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Tony Varrato

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Born
Salisbury, MD, The United States
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Koontz, Patterson, Gaiman, and Flemming

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August 2008


I am a high school English teacher and YA author.

Both my YA books "Fakie" and "Outrage" were chosen for YALSA's 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers.

"Fakie" was chosen as "Honor book" for Nebraska's Golden Sower Award for 2010-2011 and nominated for New Jersey's Garden State Teen Book Awards and the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award for 2011.
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Top Student Novel Picks for 2016

When my district switched our classroom websites to Blackboard, I lost years of student book recommendations.


So as one of the last assignments, I asked my ninth graders to pick their favorite independent novel from this year and write one sentence why they liked it. So you can stock your classroom libraries for next year, the top vote-getters with unedited rationales follow.


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Published on June 16, 2016 08:12
Average rating: 3.65 · 201 ratings · 61 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fakie

3.70 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Outrage

3.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2008
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One Last Scar

3.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2010
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Beautifully written and enlightening. Toni Morrison wrote “This is required reading.” And that’s all you really need to know.
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Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn
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It’s part 2 is John Lagos and the HR assassins. There’s shooting and blowing stuff up and kissing and stuff. A fast-paced, action packed, fun read.
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Loved this quick read. A little horror, a little crime story, a perfect Hard Case novel. I especially liked how King breaks that fourth wall to add humor and suspense.
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The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
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Really enjoyed the pacing and twists of this finale.
And it was even more fun since I was reading a copy Holly Black signed for my students.
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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
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I read Six of Crows first, and this one is an awesome intro to the Grisha universe.
Can’t wait to watch the series.
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Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
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We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
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Wow!

A raw, honest look at teens so desperate for freedom, they risk losing their lives and their souls.
A book we need now.
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