Kirsten Hess is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Not Your Parents' Pick
Time: Jul 17, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 234 422 5739
Teen-Only Book Club
Facilitator, Madeleine Hess
First up - RATED by Melissa Grey. Copies available at 50% off now, and FREE for 2020 ARC Club participants. Order online or call the store.
(Select "pay at store/pick-up at store".)
The first meeting will include picking our next 4 books - so come with suggestions! (Ideally, recent titles—new in paperback.)
Book discussions are more important than ever. We need to connect with our friends and neighbors, to discuss, to laugh—to learn. We are kicking off a new series of book clubs as book DISCUSSIONS, meaning casual and inclusive. We will plan on meeting online, but also may consider outdoor spaces or perhaps indoor w/masks if a small group. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 610-928-8600
About the book:
The ratings are real. One number, 0 to 100, determines your place in society. Earn a high rating, and the world is yours for the taking. But fall to zero, and you may as well cease to exist.
Societies thrive on order, and the Rating System is the ultimate symbol of organized social mobility.
The higher it soars, the more valued you are. The lower it plummets, the harder you must work to improve yourself. For the students at the prestigious Maplethorpe Academy, every single thing they do is reflected in their ratings, updated daily and available for all to see.
But when an act of vandalism sullies the front doors of the school, it sets off a chain reaction that will shake the lives of six special students -- and the world beyond.