Monday, April 20, 2015

The Breakfast Club Week: The Brain

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....

To start us off, Nico gives us some books for Brian Johnson

The Brain

Brian really needs some an extra dose of confidence and a few more friends. Maybe, as a start, he needs to read a couple books where he might recognize himself in the main character. Here are a couple that would definitely fit that bill:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (see our posts)
Like Brian, Colin hasn't had much luck with girls. But, he's subscribing that to math. This leads, in a round-about-way to a road trip with his best friend.

Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern (see our full review)
If Brian happens to enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons, or other RPGs, he may enjoy meeting Jessie's new friends. After her long time best buddies begin acting like groupies for her brother's band, Jessie finds new company with the gaming crew of her school.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (see our posts)
The main character of this book has been trying to disappear among the other students at his high school, something Brian might want to do too. Brian could definitely benefit from friends like Earl and Rachel. Plus, we think he'd probably enjoy making some twisted film parodies with these three as well.

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