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Illuminae - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 9 - 12! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"Illuminae" by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

“This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra — who are barely even talking to each other — are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.”

More about the authors, the book, AI, and bioterrorism:

Amie Kaufman’s website:

Jay Kristoff’s website:

Random House’s page on Illuminae:

The Illuminae Files fan wiki:

Encyclopedia Britannica’s page on artificial intelligence (AI):

The CDC’s pages on bioterrorism and on zombie preparedness:

Included as well: a design your own spaceship activity from NASA, a papercraft space shuttle, a word art activity, and bookmarks with quotations from the book.

Like Illuminae? There are two more books in the Illuminae Files, Gemina and Obsidio. Check them out!

You will receive 2 of these awesome bookmarks as well!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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