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Results of my question about suggested titles for a high school book club
are below.

Amy Short
Library Media Specialist
Westford Academy
30 Patten Road
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-5570 x2143


Shattering Glass  Gail Giles
The Thief  Megan Turner
House of the Scorpion  Nancy Farmer
Eragon  Chris Paolini
Bronze Bow  Elizabeth George Speare
Whale Talk  Chris Crutcher
Dark Side of Nowhere Neal Shusterman
The Last Book in the Universe W. Philbrick

Dinah Haakenson, Library Media Director
Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Milwaukee, WI


My favorite book recently was House of Scorpions by Nancy Farmer.
Kay Goss
Director, Library Media Services
Mansfield Secondary Library


Hi Amy,
We are starting our with Prey by Michael Crichton (this is on our state
reading list this year) and the few who did not want to read that asked for
A great and terrible beauty.  I really wanted to do secret life of bees but
couldn't sell it.  I'd also like to do Kite Runner but we interlibrary loan
our books for the club and there aren't enough copies of that.  Good luck
with your meeting.
Carol Bandre
Mater Dei High School
Breese, IL 62230

Here are some suggestions that might appeal to both boys and girls at the
high school level with the possibility for some good discussion:
House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Whaletalk by Chris Crutcher
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Janelle Charlton
Media Specialist
Brooklyn Junior High School
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

My girls have absolutely-- cannot keep it on my shelves-- loved Speak by
Laurie Halse Andrrson.  It deals with date rape, and so might  be
controversial, but I think the subject is handled in a sensitive way.

Eileen Robinson
English Department
Amherst County High School

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