The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

So it’s that time of year, when my school chooses a summer reading book that the entire student body will read. Though it’s not summer vacation yet, teachers were asked to come up with activities—from all different subjects—to accompany the students’ reading of the chosen book. This summer, the students will be reading The Book […]

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

I’m super busy doing the final read-through and line-editing of the proof copy of Skipping the Scales, so I’m not currently reading anything else. However, I want to keep the reviews going here at the Stuff. Between now and the release date (July 14), I’m posting reviews of a few books that I read before […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

Every year, our school chooses one summer reading book that the entire student body will read. This is our sixth year doing so (last year’s selection can be viewed here), but it was handled differently this year. Instead of having the students vote among three to five finalists, the administration picked the book. This book was […]

The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters

I’ve mentioned in a previous review that the student body at my school votes on one common summer reading book. Throughout the year, titles are submitted to the English/Language Arts department, and by the end of the year, they’ve whittled the list down to between three and five choices. Over the past few years, the […]