Bright Young Things
If there's one thing we've noticed at Riverbend, it's that the book is not dead. In fact, some of our most loyal and excited customers are our teenagers. As soon as the school holidays start, we are inundated with these bright young things looking for something new and exciting to read while they have time off.
The Bright Young Things Bookclub is run by Jane Sullivan, and caters to teenagers in years 7 to 10, with ages ranging from 12 to 15. They meet once a month on a Wednesday afternoon from 5-5:45pm (dates in the calendar below).
Expression of Interest
Please register your interest below, and Riverbend staff will notify you when space opens up in one of the groups you've selected.
Please note: joining our bookclubs requires an annual membership fee of $100, to be paid before you start in order to secure your place.
READ in june
Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein
Introducing Rob Fitzgerald: thirteen years old and determined to impress the new girl at school, but it's a difficult task for a super-shy kid who is prone to panic attacks that include vomiting, difficulty breathing and genuine terror that can last all day. An anonymous texter is sending Rob challenges and they might just help. Or not. Beautifully moving and full of heart and humour, A Song Only I Can Hear is a delightful novel about dreaming big, being brave and marching to the beat of your own drum.
READing for july
Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw
No one can get into Scotland, just like no one can cross the channel. England is under the control of an authoritarian regime. They can track anyone, anywhere, from a chip implanted in their skin. But Jake, who breaks out of the Academy dorm hes been housed in, has decided to escape. To go off-grid. To join a small group of independent spirits determined to keep out of the governments prying eyes. The Outwalkers. Its only together hell be able to reach Scotlandand safety.