Category Archives: US Book Recommendation

Ender’s Game Trailer!

We’re so excited that the Ender’s Game trailer is out! This book has been a favorite of both middle and high school students for years, and the movie looks like it will be an exciting adaptation.

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Faculty Book Reviews

Here’s what some of Brentwood School’s faculty have been reading! Mr. Becker – This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman “I liked this novel about a 15-year old boy, in private school, who is sent an explicit video by a girl who … Continue reading

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Make a Senior Book Display, Get a Bookmark!

We are in the process of printing out these bookmarks. Thanks to the students for making the displays and to Max C. (class of 2014) for making the bookmarks.  

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This Week’s Senior Book Display: Jacob F.

Come to the Library and enjoy an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction in Jacob’s display. Want to make a Senior Book Display? Let Ms. Abarbanel know!  

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Writing Reviews in Destiny

With our new library catalog, you can write reviews to help your classmates, teachers, and librarians find the best books in the library. To get to the library catalog, visit the library home page and click on the library catalog … Continue reading

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National Book Award Finalists for Young People’s Literature

The National Book Award Finalists for Young People’s Literature were announced this morning! The National Book Award is an American literary prize that is awarded to writers by a panel of their peers. There are four award categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, … Continue reading

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Student Book Recommendation: Philip K. Dick Short Stories

Philip K. Dick Short Stories Philip K. Dick is one of the most prolific and influential sci-fi writers in history.  Each story is only about twenty pages, but you read three sentences and you’re hooked.  The first one I read … Continue reading

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Student Book Recommendation: The Fault in our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The accepted cliché, classic love story tends to start like this: eyes meet across the room, they walk towards each other, they fall in love. The Fault in Our Stars by John … Continue reading

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Ms. Bali Recommends:

Long Knife by James Alexander Thom “Long Knife is the history in novel form of General George Rogers Clark (older brother of William Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame) and of his accomplishments during the years of the Revolutionary War, … Continue reading

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Upper Division Students Enjoyed…

Carolyn Jessop’s Escape is about the struggles in a world devoid of happiness and rationality, a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints polygamist society. After Carolyn endured the oppression of the cult for thirty-four years, her bravery carried … Continue reading

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