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Shannon Bowman's Summer Reading Blog!


Last year, just weeks away from summer, I was informed that we were going to be required to read three books over summer break. I was immediately annoyed at the fact that we had to continue school work in the summer, but then I was told that we could choose our three books! Now I could actually enjoy reading for a school assignment! The three books I ended up choosing were The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson, Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu, and The Red…


Added by Shannon Bowman on September 1, 2011 at 6:31pm — 4 Comments

Life, Love and Hardship

Most of our lives are filled with experiences that challenge us and allow us to connect with our loved ones.  This summer, I read three books that openned my eyes to other people's hardships, and how they dealt with those challenges with the support of family and friends.  Although one book, The Help, far outweighed the other two books in depth and realism, they all opened my eyes to people's hardships when faced with discrimination. The Help, focused on how the blacks were…


Added by Jaye Sutherland on September 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Sarah Bounab's Summer Reads

      Hey everybody! So over the summer I read the books Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella, and Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane.

      Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult was so emotionally gripping! It’s about how Shane Bourne is convicted of double-homicide and is sentenced to the death penalty by…


Added by Sarah Bounab on September 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

My Summer Reading Blog

This summer I read three very entertaining books which were all alike in many ways and all would be classified under the science fiction genre.  In fact, the first two books I read this summer are in the same series but all three books were mostly related by the plot.  In all three books the main character wants to find someone or something and in all three books this same character will do anything to get it.  By weird coincidence, all three books also had Earth…


Added by Eli Dolson on September 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Tim's Summer Reading Books

The three stories that I read were really good stories that I would recommend to anybody. The three books were The Great Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, and Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher. The three of these books were really good and they made me want to never put them down.…


Added by Tim Buban on September 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

3 Good Books I Read Over the Summer

Here are some really interesting and good books that I read over the summer and that I would recommend for anybody:

1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This is a touching and clever book about a girl, Hannah, that committed suicide and left behind a box of 7 tapes that she recorded before her death. On each side of the tapes, she recorded her voice  and…


Added by Karolina Cholewa on September 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The books that made Neel Saunshi very happy!

I usually don’t like spending my summer reading handpicked books mainly because the books are usually uninteresting, but since we had the privilege of choosing our books why not read something worthwhile. So the three fantastic books that I read over the summer were Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, The lost Hero by Rick Riordan, and Tom Clancy’s Net Force: State of War by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. I heard that these books were good and it turned…


Added by Neel Saunshi on September 1, 2011 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

Briana's artfully eloquent blog post.

When I began my summer reading I expected to simply like or dislike the material I was reading. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the strength of the response these books would trigger in me. I didn’t just like the Queen of the Damned and Clash of Kings,I adored them. I didn’t just dislike the Inferno, I loathed it.…


Added by Briana Michaels on September 1, 2011 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

This is gonna be pretty great.

"My name is Hank Hill, and I sell propane and propane accessories."- Hank Hill


Alright. Hi. If you're reading this I thank you for reading this. Now onto more pressing matters.



Over the summer I was told to read some books. After I finished the books, school began. Afterwards, I was assigned a project. This is that…


Added by Mike Fowle on September 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

Cool Summer Reading Books


Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins

           Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games surprised me in every way. I always thought that the 1st book in every sequel was the best by far, so it was a shock to read and be able to say that this book is better than the first one. In Catching Fire, the…


Added by Jose Gonzalez Castro on September 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Veni, Vidi, Legi or Alec Assmann's Summer Reading Books

During the summer I read three books for the summer reading program, Pirate Latitudes, The Throne of Fire, and Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne. The Throne of Fire and Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne, were both very engaging novels that I would recommend to all. Pirate Latitudes…


Added by Alec Assmann on September 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Jacquelyn Watson's Summer Reading

The three books I read for summer reading were Everlasting, A Northern Light, and Handle With Care.  They were all good and I really liked reading them all.  

Everlasting and A Northern Light actually had some common themes in…


Added by Jacquelyn Watson on September 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Looking for Alaska in the Brave New World, but there’s a Catch:...




As you can, the titles of my three summer reading books are embedded within the title of this blog post. To avoid wasting time on the summarizing of these books, here are links to their respective Wikipedia pages.


Looking for Alaska     Brave New World     …


Added by Phillip Shih on September 1, 2011 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

Summer Reading

Sunrise Over Fallujah By Walter Dean Myers

In Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers you see through the eyes of Robin Perry, a brand new army recruit from Harlem. He's in a Civil Affairs unit over in Iraq, and not really sure why he even decided to join up. He soon realizes that…


Added by Max Provan on September 1, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Different Worlds

In today's society, some people complain about how oppressive the government is getting, and about how the people have no say anymore. Those people haven't read the three books A Clockwork Orange,…


Added by Soumik Biswas on September 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Love, Dolphins and Dreams: Emily's Summer Reading!

         2 weeks before school starts? That means it's time for me to start my summer reading novels!  The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks, Music of Dolphins, by Karen Hesse, and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll are the three great books I read over the summer. 

         The Notebook is your…


Added by Emily Stearney on September 1, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Zach's winners circle

     For summer reading the three books I chose to read were Heat by Mike Lupica, Travel Team by Mike Lupica, and Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I loved both books by Lupica but Kite Runner I wasn’t as fond of. All three seemed to be well written but Khaled’s book was a little duller then I expected it to be and I didn’t like it nearly as much…


Added by Zach Flasch on September 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Summer Reading Blog by Eric Moca

Summer Reading Blog Post

This summer, I read the books: Ranger's Apprentice 7, Ranger's Apprentice 8, and Ender's Game. All of them have to deal with having the courage to face your enemies and to always keep you wits about you.

So I started out with Ranger's Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom. It was a fantastic book, just what I expected from the books' author, John Flanagan. I read the rest of the Ranger's Apprentice series and they were all great…


Added by Eric Moca on September 1, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Ray-Ray's Swaggin Summer Reading. #Swag

        When everyone heard we had to read 3 books over the summer they were all bummed out, like "Dude it's summer, we shouldn't have to do anything school related." Not me though. I looked at it as an opportunity to chill, get my swag on in the sun, get a nice tan, and enjoy a few nice novels while I'm at it. So the 3 books I read this summer are Night Hoops and…


Added by Raymond Riley Glassmann on August 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Kathleen Tresnowski's Summer Reading!

Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen

Why would someone be interested in reading…


Added by Kathleen Tresnowski on August 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

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