2021 - 2022 One Book, One District: "Your Voice, Your Choice"
Your Voice, Your Choice Overview
This summer, enjoy reading one of the books selected by students and staff across the Lenape Regional High School District. If these selections do not reflect your “voice,” please choose another book you relate to and would like to read! Let us know what you are reading! Share a photo and tell us about your book by filling out our Google Form. You will need to be signed in with your @lrstudents.org Google account in order to access the form.
Book Selections and Summaries
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why — or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into the sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch — and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive. (from goodreads.com)
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
Genre- Short Stories
A Thousand Beginnings And Endings brings a mysterious guy at a party who seems to know you. A centuries-old vampire trying to pass at a ritzy New York high school. A dark-skinned god who pops up in the passenger seat next to a guy who's feeling sorry for himself in the Oakland hills and promises him a heroic death. This is all just a taste of this collection of stories, based on Asian myths and traditional tales, and given a new spin by modern authors including Melissa de la Cruz, Elsie Chapman, Julie Kagawa, and others, who deliver page-turning plots and lots to think about.
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite
Genre- Realistic Fiction
After an incident at school, seventeen year-old Alaine is spending spring break in a "volunteer immersion project", toiling away under the ever-watchful eyes of Tati Estelle and her eagle-eyed mother at a new nonprofit in Haiti. Although it is meant as punishment, Alaine is still able to flirt with Tati's distractingly cute intern, get some actual face time with her mom and experience her family's history in Haiti for the first time.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
"A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. Linus is unexpectedly summoned on a highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place-and realizing that family is yours"--
(Provided by the publisher).