Monthly Archives: September 2012

Back to School Reads!

School is back in session, which can be good or bad, depending on how you look at it.

But however you’re feeling about being back in school, this is a great time to fall back into routine, and get some reading done!

Here are a few back-to-school picks:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

From Goodreads:

This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

 

Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson

From Goodreads:

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth.

 

Looking for Alaska – John Green

From Goodreads:

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

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Teen Book Review

It’s back to school! But don’t worry, the Teen SRC blog runs all year, and we’ve still got lots of news and reviews, so keep checking in!

Today, we’ve got a final teen review from the summer!

 

NERDS – Michael Buckley

Review By: Angad

I just read a book calle NERDS by michael buckley and i really liked it! its about a boy who is very popular (and a bully) who gets braces and thinks of himself as a nerd, his name is Jackson. all of his friends hate him and wont talk to him because they think hes is a nerd just because he has braces (dumb right?).Now that jacksons social life is demolished he starts spying on people to occupy himself and while jackson is enjoying his new hobby he accidentally stumbles upon the secret lair of the NERDS (National Espionage Rescue and Defense Society).