Trends – Cobequid Educational Centre

Students at Cobequid Educational Centre (grades 10-12) have submitted the largest number of nominations to date. Librarian Ms. Allen has counted 293 nomination forms, but many more have been handed in.  The number one book at CEC (with 12 nominations) is: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Published in 1960 and set in the Depression, Harper Lee’s only novel examines racism in a small Alabaman town through the eyes of eight-year-old Scout Finch.

Here are some reasons why CEC students chose this as their favourite book:

  • It touches the heart.
  • A brilliant novel about compassion, struggle, and race issues. A timeless classic.
  • A very dramatic and intense story.

Coming in a not-so-surprising second with eight votes is post-apocalyptic favourite The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Reason for nomination:

Excellent plot.



There is currently a three-way tie for third place at CEC. The following novels have received five nominations each:

Under the Dome by Stephen King

This book follows the inhabitants of a sleepy little town in Maine after it is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field.

Reason for nomination:

The story keeps you hanging and doesn’t disappoint in the end.


Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

The final book in the Twilight saga. (I won’t say any more about it so I don’t spoil anything for those who haven’t read it.)

Reason for nomination:

Once you start reading you can’t stop.


The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Ponyboy, his brothers, and friends are poor outsiders (“greasers”) who are constantly fighting with the snobby rich kids (“socs”), until the rivalry spins out of control and a soc is murdered.

Reason for nomination:

It has a good storyline.


There are also many books at CEC that have only been nominated once or twice by students. Have you read any of the CEC top picks? Do they deserve a place in the Top 10?


Posted on December 8, 2011, in Nominations, Trends and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I love the Hunger Games! Such a diverse book filled with suspence, action, and romance.

  2. I haven’t read the first two but I’ve always wanted to read the Hunger Games.

  3. I think that the book Breaking Dawn is definitely my favorite. Though, I have no idea why To Kill A Mockingbird is number one. It is really boring and I dont think that it is relevant.

  4. The Hunger Games is one of my favorite books of all time. The characters are relatable but accomplish amazing feats of courage and cunning. It has everything. Action, suspense, romance… it’s a hauting story of cruelty in a futuristic world and makes the reader think about their own society in a new light making this book worth reading again and again.

  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is one of my favorite books. The plot has twists and turns that the reader does not see coming. The characters are very well-rounded and the interactions they have with each other will leave the reader wanting more. Suzanne Collins has created a book, and the whole trilogy, that is simply the best distraction from every day life. Reading this book is a great change from today’s bombardment of vampires, werewolves, witches, and other supernatural creatures. The Hunger Games is simply the best!

  6. I have read four out of the five books and adore them, as for the Stephen King novel: I look forward to reading it.

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