With the holiday season approaching, there is lots and lots of downtime as well. Ever sat in your bed during a school break just wondering what to do? Well, I think I can help get you through the struggle of your boredom. With the help of our wonderful Upper School Library Specialist, Ms. Clarke, here are some books that are recommended to give a read over the break.
The first book on the list is a young adult fiction book called The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book is about a sixteen year old girl named Starr Carter who is surrounded by constant gun-violence; this results in the loss of two of her friends. One of Starr’s friends was killed by a gang drive-by and another by a policeman, This novel is recommended because the book comments on current events such as gun violence and racism that is still alive and well in this country. This book is also a movie that was released.
The second novel on Ms. Clarke’s recommendation list is also a young adult fiction that is called, Turtles All the Down by John Green. This book also has a 16-year-old girl protagonist; her name is Aza Holmes. Aza Holmes is also diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or better known as OCD. After hearing word that one of her old acquaintance’s father is a runaway fugitive with a $100,000 reward for information on his location; Aza and her friend immediately begin the search for him.
The last book on this list is a book called, Simon vs.the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This is also a movie that will be released in March 2018. This about a 16 year old boy named Simon. Simon is an articulate boy who has an interest in musical theater and is a participant in his high school’s movie production. Simon also is referred to as “Jacques” by his classmates in reference to “Jacques a dit” which is translated to “Simon says” in French. The book consists of Simon and his 5 month long online relationship with a boy who is referred to as “Blue”.
I hope these three books listed are able to help get rid of your boredom and may even revive your love for reading. These novels are all available in our Bullis library, so don’t forget to check them out before the break. Happy Holidays!