They set up camp first. There were three dads, six book club boys, and one little brother. They pitched four tents and gathered firewood, and then we settled down to discuss the story. The boys had lots to say about who the villains were in the story. Woodruff does an excellent job of portraying the humanity of the soldiers in each army, and the boys caught that information. They chose sticks to whittle for roasting their hot dogs for dinner and went on a long hike.
They spent a lot of time at the water – throwing in sticks, rocks, and whatever else they could find. One mom rented a canoe and a kayak, and the boys took turns paddling around this part of the lake.
I think this is one book club event that will be remembered for a very long time.
What are your kids reading right now?