The list author says: "I am often asked by parents what would be good for their kids to read over the summer. It is as important for students to take time off from school as it is for adults to have vacation time from work. With reading it's necessary that they find things to read that will be interesting and intriguing while offering them a strengthening of vocabulary and an ability to use the knowledge gained from the year...blah, blah, blah...grab a book!
This top ten list is in no particular order and I hope you find something good to read!"
"If you haven't read these books yet...what's wrong with you? I had a set in my classroom and couldn't keep them there. My student's (10th -12th grade) would fight over who had what book. They are a fun easy read and good information (especially if you play the "God of War" Play Station games or have a Greek Mythology test)."
"This book offers an interesting glimpse into how much our words and actions effect how others view themselves and the world around them. This book makes the list because of a discussion I had with three students about the '13 reasons' and if they were good enough reasons...their answer was "no"...what is yours?"
"So...if you read this and can only think of "Twilight"... STOP! This isn't Twilight, but for an authors first novel it's is wonderfully written and offers different character perspectives(especially on werewolves)."