Inspiring teens to become critical, adventurous readers plays an important role at Blue Stars. I can’t tell you what a delight it is to meet up with a student who has just read something that expanded their mind and introduced them to a new world, or consideration. These are some of our liveliest discussions! It is also important to note that a curious, engaged mind is very attractive to top schools.
An avid reader myself, I’ve always seen reading as a form of traveling; through it, you leave your home base into foreign territory, coming back your familiar environment all the richer for it. The more you read, the more worldly you’ll become.
This quiet, almost private activity can make a real difference in admissions. Demonstrating a rich, inner mind in a college application can mean the difference between acceptance or rejection at a top school, admission to an honors program, or consideration for merit scholarship.
So best to get off the phone and dig into one (or more) of these treasures. I hope these selections inspire. Bon voyage!