Senior girls create book club to strengthen bonds

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Photo submitted by Stella Berstch

Senior girls Meg Skaret, Sara Shettle, Morgan Mantel, Mara Doe, Brynn Wurgler,and Maleah Mckinley started a book club. These girls usually do not hang out on a day to day basis but this book club brings different individuals from circles together.

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Seniors Morgan Mantel and Sara Shettle created a book club with other seniors so they can connect with different groups of people they would not normally meet with. The group meets once a week on Tuesdays at the members homes to talk about the reading and snacks and chat. 

Shettle explained that they created the book club to get senior girls together and have a common thing to talk about and bond over. The group is a collection of girls from different parts of the school, who normally would not see each other have now created a strong bond.

“I definitely value the friendships being created inside of the book club. Being able to come together and create close bonds every week with these girls is definitely an important aspect of book club,” Mantel said. 

The girls choose a new book every two weeks. They choose from books that have gained popularity on social media, or just books some members are excited to read. The group is on their third read so far they’ve read Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett, and We Were Liars by  E. Lockheart. They are currently reading They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera.

“I feel really grateful for the book club because I probably wouldn’t have spent this much time with these girls before and now we all have a reason to see each other once a week,” Shettle explained. 

I definitely value the friendships being created inside of the book club. Being able to come together and create close bonds every week with these girls is definitely an important aspect of book club.”

— Mantel

The girls switch off hosting the club at their homes. Everyone helps out with bringing snacks to share with the rest of the club. 

“We would love to have more girls in a better location that would fit a larger group. We often house hop and do clubs in one of the members’ homes, but it can get overwhelming for the host when all the girls in the group attend,” senior member Mira Torzeski said.  

The Book Club has been a wonderful way for this group of girls to form a closer bond, and grow in their love for reading. The group is always welcome to new members if kids are interested in joining reach out to Sara Shettle or Morgan Mantel for more information about joining as they plan to meet through the summer.  

“My favorite thing about book club is how the group is so light hearted but we’ve all made such strong bonds! I also love when we read popcorn all together!” Torzeski added.