Anyone else give books for Christmas gifts?
I love giving books for Christmas. I've already bought all my little nephews & niece (just 1) a book.
Who are you giving it to?
At this point, everybody I know will have already read them by Christmas...lol.
I did buy Aly & one of my niece's the Twilight calendar for Christmas, though. Aly's is going in my kitchen (this year has been High School Musical with cute Zac Efron appearing every now & then...lol).
I always give my nephews and nieces a book as part of their Christmas gift. I've started my Christmas shopping. So far I've gotten the Canadian edition of The Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn Iggulden and Good To Go by Kim Zarzour & Sharon McKay. The other books I haven't purchased yet but
You know what...I have a student who has read all of the Twilight books and the books she has been reading lately seem to be along that line. If you'd like, I can ask her to write down some suggestions???
Thanks. That would help. The books don't necessarily have to be on the vampire genre. I'm just not sure what the kids that age are reading.
I understand...and these aren't. There are A LOT Of vampire books out there right now, though.
I'll talk with her tomorrow.
One of the ones my friend recommended after I read Twilight is Graceling by Kristin Cashore. It is a young readers.
SynopsisRomantic medieval fantasy from a debut authorThe New York Times - Katie RoipheIn the course of her dark and eventful tale, Cashore plays with the idea of awkwardness, how at a certain age gifts and talents are burdens, how they make it impossible to feel comfortable in the world. And in this she writes a fairly realistic portrait of teenage life into the baroque courts of her outlandish kingdoms…In many respects Graceling is a study of mysterious angers: it offers a perfect parable of adolescence, as its characters struggle with turbulent emotions they must learn to control. The consequences are more tangible than they usually are in more mundane settings—if Katsa loses control, she breaks someone's jaw by accident—but the principle is the same. The teenage characters in this novel, like some we may know in life, grow into their graces. They realize that their monstrous individuality is not so monstrous after all.
My student finally (sort of) came through for me. But I know she's read 2 books recently that are not on this list.
But this is what she gave me:
The Host-Stephenie Meyer (it IS an adult novel, not YA).
High School Bites by Liza Conrad
MarkedBetrayedChosenUntamed--these are by PC Cast & her daughter Kristin Cast
The Summoning (possibly Kelley Armstrong???)
Uninvited (but I don't know by whom)