Check out Book Shout Outs!

Book Shout OutsBook Shouts Outs are now being displayed on the shelves!  What exactly are Book Shout Outs?  Well, the best way to explain what they are is by giving some examples.  Read some of these Book Shout Outs then go find more on the shelves!

A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby
The author of High Fidelity and About a Boy, Hornby gives us another comical, emotional, and intelligent piece where four strangers meet on a rooftop on New Year’s Eve.  Their meeting comes as a shock as all four came there to end their lives.  It’s a tale of love, friendship, circumstance and choice told from each individuals point of view.  This story will keep you turning the page.

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows, by Ann Brashares
Same town, new sisterhood.  Three friends bonded together years ago by willow trees find themselves in different places the summer before high school.  Experimenting with extreme dieting, boys, and stepping out of known comforts, the girls find themselves longing for the bond they once shared.

Double Identity, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
I’m Bethanie.  My parents drove all night and just dumped me with an aunt I’ve never met.  Then they took off with no explanation.  People in this town act like they know me.  Someone called me Elizabeth by accident, or was it an accident?  My dad called yesterday, but still didn’t explain anything. And now I think I’m being followed. What’s going on?

Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexi
Junior gets beat up by everyone on the reservation because he’s small and ugly.  Then he transfers to a school off the rez.  Now he’s even more different and a traitor to his tribe on top of everything else.  How can he live on the rez and stay in one piece, while surviving at the white school?

Read a good book reccently?  Think you’ve got what it takes to write a good Book Shout Out?  Can you grab people’s attention with very few words?  Give it a try!  E-mail your submissions to Mrs. Busch at buschb@hopewell.k12.pa.us or write or print them out and put them in the suggestion box in the library.

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