Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
The Bunker Diary
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
All American Boys

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Night Gardener

Although we liked  Nazi Hunters and I'll Give You the Sun, The Night Gardener will have more of a mass appeal to the students we teach. We were more engaged with the characters in The Night Gardener than with the other two books.  The writing in I’ll Give You the Sun was captivating, however we really don’t believe a fourteen year old would sound and behave like that no matter how mature and eccentric he was.  The Night Gardener gets our vote.

Katrina and Suanne

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