I'm working on finding my next book club selection, and my students are begging for something else like Divergent. I have a mixture of boys and girls, and they are all big readers so it is a challenge to find a title that the majority has not read. I also try to find something that is out in paperback because I purchase the books. Here are my two choices:
I just reading Variant by Robison Wells, and I loved the beginning. It is about a boy, Benson, who applies for a scholarship to a special private school. He is selected for the scholarship, but he quickly learns that the school, with no adults, is not quite what he expected it to be. This was a quick read but not quite what I was looking for my book club.
I just started reading Legend by Marie Lu, and I believe this is going to be the winner. The Western United States is now home to a Republic that is always at war with its neighbors. This is the story of two teenagers from different walks of life who are trying to survive the terrors of their country.
Until next Monday...Happy Reading!