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Poisoned - Online Book Club

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

Welcome to our online book club for grades 9-12! We are excited for you to join us in reading Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly.

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 questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Kits are ready for pickup today, Thursday December 1st! 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 Michelle know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!

"Poisoned" by Jennifer Donnelly

“Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman pulled out his knife... and took Sophie's heart. It shouldn't have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule — a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them… With the help of seven mysterious strangers, Sophie manages to survive. But when she realizes that the jealous queen might not be to blame, Sophie must find the courage to face an even more terrifying enemy, proving that even the darkest magic can't extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength.

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

Jennifer Donnelly’s site:

University of Pittsburgh’s post of the original Snow White, published by the brothers Grimm:

Elgiva’s history of the tale of Snow White:

TP Jagger’s page on how to write your own fractured fairy tale:

Clockwork Alchemy, a steampunk convention celebrating alternative history, sci-fi, and fantasy:

Included as well: a word search, a “help Sophie find her heart” maze, and a recipe for apple strudel!

We hope you enjoy these activities and would love 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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