Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
Gil Marsh has it all: good looks, brains, and a great personality. When a dark-haired runner shows up at school who also has the total package, Gil at first feels threatened, but before long, he and Enko Labette, the newcomer, form a bond closer than most brothers. Gil’s world turns upside down when Enko, just as suddenly as he appeared, is snatched away by death. As a stranger in a new land, Gil sets out across country to find his best friend’s grave, but even more importantly, to find himself. This modern day retelling of the legend of Gilgamesh will capture your teens.
Prepared by Pat Strawn, Librarian, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas