Ms. Geltch's Favorite Books 2016
Jon Krakauer chronicles the accounts of sexual assaults of a few University of Montana female students from 2010-12. The readers will receive astounding answers to the following questions. What circumstances led to criminal allegations and what proceeded afterward? How did the university and law enforcement respond? How did the criminal justice system proceed? How did the community respond? How did the lives of the female students and the accused change? Krakauer examines how preconceptions about rape and the actors involved shaped public opinion. The community of Missoula isn't alone. Sexual assault of college aged women occurs way to often across the country.
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Kristin Hannah weaves the tale of two estranged sisters-Vianne and Isabelle. Vianne and Isabelle struggle for survival and hope during the German occupation of France during WWII. Like their father Monsieur Rossingol from the first World War, the events over a 6 year period irrevocably change the sisters despite their divergent personalities and circumstances. They will learn to understand each other in ways unimaginable at the beginning of the war.
Salt to the Sea- Ruta Sepetys
Serpent King-Jeff Zentner
Wrath of Dawn
In the meantime, Tariq, an important emir, also plots his revenge for the loss of his cousin Shiva and Shahrzad, the woman he loves. He enlists the help of Jahandar, Shahrzad's father, his friends, and nomads to overthrow the boy king.
The emotional twists and turns of this royal love triangle keep readers on the edge of their seats. Khalid and Shahrzad change and evolve through their feelings for one another. The dramatic conclusion sets up surprising start to the sequel Rose and the Dagger.