The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton- Episode 26

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – Episode 26 The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967.  The book takes place over about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society…

Game Changer By Margaret Peterson Haddix – Episode 23

Episode 23 – Game Changer This book is about a girl named K.T Sutton who is a softball obsessed 8th grader.  She is knocked out during a game and wakes up in a world where and sports and academics have switched places in the lives of students.  Classes are all athletics and sports are all…

Animal Farm George Orwell – Episode 22

Episode 22 George Orwell- Animal Farm This dystopian classic defines the term Orwellian.  Join the animals of animal farm in learning that running things isn’t nearly as easy as you think. When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master, Mr Jones, and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning…

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse – Episode 21

Episode 21 -Fever 1793 Laurie Halse Recommended Age: 8-11 This is a historical fiction book is about the yellow plague epidemic of 1793.  It is the story of a girl named Mattie Cook who lives in Philadelphia and helps her mother in their coffee house. When people in their town start falling ill to a…

Etiquette and Espionage – Gail Carriger – Episode 20

Episode 20 – Etiquette and Espionage Etiquette and Espionage is the first book of the Finishing School series by Gail Carriger.  It is the story of Sophronia a fourteen-year-old girl who does not fit into the expected mold of a young lady of her class.  When she is sent to finishing school she realizes it…