First, I just finished Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson (AR Level - 4.5, Points - 4). I laughed out loud reading about how Rafe Khatchadorian deals with bullies, crushes, classes, family, and his plan to break every rule in the code of conduct before the school year is out. The second book in the series, Middle School, Get Me Out of Here! will be published May 7th, 2012.
Second, I finally read Divergent by Veronica Roth (AR Level - 4.8, Points - 16) which was recommended for fans of the Hunger Games series. Beatrice Prior lives in dystopian Chicago where society is broken up into five factions based on the character traits of selflessness, bravery, honesty, intelligence, and peacefulness. I found myself thinking about the characters after I finished reading the book, which is always a good sign. The second book in the trilogy, Insurgent, will be published on May 1st, 2012 and the first book is set to be turned into a movie.
Third, I found the graphic novel Kit Feeny: The Ugly Necklace by Michael Townsend (AR Level - 2.5, Points 0.5) at a grocery store in Michigan over winter break. It is actually the second book featuring Kit Feeny. In The Ugly Necklace, Kit sets out to get a present for his mom's birthday that will out shine his twin sisters' efforts. Kit and his best friend go treasure hunting, dress in disguise, and get help from their principal dressed as Elvis. There are lots of laughs and fun drawings. Kit Feeny: On the Move is the first graphic novel in the series.
Finally, I read the first three books of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate (Fallen AR Level - 5.7, Points - 16; Torment AR Level - 5.4, Points - 15; Passion AR Level - 5.1, Points - 14). The story centers around the romance between Luce, a mortal, and Daniel, a fallen angel. In Fallen, Luce is sent to a reform school in Georgia and finds herself drawn to Daniel even though he is rude and seemingly uninterested in her. Honestly, I enjoyed the third book, Passion, the most because I found it to be the most interesting. Fallen in Love, a book of short stories about the characters will be published January 25, 2012 and the fourth book in the series, Rapture, will be published June 12, 2012.