Where Can You Find Lots of Awesome? Longmont’s Altona Middle School!


If you follow our blog, you probably already know about the Awesome Box that materializes all over Longmont, Colorado in search of AWESOME media to check out from school and public libraries. One of the first places the box landed was at Altona Middle School. The students there must love their library because they had lots to recommend. Time Lords are fast readers so I am sure that the owner of that blue box is very grateful!

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Here are just a few of the books that readers at Altona Middle School thought were AWESOME!

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. This book is recommended for “the universe.” When asked if it is awesome, the reader replied, “‘Tis better than life.” City of Heavenly Fire is Book 6 in the Mortal Instruments series. If you are not familiar with the series, start here.

The Spartan Quest series by Michael Ford is recommended for “many sixth graders.” Our reviewer particularly liked The Fires of Ares.

All of the Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans is recommended for “everyone.” “Nothing is bad,” wrote the reviewer. That is enough AWESOME reading to keep even a Time Lord busy for quite a while!


Another book recommended for “everyone” is Shadow by Michael Morpurgo. This story of survival featuring a boy and his beloved spaniel is described as “amazing and powerful.” Michael Morpurgo also wrote War Horse, another beloved tale of the extraordinary resilience of animals in times of strife.

Thank you to Altona Middle School, especially the students and library staff, for allowing the Awesome Box to park at their campus for a while. They help us to remember that libraries are so full of AWESOMENESS that they must be bigger on the inside!


Check back soon for more AWESOME suggestions from the students at Altona. You can find even more reviews from Longmont’s young adult readers by clicking here and here. Allons-y!


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