Top 10 Books in the Blaine High School Library

Mackenzie Meyers, BHS Blueprint Staff Member


“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

-Groucho Marx

Some popular quotes like this one are familiar to many people. Along with quotes books are read and recommended by many people and that’s what starts to make them popular. Books don’t start out in the top ten when they are released. They have to earn those rankings.

In order for a book to get into the top ten at the Blaine High School library it has to be checked out and read by the most students.

According to Destiny Quest, in September, 2014 the top ten books checked out by students at Blaine High School are:


1. Insurgent by VerIMG_2203onica Roth

2. The Kill Order by James Dashner

3. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

5. The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

6. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

8. The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

9. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

10.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


Evidently students find these books to be entertaining and they would recommend them to be read. You can find amazing books like these anywhere. Whether it be at your nearest library or on your phone, books are everywhere.


Top 10 Book Reviews-

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Calvin Benson-


Insurgent- “Is a strong novel, and interesting to read, as well as being well paced.”

The Kill Order– “Strong conclusion, to the best series since the Hunger Games.”

Scorch Trials– “A proper sequel that shares the same fast pace and proper development as the first book in the series.”

I am Number Four, Power of Six and Rise of Nine– “Probably the best fantasy series that is currently out there. Compelling characters, interesting plot, and a brilliant fictional universe that Pittacus Lore creates lead to a immersive fun and fast pace read.”

Across the Universe– “Has an interesting set up, while being well written, as well as having a complex cast of characters and a good plot that for a novel ment for teenage girls had a surprisingly subtle romantic plot, while keeping more interesting points at the forefront.”

The Fault in Our Stars- “Well written, romantic, sappy, boo-hoo, not as good as it sounds.”


Sam Carroll-


The Maze Runner– “It was good. Kinda hard to follow at first because it kinda shot you in there.”

I am Number Four- “A lot different from the movie a lot more detail in the book and it gives a lot more runoff to the next book.”



Brad Hagen-


Insurgent-  “It picked up well and caught my interest. The character development was good.”

The Kill Order– “I like how it answered questions from the last book in the series. I wasn’t happy about the ending because both people had died.”


Carmen Onushko-


The Fault in Our Stars– “I thought they did a really good job of setting up the characters. I felt like I knew the characters and I was in the story. They made me feel so involved that when Gus was diagnosed I felt like I was in Hazel’s position. When the story ended I was left wanting more. Which is what I look for in a good book.”


Amelia Kedrowski-


Insurgent– “Its a good series to read if you’re interested in a dystopian society and if you’re interested in the hunger games you would definitely want to read it.”

The Maze runner series– “A real popular book. The first movie just came out which I am hoping to see. It’s pretty interesting.”

The Fault in Our Stars– “It made me cry.  Even though it was a very good book. It was one of the odd occasions when the movie was better than the book. Be prepared for sadness.”