Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back to School Books

Getting ready for back to school can be a chore. Get into the school mindset with a few set-in-school reads.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. When Frankie learns that her exclusive school has an exclusive club for boys only, she decides to crash the system. Fantastic pranks, intrigue and secrets make for a funny and interesting read.

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams. Cody lives for football and the girl of his dreams, until she's sent away to a far away boarding school in Vermont. When she goes missing, Cody, recovering from a crushing football injury, decides to solve the case.
Schooled by Gordon Korman. Capricorn has always been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother on their remote farm. But when she falls and breaks her hip, Cap must move in with the local guidance councilor and attend public school. With no knowledge of pizza, television or middle school, hilarity insues.

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. Holling Hoodhood, the only student in his class neither Jewish or Catholic, must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher studying Shakespeare plays while everyone else attends their respective religious schools. A pair of rogue rats, yellow tights, and the sounds of the 1960s create a silly and serious story to enjoy.

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