Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Full Ride

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.  Full Ride.  NY: Simon & Schuster, c2013.  343 pages.

Right after I finished reading this book, there was a news item about new regulations changing the FAFSA (financial aid form) rules for financial aid.  It seemed coincidental that Full Ride was all about that stressful time of filling out college applications and hoping for scholarships and financial aid.

For Becca Jones, the process is not only stressful, it may be dangerous.  Her father is in prison, and she and her mother have been in hiding for the past three years.  Becca's mother is terrified that someone will find out where they live through her online applications.  When a special scholarship opportunity  arises, Becca takes the risk and applies.  Find out what happens in this book by acclaimed writer, Margaret Peterson Haddix.

This book is on the Iowa High School Book Award reading list for 2015-2016.

Recommended for grades 9 and above because interest in college is still far away for junior high.

Review by Mrs. Belknap

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