Winter break is almost here! Since you’ll have lots of downtimes, here’s a list of some great books suggested by Ledyard students for you to consider reading. Most of these books are all available in the library and Mrs. Smith would love to help you find the books for the break!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone By J.K Rowling
This is a classic for readers young and old. In this book, a young boy named, you guessed it, Harry Potter discovers he’s a wizard and is thrown into the world of magic. Sophomore Mackenzie Peluso says, “I started reading it not too long ago and I haven’t been able to put it down since. As someone who watched the movie adaptations of this, it’s really cool to see it in a book.”
They Both Die At The End
By Adam Silvera
This is a book for people who hate surprises and love a good ol’ fashioned doomed romance. Move aside, Romeo and Juliet. Junior Sandra Jimenez says, “I like the fact that it’s an LGBT+ novel. And it literally spoils the book in the title so you know what’s going to happen in the end. It’s very interesting. Read it.” Find it here.
Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda
By Becky Albertalli
Who doesn’t enjoy a gay love story? Senior Anthony Zinno says, “I recommend it because it teaches a lot about acceptance.” This book is about a teen trying to find the mysterious stranger he’s been emailing and accidentally coming out to his family in the process. Will Simon find love, acceptance, and a boyfriend? Find out here.
By Kiera Cass
A mix between “The Bachelor” and “The Hunger Games” (with less blood and more tiaras). Sophomore Evelyn Morrison says, “ ‘The Selection’ is such a good story. I never get sick of it no matter how much I read it.” This book is about a normal girl who accidentally winds up in the palace of a prince trying to find his perfect princess. America (yes, it’s her name) is only there so that her poor family can get the money that comes with her newly-discovered fame. But she starts having feelings for Maxon (the prince) along the way. Will her life ever be the same? You’ll have to read to find out. And you can do that by clicking on this link.
It Gets Worse
By Shane Dawson
Famous YouTuber Shane Dawson puts down the camera and picks up a pen for his second autobiography. Sophomore Gracie Sajkowicz likes it because, “it’s such a great book and it’s very personal to him. It’s very funny to read because he has all these different personal stories that are very relatable.” Read it here!
By John Green
Road trip! Junior Anna Leandri says, “It’s a really good book. I’ve read it like ten times.” When popular Margo went missing she left behind clues to her whereabouts. Now shy Quentin has to track her down, Will he find her? You can find out here.
The Hazel Wood
By Melissa Albert
“The Hazel Wood” is a book that will leave you on the edge of your seat (or wherever you choose to read). A girl has to uncover her not-so-fairy-tale past and learn why she’s being followed by frightening characters. She meets her estranged grandmother and learns that her mother isn’t actually her real mother. Intrigue, suspense, and a dark fairy-tale twist make this book a fun thriller/road trip/adventure. Sophomore Ella Lindbeck says, “This book was so good it took me like two hours to read the whole thing. I couldn’t put it down.” Link to the book here.
The Longest Ride
By Nicholas Sparks
“It’s really good! It’s so romantic and it’s the best book I’ve ever read,” sophomore Samantha Lajoie says. College student Sophia and champion bull-rider Luke cross paths and fall in love when they cross paths with Ira, an elderly man reminiscing on his decades-old romance. Get it here.
Ella Lindbeck, Staff Writer
Sophomore Ella Lindbeck Is a staff writer for the 2018-2019 colonel. She is a swimmer and loves reading. If she isn’t watching the Harry Potter movies she’s probably napping.
Mackenzie Peluso, Staff Writer
Sophomore Mackenzie Peluso is a staff writer for the 2018-2019 Colonel. She is a cheerleader and often volunteers for school events. Her goals in life are to learn Italian and watch every Marvel movie in order. You can often see her wearing checkered Vans or a striped sweater.