald-green skin -- no easy burden in a land as mean and poor as Oz, where superstition and magic are not strong enough to explain or to overcome the natural disasters of flood and famine. But Elphaba is smart, and by the time she enters the university in Shiz, she becomes a member of a charmed circle of Oz' most promising young citizens. Elphaba's Oz is no utopia. The Wizard's secret police are everywhere. Animals -- those creatures with voices, souls and minds -- are threatened with exile. Young Elphaba, green and wild and misunderstood, is determined to protect the Animals -- even it means combating the mysterious Wizard, even if it means risking her single chance at romance. Even wiser in guilt and sorrow, she can find herself grateful when the world declares her a witch. And she can even make herself glad for that young girl from Kansas. In Wicked, Gregory Maguire has taken the largely unknown world of Oz and populated it with the power of his own imagination. Fast-paced, fantastically real and supremely entertaining, this is a novel of vision and re-vision. Oz never will be the same again.

 

2015 Meeting Dates:

July 11, August 8, September 5, October 3, November 7, and December 12. Download the flyer (PDF).

 

Past Selections:

June 2015: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

May 2015: The Girl With All the Gifts by Mike Carey

April 2015: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

March 2015: The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg

February 2015: Paper Towns by John Green

January 2015: The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian and Legend by Marie Lu

December 2014: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

November 2014: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

October 2014: The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

September 2014: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

August 2014: Reboot by Amy Tintera

July 2014: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

June 2014: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

May 2014: House of Secrets by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini

April 2014: Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Yes, we already read this in September, but no one seems to remember reading it and we have new people.) We were also excited about The Alchemyst by Michael Scott.

March 2014: Sailor Moon Manga by Naoko Takeuchi (Here's Book 1)

February 2014: The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer & Beka Cooper Book 1: Terrier by Tamora Pierce

January 2014: A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix & The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

December 2013: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

November 2013: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

October 2013: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

September 2013: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

August 2013: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

July 2013: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

June 2013: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

May 2013: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

April 2013: Glow by Amy Ryan