2.27.17 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #IMWAYR #outcastsunited #WiresandNerve #EverythingEverything

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!


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This was a cool, true story about a woman who immigrated to America, and years later started and coached a soccer team for refugees near Atlanta, Georgia. There were so many bumps along the way—players who didn’t meet the coach’s high standards, people in the community who didn’t want so many refugees around, violence in the neighborhood. Even though things don’t end perfectly, this is a story of commitment, perseverance, and hope.
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You know by now that I’m a Lunar Chronicles fan—a so-called “Lunartic”. After finishing the series, I miss the characters I got to know so well. This was a treat to rejoin the crew and see how things are going both on Earth and the Moon. This first graphic novel focuses mostly on Iko, the droid with a serious attitude “problem”. She’s in charge of hunting the packs of wolf creatures still roaming Earth. She has her work cut out for her! I’m looking forward to the next installment.
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My older daughter bought this over the summer with a gift card and loved it. She says it’s her favorite book… and the movie is being advertised now… so I grabbed it and enjoyed some vacation reading. Honestly, it was tough to stop reading it.

Imagine being stuck in your house all day every day. The air is filtered. No one from the outside world can come to visit except your nurse. Why? Because you have a disease that makes you susceptible to sicknesses. It’s a matter of life and death. This is the situation that Maddy finds herself in.

And then Olly moves in next door.

When they catch a glimpse of each other through the window, it sets off a chain of events that turn and twist until the end.

This book has some mature scenes in it.

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For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what YOU’RE reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

Let’s take a look to see if any parents commented on last week’s IM! WAYR? post.


Did you catch my
this past week?
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 How many books did students in each class read?

This is for three weeks of reading…

PERIOD 2&3 READ 19 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD 8&9 READ 43 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

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 March, Book One
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AUDIO BOOK

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Almost finished.

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March, Book Two
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Juba!

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2.17.17 {BOOKflix Friday} April Henry books—if you can handle them

Today is BOOKflix Friday!

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


 Meet author April Henry:

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If you like thrillers and suspense, this is for you.

But only if you can handle it.

About the book
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is asleep in the back of her mom’s car when it’s stolen from the pharmacy parking lot. Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia—she’s also blind. Griffin, the teenager who was stealing packages out of parked cars, hadn’t meant to kidnap her; he just impulsively stole the car with her in it. But once Griffin’s dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of Nike, everything changes—now there’s a reason to keep her. Will Cheyenne be able to survive this harrowing ordeal and escape? And if so, at what price?

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And now…

OVERVIEW

“Take her out back and finish her off.”

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

And that she must run.

In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive, in The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die.

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Book 1 in the Last Seen series.

About the book
Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom’s mental illness, Nick’s bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn’t understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear and courage, the three team up to find the girl’s killer—before he can strike one of their own.  

Awesome pics and writeup on the author’s site. Don’t miss it.

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The movie trailer:

2.10.17 {BOOKflix Friday} #thecruelty #dollbones

Today is BOOKflix Friday!

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


The Cruelty

Overview

When Gwendolyn Bloom’s father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth. To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.
Taken meets TheGirl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Bourne Identity in this action-packed debut thriller (optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer) from Scott Bergstrom.
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A doll that may be haunted leads three friends on a thrilling adventure in this delightfully creepy novel from the New York Times bestselling cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her.

But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen—and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.

Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches?

2.6.16. It’s Monday! What are you Reading! #Projekt1065

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!


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Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

Overview from B&N

Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage.
World War II is raging. Michael O’Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth.

But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies.

Michael despises everything the Nazis stand for. But he joins in the Hitler Youth’s horrific games and book burnings, playing the part so he can gain insider knowledge.

When Michael learns about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi war mission, things get even more complicated. He must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth at all costs — even if it means risking everything he cares about.

Including… his own life.

From acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087) comes a pulse-pounding novel about facing fears and fighting for what matters most.

 

I think all the time about why the people in Germany didn’t stand up to Hitler. But it’s complicated and scary. This book gives a glimpse at what it was like for the kids at the time. It’s also a crazy adventure of secret activity and near-death experiences.

It is a little far-fetched at points, but worth if for the exciting ride and glimpse into a terrible (and fascinating) time in history.

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Make sure to tap the Parent Comment link below: We had some parents share their writing last week 🙂

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For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what YOU’RE reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

Let’s take a look to see if any parents commented on last week’s IM! WAYR? post… and this one.


Did you catch my
this past week?
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 How many books did students in each class read?

PERIOD 2&3 READ 10 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD 8&9 READ 24 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

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AND
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audio-books

AUDIO BOOK

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March, Book OneMarch, Book Two
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Juba!

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2.3.16 {BOOKflix Friday} The #MichaelVey series 1-6

Today is

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can. Each Friday I will endeavor to bring a couple to you—some new or recent, some teasers of upcoming books, and a few “classics”. Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


#1

The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey Series #1)

The start of an action-packed teen series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans.

To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette’s syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he has electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens—and through them, the world.

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Rise of the Elgen (Michael Vey Series #2)

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Battle of the Ampere (Michael Vey Series #3)

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Are you interested now?