Maryland’s Black Eyed Susan Reading Program 2014-2015: Part II
Written by Grant Goodman, 11/16/2014
Part I of this article series is available here.
Today I’d like to focus on one of the ten chosen Black Eyed Susan novels for this school year.
The book in the spotlight is POISON by Bridget Zinn.
This review is going to be different from most reviews I write…mainly because I haven’t read this book yet. That being said, this book did something amazing this year, which makes it easy for me to recommend.
In order to fairly distribute my BES books, I raffle off my classroom library copies, since I only have one copy of each novel. When the winner of the POISON raffle finished reading the novel, he told me, “Mr. Goodman, I sat down on Saturday and read about 100 pages of the book without stopping…I haven’t done that in a long time.”
Isn’t that the best praise a YA novel can get?