What I am Reading Now…..

This is what I am currently reading…

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

I’m loving this book! Ellen Hopkins writes VERY intense books in an easy to read creative prose(that aren’t appropriate for most schools). Teens LOVE them though. With this book, I feel like Hopkins is back to her originally writing (I didn’t like her last book as much as her previosu ones).

“Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching…for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don’t expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words “I love you” are said for all the wrong reasons.

Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story — a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, “Can I ever feel okay about myself?”

A brilliant achievement from “New York Times” best-selling author Ellen Hopkins — who has been called “the bestselling living poet in the country” by mediabistro.com — “Tricks” is a book that turns you on and repels you at the same time. Just like so much of life.”

**Taken from an editorial review.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Just starting- heard lots of good things about this.

“Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight–she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace–or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.”** Taken from an editorial review

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight–she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace–or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.”

3 responses

28 10 2009
Stacy Nockowitz

I just finished reading The Maze Runner myself! It is the first book in a trilogy. I, too, found it entertaining. You can read my full review at my blog: Some Novel Ideas. It seems as if you have just started your blog, too, though you have a lot more posted than I do! I’m a total novice, but I’m looking forward to learning. After reading your profile, I think we may be kindred spirits! I also teach MS language arts and read tons of YA lit. I plan to visit your blog often! Can I put your blog on my blogroll? Please visit my blog, too. If you like what you see, please consider adding me to your blogroll, too.

http://somenovelideas.typepad.com

28 10 2009
writereadtalk

Hi-
It was great to get your comment! Thanks for checking out my blog. I think we even have more in common than you may think- I teach in a school near Akron Ohio- so we are both Ohioans who found each other in this crazy World Wide Web!! :)
I am just starting my blog, and have a lot to write about. This past summer I participated in The National Writing Project at Kent State. It was amazing. We wrote a TON, and I learned so much. It inspired me to start writing about what I do in my classroom and I decided to put it out there in a blog. I checked out your blog and saw you read Catching Fire- aren’t those two books so great? You an definitely put me on your blogroll- how cool!:) I will also put you on mine, and will check out your writings frequently… Good luck teaching, and keep passing along good book titles!!! :)

25 09 2010
broooke

what i am reading now is a book called runaroud and its about a girl and she is trying to figure out about romance but her mom and divoced and she lives with her dad and her step mom but her step mom wont tell her about it

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