The Big Rothesay Read 3

The Launch 2011
The book has been revealed! Be sure to pick up your copy of Jerk by Jonathan Friesen and jump on the wagon, all are invited to participate in this event. Click here to find out more about the book!

On April 28, the author will visit the students as well as the community to talk about the book and answer questions about the book.


Rothesay pumps up the volume before getting down to a good, quiet read

March 17, 2011

ROTHESAY - Author Jonathan Friesen surprised a packed gymnasium Wednesday when he appeared on a big screen via a webcam to introduce his novel, Jerk, California as this year's choice for the Big Rothesay Read.

What's up? I'm ready to come to New Brunswick, that's all," Friesen said from his home in Minnesota to about 700 people who were gathered at Rothesay High School for the launch of the Big Rothesay Read's third season.

"Nutty teenagers, that's about as good as it gets. This is going to be fun." more...

Big Rothesay Read heading in different direction

Published in Telegraph Journal February 25, 2011
ROTHESAY - With a community waiting in anticipation for the unveiling of this year's book choice for the Big Rothesay Read, some committee members say security has been tightened to ensure that no one leaks the big surprise. more...

Big Rothesay Read Gearing Up for Year 3

Published Monday February 7th, 2011 in Telegraph Journal

In little more than a month the title of this year's tome, selected by organizers of The Big Rothesay Read, will be practically a household word. It will be revealed at a event planned to build excitement and interest in literacy and the joy of reading. Literally thousands are expected to line up for a copy of the book chosen with great care to appeal to readers at the high school level and beyond. more...



Rothesay High School students Jane Burchill and Nat Arbour unveil the book title to a packed crowd on Wednesday.