Smackdown Books 2018

Wolf Hollow
Salt to the Sea
The Serpent King
Optimists Die First
The Hate U Give
Orphan Island
Dan vs. Nature
The Female of the Species
March
Unbecoming
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
The Passion of Dolssa
The Distance Between Us
When We Collided
Louis parmi les spectres
OCDaniel
Girl in the Blue Coat
Refugee
Defy the Stars

Friday, April 12, 2013

Inside Out and Back Again or The Fault in Our Stars?

No question, really.  As much as I respect Inside Out and Back Again, and think that it could really find a place in our classrooms, The Fault in Our Stars is something special.

How special?  Check out this tumblr, where kids wrote in and asked questions of John Green upon completing the book:
 http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/post/17353926831/only-if-youve-read-the-fault-in-our-stars
Anything that inspires this level of critical thinking and literary analysis while making you laugh out loud and sob simultaneously is OK by me.  I think most of the tumblr questions have been re-organized into a more manageable format here:  http://johngreenbooks.com/questions-about-the-fault-in-our-stars-spoilers/

My Zombie Pick?  Again, not even a question.  If you haven't read Everybody Sees the Ants, I urge you to do so.  Perfect book for grade 9 or 10.

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