May Book Club Selection: The Silenced

April 28, 2010  

Our May book The Silenced is by James DeVita. Consigned to a prison-like Youth Training Facility because of her parents’ political activities, Marena organizes a resistance movement to combat the restrictive policies of the ruling Zero Tolerance party. This is a gripping read and adults and young adults will certainly empathize with the characters’ conflicts between self-expression and a desire to fit in. Readers will find the Zero Tolerance credo that the state’s first priority must be the safety of its citizens to have a chilling resonance with statements in the news today.

The OSLC Book Club will NOT meet on Thursday, May 27th as planned. We will meet to discuss both May’s book, The Silenced, and June’s book, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m. All readers are welcome!