I’m always on the lookout for books that will engage the guys in my classroom and school.  A couple weeks ago I read the books Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – and couldn’t put them down!  My school has since bought a number of copies of each – and the boys (including some self-professed ‘non-readers’) are eating them up (especially Lockdown)!  I would definitely recommend both.  Both stories are fast paced and do (as a disclaimer) contain some intense scenes of violence.  For a more complete review of Lockdown go to:


The Hunger Games has been formally approved by the Surrey school district.