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For the Love of a Book, Week 9

I’m finally back with another installment of the For the Love of a Book series!! I know you’re super pumped (and don’t tell me if you aren’t). I really am going to try to do better with my blog, I swear.

This week, we are going to focus on an author, rather than on a certain book or series. This author has written many books that I’m a fan of and I’m going to focus in on one in particular but I recommend pretty much everything by this author!

Gordon Korman is a mastermind when it comes to writing. His books are engaging and each one is full of plot twists and surprises that keep you on the edge of your seat. Whenever I go to book sales (or my mom goes for me), I always am on the lookout for new Gordon Korman books. I have an entire bin in my classroom library just for GK!

I especially love his trilogy books. These are relatively short and contain a super engaging story that keeps the reader going until the very last page. Everest is one such trilogy. It’s about an expedition up Mt. Everest – and the expedition consists of teens. The book starts off with a funeral for a teen climber – nothing like a hook to grab you right at the start! You don’t even know who the climber is so you spend the whole trilogy waiting for someone to meet their end on Mt. Everest.

These books are well-written and very good at hooking even the most reluctant of readers. I highly recommend them for any middle school (or even upper elementary) classroom library. They’re probably a bit young for high school but would be great for struggling readers.

What about you? Have you read anything by Gordon Korman? Have any other recommendations for me? As always, sound off in the comments!

For now…that’s a wrap!