I just finished reading Wish last night and it was a great book! This book was on the 2012 Lone Star List and I finally got a chance to read it. It's a great story about Bee and her brother, Tommy. Tommy has Cystic Fibrosis and has been awarded his dream trip by a Wish Foundation to swim with Great White sharks. Tommy, Bee, and their mom leave the east coast and head west to sunny California for the experience. Tommy and Bee bond together throughout the trip while their mom does her usual "stuff." I would recommend this to anyone who likes a sad, but hopeful story.
R.J. Palacio's book, Wonder, is a great read! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. A few students had recommended it to me, and I finally got a copy back in the library to read it.
August Pullman is a young boy who is born with a cleft palette and another rare facial deformity. He grows up thinking he is a regular kid...until he goes to school with 5th graders. Read this great story of hope, family and friendship to find that beauty truly is more than skin deep.
I've heard from a few colleagues that The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen was a great read, so I had to try it out. I started and finished over Easter weekend.
The main character, Sage, is spunky, boisterous and full of life. He and two other orphan boys are bought and being tested to see who will make the "best" prince to replace the long-lost prince of the kingo
Ms. Smith, SBMS