Welcome to "Reading for Pleasure," a class for students at McQueen High School who love to read. Check out the course outline.
This year we came up with a list of a dozen "Books you'll like even if you don't like to read." Give them a try!
The Divergent series
The Maze Runner series
The Hunger Games series
The Lost Symbol
The Boys in the Boat
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Center of the Universe
The Book Thief
The Glass Castle
All Nicholas Sparks books
Time Traveler's Wife
One for the Money
When we review books, we use this system:
Two Thumbs Up: You love this book. You're going to read it again. You don't hesitate to tell perfect strangers about the merits of this book. You love discussing the fine details of the book with someone else who has also read it. You were sorry when you finished it because you were enjoying it so much.
One Thumb Up: You like this book. You wish more books that you have to read for school were like this book. It was at least as fun to read as watching your favorite TV show. You recommend this book to friends.
One Thumb Down: You didn't like this book. It wasn't horrible, and you were able to finish it, but it seemed like a waste of time. You'll probably forget about it in a week or two. You wouldn't recommend this book.
Two Thumbs Down: The WORST. It was positively painful to read this book. You may not have finished it at all. You tell people NOT to read it.