Rockets Book Wrap 2022

The space up the stairs in the library is where many students go to study or read some of their favorite books.  

In 2022, Rockets have been reading old books, new books, borrowed books, and even books from the McNicholas library. This is what the Rockets liked and have to say about these books.  

Out of 31 responses, 13 of the Rockets favorite book genres for 2022 were Romance novels, 7 non-fiction, 5 fiction, 3 historical fiction, and 2 mysteries. Some of the Rockets read old classic books like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. A sophomore Nathan Whitcomb said that book was, “one of the only books I read this year.”   

The new book It Starts with Us the sequel to It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover was an exceedingly popular romance novel with the Rockets. A freshman, Thomas Stewart said, “Me personally I loved it starts with us by Colleen Hoover. She is a brilliant author and I love her books.” 

The quiet space up the stairs in the library are where many students go to study or read some of their favorite books. 

Mrs. Chelsea Almer, McNicholas Librarian listened to the non-fiction book, Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon by Bruce Headlam. Almer said, “The audiobook featured live interviews and songs by Simon and I learned a lot about him and his life as a musician, from his early days with Art Garfunkel to his time in South Africa and more recently. I really enjoyed it.”  

Ava Wille, a sophomore, read the classic The Outsiders by S.E. Heaton. Wille love4 s this book, and with passion,. Wille said, “t’s one of those types of stories I can read quick and whenever I want to.” Wille also says that she loves the made-up characters in the story.  

Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper is a historical fiction novel. Senior Caitlyn Voet described the book as, “a story of a slave’s journey, starting from her life in Africa, and going through when she gets captured, and how she eventually escapes and makes her way to freedom.” 

Voet said, “I love this book because it is emotional, and even though it is not the type of book I would regularly read, it kept me sitting on the edge of my seat, wondering what will happen next.”  

Does mystery keep you on the edge of your seat? Freshman Liliana McHugh must think so because she read the mystery book One of Us Is Lying by Kate McManus. McHugh said, “It was about murder and mystery, and I love reading these types of books.”  

Stewart says, “There have been a lot of great books this year.” With all the great books in 2022, the Rockets look forward to what books will come in 2023. For now, that is the wrap on McNicholas’ favorite books this year.  

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