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1 Book Chats

2 The Maze Runner by James Dashner Movie Trailer Author Talk Genre: Science Fiction Protagonist: Thomas Setting: Glade Conflict: Thomas and the other Gladers (teenage boys) wake up trapped in a giant maze, remembering nothing from their former life. They must find a way out before being eaten alive by the Grievers.

3 Middle School the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson Genre: Realistic Fiction Protagonist: Rafe Setting: Middle School (6 th -8 th grade) Conflict: Rafe is a good kid but he’s dealing with issues at home and is bored in school. He creates a game with his best friend Leonardo. The objective? Break every school rule. James Patterson talks about this book James Patterson talks about this book

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5 This is the totally insane story of how I, Rafe… Fought and overcame a diabolical teacher called the Dragon Lady Sold my soul to the school bully, a dollar at a time Wrestled with a real live bear, repeatedly Fell kind of in “like” with the most popular girl in school Went into the soda business and went bust Accidently-on-purpose hurt all the people I care about The worst days of my life were good sometimes. Bad sometimes. But mostly they were hilarious.

6 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Speak Genre: Realistic Fiction Protagonist: Melinda Setting: High School Conflict: Melinda busted an end of summer party by calling the cops. Now, she is the most hated girl in school. She trusts no one, and falls into a deep depression because of a secret that is haunting her.

7 Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn Genre: Realistic Fiction Protagonist: Nick- good looking, popular, athletic Setting: Miami, high school Conflict: Nick is sentenced to anger management classes because his ex-girlfriend Caitlyn has taken a restraining order against him. He is ordered by the judge to write about their relationship.

8 If I Stay By Gayle Forman Genre: Realistic Fiction Setting: Hospital, flashbacks Main Characters: Mia, her family, and BF Adam

9 If I Stay By Gale Forman

10 Book Chats- Conflict Take your SSR book and your note card. Stand in two lines. Read/describe the conflict of your book to your partner. Your partner must guess the type of conflict you’ve just described. Switch roles. 1 minute

11 Book Chats: Take on the point of view of your protagonist! Hello my name is _________________ and I am the protagonist of the book _______________. I am about ____ years old and I live ________. One interesting fact about me is ______________. Some other characters that are important to me are ______________________________. Right now I am facing a conflict because ____________________.

12 Skeleton Creek Series by Patrick Carman Setting: an abandoned gold dredge in the town, Skeleton Creek External Conflict: Strange things are happening in the town and Ryan and Sarah are trying to prove the dredge is haunted by the ghost of Old Joe Bush Protagonists: Ryan and Sarah Ryan records everything in his journal, Sarah videotapes clues and sends them to Ryan videotapes

13 Sold Patricia McCormick Realistic Fiction Copyright: 2006

14 Exposition-Lakshmi (young girl) Protagonist Mumtaz (runs the brothel)Antagonist Setting: Begins in a small village in the mountains of Nepal and then a city in India. Conflict: Lakshmi’s stepfather gambles away all of the family’s money and they begin to starve. He sells her to Mumtaz to become a prostitute.

15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytlDtf-AXTE Facts about Human Trafficking Almost 200,000 girls from Nepal, many of them under the age of 14, are working as sex slaves in India An estimated two million women and children are sold into the sex trade every year, the U.S. research group Protection Project states

16 Edgar Allan Poe-The Black Cat (1843) Poe is best known as one of the earliest American writers of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. Genre: Horror Antagonist: The Black Cat Protagonist: The narrator Point of View: 1 st person Conflict: The conflict begins to unfold when the man describes how his personality changes because of his heavy drinking which results in moodiness and violence. He starts abusing his cat Pluto and then soon directs it towards his wife. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzA2NHwYtWA

17 Deadline Deadline by Chris Crutcher Genre: realistic fiction Setting: present day high school Protagonist: Ben, 18 years old, diagnosed with a rare blood disease Conflict: keeps his sickness a secret but wants to make the most of the few months he has left. Ben starts to wonder how his family and friends will cope once he’s gone.

18 Repossessed-by A.M Jenkins Main Character: Kirel (A Demon or AKA-Fallen Angel) Genre: Fantasy Conflict: Internal (feels guilty that he overtook a teenager’s body) Plot: Kirel needs a vacation from tormenting the dead souls in hell, so he takes a forbidden break. He takes over the body of 17-year-old Shaun Simpson moments before the teen steps in front of a speeding cement mixer. He takes over living Shaun’s life and shows how Shaun did not appreciate the value of his best friend, brother and parents-things humans take for granted.

19 Unlikely Friendships Author: Jennifer S. Holland Genre: Nonfiction Stories about animals who have nothing in common, bond in the most unexpected ways and thrive on warmth, closeness, and trust that come with best friends. Some unusual “friendships”: The Cockatoo and the cat, The Dachshund and the piglet, and The Gorilla and the kitten http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A2KLqIRj aKFQAyAAea37w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBncGdyMzQ0BHNlYwN zZWFyY2gEdnRpZAM- ?p=unlikely+friendships+you+tube&ei=utf-8&fr=yfp-t-701 http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A2KLqIRj aKFQAyAAea37w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBncGdyMzQ0BHNlYwN zZWFyY2gEdnRpZAM- ?p=unlikely+friendships+you+tube&ei=utf-8&fr=yfp-t-701

20 Book Chats The title of my book is __________ and the author is_______. I chose to read this book because__________. The protagonist of my book is ______________ and he/she is (age/personality). The antagonist of my book is ______________ because _____________. One interesting thing that has happened so far in the plot is _____________________.

21 Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson Protagonists: Lia and Cassie (18 years old), best friends since second grade Conflict: Cassie just died mysteriously and Lia is coping with her death as well as her own struggle with anorexia. She starves herself because it is her only way to cope with her own problems and insecurities.

22 Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

23 Flipped

24 The Outsiders Protagonist: Antagonist: Conflict:

25 House Rules by Jodi Picoult

26 Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

27 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

28 Peak By Roland Smith Peak By Roland Smith

29 The Hunger Games By Suzanne Colllins Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

30 The Shack by William P. Young The Shack WM. Paul Young

31 Unwind by Neal Shusterman

32 If I Stay By Gayle Forman Genre: Realistic Fiction Setting: Hospital, flashbacks Main Characters: Mia, her family, and BF Adam

33 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: World War II Concentration Camp Main Characters: Bruno and Schumel

34 WonderWonder by R.J. Palacio Protagonist: August “Auggie”, 5 th grade -Born with a severely deformed face -27 surgeries Conflict: Auggie is starting school for the first time and his classmates are horrified by his face. *Each section is a different character’s point of view. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

35 Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson Protagonist: Jane, 9 years old Conflict: Jane’s mom is always too busy for her, so her only companion is an imaginary friend named Michael. Michael leaves her on her 9 th birthday, promising she’ll forget him… but she doesn’t. movie trailer

36 The Acorn People Ron Jones (Nonfiction) Characters: Ron Jones (camp counselor) Ron signs up to be a camp counselor thinking that he would have a fun vacation swimming and boating at the camp. He finds out that his is responsible for five students with severe physical handicaps. They are known as the Acorn People. Benny B: A child who is in a wheelchair because of polio.polio Spider: Has 2 extra arms and a extra leg. Aaron (A.K.A.) Arid: smells awful, he has no bladderbladder Thomas : has muscular sclerocis Martin-Blind Theme: Over time, they teach their counselor that despite their disabilities, they are just like everyone else on the inside and that they are capable of accomplishing anything. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=wNpchXQ1jh4&NR=1

37 D IVERGENT D IVERGENT BY V ERONICA ROTH Genre : Science Fiction Protagonist : Beatrice (Tris), 16 years old Setting : Chicago (in the future) Plot: Tris finds out she’s divergent and chooses to leave her faction (Abnegation) to join another Dauntless. Five Factions Abnegation (the selfless) Amity (the peaceful) Candor (the honest) Dauntless (the brave) Erudite (the intelligent)

38 Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson and his friends, Annabeth and Tyson, team up for an adventure when they need to travel to an island in the Bermuda Triangle to find Grover and recover the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece is a gold-hair winged ram. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KoOtiuSjuI

39 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

40 Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher

41 Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay Setting: France, 1942 Protagonist: Sarah (10 years old) and her family Antagonist: The French military External Conflict: Sarah’s family has been captured and sent to a concentration camp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 0AmxnNxiNWA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 0AmxnNxiNWA

42 Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman Protagonist: Shawn (14 years old) with cerebral palsy Point of View: first person, Shawn Setting: Seattle Antagonist: Shawn’s father External conflict: Shawn knows his dad is thinking about killing him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= RZ_pLwYP3bA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= RZ_pLwYP3bA

43 Book Chats In groups of 4, use your SSR journal to discuss the book you are currently reading. 5:00

44 Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher Realistic Fiction Protagonists: Dilon & Jennifer Conflict: Both Dilon & Jennifer are dealing with a terrible past

45 The Boy from the Basement by Susan Shaw Realistic Fiction Protagonist: Charlie Conflict: Brainwashed by abusive father

46 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 2010 Newbery Medal Genre: Science Fiction & Mystery Protagonists: Miranda and best friend Sal Conflict: Miranda is finding creepy notes that predict her future Setting: NYC The laughing homeless man always says “book bag pocket shoe” clues are found in the story itself, on the map, in words and chapter titles

47 Book Chats WHO is the book about? WHAT is the book about (quick plot summary) WHEN does the story take place? WHERE does the story take place? WHY did you choose to read this book? HOW do you think this book will end? (prediction)

48 The First Note I am coming to save your friend’s life, and my own. I must ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter.

49 Crank by Ellen Hopkins

50 Go Ask Alice Anonymous

51 A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

52 Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

53 Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix Protagonist: Luke Static Character: Jen, Luke’s neighbor and another shadow child Conflict: The government is coping with food shortages by creating a Population Police. Families are only allowed two children. Luke is a shadow child. Shadow children will be killed or imprisoned. trailer

54 The Shadow Children Series (7 books) Margaret Peterson Haddix

55 Book Chats Share with your partner(s): – Who is the protagonist of your book? How do you know? – Who or what is the antagonist of your book? How do you know? – Based on what you’ve read so far, who is a dynamic character? Or who do you PREDICT will be a dynamic character? How do you know? – Who is a static character in your book? How do you know?

56 Cut by Patricia McCormick

57 What my Mother Doesn’t Know

58 Slam Slam by Nick Hornby Protagonist: Sam – 16 years old – Lives for skateboarding and idolizes Tony Hawk – Dreams of going to college and making something of himself, unlike his own father Conflict- Sam’s girlfriend Alicia is pregnant

59 Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson Genre: Realistic Fiction Protagonist: Tyler Conflict: External- Character Vs. Society Tyler already has a bad reputation for doing graffiti on the school. He attends a party with Bethany, his Dad’s bosses daughter. After the party, nude pictures of Bethany end up on the internet and everyone thinks Tyler is responsible.

60 Rules by Cynthia Lord

61 Deadline by Chris Crutcher

62 Notes From the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick Protagonist: Alex, 16 years old – Dad ran off with his 3 rd grade teacher, Mom is on her first date since Dad left Conflict: an accident faces him with a $375 fine, $125 to fix his mom’s car, 100 hours of community service with a nasty old man named Sol

63 Book chats: pick one If you could have dinner with the protagonist OR author of your SSR book, what are TWO questions you would ask him/her? What are TWO ways you can connect your life to your SSR book?

64 The Shadow Children Series Setting: future Protagonist: Luke, a 3 rd child hiding from the population police Conflict: Luke and other 3 rd children are being blamed for food shortage, so they must stay in hiding or be killed

65 Book Chats: Your Turn Bring book with you Share the following: Title, Author, Genre, Setting, Protagonist, Conflict Switch partners every 3 minutes

66 Life of Pi Life of Pi by Yann Martel Genre: Fantasy Adventure Protagonist: Pi Antagonist: Nature Setting: India, a raft in the middle of the Pacific Plot: His family owns a zoo in India and decide to sell the animals and move to Canada. The ship wrecks during a storm, and Pi is the only survivor, along with a few animals.

67 Final Book Chat Look back at your SSR journal. Reflect on the following questions: How have you grown as an independent reader this year? What do you notice about your reading habits? What genre of books have you been reading? Out of all the books you read this year, which one stands out? Why? How many books did you finish this year? Write your responses to these questions as a final entry in your SSR journal.


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