Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Interrupting your regular scheduled posting to ask...

At the end of each term/semester/whatever you want to call it, I have to do a book report. It should be on a more intelligent type book, rather than, let's say, Jet Set or Gossip Girl: All I Want Is Everything. Maybe it's a book I've already reviewed, one you have, or simply a book that you love.

PLEASE HELP ME!

Criteria

- should be intelligently written, raises important questions
- if it's a book I haven't reviewed, please don't suggest hardcovers! As much as I would love it, I can't really get Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games right now. *pout*
- about 200-400 pages, if possible
- that's all, comment/e-mail me with your suggestion

Thanks so much!

ONE MORE THING: Criminal Minds is on at eight tonight for Canadians. You watching? Or if you live in the US of A, will you be watching tomorrow?

5 comments:

Kelsey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Criminal Minds! I'll be watching tomorrow!

Hmm...I suggest, if you haven't read them yet. Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
by Joseph Bruchac or Blizzard's Wake
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor or All We Know of Heaven: A Novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard or The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. But my top recommendation would be My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult or Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, or some others of her books.

All books above are 5/5 stars and are favorites of mine.

Also, let us know what book you end of picking!

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

One book that I love and suggest to everybody is Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess; it's about girl, Meredith, who's father molested her as a child and is out of jail early and back in her life again. I can't even count how many times I've read this book, and I still can't get over how amazing it is. I mean, even if you don't choose it for your report I'd suggest that you still read it.

alexgirl said...

Hey again! Wish I could watch Criminal Minds, but I'm living in Africa and don't have a TV (sigh).
As for books. I just read 'Never Let Me Go' by Kazuo Ishiguro, which I found quite interesting, and could definitely be discussed in a report. It's about 3 kids at an English boarding school, told by one of the students in hindsight. The author also wrote 'Remains of the Day' fyi. Hope you like whatever book you choose!

Jena said...

What class is this for? Going through my own blog reviews (because I wasn't familiar with anything I saw on yours), I'd recommend:

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (one of my all-time faves) or Catalyst or Twisted by the same author. Don't read Catalyst if you haven't read Speak.

Such a Pretty Girl was okay.

Oh, I know! Anything by Chris Crutcher! My favorites (so far) are Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chinese Handcuffs, & Whale Talk.

I have 18 posts with a teen label, 8 with a YA label (with some overlap), if you want to venture over to take a look. Soon to be more, though maybe not soon enough for you.

Gabbi said...

English class. It's one of those projects that the teacher gives a million marks for and makes it count for everything: oral, writing, reading, etc.

Thanks for all your suggestions!