Miss Calder’s Picks

Here are a handful of books from the PDHS Library I’ve read and loved. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t already (they are currently on display).

AcrossTheUniverseAcross the Universe by Beth Revis

Plot: Amy’s been cryogenically frozen for the 300-year journey to a new Earth, but she wakes early when someone tries to kill her.

 Read it if… you want science fiction with lots of intrigue and a dash of romance.


Eleanor&ParkEleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Plot:  Two misfits fall in love, despite the odds that are stacked against them.

Read it if… you want a realistic  romance that will give you butterflies and break your heart.


FriendsWithBoysFriends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

Plot: Maggie is starting Grade 10 after years of homeschooling. If surviving high school wasn’t enough, she’s also being haunted.

Read it if… you’re looking for a (mostly) realistic, stand-alone graphic novel by a Nova Scotian author.


GracelingGraceling by Kristin Cashore

Plot: Katsa is “graced” with the ability to kill and is forced to work as a thug for the king. When she meets Prince Po, who is graced with combat skills, Katsa’s world is never the same.

Read it if… you want a fantasy novel with gorgeous writing, rich characters, lots of action and romance.

GraffitiMoonGraffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Plot: Lucy is searching for Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist she thinks is the perfect guy. She doesn’t know it’s Ed, who she  once dated – and punched in the nose.

Read it if… you like quirky romantic comedies and off-beat adventures.


RevolverRevolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Plot: Sig’s alone in a remote Arctic cabin with his father’s corpse and his revolver when there’s a knock on the door.

Read it if… you like historical fiction, tense thrillers, and short books.


SeraphinaSeraphina by Rachel Hartman

Plot: Seraphina is a gifted musician for the Royal Court with a dangerous secret—she is half-human, half-dragon.

Read it if… you like medieval-style fantasies with dragons.



WillGraysonWillGraysonWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Plot: One cold Chicago night, two very different Will Graysons collide – with life-changing results.

Read it if… you like humourous, but heartfelt, realistic fiction. And musicals.


Posted on October 31, 2013, in Book Lists and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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