Feature Shelf #36: The Edgy Books Edition

Archives | Podcast RSS | Podcast iTunes Now that we’re back on track after I was out of town for a weekend, here’s Feature Shelf #36. Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange http://bit.ly/ejl-dead-ends Period 8 by Chris Crutcher http://bit.ly/cc-period8 The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson http://bit.ly/lha-memory Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse … More Feature Shelf #36: The Edgy Books Edition

Review: Angry Management

Angry Management by Chris Crutcher Paperback, 256 pages HL730L Angry Management is three stand-alone novellas tied together by a volunteer anger management type group. Have you ever wondered what happened to some of the characters in Crutcher’s previous novels after you turned the final page? Angry Management brings some of those characters together in different situations. … More Review: Angry Management

Review: Period 8

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher Hardcover, 320 pages HL660L I knew going in that this was going to be a mystery/thriller, but I wasn’t expecting to be as engaged as I was. “Duh, it’s Chris Crutcher,” right? This is the first thriller I’ve read by Crutcher, and I very much enjoyed it. It was fast-paced … More Review: Period 8

Books I Read in February

February was a pretty good month for me. I attribute all of the YA reading to small class sizes and daily full class SSR. I enjoy the opportunity to model enjoying reading for my students who may have never had that experience. So without further ado, the books I read in February.