April Book Buzz

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April showers bring May flowers, but they also keep us inside reading! If you're looking for a good book to curl up with try one of these staff  recommended titles!

Schooled by Gordon Korman
Capricorn (Cap) Anderson isn’t just the new kid at Claverage (also known as “C Average”) Middle School. He’s new at school all together. This eighth grader has been homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain, on a commune that required very little contact with the outside world. When Rain breaks her hip, Cap finds himself living with a foster family and attending the local middle school. His long hair, hemp sandals and tai chi practice make him stand out- A LOT! Cap is quickly voted class president by his peers (as a joke) and does his best to serve the students of the school. Cap is confused but can’t fathom that any of his classmates may have ill intentions. Will Cap’s presidency go down in flames or is he really the greatest president ever to serve C Average Middle School? Meghan (YA Fiction)

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (the 2nd book of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
This second adventure is just as exciting as the first—The Lightning Thief. Percy and Annabeth are off to save the camp and Grover with the help of a new friend of Percy’s, named Tyson. They meet new enemies and some old ones on their trek to the Sea of Monsters—known to mortals as the Bermuda Triangle. How will they fend off all the mythological creatures they meet? A must read for adventure fans!! Kristin (YA fiction)

This World We Live In (The Last Survivors, Book 3) by Susan Beth Pfeffer
It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon. In that year Miranda Evans has watched her friends and neighbors disappear as she and her family survive famine, sickness, and endless winter. Then just as the snow begins to melt, Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the strangers is a boy named Alex who is about the same age as Miranda. Slowly Miranda and Alex’s feelings change from suspicion to friendship and then to something more. But how can they plan for the future when each new day brings another disaster? If you have already read Life as We Knew It and The Dead and the Gone, you won’t want to miss the third book in the series, This World We Live In. Alia (YA Fiction)

Twilight the Graphic Novel Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer, Art and Adaption By Young Kim
You’ve read the book, you saw the movie, now experience Twilight in graphic novel form! Bella Swan moves to the small town of Forks, WA and meets a mysterious, beautiful, boy named Edward Cullen who happens to be a vampire…and, well, you know the rest. In this first volume, you relive the blooming romance between Bella and Edward. The wonderful illustrations are used to move the story along at a faster pace, than the original book. This is a must read for any Twilight fan! Jaclyn (YA graphic novel)

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