A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy). In a sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches became the "it" book of early bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world.
Synopsis: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
Im the nightmare emptier. The horrible things I've seen.who could be have such horrible dreams? The reason I am the one whose job this is, is because I cannot dream. I cannot dream nice dreams or terrible ones. (Get Him Back Writing Prompts)
Favorite books for teaching character changes, comparing characters, and having a character study in a first or second grade classroom! Head over to the post to get language arts lesson ideas and questions for each book!
You meet on the ground. "I'm running away," he says. "And I'm going to Europe. You in?"
The List by Siobhan Vivian: Every year at Mount Washington High School somebody posts a list of the prettiest and ugliest girls from each grade--this is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, and how they are affected by the list.
The Road (Cormac McCarthy). Understated and straightforward but written with beautiful language and some heartfelt moments. A dad and young son "carry the fire" to the coast in a post apocalyptic cannibalistic world.
There are so many great books here, but most kids won't read them for school.