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Brentwood County High School
Brentwood,
Group status: Reading the books and having fun!



Last year's shortlist was so amazing that it has taken us a little time to warm to this year's offerings. However, some great comments so far for Railhead and Salt to the Sea and tears for Wolf Hollow. It seems as if it is warming up to be another great short list.



Brentwood Ursuline Convent High
Brentwood,
 
Why do you read a book?

It has a good cover
I read it if I like the blurb
It has good publicity and reviews
A family or friends have recommended it
I am just curious to what it is about
It's up for a prize or medal
Why not?
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .