Summer time reading recommendations
By Sari Royer, ’16
The Road is a national best seller, Pulitzer Prize-winning story of a man and his son who are living in a post-apocalyptic world. They travel across the burned, ravaged country in the freezing cold with nothing but a pistol, the clothes they have on their back and a cart of food they have collected. All the son and father have is each other.
Judy Blume debuts her newest novel, The Unlikely Event, during the week of June The story begins with 15 year-old Miri Ammerman watching a series of airplanes fall from the sky and crash into her neighborhood. Now, 35 years later Miri has to face this tragedy as she returns to her hometown.
The Maze Runner is the first in a trilogy that is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a teenage boy wakes up in an elevator. He has no memory of anything other than his name, Thomas. When the elevator doors open he finds himself surrounded by other boys trapped in an impossible maze.
In the week of June 1, a new Stephen King novel titled Finders Keepers will be released. This book is a typical Stephen King creation, filled with suspense. It features the same characters that King previously introduced in the book Mr. Mercedes, which he claims was his first “hard boiled detective novel.” Finders Keepers explores the unhealthy relationship of a reader who becomes obsessed with an author.
55 years after her first book To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee will release her new novel, Go Set a Watchman, during the week of June 22. This book features many of the same characters but takes place 20 years later. Written originally in the 1950s, the book was actually sent to publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird but, the manuscript was assumed to be lost until it was discovered many years later in 2014.
In this suspense-filled novel, a high school senior Piper Woodsen is eager to graduate and leave high school behind her. She soon finds a mysterious notebook filled with the secrets of her fellow classmates. One night, Piper receives a text, she is not the only one that knows about this book and now Piper has the ability to reveal all her classmates deepest secrets.
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