I just finished reading Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games
to the 6th graders in my gifted ed class. Hunger Games is an outstanding YA book, intense and heavy. There is a sequel (as good or better than the first one) but the characters mature too much for another read aloud so now I'm looking for the next best book!
What I want is a sharp, witty, clever, funny but intriguing book. Right now the only one on my 'short list' is StoryTime
by Edward Bloor. Do you know of any other great books that would be a riveting read aloud for my kids.