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Old 05-28-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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Hello! I am new to this forum...I am currently in a master's program for secondary English and will be student teaching in the fall. Right now, I tutor a student who is just finishing up 9th grade. I plan to continue working with her over the summer on reading, writing, and general literacy skills. She is a great young woman, but struggles with reading comprehension and has major writing issues (spelling, grammar, etc.) She goes to a private school and the summer reading requirements are pretty light...my plan is to suggest a few books that we can read together and then create some writing and creative assignments around them. Any suggestions of good books to push her, but not frustrate her? Like most 15-year-olds, she loves the Hunger Games, the Book Thief, etc. Thanks!


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Dystopain Fiction is the hot thing now!

Has she read the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth?

I would also recommend the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie.

I just finished the Slated trilogy by Teri Terry. (Awesome!)

I was obsessed with The Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass.

Fault in Our Stars by John Greene is wonderful.

The Unwind dystology by Neal Schusterman is extraordinary.

The Only Boy by Jordan Locke is also quite good, but it is a self-published novel, only available as an online order through B&N or Amazon.

Hope this helps. If you search the books on Amazon, you'll get a blurb to share with her. Good luck!
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Redundancy - I do not think she has read the Divergent trilogy. Maybe we can read it with a comparative framework to Hunger Games.

Thank you for all of your helpful suggestions!
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I am also a tutor and I read three books this year with a 14 year old reluctant reader. She enjoyed all of them. One was above her level, but the other two were The Giver and The Outsiders. Both are favorites of many middle-schoolers but the themes are not too young for 9th or 10th graders.
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