Monday, March 14, 2011

What Ms. Dorsey Is Reading -- March 2011

  I'm reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.  It's so good!  I'd classify it as distopian fantasy.    You can go to Brandon Sanderson's website and read how he describes the book:

     I've found another book I'm interested in, but don't yet have.  It's The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen.  She's the author of one of my favorite mystery series -- the Sammy Keyes books.   The Running Dream is realistic/contemporary problem fiction.  "Sixteen-year-old Jessica is the track team’s star sprinter until tragedy strikes: the team van is struck, killing one runner and demolishing Jessica’s right leg." -- from a Booklist Review published on Amazon.Com.
   After Ice Story, we will probably read Stand Tall by Joan Bauer which also includes a character who has lost a leg.

Behemoth is by Scott Westerfeld, the author of the Uglies series.  For this book he insisted on lots of illustrations, an effective use of external text features.  Also notice the map/illustrations inside the covers.
I finished this on March 17 -- so appropriate since the book cover is green!
Most students would really enjoy it.  Read Leviathan first.

Genre: Steam-Punk, second in the Leviathan Trilogy