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message 1: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (last edited Nov 14, 2011 09:15PM) (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
It's time for our nominations for December's group reads. If you haven't done this before, our rules can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2.... If you have questions, please ask.

Our theme for December is Fantastical Realism! You may nominate 2 Young Adult books, one that is themed, and one that is not. Please label your books as themed and non-themed. Nominations will run for about 1 week.

Don't forget to check the group's bookshelf for books we've already read.

Please include authors' names when nominating. Authors may not nominate their own books!


message 2: by Galadriel (new)

Galadriel Thoman (khylira) | 7 comments I hope my nomination counts as fantastical realism (not positive I know what that means) but here goes:

Themed: Dark Inside, by Jeyn Roberts
Non-themed: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

message 3: by Kerry (last edited Nov 15, 2011 12:50AM) (new)

Kerry I'm also hoping my nomination is fantastical realism:

Themed: Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox

Non-themed: Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal by Mal Peet

message 4: by Gage (new)

Gage (gmarchini) I looked up fantastical realism and I believe my nomination for that qualifies.....but I am not sure. And I am also not sure if there are any requirements for the non-theme nomination, so I am sorry if my nominations are breaking the rules! : )

Themed: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

Non-Themed: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

message 5: by Meghanly (new)

Meghanly | 13 comments Not sure about the fantastical realism thing, or how it differs from magical realism... but here goes.

Themed: Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

Non-Themed: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Cheers! :)

message 7: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
I did some research last night into "magical realism" (there was no wikipedia page for "fantastical realism" and wikipedia knows alllll ;).

The main difference between magical realism and fantasy is that in magical realism, the magical (or "fantastical") elements of the story are not odd or out of place. If, for example, in The Christmas Carol, Scrooge was NOT surprised or freaked out by the appearance of a ghost and the ability to move through time, then it would have been a magical realism story.

Hope this helps!

message 8: by Ann (new)

Ann | 88 comments Themed: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (I haven't read it, though, so I'm not 100% sure)

Unthemed: The Future of Us by Jay Asher

message 11: by Gage (new)

Gage (gmarchini) Thanks for looking that up!

message 12: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) So would Bigger than a Bread Box fit the theme?

message 13: by PostCardashian (new)

PostCardashian Kim | 1 comments I nominate Song to Wake to its not magic realism - which i don't really like...

message 14: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
It seems it would Kellee. I'm going to be lenient with what will fit as I haven't read any of the books nominated thus far. I suppose if a book sneaks past us and gets to be next month's group read, the discussion can happen there as to if it's really magical realism or not.

message 15: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
The only magical realism I've read is for adults, so I'm going to skip that this time.

Non-themed: Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

message 17: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
Any more nominations? I'm going to get the polls up some time tomorrow- 11/20.

message 18: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

message 19: by Angela Sunshine (last edited Nov 27, 2011 07:24PM) (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Voting ends tomorrow and we have a tie right now between The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. You can cast a deciding vote! Go here: http://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/17...

message 20: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
We had a tie between The Future of Us and Ship Breaker. Please go vote in the run-off poll! Voting will end on December 1st!


message 21: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
Voting ends tonight!!

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