Ms. Capponi's Book Talk

Book Buzz
Your next Book Talk is 
this Friday
in the LGI
Every ten weeks, you will showcase a novel you have read outside of class through a Book Talk Folder and an informal Book Talk.

This Book Talk will allow you to share novels that have inspired or entertained you and will give other students new book ideas.

To help you sift through all the books out there, I will highlight a book each month on this site. I try to recommend each book by genre, gender and reading level.

You can also check out my virtual book shelf at:

Also, check out, a cool website with great book ideas for teenagers.

For all the boys out there, try


Lastely, here's a book site by famous novelist, James Patterson:


Pizza Party!!!
Each quarter, I will highlight a good read. At the end of each marking period, students who have read it can join me for a pizza lunch to discuss it. The next pizza lunch is January 26th.
We will be discussing:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children              by Ransom Riggs

     As a kid, Jacob formed a special bond with his grandfather whose bizarre tales along and photos of girls and boys he claimed he knew from his days as an orphan during WWI. Now at 16, Jacob is undone by the old man's unexpected death. But grandpa's final words send the boy on a journey to the remote Welsh island and orphanage where his grandfather grew up. There, he finds the children from the photographs--alive and well and still young--despite the islanders’ tale that all were killed decades ago.

    As Jacob begins to unravel more about his grandfather’s childhood, he suspects he is being trailed by monsters only he can see. His growing relationship with the children and head mistress of this peculiar school will force him to make a difficult and life altering choice. This is a haunting and unique read, the first in a a trilogy, followed by The Hollow City, and The Library of Souls. You will devour all of them as you meet unforgettable characters and take a roller coaster ride of plot twists. 

Genre: fantasy
Gender:  both girls and boys
Reading level: average + 
Ms.Capponi says: "This was the BEST series I'v read in several years. Really addicting!"

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