12.4.17 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? SUEE AND THE SHADOW

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!


I’ve mentioned to some of you that Graphic Novels are like dessert.

I read them myself and encourage you all to read them (and illustrated novels like Wimpy Kid). At the same time, I think it’s best not to read a steady diet of them. It’s important to read novels—more words, more practice, more like what you’ll be reading for your life.

But GNs are awesome! And if you’re reading them carefully and thoroughly, there is a LOT going on to pay attention to and enjoy.

Reward yourself with a GN or IN every couple novels to give yourself a treat and keep your energy up.

Description from IndieBound

Meet Suee: Twelve years old, wears her hair to the left in a point, favors a black dress, has no friends–and she likes it that way When Suee transfers to the dull and ordinary Outskirts Elementary, she doesn’t expect to hear a strange voice speaking to her from the darkness of the school’s exhibit room, and she certainly doesn’t expect to see her shadow come to life. Then things start to get really weird: One by one, her classmates at school turn into zombie-like, hollow-eyed Zeroes. While Suee investigates why this is happening, her shadow gains power. Soon, Suee must confront a stunning secret that her shadow has been hiding under her own two feet–something very dark and sinister that could put Suee and her newfound friends at risk 

This was a weirdly creepy book. Suee is a fun character: strong-willed and determined. But she’s also a loner, and that gets her in trouble to some extent—especially with, of all things, her shadow.

This was a totally original concept that Ly pulled off perfectly. A shadow that is begging for life… but also is mean and in control? Weird. The spookiest part is when Suee can’t control how she’s acting or what she says, and is completely aware of it. That helpless feeling is what nightmares are made of.

If you’re up for a creative and interesting graphic novel filled with symbolism, seek out Suee and the Shadow. 

Something tells me that there are more Suee tales to come.

And yes, the author has an Instagram account:

 


PERIOD 1&2 READ ?? BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD5&6 READ ?? BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD 8&9 READ ?? BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.


Did you catch my
this past week?
audio-books

AUDIO BOOK

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12.1.17 {BOOKflix Friday} The Lunar Chronicles

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!


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reading&tweeting

As I was reading I made a connection. I sent a tweet out and the author, Marissa Meyer, responded. That never gets old:

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For those “Lunarheads” who can’t get enough, Meyer has also published a graphic novel Wires and Nerve which continues the adventures of Iko, our favorite female robot.