Ridley High School Library
April, 2016: News & New Books!
NEW BOOKS TO READ!
Emerald Academy Book Club Skypes with Michael Koryta!
Those Who Wish Me Dead is the story of teenaged Jace, who witnesses a brutal crime and is placed in a wilderness survival program for troubled teens while the authorities race against time to find the killers. Meanwhile, the killers are tracking Jace's every move. It's a fast-paced thriller, and the number one book here at Ridley High School this school year!
Mr. Koryta spoke about the whether he will ever revisit the characters from Those Who Wish Me Dead in a prequel, writers such as Stephen King and Dean Koontz who have influenced and inspired him, and his extensive revising process (with as many as nine drafts!). He also spoke about how he developed the Blackwell Brothers, the book's memorably cold-blooded villains.
As always, our students came prepared with thoughtful questions and made a wonderful, attentive audience! We extend our sincere gratitude to Michael Koryta for taking the time to virtually join our Book Club!
205 Students Vote for the Pennsylvania Reader's Choice Award Winner!
Audiobook SYNC is coming soon!
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. The 2016 season runs from May 5th through August 17th. During these fifteen weeks, SYNC will make 30 titles available for free. Once you download them to the device of your choice, they are yours forever! That's two thematically matched, high interest audiobook downloads a week!
Why, you ask? Because SYNC (sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive) exists to bring the listening experience to the teen audience! Sign-up to receive notifications when each week's FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text, email, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Check out SYNC's amazing 2016 line-up of classics, bestsellers, nonfiction, and award-winning young adult books today!