There have been many requests recently for multiple copies of The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery for book discussion groups.
The RTG committee has been discussing adding this title as a kit, but none of us has been able to read it, and we haven't heard of anyone who actually LIKES the book. Have any of you read the book or attended a group discussion of the title? (Nesmith Library's copy has been out 25 times since we got it in February and I haven't been able to read it myself yet!)
Our reticence comes from our experience that those who do not like a book generally don't finish it and tend to skip the discussion. If half the group doesn't show up, is it still worthwhile? Personally, I think "Did you like this book? If not, why?" is a great discussion question!
There are discussion questions available from the publisher, so finding questions is not the problem.
Please weigh in, and let us know what you think! You can comment below or contact us here.
--Diane Mayr and the READS-TO-GO committee