Trends – Bible Hill Junior High School

Students at Bible Hill Junior High School (grades 8-9) have submitted 21 nominations. Ms. Long reported that there is currently a six-way tie for first place and each title received two nominations. Not surprisingly, two of the six books are written by Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games and Mockingjay, the third and final book in the popular series.











Reasons for nomination (The Hunger Games):

  • Very intriguing book, couldn’t put it down.
  • Is one of the best books that I read.

I am surprised that the following book has not received more nominations, as it had a big impact on the students I know who read it: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Before Hannah Baker killed herself, she recorded thirteen audio cassette tapes explaining why and mailed them to the people who contributed to her suicide in both big and small ways.

Reason for nomination:

Because it’s a book that really makes you realize to make an effort to be a better person.


 A popular comedy manga series at BHJH also received a couple nominations: Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma.

Yotsuba is an energetic, green-haired, four-year-old girl who learns about everyday things with the help of her adoptive father and a group of teenage girls who live next door.

Reason for nomination:

Funny and random.
The final two books in BHJH’s six-way tie are:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

On his 11th birthday, Harry Potter discovers he’s a wizard and starts his first year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Reason for nomination:

Harry Potter is the best thing that has ever happened to this world.


The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan


The second book of Riordan’s new series The Heroes of Olympus continues the adventures of Percy Jackson and his new friends as they embark on a quest. (I don’t want to say anything more in case I spoil something for those of you who have not read The Lost Hero.)


What are your thoughts on the top six books at BHJH? Are you surprised by anything on this list?

Posted on January 12, 2012, in Nominations, Trends and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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