Friday, April 24, 2015

Breakfast Club Week: The Criminal

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of this classic teen movie, each day we'll recommend books for one of the members of that fateful Saturday morning detention....

The Criminal
Librarian M gives us some books for John Bender: 
Since John Bender will be spending many of his future Saturdays serving detention in the school library, I thought I’d give him some recommendations in case he gets the urge to pick up a book.

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey (see more posts)  The title character in this book is considered to be a ne’er-do-well, partly because of his father’s reputation as a drunken layabout, but he’s not actually a bad guy. Bender and Jasper Jones are kindred spirits.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman If Bender were living in this dystopic future, he’d be a prime candidate for unwinding. He’d also probably join Connor in Connor’s fight against the system.

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma In this book a rich girl gets everything while a poor girl is in a juvenile detention center for a crime she may not have committed. Bender can surely relate.

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