Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

High school student Clay Jensen finds a map in his locker from Hannah Baker, a girl he likes, one day. He stuffs it in his backpack not sure what to make of it. Then a few weeks after Hannah commits suicide, Clay receives a shoe box with no return address full of cassette tapes. The tapes are Hannah's voice outlining the thirteen reasons why she killed herself. As Clay listens, he follows the corresponding map.

I loved this book. Some students were reading it and passing it around and kept saying how good it was so I grabbed it from the library. I will definitely look for more from this author.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Breaking Dawn and Loser

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

In this fourth book in the Twilight Saga, much changes for Bella and Edward. I am not really sure what to write because I don't want to give anything away for those of you just starting the series or those have yet to read any of them. I liked this book but it wasn't my favorite of the series. I had heard so much about people being unhappy with it and the way Meyer's wrapped up the saga and I am not sure why people felt that way. It went the way I assumed it would.

Loser by Jerry Spinelli

I read this book with some students. I enjoyed it and thought parts were funny, parts heart-warming, and some parts a little sad. I think it is a great book to show that it is okay to be different and the effects of bullying.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
3rd book in the Twilight Saga

Why do I feel so torn between Jake and Edward? Loved this one.