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In July, the Teens Book Club will meet at the Mediterranean Garden, facilitated for this time only by Pinelopi Theodorakakou. 

The book we will be reading together this month is Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Thirty Book Club members aged 12 to 16 will be inspired by this delightful sci-fi young adult novel to discover more worlds that are waiting to be conjured by the readers themselves, i.e. us. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t been able to read the entire book, or if you’ve missed our previous meeting. Each month, the Book Club facilitator gives us a new cue, announcing the book that we will all be reading together over the weeks to follow. At the end of the month, the group of people who have read the book (or at least half of it) will be meeting to exchange thoughts, impressions, feelings and concerns, triggered by what we have just read, whether we liked it a lot or not so much.

A few words about the book for July: 

A Wrinkle in Time is a book that has been loved by multiple generations and millions of readers around the world, and was recently issued in Greek for the first time. When Madeleine L’Engle completed the book in 1960, she had a really hard time finding a publisher, as some considered the book to be too confusing, or too complex for the ages of the readership it was intended for, or not exciting enough. The book was well ahead of its time, as it raised important moral issues, such as whether the need for safety ultimately functions as confinement.
Eventually L’Engle found a publisher in 1962, and the choice to release it proved to be a wise one in more ways than one: apart from its huge commercial success, the book is considered one of the most significant young adult books of all time, a book that is taught in schools around the world.

The plot

Meg’s father, a great astrophysicist, disappears, and Meg finds out that he is on the faraway planet Camazotz, held prisoner by the dark powers of the Black Thing that is trying to take over the universe.
To save her father, Meg will need some help, from her charismatic little brother Charles Wallace, from her friend Calvin, and from three strange beings that pay them a visit: Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which. Moreover, Meg will have to muster all her powers: her doggedness and her anger, but also her love. She will have to travel through a wrinkle in time, to be “tessered,” to wander about the universe. The forces of evil are threatening to wipe out the world, and Meg must stop them.

A few words about the July Book Club facilitator: 

Pinelopi is a co-founder of Women on Top and a Personal and Business Coach. She holds an undergraduate degree in Media Studies from the University of Sussex and a postgraduate degree in Communication & Public Relations from the University of Westminster, London. For 15 years she worked in the field of Communication and Public Relations. Now, through the actions of Women on Top and through her activities as a coach, she focuses her efforts on the personal and professional empowerment of women and young adults. She designs and implements seminars on topics such as the cultivation and development of psycho-social skills, career guidance, reconciliation of personal and professional life, time and priority management, thus supporting individuals, groups and organizations.
 

Tuesday 26/7
19.00-20.30

MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN 

For boys and girls, 12-16 years old

Participation with online pre-registration

Pre-registration starts on Friday 01/07, at 12.00

To participate in the Reading Club, it is necessary for those who hold a position to have read the book of the month (at least, half!).

Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is available in Greek from Kedros Publishers.

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