Academy Chatter: What is your all-time favorite book and why?

Academy Chatter:  What is your all-time favorite book and why?

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Anna Schaut, senior: “My favorite book is Looking for Alaska by John Green. It had a great storyline, great characters and, all in all, was just a great book.”

Samm Mecklenburg, junior: “Any Harry Potter book because it’s very interesting, and I like how long the series is. It really goes into depth on all the characters and situations.”

Megan Zazuly, junior: “My favorite book is The Cellar because it kept me interested throughout the whole thing and the chapters weren’t too long.”

Chloe Greenwood, junior: “My favorite book is The Hate You Give because I liked the character development and the story line.”

Emily Landwehr, junior: “My favorite book is The Selection because it mixes the past and the future.”

Vanessa Lent, senior: “My favorite book is the Fault in Our Stars by John Green because it was a real tear jerker.”

Liz Scott, senior: “My favorite book is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green because it was just very enjoyable.”

Grace O’Malley, senior: “Mine is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It is a memoir about her life and struggles of moving around the country while her parents dealt with substance abuse that forced her to raise her younger siblings.  I love it because she is a strong character who embraces her roots and overcomes boundaries.”

Abby Comar, senior: “I really like the book The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens because it was a good read with some really good plot twists.”

Ryan (Fuzz) French, senior:The Magic Treehouse series because they were so much fun to read when I was younger.”

Abby Meyer, senior:Divergent Series because it is thrilling.”
Colleen Philbin, senior:To Kill a Mocking Bird because it is the only book I enjoyed reading.”
Benj Vanhandel, senior:The Great Gatsby because I liked reading about his extravagant parties.”
Josh Cribben, senior:Percy Jackson because it has deep incite into Greek mythology.”
Audrey Sladek, senior:East of Eden because the language is so good and there is a lot of deeper meanings hidden in the book and words.”

Jordan Bellmund, junior: “My favorite book is The Help because it deals with serious issues while being funny and entertaining.”

Helena Parmar, junior: “My favorite book is The Great Gatsby because I enjoy the characters and storyline.”

Courtney Romes, junior: “My favorite book is All The Light We Cannot See because it is a very interesting story and has a realistic look into World War II from two different perspectives.”

Ellie Rose, junior: “My favorite book is Night because it tells a very powerful true story.”

Adison Karbon, junior: ”My favorite book is Rebeca because the plot was very unexpected.”

Melanie Luna Guerrero, junior: The Guinness Book of World Records because those people are sick.”

Molly Rader, junior: Wonder. I don’t really enjoy reading, but that book just sticks out to me and is inspirational.”

Alana Bergin, junior: The Book Thief because it talks about history in the point of view of what it was like to grow up during the Holocaust. Although it was extremely difficult to live during that time, the adults saw the war from a different perspective versus a child who doesn’t understand as much.”

Bella Zingler-Hoslet, junior: The Hate You Give because it gives a good depiction of life outside of that I know.”

Mariah Michalski, junior: The Book Thief.”

Emily Cribben, junior:The Giver. . . it has a great message and it’s a great story!”

Michael Hummel, junior: “Freak the Mighty because it was sad.”
Theo VanStraten, senior: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets because I loved the Harry Potter books in middle school and that one stood out to me the most.”
Jack Schumer, junior: I Am Number Four because it’s a really interesting read.
Kayla Hawley, senior: ” I don’t really read.”
Ryan Reinke, junior:The Sword of Truth because it is very detailed.”

Sarah Wingert, sophomore:East of Eden because the author is very good.”

Goretty Juarez, junior: “I don’t have a favorite book.”

Sophia Woodard, junior: “All of them are my favorite.”