We’re sure that a few of you would have welcomed this in June, while others of you are in denial about the beginning of school even today. No matter how you feel, it’s bound to happen: school either started today or is starting in the next few weeks. Either way, we hope you’ve had a great summer full of books, relaxing, sun, swimming and everything else that makes summer so great.
We’re here to help you ease back into the school mindset, so take some time to explore some of these books about high school, middle school, and all of the interesting dilemmas and such of being a student.
Here’s to a great school year! Have fun reading and Carpe Diem!*
Simply Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
It’s Alice’s first year of high school and she’s nervous and excited at the same time. As she attempts to juggle challenges with friends, family, and school activities, Alice begins to feel better about herself than ever before.
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Jerry is a high school freshman who one day makes a decision that’s unpopular among his classmates-and it will change his whole life. Jerry’s persistence and determination not only catches the attention of an elite group of bullies, but also from the corrupt administration of the school.
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
Ginny is an overweight, self-conscious sophomore at a private high school in Manhattan. She doesn’t want anyone to know how overweight she is, so she wears baggy clothing. After several situations, Ginny gains control of her life. She realizes that she must understand who she is on the inside and that this is much more important than external appearances.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Bored, bored, bored. Miles is 16 and ready for a change, ready to start leading a life full of more adventure than monotony. After he transfers to an Alabama boarding school, he meets beautiful, eccentric Alaska, who fills his life in more ways than he could have ever expected.
*Seize The Day!