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Here is a list of novels we will (probably) read this year:
This novel is one of our most controversial of the year. It asks the difficult question: how far would you go to survive?
Touching Spirit Bear
This novel is a page-turner. It also asks the difficult question of perseverance and the will to survive, but it also interjects disturbing visions of how things can go drastically wrong.
The Westing Game
This is a student favorite each year. The novel is a classic "whodunit". This murder-mystery will have you guessing right up to the last page.
The Diary of Anne Frank
This isn't a novel, per se; it's a play. We will be performing this in front of the class and, yes, there is a kissing scene - so be ready!
This novel is one of our most philosophical of the year. It is heavy on the symbolism and challenges its readers to evaluate their idea of a "perfect" society.
Life As We Knew It
This is a post-apocalyptic novel that places a family into a dire situation. With the world literally crumbling around them, how will they deal with this pessimistic vision?
The Hunger Games
This ubiquitous novel is popular with good reason. The characters are vivid, the plot line is solid and engaging, and the challenges the characters are forced to overcome are unique and disturbing.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
This novel always evokes a lot of discussion. This wrestles with some of the pressing issues that we are confronting in the world of science right now. The major question this novel poses is: How far would you go to save your child...and at what cost?