You will have to appease me if you want to participate in the Monday Discussion today. Over the weekend I picked my daughter up from her very first sleep away camp. She had a fantastic time.
While we were there watching the camp's closing ceremonies, they gave the final tally of the week long competition between the purple team campers and the gold team campers. There were 3 categories and the camp director announced the total points for each. As they were doing this, my son [with us in the audience] said, "This is just like Hogwarts!"
He was correct, it was just like the tallies at the end of each Harry Potter novel to see which house was the champion for that school year. [For the record, my daughter was "gold" and they won 2 out of the three competitions.]
Now my brain kicked into high trying to match books to the situation we were in, and I immediately thought of last year's well received The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer which is set at a summer camp. [Which I have been meaning to read for a while now.]
And then, in my Friday email box, I had the weekly PW Tips email with this great list of the best boarding school novels, which by the way has Never Let You Go at the top of the list. Click here for my book group report on this novel. [This is one of my all time favorite books, but there is a HUGE twist that if the reader knows about it ahead of time, will ruin the entire novel.]
So it all came together, summer camp pick up led to conversations about Harry Potter led to more summer camp books led to the best boarding school books. I love living a book-centric life!
So what about you? You should join in on the book suggestion fun. For today's Monday discussion, share some of you favorite books set in a location where children are at sleep away camp or boarding school. There are plenty to choose from.
For past Monday Discussions click here.
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