What High School Students are Reading this Summer!

We’re just over halfway through our Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program! This year, we also encouraged high school students to read one book each month and fill out an online review. We received almost 1,500 reviews for the month of June alone! With your help, we hope to beat this number in July. There’s still plenty of time for students to read a book and submit a review. We’ll even send you a coupon!

Here is what some of our High School reviewers are saying.

The Blood of Olympus is so good, I don’t even know where to begin. Everything was resolved beautifully, and it was full of action and laughter for me. I just wish I could follow the Seven for the rest of their lives. (Including Nico and Leo. Especially Nico and Leo.) If you haven’t read this already because you’re afraid of finishing the series and having nothing meaningful in your life anymore, I suggest you read this, finish the series, and start the whole series all over again. Unless you need a break from Rick Riordan and his awesome demigods, but I doubt it.”

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken was an amazing book filled with tons of action and romance along with some of the best character development I have seen in a while! This book had me hooked from page one and kept me hooked throughout the whole book! The story of how Ruby embraces who she is and what she can do is inspiring and so much fun to read!

The [Divergent] series was riveting and definitely a page-turner! I loved being able to cheer on the main character, Beatrice, one second, and cry with her the next. You can immerse yourself into the novels and forget about the world around you. The series takes you on an adventure and you’ll love every second of it!

We made several reading suggestions for readers at the start of the summer, and Veronica Roth’s Divergent series has far and away been the most popular choice of those books featured. Here are some of the other books students are reading.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Thanks again to everyone who have participated in our Summer Reading program. There’s still time to read in July. High school students, visit HPB.com/FYB to submit your own review. You might make it into next month’s blog!

Jeremy is Customer Service Specialist at HPB Corporate

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