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 Beach Reads

Western High's media specialists suggest you consider the following titles for your summer pleasure reading:

Admissions Confidential: An Insider's Account of the Elite College Selection Process. Toor, R. Toor describes her job as an admissions officer at Duke University. She explains that elite colleges are inundated with applications from BWRKs (Bright Well Rounded Kids) and shares the qualities that make one student stand out among the group.

Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho. Katz, J. A story of two rebellious outsiders who head to the big city to make their fortunes.

Inside the Walls of Troy: A Novel of the Women Who Lived the Trojan War. McLaren, C. McLaren retells the story of the Trojan War from the viewpoints of both Helen and Cassandra.

Pay It Forward. Hyde, C.R. Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney's extra credit assignment for social studies class takes on a life of its own.

Rocket Boys: A Memoir. Hickam, H. H. The author tells the story of his fascination with rockets that led him out of the coal mines of West Virginia and into a career as a NASA engineer. The movie October Sky was based on this story.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Covey, S. Covey addresses issues of importance to teens including relationships, parents, peers, life choices, and concerns for the future.

33 Things Every Girl Should Know. Bolden, T. A collection of writings by women of distinction about the challenges of the teen years.

Whirligig. Fleishman, P. After Brent takes the life of another teen during a drunk driving accident, he travels to the four corners of the country.

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