16 Books Everyone Should Read Before High School: Today in Critical Linking

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Junior high is no joke, but high school’s an entirely different animal. For teens getting ready for what might be their first taste of lockers, late bells, and most of all a dizzying array of choices—of classes, of friends, of personas—here are 16 books exploring the obstacles you might face, debunking the myths you might get tripped up by, and serving as a primer for that giant, sometimes terrifying petri dish that is high school.

I truly wish I had this list of 16 Books Everyone Should Read Before High School when I was fourteen.


The exhibition, which will run from Oct. 20, 2017, until Feb. 28, 2018, will feature material from Ms. Rowling’s archives, as well as from the archives of Bloomsbury, the British publisher of the Harry Potter books. It will also look at the history of magic around the world, showing manuscripts dating back hundreds of years, books about magic and related objects.

This really sounds amazing.


There’s a way for those of us in Brooklyn who are starry-eyed for Stars Hollow to get our fix, besides binging on Netflix: The Gilmore Girls Book Club at Greenpoint’s Word Bookstore is a way for Gilmore Girls fans and bookwormy, aspiring Rory Gilmores to nerd out by reading and discussing books that are either mentioned on the show, or Rory Gilmore is shown reading.

More than 300 books are mentioned throughout the seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, so this book club could go for awhile.


Maclean was 74 when the book was published, which just goes to show it’s never too late to make a debut. In the following series of letters to editor and publisher Nick Lyons, Maclean is warm, interested, and generous, and reveals the man behind his terse, clear prose. Reprinted with permission from The Norman Maclean Reader. Please enjoy.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of A River Runs Through It.

 

 

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