LHS Top Ten The most checked out books of the 2006-2007 school year.
10. Jacob Have I Loved • Author: Katherine Paterson • Filled with resentment over the attention showered upon her twin sister, and awaiting the day she can leave her town behind, young Louise meets a wise old sea captain and begins learning how to let go of her anger.
Author: Harper Lee Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. 9. To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Victor Martinez Manny is a young Mexican-American teenager growing up in the projects in the Central Valley of California. His life is defined by his alcoholic unemployed father and eccentric, unpredictable family, his Chicano neighborhood, and a matter-of-fact but deep-rooted discrimination. 8. Parrot in the Oven
Author: Ann Brashares A sequel to "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" in which the four girls, now sixteen, embark on another summer of travels and life lessons charmed by a shared pair of seemingly magical thrift-store jeans. 7. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood
Author: C.S. Lewis Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter. 6. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Author: Ann Brashares Carmen decides to discard an old pair of jeans, but Tibby, Lena, and Bridget think they are great and decide that whoever the pants fit best will get them. When the jeans fit everyone perfectly, a sisterhood and a memorable summer begin. 5. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson In 1751, David Balfour, a Scottish boy, is cheated out of his inheritance by his uncle, who has him kidnapped, sold as a slave, and thrown onto a ship--but with the help of a fugitive, David fights his captors, makes a daring escape amidst a shipwreck, and hopes to survive a treacherous journey home. 4. Kidnapped
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of an inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune. Includes review questions. 3. Treasure Island
Author: Walter Dean Myers While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. 2. Monster
Author: S.E. Hinton The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society. 1. The Outsiders