Looking for….

Boarding school books?

I’m currently reading Looking for Alaska by John Green.  It’s for the popsugar challenge.  I am utterly un-surprised to find that I am enjoying it.  But then again, HAVE YOU READ The Fault in Our Stars?  Because, Holy Moses, that’s an awesome, amazing, heart-jerking, terrible, wonderful, hysterical cancer book.  I also super enjoyed The Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns.

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Boarding school books.  There’s the obvious–the combination the magic of boarding schools with magic.

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And there’s Worst Witch.

And there’s…um….

The Vampire Academy.

And there’s that other vampire book.  Where all the students. except a few. are vampires.  Meh.

And there’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.  And Anna and the French Kiss.

The thing is there is something magical about boarding school books and the world of children when the adults are few and far between.  So…Looking for Alaska.  Not done yet, but I’m loving it.

If you’re looking for a fun book, I’d have to recommend the Frankie Landau-Banks book.  That was full of epic pranks and delightfulness.  If you’re looking for a John Green book or trying John Green, Looking for Alaska is a perfectly traditional place to start, but once something like The Fault in Our Stars is published–every other book by him, good or not–is not The Fault in Our Stars.


PS.  I have no idea what I’ll read next.  I’m in Numbers in the Old Testament.  Honestly, except Genesis, the books of Moses are a long slog of sloggful slogs.  Is it cool to skip whole sections of the Old Testament and still claim to have read it?  Since the answer is no for everything else, I’m guesing not.


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