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Theme Thursday – School Days

on September 13, 2012

I’ve fallen behind on my Theme Thursday books. Hopefully they’ll be more consistent in the upcoming weeks. With school starting this month, I thought a decent helping of school-related themes might be fun. These books have been selected for kids between the ages of 13-18.

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Can True Love Survive High School? By Natalie Standiford
Revisits the lives of three high school sophomores as Lina gives up on Dan, Madison gets a lesson in meddling, and Holly neglects Rob and the girls to help Britta cope with an all-consuming, love-at-first-sight romance.
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Old School by Tobias Wolff
Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he’s achieved, and steers his destiny in directions no one could have predicted.
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Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Jordan Woods is the female captain and quarterback of her high school football team and is fine with being treated like “one of the guys,” as long as she lands an athletic scholarship for college, but when a new kid shows up, Jordan gets competition for her starting position and discovers she is developing a crush.
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Will Work for Prom Dress by Aimee Ferris
Seventeen-year-old Quigley and her best friend Anne have big plans to prepare for prom, including working to earn money for dresses, but both girls seem to have chosen their prospective dates badly as Anne’s family crisis affects them all.
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Swim The Fly by Don Calame
Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year’s? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time–quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt’s other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team.
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24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley
Jack Grammar, average American senior, has no date to the prom. Or so he thinks. Percy and Natalie, Jack’s so-called best friends, post an ad in the classified section of the online version of the school newspaper. They figure it couldn’t hurt. After all, there’s not much in this world sadder than Jack’s love life. Soon Percy and Natalie have assembled a list of girls eager to go to the prom with Jack, including one mysterious girl known only as Fancy Pants. He has just seven days to meet and date them before he will ask one special girl to the prom.
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