Trends – Amherst Regional High School

NOTE: Today is the last day of the nomination period, so don’t forget to nominate your favourite book!

Students at Amherst Regional High School (grade 9-12) have submitted an interesting mix of nominations; the top books include popular series, a classic, an illustrated novel, and a book by a Nova Scotian author. Ms. Matthews reported that of the 100 nominations received, six books received multiple nods. The leader with five nominations is: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 

Reasons for nomination:

  • Addicted!
  • Amazing series
  • Great pacing, characters and knows how to end a chapter. (I completely agree.)


In a close second with four nominations is The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. It’s incredible to see that this novel is still a teen favourite almost 50  years after its publication.

Reasons for nomination:

– This book makes you think that everyone is human.
– Very captivating.


In third place with three nominations is the House of Night series by P. C. Cast and Kristen Cast.

Zoey Redbird, a fledgling Vampyre,  is sent to the House of Night boarding school, where she must stay until her transformation into a full vampyre is complete.

Reason for nomination:

This series is very interesting and should be noticed more.


In fourth place are three very different novels that have received two nominations each:

Of Things Not Seen by Don Aker

For nine years, Ben Corbett and his mother have been abused by Ben’s step-father. In grade 11, Ben’s long-kept secret is at risk of being discovered.

Reasons for nomination:



The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

This illustrated novel  follows Hugo Cabret, an orphan secretly living and fixing clocks in a Parisian train station, and a toy seller with a mysterious past.

Reasons for nomination:

The illustrations are phenomenal!
The movie just came out so people need to read the book behind the movie.


The Fire Within by Chris D’Lacey

College student David Rain rents a room in a strange boarding house owned by Liz Pennykettle, who creates and sells clay dragons. David uses the dragons as inspiration for his writing, and soon realizes they are have magical qualities.

Reason for nomination:

An awesome book and a great series and it’s a fun read.


Have you read any of the books nominated by ARHS students? What are your thoughts


Posted on January 13, 2012, in Nominations, Trends and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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