Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: Lesson Plan Ideas "Speak tells the story of a girl who becomes a target after ruining a party for justifiable reasons that she keeps to herself. A novel about the importance of owning your voice, Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak" has a very strong message for teen girls and boys alike. Easily teachable to a class of 14 year olds, this links to some lesson plan ideas for this novel."
"Lilac Girls: A Novel" by Martha Hall Kelly: Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.
In Lansens's second novel, readers come to know Rose and Ruby, 29-year-old conjoined twins. When one of the girls decides to write her autobiography, the distinct personalities of the two emerge to reveal their contradictory longing for independence and their unwavering togetherness.
If you needed one more reason to fervently await spring fever, here you go: Paula Hawkins just announced that her follow-up to smash hit thriller The Girl on the Train will hit shelves May 2 of next year. Titled Into the Water, this forthcoming novel of psychological suspense is set in a small riverside town where the bodies of a woman and a teen girl are discovered a few days apart. The investigation that follows begins to uncover a complex connection between the two murders. Pre-Order…
His new novel is A Thousand Splendid Suns, a title that comes from a 17th-century poem — an ode to the city of Kabul. In it, Hosseini tells the story of two girls who grow close as women — unlikely friends who are brought together in the chaos of war.