Friday, June 5, 2015

The Year is Winding Down........

 Summer Read

It is hard to believe we have only seven more days of classes before finals begin. This is definitely a tricky time of the year. Students and faculty prepare for the end of the year and finals but everyone in the school can see the end in sight and are itching to begin summer vacation! As we prepare for summer vacation, it is important we all encourage our students and ourselves to read read read! Reading has so many benefits, academic, emotional and physical. The summer is a great time to read for pleasure, choose a book you can read with your child, or join a book group. The following article gives a number of reasons why reading is so good for you!!!
The summer is a great time to take on one of those "big classics" The following is a list of "best books." broken down from all time to the past decades. Browse through the lists and see if there is anything that is of interest!

Blog Book of the Week

Vanishing Girls / Lauren Oliver
I read this book in about three days. It is a fantastic read and reminded me a lot of We Were Liars. Lauren Oliver is one of my favorite Young Adult authors and her latest did not disappoint. The story has many twists and turns and keeps you on your toes right to the end. I actually did not see the end coming and I pried myself on usually being able to figure plot twists out! I felt invested in the characters and could feel the emotion coming off the pages. I would highly recommend this story and think it would make the perfect beach read!!!
Summary: Sisters Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before Dara kissed Parker. That was before the accident that left Dara's face scarred. Now the sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, Madeline Snow, has vanished, too. Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked-- and she has to find her sister, before it's too late.

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