Looking for a good book to read? Here are some of Mrs. Fallon's recommendations!

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Where You'll Find It


What You'll Love About It

  • Important topic for readers: texting and driving.

  • Pulls the heartstrings without being overly emotional.

  • Brother-sister relationship between Carver and his sister?

  • Various experiences and perspectives of grief.

  • Familiar Nashville settings.

Mrs. Fallon's Favorite Scene

Squirrel rodeo!

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Where You'll Find It

F Gai

What You'll Love About It

  • Um, a baby is raised by ghosts in a graveyard after he escapes his family's brutal murder? Yes, please!

  • Creepy and suspenseful but also heartfelt and happy. 

  • Weird, dark, and dangerous in all the best ways!

  • Challenges mainstream ideas of family and home.

  • Gateway book to Neil Gaiman's work.

Mrs. Fallon's Favorite Thing

The different chapters that seem to have nothing to do with one another are woven together masterfully in an incredible ending. And there are fantastic videos of Neil Gaiman reading it aloud

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


Where You'll Find It

   F ACE


What You'll Love About It

  • A complicated love story!

  • Very real mother-daughter relationship.

  • Relatable issues of living up to a parent's high expectations.

  • Awesome twin bond between the main character and her brother.

  • Think you don't like poetry? This book will change your mind!

Mrs. Fallon's Favorite Scene

Xio performing at an open mic night and being an absolute rockstar!


Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner


Where You'll Find It

   Coming Fall 2019


What You'll Love About It

  • This is the most hilarious book I've read in years! Serious LOLs!

  • Really cool girl main characters who are best friends.

  • Senior year adventures galore!

  • Sweet romance!

Mrs. Fallon's Favorite Scene

They have this conversation about how inverting the letters of country music stars' names makes them sound like Star Wars characters. Slake Bhelton, Prad Baisley, Belsea Kallerini... it's funny because it's true! 

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway


Where You'll Find It



What You'll Love About It

  • Thinking about the meaning of family and finding the people you care about

  • Alternating narrators: 3 siblings separated by adoption as they get to know one another

  • Teenage experiences that are relevant but also somewhat uncommon (pregnancy, parent divorce, adoptive/foster homes)

  • Sibling relationships you can relate to 

Mrs. Fallon's Favorite Scene

When Grace stands up for herself when a male classmate calls her an insulting name.