Novel: I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
Picture book: Your favorite one by Kevin Henkes
We had a great discussion about I Am the Cheese at our last meeting, and all agreed that it is the best book we have read so far (after The Book Thief!!)...and that even though it was published in 1977 it has withstood the test of time and is a true classic. We had fun sharing Kevin Henkes picture books, and agreed that some were better than others, and that we each had our absolute favorites.
We decided to take a bit of a summer break, since many people had conflicts due to conferences, trips. etc.