We all enjoyed <i>Restoring Harmony</i>, a dystopian book set in the year 2041 at a time when we've run out of oil and things are not going too well, so we were thrilled to get a chance to talk with her about it. This book has adventure, suspense, danger, and a little romance. Something for everyone! Joëlle showed us her book trailers, read from each of her books, told us the story of how this book brought her a new best friend, and we talked a lot about how and why she wrote <i>Restoring Harmony</i>. It is always so interesting to hear about the author's process and thinking. The girls had great questions and, once they warmed up a little, were very engaged. One thing I thought was really interesting was that Joëlle said she doesn't like dystopias. Go figure! Another VERY interesting thing to hear about was Joëlle treadmill desk. I really need one of those!! You can see some photos of it <a href="http://joelleanthony.com/daily-writings/the-treadmill-desk/">here</a>.
Of course we also had fabulous treats (including apples in honor of the story) - thanks everyone who brought those! And, we're super excited because Joëlle's publisher sent us all copies of a new book coming out called Keeping Safe the Stars which we'll read for next book club and hopefully Joëlle can Skype in with us!!
Joëlle's new book is for a bit of an older audience but sounds really great also. I have put it on hold at the library already! If you're in middle school to adult, boy or girl, I think you'd enjoy <i>Restoring Harmony</i>.
Enjoy these photos from our meeting!