Why Rule of 3 Rules!
In Eric Walter's book, Rule of 3, the power goes out across the globe. To begin with everyone feels the frustration of common place technology not being available. However, as the power outage continues with no end in sight, mankind is thrust back into the Dark Ages.
Rule of 3 follows the story of Adam Daley, your average high school student, who drives a beat up old car from the 70s and has a crush on a girl he thinks is out of his league. When the power goes out at school and all the students are sent home, Adam thinks the kids in his community will have a long weekend full of TV ahead of them. He realizes how wrong he is when people begin looting local grocery stores for food to feed their families. However, with the help of his neighbor, a retired military man, Adam discovers that "civilized" is a word from the past and survival has become the reality.
I just finished reading Rule of 3 and all I can think about is, "What would I do in that situation?" Only the best writers create a world so realistic that you can imagine it happening in the future. As I was reading I became immersed in Adam's adventure. I would stop to think, "What would it be like to haul water from the creek,which is over a mile away, to my house everyday just to cook dinner?" or "What would it be like to not have a phone or a TV?" Rule of 3 was not only fun to read but it also stayed with me for days, making me constantly evaluate my survival skills.
Readers who enjoy dystopian or EMP novels will LOVE this book without a doubt. It is definitely a must have for your library or personal collection. Teachers, just imagine the discussions that could come from a book like this, especially when we have students who cannot function without electronic devices. So make Rule of 3 the next book on your list!
Happy Thursday everyone! Over the summer Tome Society was recognized by Amazon Smile as a viable non-profit organization to receive donations from your designated Amazon purchases. Just make sure to order from www.smile.amazon.com.
Now, the Tome Society is a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program! This means that you can designate Tome Student Literacy Society as your charity of choice at Kroger. Whenever you make a purchase at your local Kroger, a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Tome Society on your behalf.
If you would like to choose Tome Society as your Kroger Community Rewards organization just follow the steps below!
It-List Books of the Month
Good morning advisers, this blog is for you. The Tome Society It-List has been released. The Tome Society, Jr. Tome, and Club Tome each have their own It-List to read from for the year. Each of the lists can be found on our website, www.tomesociety.org, under the Books Tab. In an effort to make the It-List stress free for advisers and teachers alike, we have divided the list into Books of the Month. This way the students have a schedule to follow while reading our awesome It-List books. Along with the Books of the Month, advisers will find discussion guides, book trailers, and a link to the authors website in order to help with organizing club meetings.
The books featured for the month of August are:
Tome Society (9th-12th)
Rule of 3
Junior Tome (6th-8th)
Rule of 3
Club Tome (4th-5th)
I Kill the Mockingbird
Below you will find the previews for August's Books of the Month!
Princess Snow is missing.
Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back-but that's assuming she wants to return at all.
Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.
When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane's arrival was far from accidental, and she's pulled into the heart of a war she's risked everything to avoid.
In her enthralling debut, R.C. Lewis weaves the tale of a princess on the run from painful secrets . . . and a poisonous queen. With the galaxy's future-and her own-in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.
One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley's high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam's are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon--as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends--he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.
When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic. They plan controversial ways to get people to read the book, including re-shelving copies of the book in bookstores so that people think they are missing and starting a website committed to "destroying the mockingbird." Their efforts are successful when all of the hullabaloo starts to direct more people to the book. But soon, their exploits start to spin out of control and they unwittingly start a mini revolution in the name of books.
Great news Book Lovers! Author Holly Lauren will be making an appearance at the Tome Society Book Fair at the Mall of Georgia Barnes and Noble. On August 22, 2015 from 2-5 pm Holly will be signing a limited number of Advanced Reader Copies of Veritas, the final book in the GenEx Saga, which will be released in September! This a great opportunity for those of you who literally can't wait to get your hands on the final book in the GenEx Saga.
After Holly's book signing event, at 5:30 pm Tome Society Students will be reading their Tempus fan fiction as well as other It-List fan fiction.
If you are like me and can never leave Barnes and Noble without at least FIVE books then rest assured, your purchases can go to help Tome Society. Just make sure to use our Book Fair ID: 11644200 when you check out. Can't make it to the store? Shop online from August 20-25 and use the same Book Fair ID. The money raised at this event will go towards helping promote student literacy at the 4th-12th grade levels.
Holly is the author of the GenEx Saga, which includes Tempus, Expertus, and Veritas the final book in the series that will be released in September. Holly was born and raised in Dahlonega, Georgia. When she isn’t dreaming up new plotlines for her next book she enjoys spending time with her husband and two adorable daughters.
Tempus won a spot on the 2015-2016 Tome It List and is a must have book for your collection. This book is character driven with plot-twists around every corner.
Chapel Ryan isn't crazy. At least, that's what she's been trying to convince herself of for most of her life. But after being hallucination-free for three years, Chapel finds herself facedown on her English classroom’s gritty linoleum floor. When she looks up, everyone around her is suspended in animation. Mouths hang open mid-yawn, feet hover mid-cross, Ms. Freeman’s arm flexes mid-sentence diagram. It's another hallucination. Or, is it? Chapel prepares to tear herself back to reality when something happens. Something that has never happened before in any of her hallucinations--someone moves. And not just any someone—it’s the new guy with a scar over his lip and a reputation as black as his perfectly styled hair. And all of the sudden Chapel's white-knuckle grip on her life has slipped, and with it, her assurance that what she's experiencing isn't real.