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GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
 
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Summer Reading Contest 2017!
 
June 1 - Aug. 19
 
1st Prize - $100 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble
2nd Prize - $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble
To Qualify you must:
  • be enrolled when school ends and begins
  • read at least 5 YA or adult novels, 100 pages or more
  • sign up before school is out (Contact Mrs. David, ddavid@gainesvilleisd.org
  • join Remind: GHS Summer Reading Hours
  • complete a Record Sheet signed by parent/guardian with valid phone number
In the event of a tie, we will have a drawing for those who meet the requirements.
 
 
 
Librarian: Mrs. Deri David
ddavid@gainesvilleisd.org 
 
  

 

 
 
  •  Unrequited

    The upside of unrequited

    by Becky Albertalli Year Published: 2017

    Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.

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  •  The hate u give

    The hate u give

    by Angie Thomas Year Published: 2017

    After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.



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  •  Shutter

    Shutter

    by Laurie Faria Stolarz Year Published: 2016 Life changes, emotions, romantics, love

    "Day Connor is convinced that a boy she has met is not the murderer the police say he is, but can she prove his innocence-or will the truth change everything?"-

     

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  •  The bitter side of sweet

    The bitter side of sweet

    by Tara Sullivan Year Published: 2016 Suspense, Action, Forbidden Love, Tragedy

    Working as forced labor on a chocolate plantation in the Ivory Coast, Amadou and his younger brother Seydou have given up hope, until a young girl arrives at the camp who rekindles the urge to escape.

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  •  And I darken

    And I Darken

    by Kiersten White Year Published: 2016 Romantics, love, search for a better life

    Ever since Lada Dragwlya and her brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival, and when she meets Mehmed, the heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against, complications arise as Lada, Radu and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point. 

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  •  The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    by John Green Year Published: 2011 Love story, Family, Coming of Age
    Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
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  • The Impossible Knife of Memory

    by Laurie Halse Anderson Year Published: 2013 Psychological; Domestic, Realistic Fiction
    For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will being back home help Andy's PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.
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