It's bound to happen as a TL. . . . .you get that student in your library that just seems to have no interests, no hobbies, no desire to read ANYTHING, and you are tasked by their English teacher to help them find a book that will interest them. How can you make that magical moment for that student where they actually find enjoyment in readying, something they most likely will have never had in their life?!
TLs do have superpowers. . . . .and sometimes that superpower simply comes from know what books in your library are No-Fail books. Every kids who has given a certain book a try has enjoyed this book!
So what are some No-Fail books? Well, there are the perennial favorites every TL typically goes to:
Divergent, The Maze Runner, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Ender's Game, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars, etc.
But what are some other ones that a big hits with students that are a little more off-the-beaten-path?
This is a great books for anyone who wants a fast-paced action-packed read. It's short at only 210 pages too, so it isn't too intimidating for even those students who are not big readers.
However, her mother says she has reminded her, but each time she tells her, Cadance regresses and loses her memory again. Finally, her doctor decide Cadance needs to return to the island during her seventeenth year to piece together what happened.
This was the best YA book I read all last year, and the ending is simply genius. Students will not be able to put this down until the rock-you-world conclusion. And at 227 pages, they will get there quickly!
Jennifer Zimny has been a teacher librarian at Ponderosa High School for the past three years and previous to that, she was the drama teacher for 9 years. She holds a BA in Theatre from CSUS, a teaching credential in English, and a teaching credential in Library Media Services from Azusa Pacific University