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Student/Teacher Book Recommendations

Graceling, Kristin Cashore
    This book is sort of magical and medival but it is extremely adventurous.  I liked it mostly because of how it kept me on the edge.  It's a fictional adventure with romance but it's still a great book, trust me.
--Shelbi Blackman, Senior 2011

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn
    This is one of the most powerful books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.  The authors take the reader into the lives of women in third world countries who have experienced severe oppression in various forms.  Education, something that many of us take for granted, is the primary element stressed by the authors that can help women overcome.  Half the Sky is truly a thought-provoking book that is a must read for all.
--Ms. Brant, SHS Librarian

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
     This book is about a girl who was sent to her uncle for care since her parents have died.  Ever since she entered onto his large property, adventure after curious adventure accompanied with amazing discoveries, keeps her time there enjoyable, magical and mysterious.  I recommend this book to everyone because it is not a boring classic, but one filled with energy, beauty, and adventure that excites the minds and warms the hearts of those that read it.
--Meaghan Williams, Senior 2010

Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher
     I think everyone should read Thirteen Reasons Why because it helped me understand people more, and learn how affective the little things we do and say are. You never know how somebody will take your words to heart, even if you were only kidding. It taught me to be more understanding because I can’t know what exactly somebody is going through, and if they are good at hiding it and acting happy, our harsh words could possibly add to their sadness.  
--Sarah Hughes, Senior 2010