Sunday, May 01, 2011

More April Reads

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Mia is a 17-year-old cello player who must decide if she will live or die. What a horrible position to be put in! Her entire family was killed in a car accident, and she is the only survivor. She is in a coma, and watches herself through an out-of-body state. She has a lot to live for: extended family who love her, a great boyfriend, a best friend, Julliard in the fall...but she also has a lot to die for: her parents and beloved brother are dead, her body is very messed up, and death seems like a nice, deep, long, enticing nap. Should she stay or should she go?

The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg
Four unlikely characters become friends and teammates on the middle school's winning academic bowl team. As sixth graders, it is unheard of that they would beat the 7th and 8th grades, win regionals, and move on to the state championship...but they did. Each of the four students on the team has his or her own quirks and own story to tell. It becomes apparent to the reader why they make such a great team. This books is filled with middle school naughtiness and angst, but also sweet and smart kids who can teach us all a thing or two.

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