It's book fair week at Robyn's school. I usually only do one book fair at her school but got talked into doing a second one in February, which the new media specialist put off .. until the 3rd to last week of school... (before she subsequently quit the week after the February book fair would have happened) NEVER AGAIN!!!
Robyn and her friends have been a great help with the Book Fair - working around End of Course exams and other events, they've helped set up, tidy up and sell books all week!
Erik has also spent some quality time at the book fair - he did really well yesterday, other than the fact that he was a Mommy monster ... so my back is really sore today from holding him...
Wayne has been fabulous all week about picking up the parenting slack... he and Erik have spent some quality bonding time, despite the fact that Erik is totally a mama's boy, they've been managing...
Today is Liam's last day of school... bittersweet... both because he's getting bigger and growing up and also because his program is ending a full two weeks before the rest of the school system...
According to the book fair sales, if you are looking for a good teen book for your summer reading list, you want to look for one of these:
Legend by Marie Lu:
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths--until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
The fourth book in the New York Times best-selling series takes the spy girls to London. When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy; however, she just wasn't expecting that life to start during her junior year. But that's exactly what happened. Danger has followed her to London, where she discovers that a trusted ally has been labeled a rogue operative who may have infiltrated the Academy itself. As Cammie and her friends go looking for answers, they recognize that the key to their futures may lie deep in the past.The Maze Runner by James Dashner
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.Well, I'm all fragged out and need to head back to the book fair, so go and check out all the other great frags hanging out at:
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.