Homework Doesn’t Have To Suck: Choose Your Own (School Reading Assignment) Adventure…3

You walk into Language Arts class (which is now being held in the cafeteria, the last zombie-free part of your school) and see the next assignment on the board: “Read a novel of your choice…”

If you decide to use Ask a Librarian, which you explored on your last adventure, go to this Push To Talk post

If you decide to use Novelist, which you explored on the adventure before that, go to this post.

If you think, “Great! It’s up to me to choose! Now I can get started on that pile of books next to my bed that’s so tall it’s threatening to topple over and crush my cat,” congratulations! You have survived this very short adventure.

If you think, “Crap! It’s up to me to choose! I have no idea where to start,” keep reading.

You head to The Seattle Public Library’s website (www.spl.org) and notice a link for Teens, so you click on it (feeling a strange sense of déjà vu), then click on a link for Books & More

If you click on Books for Teens, you find lists of books in categories like Realistic Fiction, Mysteries, Science Fiction, and more.

If you click on Fiction under What’s New, you find a list of novels for teens that have been added to the library most recently.

If you click on Fiction under What’s Popular, you find a list of novels for teens that have the most holds on them.

Because you’re such a smart cookie, you realize that you’re going to have to wait a few weeks to get the books with lots of holds, which means they won’t arrive in time for you to read them for this assignment. (Also, by then you may have been devoured by a zombie—or turned into one. In either case, your Language Arts assignment will be the least of your worries.) You look through your choices and find a book that’s actually checked in at your local library. Score! Your adventure was successful.

At least, it will be if you can find a safer place to hide from the horde of zombies that have now broken down the door of the cafeteria…

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