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Books

7 Kinds of Ordinary Catastrophes

By: Amber Kizer

Okay, so here's the deal: there are books about volcanoes erupting and meteorites hitting Earth and plane crashes where the survivors have to eat people—those are extraordinary crises. That's not...

8 Plus 1

By: Robert Cormier

Seventeen-year-old Mike visits his grandmother’s bedside and learns a family secret.  A divorced father discovers that only love, not bribes, can keep his daughter “his” on...



Resources

10 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning

By: Mary Hershey

BOOK TALK
So my Dad was sent to prison, big deal. It's not like he killed someone or anything. He just stole some money. Okay, a lot of money. Even so, that doesn't mean me, Maxey, or my mom had anything...

100 Cupboards

By: N. D. Wilson

BOOK TALK
Henry York has a dream. He is standing on a hill near a large stone, under an ancient tree, with his pet wolf at his side. Something about the place, the stone, and the tree feels vaguely...

3 Willows

By: Ann Brashares

BOOK TALK
Entering high school marks a new chapter in a young person's life, which is marked by many changes. Not only do you change schools but your body changes, your attitudes and desires can change,...


7 Kinds of Ordinary Catastrophes

By: Amber Kizer

Book Talk
In sassy, rant-prone Gert Garibaldi’s world, there are seven kinds of “ordinary catastrophes”: high school, boys, heartbreak, family, jobs, friends, and the future.  And, unfortunately...

8 Plus 1

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS BOOK
A collection of nine short stories that deal with adolescent emotions, set mainly in contemporary times and places.
FOR DISCUSSION
1. “The Moustache” begins and ends...