Friday morning we had a joyous and very special holiday edition of Unplugged. Our special populations joined some of our frequent performers in a very touching holiday sing along. The party started before school and went until third period. Every child had a chance to perform their favorite holiday song for a group of parents, peers and teachers that had gathered to share in this celebration.
We have some great holiday box set ideas to satisfy any teen on your list! The following sets are some of the most checked out books on our campus. To check out reviews of these and any other holiday picks, go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
The Crank Trilogy by Ellen Hopkins
This Trilogy includes the books Crank, Glass, and Fallout. Contains all three novels by Ellen Hopkins, written in free verse, that follow Kristina Georgia Snow's path to drug addiction, efforts to turn her life around, and eventual failings as a daughter, mother, friend, and recovering addict, then in Fallout, the three teenage children of Kristina try to cope with the consequences of their mother's addiction to crystal meth and its effects on their lives.
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth's Divergent series is well on its way to becoming a publishing phenomenon! Perfect for holiday giving, the hardcover box set contains two #1 New York Times bestselling books, Divergentand Insurgent: The Special Edition, plus "The World of Veronica Roth's Divergent Series," a 48-page bonus booklet of interviews and insights from the author, playlists, discussion guides, quizzes, faction manifestos, and more.
Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan
This fantasy book series includes The Lost Hero, Mark of Athena and The Son of Neptune. The story follows Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," who find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.
House of Night by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
This popular box set follows sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird as she settles in at the House of Night, a finishing school dedicated to training fledgling vampires to become productive adults. A series of murders targeting human teens is traced back to the school, forcing her to think about the connections that still exist between her old and new worlds.
Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Step back in time with the Shadowhunters with this collectible hard cover boxed set of theNew York Timesbestselling Infernal Devices trilogy. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. The Shadowhunters of the Victorian Age delve into all of these—in addition to darkness and danger in this trilogy.
Life As We Knew Trilogy by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The set includes Life As We Knew It, The Dead and Gone and This World We Live In. What happens on earth when a meteor hits the moon, throwing it out of orbit? The three stories are told first from the viewpoint of a teenage girl, next from the viewpoint of a teenage boy, then from both as they struggle to cope in a new world.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
From the wonderful landscapes of the Shire and Lothlorien, to the stark and sunless land of Mordor, the courageous Hobbits pursue their quest, bearing the awesome Ring of Sauron, the Dark Lord! This epic trilogy takes up where The Hobbit leaves off, tracing the legend of the One Ring, found by Bilbo in the Goblin's cave, to its final destruction in the Crack of Doom.
The Matched Series by Ally Condie
Includes the books Matched, Crossed, and Reached. The stories follow Cassia as she begins to lose her faith in the Society when she is mistakenly paired with two different men during the selection of her ideal mate, and her decision of which man to choose leads her to leave the Society in order to work with the rebel group the Rising.
The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
The series includes The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trails, The Death Cure and The Kill Order. Mark and Trina struggle to survive as modern civilization is destoryed by sun flares and mutating diseases in this exciting, fast paced series.
Unwind Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
The stories follow three teens as they embark upon a cross-country journey in order to escape from a society that salvages body parts from children ages thirteen to eighteen.
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