Friday, February 25, 2011

WBD Survey 8

More recommendations from the World Book Day 2011 survey.
Laura Nicosia: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
This is one of the best series I've EVER read- it is written with a craftsman's hand and pushes the boundaries of YA and dystopian fiction in ways that engage all readers and touch lives.

Tristan Clarke: Talk to the Snail (e.g.) by Stephen Clarke
He writes about modern France and its relations to the wider world from a froeign, specifically british, point of view. His writing is accurate but hilarious. It rekindles an interest in French culture that may have been quashed through grammar exercises and French politics!

Kel: Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
The protagonist is a kick-butt teenager named Astrid who fights killer unicorns and finds herself in the process. I'm always looking for a good literary role model for my female high school students.

Michael: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Anne Barrow
It has history, biography and it is a very human book!

emmao: A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf
Simple, easy read, inspiring, contemporary

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