Trends – New Glasgow Junior High School

If the nominations are any indication,  series are well-loved by students at New Glasgow Junior High (grades 7-9). Ms. MacLellan collected 64 nominations and reported that the top five books all belong to one of the top four best-selling teen series of the past few years. Leading the pack with 8 nominations is a book I was surprised hasn’t been mentioned yet: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight.

For the few of you who don’t know the plot of Twilight, here’s a brief summary: in the tiny town of Forks, Washington, Bella (the new girl) falls head-over-heels in love with Edward (the dark and mysterious boy). Things get complicated when Bella discovers Edward’s secret – he’s a vampire.

Here are a few reasons why students at NGJH love this tale of vampire romance:

  • Best book ever.
  • It is my favourite out of the series because it is the start of everything.
  • So interesting!

The runner-up with six nominations is the ever-popular The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Reasons for nomination:

– So awesome!
– This series is so good! They changed my life.
In third place with four nominations is Percy Jackson and the Olympians : The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

Percy Jackson’s life turns upside-down when he discovers he is the son of Poseidon.

Reasons for nomination:

– I love Greek mythology.
– It’s really good and well written.
– Should be in the top ten books.
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer Reasons for nomination:

– Because I love it and it was an amazing book!  I love the Twilight series.
– I love it 🙂
– Awesome.  Best book ever!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Reasons for nomination:

– I really like it.
– It is the best book of all time.
– Loved it!

Ms. MacLellan continues to receive nominations on a daily basis, so these results are likely to change by the end of the nomination period.

What are your thoughts on the popular books at NGJH? Do you think they’re overrated, or do you love them as much as these students do? Feel free to discuss in the comments!


Posted on January 5, 2012, in Nominations, Trends and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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