Every year we like to go to our friend, Erin Ocon, and ask her eighth-grade students in Hillsboro, Oregon to recommend books to us that they’re currently reading. Here’s this year’s crop of thoughtful essays on a recently-read book.
Check back daily for a new recommendation and insight from one of these young reader/writers.
Rayna Recommends Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfield
Megan Recommends The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Sean Recommends The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Shaylea Recommends Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Laresa Recommends Twilight by Stephanie Meyers
Hannah Recommends Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz
Evan Recommends The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Emily Recommends Wildwood by Colin Meloy
Alden Kemper recommends Cages by Peg Kehret
Damon Recommends Full-Blooded by Amanda Carlson