Special Sub-Topic: The Books I Read in Tenth Grade: Part One
|This book features a young women named Helen who, as a ghost, finds another ghost who helps her find a body to take over. What is the name of the book?|
"A Certain Slant of Light" - Laura Whitcomb. "A Certain Slant of Light" by Laura Whitcomb was published in 2005. In the book, Helen, who has been dead for 130 years, finds another ghost, James, in her host's English class. But this ghost is in a boy's body. She is fascinated by the fact that a ghost took over a human's body and he conveniences her to try it, too. The book speeds up as Helen and James live a new life in the bodies of two teenagers.
|Bobby wakes up one morning to find out he has turned invisible. He works hard and finds a friend in his quest to solve his "problem". What book is it?|
"Things Not Seen" - Andrew Clements. "Things Not Seen" by Andrew Clements was published in 2002. In the book, Bobby Philips wakes up one morning and is going about his business normally when he looks in his mirror and can't see a reflection. He tells his parents and stops going to school as he and his family try to figure out why he turned invisible. Through it all he finds a new friend, Alicia, who is blind. It is the first in a series. The other books are "Things Hoped For" and "Things That Are".
|Laurel suddenly grows a giant flower on her back, in which book about faeries and magic?|
"Wings" - Aprilynne Pike. "Wings" by Aprilynne Pike was published in 2009. It is the first book in a series. Although the book is titled "Wings", the main character, Laurel, does not have wings, but rather, a blossom. The blossom started as a bump on her back and grew into a flower. Laurel and her new friend, David, investigate what could be happening to her.
|What book is about a girl from Nepal who was sold into prostitution and taken to India?|
"Sold" - Patricia McCormick. "Sold" by Patricia McCormick was published in 2006. It has won many awards, including the National Book Award in 2007. The book is the story of Lakshmi and her life when she is sold into prostitution by her step-dad. It takes place in present time and shows the horrors of prostitution in India.
|Which of these is a very moving novel about the before and after of a school shooting in Sterling, New Hampshire?|
"Nineteen Minutes" - Jodi Picoult. "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult was published in 2007. It tells the story of Peter Houghton's school shooting and the events leading up to it. The book is told through many perspectives including Peter's, Josie Cormier, Judge Alex Cormier, and Detective Patrick Ducharme. The book teaches many life lessons about being human.
|Which of these books is the story of a girl who dies and goes to a world similar to Earth where people age backwards before returning to Earth as babies?|
"Elsewhere" - Gabrielle Zevin. "Elsewhere" by Gabrielle Zevin was published in 2005. After Liz Hall dies when she is hit by a car, she wakes up on a cruise ship that is heading to a place called Elsewhere. Elsewhere is a Heaven-like place where the dead live until they go back to Earth. Although Liz is first distraught about being dead, she learns to deal with it and meets many friends in her death.
|What book is the sequel to "The Hunger Games" and features the 75th anniversary of the Hunger Games?|
"Catching Fire" - Suzanne Collins. "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins was published in 2009. It tells the story of Katniss Everdeen and the uprising against the capitol. In the book, Katniss finds herself in the middle of the uprising and is forced to take part in it to protect herself and her loved ones. The yearly Hunger Games also starts to the great disappointment of the citizens of Panem.
|In this book, Logan gets a dog during an outbreak of a disease that is killing almost every dog in the world. What book did I describe?|
"The Last Dog on Earth" - Daniel Ehrenhaft. "The Last Dog on Earth" by Daniel Ehrenhaft was published in 2003. In the midst of an outbreak of a dog-killing disease, Logan Moore gets a dog named Jack. The disease, called POS, is similar to rabies and makes dogs attack anything before they drop dead. Logan and Jack go on a life changing journey throughout the book.
|Sunny receives a letter from her older sister at the beginning of this book. The problem is, her sister was reported dead. What is the book?|
"Dead Girls Don't Write Letters" - Gail Giles. "Dead Girls Don't Write Letters" by Gail Giles was published in 2004. It is about Sunny Reynolds and her returning from school sister, Jazz. But, is Jazz really Jazz? Sunny knows that the girl who showed up out of nowhere is not her sister, but can she figure out what is going on in time?
|In this book, a high school shooting at a nearby town affects the students at Central High School in a negative way when they get a horribly mean grief and crisis counselor. What is the book?|
"After" - Francine Prose. "After" by Francine Prose was published in 2003. In the book, Tom and his friends deal with the new, ridiculous rules and their new horrid grief and crisis counselor after a school shooting takes place at a school near their town. They slowly realize there some deeper conspiracy going on as the school becomes a prison and people start to disappear.
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