Friday, June 17, 2011


Do you like to read? Do you like to write? Do you like to write about what you read? Then you just may be the perfect blogger! Fill out the following form or email Mr. Patrick Higgins at to find out how you can contribute to the HBW Reads Blog!

All applicants must be students of Verona Public Schools. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2011.


  1. I really enjoyed "Schooled." The whole 70's thing brought back great memories. I connected with the main character because I could relate to the high school dramas! I was disappointed with the ending. I wish that the book had more of a realistic ending. It was kind of a fairy tale ending!

  2. I am presently reading "Life As We Knew It," by Susan Beth Pfeffer. This made me think about the 1960's and fall out shelters. I find myself wondering if this could possibly happen to us today? As I'm reading, vivid pictures are popping onto my head. I'm not sure if I can look at the moon anymore. In fact I think I have been eating less!!!! Miranda's emotions are so characteristic of a teenager that I can easily relate to her daily ups and downs! It is a fabulous book and I hope it has a positive ending because things can't get any worse!

  3. Thanks to both of you for posting here.

    @1st Anonymous: I took the liberty of moving your comment (and attributing it to you) to our most recent post about Schooled. I found it interesting that you connected to the theme of high school dramas, but I'm intrigued by your take on the ending. Without giving it away, what type of ending would you have expected? What would have made it really resonate with you?

    @2nd Anonymous: If I had room on my summer list, I'd be sure to pull "Life Asw We Knew It," in after reading that description. While I personally did not grow up during the '60s, I do remember fallout shelters, or at least the signs for them. For those of you who do not know what fallout shelters are, you can find some background on them here:

  4. I am reading "Life as We Knew It". Wow! I have so many questions. Could it really happen? Can Earthlings prevent such a collision? If you are reading it also let's blog.

  5. Im reading the the book, Sleeping Freshman Never Lie. Its definatly a page turner because I never know whats going to happen next to the main character, Scott. It makes me and my friends laugh out loud when we read at the pool. It also gives me a glims of what high school could be or not be like.

    -Emma Francullo