Tag Archives: Orca Soundings Series

Orca Limelights: “The Frail Days”

 Stella Wing (because it sounds more ‘new-punk’ than Wang) with her nose piercing and fire-engine-red hair is no Disney princess. She’s a drummer in a nameless band that needs a singer. Jacob is her guitarist and Miles plays the bass. … Continue reading

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Orca Soundings: “Tell,” “Lockdown,” and “Jacked”

I’m excited to have the READ 180 class back in for a book talk today. Since our last visit, I’ve read three Orca Soundings books that I want to share: Jacked by Carrie Mac Zane Is bored with his shift … Continue reading

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“Knifepoint”

Knifepoint by Alex Van Tol  In a very short book, Van Tol has done a great job of telling a story of suspense, of getting into the mind of a crazed killer. Jill is working on a mountain ranch for … Continue reading

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“Responsible”

Responsible by Darlene Ryan I know everyone is focused on finals and the winter break. Study hard and then then relax with a good book over the holidays!  I’m thinking about the Read 180 classes because they are the first … Continue reading

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“Reaction”

Reaction by Lesley Choyce    Ashley drops the bomb on Zach—she’s pregnant and doesn’t know what to do. At first they try to figure things out together, but their fear and anger cause them to pull apart. Ashley is so … Continue reading

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“Bang”

Bang by Norah McClintock   “Act normal? The guy died, and JD wants me to act normal?” Quentin—‘Q’—thinks he’s going to have the usual day with his friend JD. Q thinks about asking JD’s sister Leah out. He thinks about hanging … Continue reading

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“Picture This”

    Picture This by Norah McClintock Ethan is living in his second foster home when he is enrolled in Picture This is a program for troubled teens. He’s learning photography skills and he’s good at it—creative and serious. So when … Continue reading

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