One School One Book
Building communities through reading is a powerful thing. This year we will be reading four books school-wide, one each quarter. Students that read the selected book and also write a review of the book in Destiny will be entered in a prize drawing. All books are available as an ebook through Destiny.
1st Quarter -- The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston. The winner for 1st quarter was Grace Myer.
2nd Quarter -- Food: The New Gold by Kathlyn Gay. The winner for 2nd quarter was Jacob Monicken-Selb.
3rd Quarter - Catch & Release by Blythe Woolston
Summary: Eighteen-year-old Polly, the narrator, and Odd, who is a year younger and several degrees more impulsive, are the only survivors of a MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, also known as flesh-eating bacteria) outbreak in their town that killed its five other victims. They did not survive unscathed. Polly lost an eye, and her face is scarred. Odd lost his foot and is tortured by phantom pain. Polly and Odd had no connection before MRSA, but now that their former plans are obsolete, they have nothing but each other and a shared affection for trout fishing. The rest of their small Montana hometown is decidedly uncomfortable for the two who lived. So when Odd shows up in his grandmother's 1979 Cadillac D'Elegance, promising a day on the river, it's pretty clear that a remarkable journey is in store for the two of them.
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