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Battle of the Books Club

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The Battle of the Books is a club at CFHS that is not talked about enough at our school. The book club provides a list of 10 books that you are encouraged to read at the beginning of the school year. During the spring semester, we have the Battle of the Books that puts us head to head against other schools, quizzing us on facts about our assigned books. This is the first year the club will be attending the Battle of the Books, and we are so excited for the opportunity to have our school in attendance. It will be at the Burroughs and Chapin Auditorium at Horry Georgetown Technical Center, on March 20, at 9 a.m. 

The list of titles for the 2024 Battle of the Books encompasses a variety of topics and storylines. 

“A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness

“Beasts of Prey” by Ayana Gray 

“Dragon Hoops” by Gene Luen Yang 

“Girl From Nowhere” by Tiffany Rosenhan 

“Salt to the Sea” by Ruta Supetys 

“Skyward” by Brandon Sanderson 

“The Bone House” by Emily Lloyd-Jones 

 “The Poison Heart” by Kalynn Bayron 

“Warcross” by Marie Lu

“XOXO” by Axie Oh

Tim Nesbit leads the Battle of the Books Club, as well as being the CFHS’s media specialist. 

“The Battle of the Books consists of reading 10 novels and being able to answer questions on those novels,” shared Nesbit. “At this time it would be too late to add members, but we could certainly use members for next year.”

Research shows that reading regularly improves literacy and language skills. That is why reading is so important for teens, especially preparing them for the “real world.” Reading fiction books may even help teens find out who they truly are and want to be when they have their own identity. Researchers believe that when we emotionally connect with a character in a story we expand our thoughts and feelings to match their own. 

Avery Putnam and Catherine French are active Battle of the Books Club members. 

“We play games a lot on the computers,” commented Putnam. 

“We also work on questions that will be asked at the actual competition to practice,” added French. 

The Battle of the Books Club has been around for several years. This is the first of many years that we will be attending the competition.  Good luck to all of our members! We cannot wait to see the trophy that they will bring home to The Forest!

 

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Audrey Austin, Staff Writer/ Media Producer
Hi! My name is Audrey Austin! I am a senior at CFHS, and this is my first year on The Prowler. I am a member of NEHS, SNHS, our school's lacrosse team, and a Teacher Cadet. I enjoy things like reading, hanging out with friends, and helping others! I am looking to pursue Exercise and Sport Science at USC and further my education to become a physical therapist. I am so excited about this opportunity and can't wait to make new memorable experiences as a part of The Prowler Staff!