Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fiction Tuesday (?): Back-to-School Books

Okay, for some reason this went up today, instead of on fiction friday!

Teaching, learning, and the meaning of education are on everyone's mind this month. So much MG and YA fiction is set in--or comments on--school that it's tricky to define a "back-to-school" themed reading list.  And, of course, there are some educated wizards and summer-camp Olympians that are kind of their own NYT-best-selling genres.  That said, here are a few of my favorite boarding school tales (old and new):  

(Frances Hodgson Burnett's ultimate orphan-versus-mean-boarding-school-headmistress story)

(The first in Ally Carter's fun Gallagher Girls series about a secret boarding school for she-spies-in-training)

(Lauren Baratz-Logsted's historical fiction in which Bet disguises herself as a boy to get an education--with romance!)
What's on your back-to-school reading list?


Caroline Starr Rose said...

I used to dream of going to boarding school as a girl. Blame it on my reading preferences!

Dawn Simon said...

Love, love, love A LITTLE PRINCESS. It's been a favorite since I was a kid.

I just finished the second book in Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy. Excellent books!