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  1. page Mrs. Goldman's Recent Reading Top Ten edited ... email: alyse.goldman@lcps.org I had trouble narrowing down my choices, but here are 10 books,…
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    I had trouble narrowing down my choices, but here are 10 books, not in any particular order, that I've enjoyed over the past few years. Many of these books now have sequels.
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    2. Airman, by Eoin Colfer. I'd never heard of the Saltee Islands when I read this book. These islands are the setting for this story. It's 1890, and flying is just beginning to be possible. Conor Broekhart studies flight with his tutor, and then explores the castle and the island with the King's daughter. Then a plot to kill the king locks Conor into an iron mask, so terribly beaten that even his own father doesn't recognize him. Thrown into prison for treason, Conor plans his escape the only way he knows how-through the air. The scene in the diving bell when Conor fights for his life was terrific. This book is very different from Eoin Colfer's other books, which include Artemis Fowl, but I thought it was better.
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    4.The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott. Do you recognize the name Nicholas Flamel? If you do, I know you're a Harry Potter fan. Nicholas Flamel is named in the first Harry Potter book as the creator of the Sorcerer's Stone, which allowed him to live a very long life. Nicholas Flamel is a major character in that book, and I couldn't understand how Michael Scott used J.K Rowling's character until I read that Nicholas Flamel really lived. He was an alchemyst in the 1300's, and a legend started that he really did find the secret to immortality. In this book, the legend is true. Nicholas did discover the secret of immortality, and has been battling gods and other immortals for centuries, protecting his secret. Twins Sophie and Josh Newman know nothing of the legend, until they find themselves in the middle of this battle. Nicholas' bookstore in destroyed by unearthly creatures, and Sophie and Josh discover that they may be legendary twins that have ultimate power. Every creature you've ever heard of, and some you haven't, appear in this book and its sequels. Read them, and you'll be a whiz in your English class!
    5. Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Who doesn't like a beautiful moonlit evening? That is, until an asteroid hits the moon and changes its orbit, bringing it closer to Earth. Huge tsuanmis drown all coastlines around the world, the weather is wild, and suddenly life as we know it is over. Miranda lives in rural PA, and this is her survival story. Think of it-no more school! Yay, until you realize there's also no more supermarkets, or gas, or anything else. Society begins to break down. There's a sequel to this book that tells the story of a family in the city, where survival is even harder than it is in the country. You'll never look at the moon the same way again.
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    9. Dairy Queen, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. At first I thought this book wouldn't have much appeal in our suburban area, because it takes place in Red Bend, Wisconsin, on a diary farm. But after I read it, I realized that the setting didn't matter. D. J. Schwenk has a solid family-her father runs the farm, and her mom is the principal of the local elem. school. She has 3 brothers, 2 older, 1 younger. During the summer of her fifteenth year, DJ is carrying her family on her shoulders. Her mom has a bad back, her dad had surgery and can't lift or work much, her 2 older brothers don't call home, and her younger brother won't talk. DJ has a secret dream: in her football crazy family, she wants to try out for the high school football team. It isn't enough that she's coaching the rival team's quarterback all summer; she wants to play. She also wants Brian to like her, not just see her as a football coach. If you love your family but still want to escape sometimes, you'll love this book.
    10. Dairy of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney. This book is just plain funny, especially if you are facing your first year of middle school. You were the top of the heap in elem. school, and now you're the bottom of the pile. All Greg Heffley wants to do is survive, not be noticed, left alone. Unfortunately, his friend Rowley is still acting like a little kid, and Greg has a plan to take teach Rowley how to behave like a middle schooler. So how does Rowley become popular, and Greg end up without a best friend? LOL as you read this!
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