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I have 18 days left with my students which means it’s time to start thinking about summer. (BTW I’m super jealous of all of you whose summer has already started or begins this week.) The first few weeks of summer I will be taking a course but I will also be traveling. Then I have several weeks completely free! So it’s time for me to create my summer reading list. I’d like to do a mix of books on my kindle and in paper form.
First and foremost I need to finish Thirteen Reasons Why by Asher and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
1. Thirteen Reasons Why- Asher
2. The Book Thief– Markus Zusak
3. Peeps- Scott Westerfield (happen to own)
4. The Last Days- Scott Westerfield (Received for free)
Help me fill in the rest of the list… what are my must reads this summer? Hopefully I’ll get back to a place where I can blog regularly and keep all of you entertained and informed about the latest young adult literature.
The school I work at just got out a week ago, so now that I’m officially on summer break for the next 5 weeks I need a summer reading plan!
I’m so out of the loop with my reading that I am in dire need of suggestions. I’m hoping I can finish about 10 books. So- hit me… what do you suggest? YA or adult, I’ll take all suggestions. Also, if you have any kindle books you can lend me I’d be interested in that as well!!
I had started this book in the Spring of 2008 and for some reason I never finished it. In the hopes of checking off another book on my Printz challenge and because I found a super cheap copy at a dollar store I decided to try again. I’m glad I did.
Postcards From No Man’s Land weaves together two stories separated by decades. One story describes the impact of WWII on Holland and its citizens while the other is a modern day story of a teen boy visiting Holland on his own. In both stories issues of sexuality are discussed, though I was not always sure as to why they were pertinent to the teen boys story. The book was very descriptive and it definitely held my interest. There are interesting family dynamics explored in the book as well.
This is a book for high school students. The content and the vocabulary make it appropriate for grades 9-12. I would consider using in a classroom but would probably send a note home outlining to parents the controversial topics it discusses. It may be a useful book for history teachers as well.
I was glad to finally read another book with a male protagonist!
1999 Carnegie Award
2003 Printz Award
Those of you who have read it, what did you think?
Filed under: Carnegie Award, Classroom Read, First Love/Crushes, Historical Fiction, Holocaust, Printz Award, Realistic Fiction, Sexuality, Summer Reading Plan, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, War, WWII | Tagged: Aidan Chambers, Printz Award, YA Literature, Young Adult | Leave a comment »