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

F ZEN

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!

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

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

   FIC BEN

 

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 jumps a male classmate who calls her an insulting name.