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Student Picks – Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014

Want to know what students at PDHS are reading and recommending? Check out the current library display of student picks. This will be an ongoing feature in the library and on the blog, so if you read a book from the school library and want to promote it, fill out a form and it will be added to the display.

CodeNameVerityCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Recommended by Grade 7 student

Plot: Two girls in the English army are separated in WWII.

Read it if you like historical fiction and action.

 

DeathNoteDeath Note series by Tsugumi Ohba

Recommended by Grade 8 student

Plot: Light Yagami finds a deathnote and figures out you can kill with it.

Read it if you like mystery.

 

AcrossTheUniverseAcross the Universe by Beth Revis

Recommended by: Grade 8 student

Plot: Amy is unfrozen, 50 years before she arrives at the new planet.

Read it if you like futuristic books, dystopia.

 

Eleanor&ParkEleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Recommended by: Grade 8 student

Plot: Park meets a new strange girl at school named Eleanor.

Read it if you like romance.

 

ChroniclesVladimirTodThe Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

Recommended by: Grade 9 student

Plot: It’s about a boy who is a half-vampire living with humans.

Read it if you like suspense.

 

LifeAsWeKnewItLife As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Recommended by: Grade 9 student

Plot: In the future, a family faces disaster.

Read it if you like mystery and survival.

 

BlueGirlThe Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

Recommended by: Grade 10 student

Plot: 17-year-old Imogene has to save her new friend and herself from an enemy.

Read it if you like punk and mythology.

 

AnnaAndTheFrenchKissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Recommended by: Grade 11 student

Plot: She goes to a boarding school in Paris and falls in love.

Read it because it is so intense, well-written, and there are cute boys.

 

KingOfTheScrewupsKing of the Screwups by K. L. Going

Recommended by: Grade 11 student

Plot: Liam keeps screwing up and gets kicked out of his house.

Read it if you like humour and realistic fiction.

 

MortalInstrumentsCityOfBonesCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Recommended by Grade 12 student

Plot: A girl, normal like you, or is she? Clary is a girl in New York, she has no idea what events are about to take place. After her mother disappears, Clary discovers a world within her, filled with demons, shadowhunters, and angels. She then embarks on an epic journey to find her mother with her newfound shadowhunters and her best friend Simon. What could happen to her if her mother is not found?

Read it if you like fiction, semi-fairy tales, action, and romance/drama.

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Student Picks

Want to know what students at PDHS are reading and recommending? Check out the current library display of student picks. This will be an ongoing feature in the library and on the blog, so if you read a book from the school library and want to promote it, fill out a form and it will be added to the display.

November’s student picks are:

BeautifulCreaturesBeautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Recommended by: Grade 7 student

Plot: There was a girl, there was a grave, and there was a curse.

Read it for excitement, tears, and laughter.

 

UgliesUglies by Scott Westerfeld

Recommended by: Grade 7 student

Plot: Everyone gets an operation that makes them look the same, but there is an evil secret behind it.

Read it if you like science fiction, dystopian.

 

WarmBodiesWarm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Recommended by: Grade 8 student

Plot: It’s about a zombie who falls in love with a human.

Read it if you like zombies and love.

 

CanterwoodCrest Canterwood Crest series by Jessica Burkhart

Recommended by: Grade 9 student

Plot: Sasha is trying to get into an elite boarding school.

Read it if you like horses and drama.

 

TwilightTwilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Recommended by: Grade 9 student

Plot:  A vampire named Edward falls in love with a girl named Bella.

Read it if you like vampires.

 

DivergentDivergent by Veronica Roth

Recommended by: Grade 10 student

Plot: A girl is trying to find her place in the courage faction.

Read it if you like The Hunger Games.

 

BloodRedRoadBlood Red Road by Moira Young

Recommended by: Grade 11 student

Plot: Saba goes off to save her brother and ends up on a wild, crazy adventure.

Read it if you like action, adventure, and The Hunger Games.

 

BookOfAwesomeThe Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Recommended by: Grade 11 student

Plot: 1000 awesome things, i.e. chips on your sandwich, socks fresh out of the dryer, coming home to a cooked meal.

Read it if you like optimism and a daily pick-me-up.