Category Archives: Sports

Sports: “Game”

Game by Walter Dean Myers     “In a way it was like a bunch of guys in a game. They were falling behind every minute that passed, but they had lost interest in the score. It was as if … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Silver Linings Playbook”

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick  Pat Peoples seems like the sweetest man on earth, but for some reason he’s coming home from a mental institution to live with his parents—in his mid-thirties—and he completely loses it when he … Continue reading

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Bullying Books: “Reason to Breathe”

     Reason to Breathe, by Rebecca Donovan I was talking to another teacher at Chaffey High, Mrs. Vanderbeck (who used to work at Colony as well), about the bullying books I was reading this year. She told me about one … Continue reading

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Bullying Books: “Bruiser”

 Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  If you loved someone, how much would you be willing to do for him or her? If someone loved you, would you allow him to suffer so that you could succeed? There are a lot questions … Continue reading

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“The Running Dream”: California Young Reader Medal Nominee

   The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen Jessica, the best sprinter on her high school track team has just broken the league record in the 400-meter, beating her cross-town rival who is narcissistic snot. But the best day of … Continue reading

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Orca Soundings: “Juice”

Juice by Eric Walters    When Coach Reeves retires and Coach Barnes comes to coach football at Michael ‘Moose’s’ high school, optimism is high. Barnes has coached at Division One Central High and tells his new team that they can … Continue reading

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“Wave Warrior”

     Wave Warrior by Lesley Choyce Another Orca Soundings adventure for teens working on their reading skills. Ben Currie lives in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia. (For those of us Southern Californians with little knowledge of geography—think far to the east, … Continue reading

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