The Ultimate Guide to Autumn Books
By Calia Bennett
Fall is a perfect season for some comfortable reading time. Here are some fall book recommendations for students to enjoy.
Fear Street Series by R.L. Steine
What it’s about: The Fear Street series is a collection of stories for young adults with darker storylines. It features a single or a group of average kids who meet evildoers, who are often but not always supernatural. The series is graphic and deals with serious topics such as violence and death. Students who prefer scary novels with darker themes should check them out.
Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare What it’s about: Quinn and her father moved to Kettle Springs in search of a new beginning. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory closed, Kettle Springs has been split in half. On one side, there are the grownups who want to make Kettle Springs great again. On the other, there are the youngsters who just want to have fun, create prank films, and get out of Kettle Springs as soon as possible. ”I have not been able to keep it on the shelf since I got it. People seem to love it,” says Mrs. Wensel, the school librarian.
It by Stephen King What it’s about: A vow made twenty-eight years ago causes seven adults to meet in Derry, Maine, where they battled an evil entity that preyed on the city’s kids as youths. Unsure if their Losers Club had defeated the monster, they promised to return to Derry if IT returned. Now, children are being killed again, and their hidden memories of that summer resurface as they prepare to fight the monster hiding in Derry’s sewers again. When asked about the book, Mrs. Wensel said, ”Everybody loves IT, but I don’t think very many people knew how big of a book it was. It is a massive book. It’s another one I can’t keep on the shelves, especially at this time of year.”
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green What it’s about: Recommended by Mr. Jasek, an English teacher, The Fault in Our Stars is a teen romance between two students suffering with terminal illnesses. The story begins with Hazel, a sixteen-year-old with thyroid cancer. She attends a cancer support group on the suggestion of her mother and doctor. In the group, she meets Augustus, a seventeen-year-old with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Hazel and Augustus quickly become friends, and as the two grow closer, they fall in love. “It’s absolutely worth reading,” said Mr. Jasek, “It’s just very well done.”
Many, if not all, of these books listed can be found in the school library. Check them out before someone else does.