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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Miles Halter has decided he needs to do something to shake up his uneventful life. He’s a guy who enjoys reading biographies, and has a thing for remembering famous last words. He’s inspired by the last words of the dying poet, Francois Rabelais, who said, “ I am going to seek the Great Perhaps”. Preferring to seek his “Great Perhaps” while still breathing, Miles decides leave his Florida high school and attend Culver Creek boarding school in Alabama, his Dad’s alma mater.
Shortly after arriving he meets his roommate, (The Colonel) and is dubbed “Pudge” due to his scrawny physique. Next he meets Alaska (actual name), a girl whose impact on those around her is strong and lasting.
Recommended for High School Students
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Dear Zoe by Philip Beard

Dear Zoe is a novel of letters written by Zoe’s sister Tess. You see, 3-year-old Zoe was killed by a car on September 11th and Tess has a lot she needs to say to Zoe. While the world reels from the tragedy of 9/11, Tess and her family have their own private grief to deal with.
Time invested with Tess and her letters to her sister will be well spent.
For Grades 9-12

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bad Boys Stink


A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

Ever had your heart broken? Josie’s smart and pretty, but just a freshman, or freshmeat as the jock pals of her new senior boyfriend like to say. When she stops short of doing the deed, she finds herself dumped and despondent. The worst part is she knew all along that this wasn't going to end happily and yet she let herself believe. She gets her self-esteem back when she decides to spread the word about T.L. (aka Total Loser) and his callow behavior in the back of the library’s copy of Forever. Nicolette, who always thought she was tough, is the next to fall victim to T.L.’s considerable charms. And then there is Aviva. And a quick perusal of that copy of Forever shows that they aren’t the only ones . . .

This should be on every girl’s ninth grade reading list for life. “Forewarned is forearmed. Forever.”!!!!!!!
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