Once Upon A Time... Book Club

@ Wilson Public Library

Come Join the Club!

Once upon a time the librarians at Wilson Public Library read 6 popular books. They liked them so much they wanted to share and discuss them with others. If you are interested, come along for the journey and read one or all of the books. Then meet at the library on the date and time posted to discuss the books. It's sure to be a happy ending!


Here is the list of the books, authors, synopses, and meeting times!

"Finding Somewhere" by Joseph Monninger

Meeting Time: Tuesday, December 16th at 4:00-5:00 PM or Thursday, December 18th at 6:00-7:00 PM

Synopsis: Two girls: best friends Hattie and Delores feel that life in their small New Hampshire town is a dead end. One horse: old and about to be put down, Speed get a reprieve when Hattie and Delores decide to save him. A road trip: determined to set Speed free, Hattie and Delores drive him west in search of rangeland. But the road takes some unexpected turns as the girls get their own taste of freedom - and as they confront the reasons they left home.

"Split" by Swati Avasthi

Meeting Time: Tuesday, January 13th at 4:00-5:00 PM or Thursday, January 15th at 6:00-7:00 PM

Skype with the author TBA!

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Jace Witherspoon arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother Christian with a re-landscaped face (courtesy of his father's fist), $3.84, and a secret. He tries to move on, going for new friends, a new school, and a new job, but all his changes can't make him forget what he left behind - his mother, who is still trapped with his dad, and his ex-girlfriend, who is keeping his secret. At least so far. Worst of all, Jace realizes that if he really wants to move forward, he may first have to do what scares him most: He may have to go back. Award-winning novelist Swati Avasthi has created a riveting and remarkably nuanced portrait of what happens after. After you've said enough, after you've run, after you've made the split - how do you begin to live again? Readers won't be able to put this intense page-turner down!

"The Giver" by Lois Lowry

Meeting Times: Tuesday, February 24th at 4:00-5:00 PM or Thursday, February 26th at 6:00-7:00 PM

Movie Day TBA in the spring!

Synopsis: Jonas lives in a "perfect" world where war, disease, and suffering have all been eradicated. Everything is in order; everything is under control. The people have no worries or cares. The Community strives for "sameness," in which everyone and everything are the same and equal. To help the Community function as a cohesive unit, each member is assigned a position in society. When Jonas turns twelve, the Community selects him to be the new "Receiver of Memories." Only the "Giver" knows the truth and memories of the past, and now he must pass these memories on to Jonas.

"On the Day I Died" by Candace Fleming

Meeting Times: Tuesday, March 17th at 4:00-5:00 PM or Thursday, March 19th at 6:00-7:00 PM

Skype with the author TBA!

Synopsis: The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Felming, gives teen and older tween readers ten ghost stories sure to send chills up their spines. Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each story takes place during a different time period from the 1860's to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Some teens die heroically, others ironically, but all due to supernatural causes. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic possession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history - the Great Depression, the World's Fair, Al Capone and his fellow gangsters.

"We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart

Meeting Times: Tuesday, April 7th at 4:00-5:00 PM or Thursday, April 9th at 6:00-7:00 PM

Skype with the author TBA!

Synopsis: A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.


We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.