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Transcript of Book Choices
Reading Choices! Every Day, by David Levithan Day 5994
I wake up.
Immediately I have to figure out who I am It's not just
the body--opening my eyes and discovering whether the skin on my arm is light or dark, whether my hair is long or short, whether I'm fat or thin, boy or girl, scarred or smooth. The body is the easiest thing to adjust to, if you're used to waking up in a new one each morning. It's the life, the context of the body, that can be hard to grasp.
Every day I am someone else. I am myself--I know I
am myself--but I am also someone else.
It has always been like this. Ordinary
I know I'm not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. I mean,
sure, I do ordinary things. I eat ice cream. I ride my bike. I play ball. I have an XBox. Stuff like that makes me ordinary. I guess. And I feel ordinary. Inside. But I know ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. I know ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go. "August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face" (Barnes and Noble). The Ranger's Apprentice, and the Brotherhood Chronicles, by John Flanagan "Hal and his brotherband crew are hot on the trail of the pirate Zavac and they have one thing only on their minds: Stopping the bloodthirsty thief before he can do more damage. Of course, they also know Zavac has the Andomal, the priceless Skandian artifact stolen when the brotherband let down their guard. The chase leads down mighty rivers, terrifying rapids, to the lawless fortress of Ragusa" (Barnes and Noble). Infinity Ring Series, by James Dashner (and other authors) (Also an online game) Grave Mercy Every Day "Abridged but not toned down, this young-readers version of an ex-SEAL sniper's account (SEAL Team Six, 2011) of his training and combat experiences in Operation Desert Storm and the first Battle of Mogadishu makes colorful, often compelling reading. "My experiences weren't always enjoyable," Wasdin writes, "but they were always adrenaline-filled!" Not to mention testosterone-fueled" (Barnes and Noble). The Vietnam Series, by Chris Lynch "Four best friends. Four ways to serve their country. Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they are fighting the war together -- and they promise to do all they can to come home together" (Barnes and Noble). I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga The Diviners, by Libba Bray 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, by Jessica Brody The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green Other Sources: I have lists of new popular young adult fiction in all kinds of genres:
Adventure, Civil Rights, Demons & Angels, Edgy, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology, Mysteries, Nonfiction, Science Fiction, Sports, Vampires/Werewolves/Zombies, Graphic Novels, etc. SO COME SEE ME if you want more ideas!
Also, Goodreads.com is a great resource for popular books, what's new in literature, lists by genre, etc. Works Cited Barnes and Noble. BN.com, 1997-2013. Web. 6 March
Tjomsland, Patti. What's New in Young Adult Literature:
and How to Use it in Your Program. Washington: Bureau of Education and Research, 2012. Print.
Youtube. Youtube, LLC, 2013. Web. 6 March 2013.