This weeks letter comes from SweeteeBee from Walnut Creek.
Hey What’s up Mrs. Librarian Lady? I was thinking of reading some new books but was not sure cause there’s so many out there. I’m in 8th grade right now and going to high school next fall so I was wondering if you know any good books that have anything to do with high school and meeting new people. I like the books that you read and recommend all the time!
Thanx a bunch
Hi there SweeteeBee!
I’m so glad you asked about new books because I know what you mean about there being so many out there! I try to read as much new stuff as possible just to stay in the loop. Right now I am reading the 3rd book in the “Forest of Hands and Teeth” series called “The Dark and Hollow Places” by Carrie Ryan and I just finished the 2nd book in the “Hush, Hush” series called “Crescendo” by Becca Fitzpatrick. I also just finished “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan and have to say that I love love this one! I’m waiting to get my hands on the next one.
The book that I have in mind for you is “Monster High” by Lisi Harrison author of “The Clique” series. This is a really clever book that deals with high school issues in a freakish and fanciful way. I think you will really like this one and there is also a television show on Nickelodeon based on the novel too!
“Monster High” by Lisi Harrison
Melody Carver is no stranger to being an outcast because she used to be considered homely and ugly at her old school in California. Hopefully her new nose job will help her at her new school in Salem Oregon. On the flip side, being green and a descendant of Frankenstein make Frankie Stein have to seriously hide her differentness in order to not create a total mob against her. Both of these girls are striving to fit in with their new surroundings without giving away their deep-seated fears. Both Melody and Frankie try to make friends, but they still feel left out. Frankie has to deal with her family not wanting her to come out of the closet about her monster origins. After a wild night at the homecoming dance everyone will have to re-evaluate who’s hot and who’s not in this adorable tale. Harrison hits the mark by mixing monsters, ghouls, and freaks with the age- old problem of teenagers trying to fit in. The message is clear that whoever or whatever you are, it’s best to just be yourself no matter what.