December 2010 9th grade book talk

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December 2010 9th grade book talk

  1. 1. Warm up to a good book December 2010 – Delavan Darien High School Kelly Jensen Youth Services Librarian Aram Public Library
  2. 2. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers <ul><li>No one believes such a mean girl </li></ul><ul><li>Gut-wrenching and Real </li></ul>
  3. 3. The River by Mary Jane Beaufrand <ul><li>The Santiam River holds many secrets, including the dead body of a girl Ronnie babysat </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery of La Llorona </li></ul>
  4. 4. Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt <ul><li>Levi’s brother returns from war changed </li></ul><ul><li>Will Levi learn the truth of his brother’s reclusiveness? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dirt Road Home by Watt Key <ul><li>Hal’s in a Boys’ Home – but it’s really a prison </li></ul><ul><li>Can he change or is it all a mind game? </li></ul><ul><li>Gangs, violence, and trouble </li></ul>
  6. 6. Candor by Pam Bachorz <ul><li>Candor, Florida is utopia </li></ul><ul><li>Are their thoughts their own? </li></ul><ul><li>Check this out </li></ul>
  7. 7. Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John <ul><li>Can Piper really get Dumb a record deal? </li></ul><ul><li>No one believes the deaf girl </li></ul><ul><li>Music! </li></ul>
  8. 8. When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer <ul><li>Soledad Reyes is a passionate dancer </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan convinces her to try out for his bugle corps’s rendition of Carmen </li></ul><ul><li>Romance like Simone Elkeles </li></ul>
  9. 9. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White <ul><li>Evie thinks she’s normal, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Is she part of a grander master plot? </li></ul><ul><li>Humor, plus zombies, faeries, and vampires </li></ul>
  10. 10. Stolen by Lucy Christopher <ul><li>Gemma taken hostage by Ty </li></ul><ul><li>Does she really understand why he did it? </li></ul><ul><li>Australian, desolate setting </li></ul>
  11. 11. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

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