Mrs. Feagley's Blog
It's time to start thinking about blogging! Over the course of this nine weeks (and into second semester), we are going to blog about topics of interest and literature. Blogs have been around for quite a while now and exist in a myriad of topics.
To start out, let's talk about blogs. Do you read any? Do you have one or have you ever had one? If you have not created a blog yourself, what topic do you think you might explore? Leave a response by Thursday, October 30.
When I was about fifteen, I read a book about a girl who went to study abroad in Florence, Italy. As I read about her adventures on the Ponte Vecchio, I dreamed of someday crossing that famous bridge myself. Years later, when I found myself visiting that magical city, I remembered reading that novel and marveled at how I had finally gotten to visit!
Is there some special place you would like to visit? Or is it a place that you have been to already? What is about that city or place that intrigues you?
Eli first entered the compound with his family when he was nine years old to escape the devastation of a nuclear attack on the United States.
Even though his wealthy father built and stocked the compound with everything they could need, Eli is feeling bitter and restless after six years underground. Not only is he plagued with guilt over his missing twin brother Eddy and his grandmother, he is also beginning to question his father’s motives.
Touching Spirit Bear
Like you, every May, I cannot wait until summer...but probably not for the same reason! I anxiously await the three months of glorious reading! I get to catch up on all the books that have been on my reading list throughout the school year!
This summer was certainly NO exception for some outstanding YA titles. Here are a couple of titles I read that really stood out...
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Okay, so I've read this before, but USI picked this YA title as its Spotlight Feature title and many of this year's freshmen at USI are voraciously reading this masterpiece! It's about sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, who has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
Prepare yourself to be sucked into the story of Cassie, on the run through a devastated world with little more than an M-16 that she's not that experienced at using. Cassie's searching for her little brother Sammy, who's been taken away, supposedly to safety, by a group of soldiers who may not be what they seem. Meanwhile, her high school crush Ben is recruited into a platoon of child soldiers being trained to wipe out alien-controlled humans. Then there's mystery woodsman Evan, who lives in an isolated cabin and seems to have survived the successive waves of attack suspiciously unscathed.
So, how about YOU? What did you read this summer or what are you reading now?
Share your titles, authors and brief descriptions with us. Remember, NO SPOILERS!
Be sure to leave your comment about your latest read by Friday September 20, 2013 to receive credit!