Westport Timberland Library
Spring 2013

Books that Kristine talked about included...

Bauer, Michael Gerard     
Don't call me Ishmael
Fourteen-year-old Ishmael Leseur is certain that his name is the cause of his unhappy school life as the victim of the worst bully in his class, but when a new boy arrives, he shows Ishmael that things could be different.


Chaline, Eric     
Fifty machines that changed the course of history


Franklin, Emily     
The half-life of planets : a novel
An unlikely romance develops between a science-minded girl who is determined to reclaim her reputation and a boy with Asperger's Syndrome.


Gill, David Macinnis     
Black hole sun
On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.


Kellner, Hank     
Write what you see : 99 photos to inspire writing
A guide to using photography in the classroom offers a collection of black-and-white photographs, writing prompts to motivate students, and ideas from teachers who have successfully used photography in the teaching of writing.


Klass, David     
Stuck on Earth
On a secret mission to evaluate whether the human race should be annihilated, a space alien inhabits the body of a bullied fourteen-year-old boy.


Koss, Amy Goldman     
Side effects
Everything changes for Isabelle, not quite fifteen, when she is diagnosed with lymphoma--but eventually she survives and even thrives.


Levithan, David     
Every you, every me
Evan is haunted by the loss of his best friend, but when mysterious photographs start appearing, he begins to fall apart as he starts to wonder if she has returned, seeking vengeance.


Meyer, Marissa     
Cinder
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.


Roth, Veronica     
Divergent
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.


Shulman, Mark     
Scrawl : a novel
When eighth-grade school bully Tod and his friends get caught committing a crime on school property, his penalty--staying after school and writing in a journal under the eye of the school guidance counsellor--reveals aspects of himself that he prefers tokeep hidden.


Stiefvater, Maggie     
Shiver
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.


  May 2013