Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Google Custom Search

Click for amazon.com
Laban, Elizabeth.
THE TRAGEDY PAPER
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
IL YA
ISBN
0375970401
Click on the book to read Amazon reviews
The Tragedy Paper is the title of the book and also the name of a huge assignment that every student at the prestigious Irving School must write in order to pass senior English. They all know the assignment is coming and itís stressful. Like the tragedy paper, there are other traditions at the Irving School. Itís a boarding school steeped in traditions, including one that involves graduating seniors leaving a ďtreasureĒ for the next student to get his or her room. On the first day of fall semester the new seniors are excited to see what was left for them. Was it a favorite book with a list of tips for passing English, a check for $500 (someone actually got that one year!) or something generic like a bag of M&Ms? Duncan finds a note and a stack of CDs narrated by and left for him by Tim MacBeth. Tim was a loner who only came to Irving for the last semester of his senior year. Duncan already knows what happened to Tim last year and it wasnít good. But he doesnít know the whole story. Itís important for Tim to recount it and for Duncan to hear it. This is an interwoven story of friendship and first love, and of peer pressure and the magnitude of certain choices. Patricia McClune, Conestoga Valley High School  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)

SUBJECTS:    Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
                        Boarding schools -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Albinos and albinism -- Fiction.

 
Main Page ** Author List ** Title List ** New This Month ** Interest Level ** Subject List ** FAQ's ** Contributors ** Booktalking Tips **Book Review Sources ** Reading lists ** Reading lists ** Awards **Nancy Keane's Children's Website ** nancy@nancykeane.com
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License