By Kat Franklin
Photos by Mrs. Kathleen Judd
The Rossview Readers are a club dedicated to reading books and discussing them. They have parties, and there is a welcoming sense of community in the club. In the spring, members from the club enter a tournament, like a Quiz Bowl, where they answer questions on the books they’ve read throughout the year. It’s a great club to be in if you love reading!
Question: What book are you most excited to read?
Ellie Pageant (President): Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. The writing style from an excerpt was exceptional.
Question: How do you guys pick your books?
Ellie: [We use] Books that have won volunteer state book awards previous year.
Question: How many books did you read last year and what was your favorite?
Ellie: There were twenty on our list. My favorite was a tie between All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson.
Question: What made you want to join Rossview Readers?
Ellie: I’ve always really loved reading, and it was a small, tight knit club.
Question: What book are you currently reading and what is it about?
Ellie: The Borden Murders- Lizzie Borden and The Trial Of The Century
Question: How many students are in the club?
Ellie: 20 students- It’s the largest it’s ever been.
Question: Why should other students join the Rossview Readers?
Ellie: Everyone is so sweet, and there’s so many freshman, so the club is going to continue long past me.