I chose this book because it meets some of the requirements of the Common Core, as it is a rich and complex text that deals with issues that my students are facing such as bullying and peer relationships. I didn't have the funds or the time to purchase 25 copies of the book, so I decided to buy the Kindle version and project it onto our whiteboard. This has made for a nice, intimate setting for reading and discussing the book.
Since it is on the Kindle (I use Kindle for Mac which is a free download), I am able to highlight important sections in order to discuss them, add sticky notes that contain links that we can visit, and we can double-click on words to find out their definitions. Some of the links I have used are a YouTube video that shows who Mr. T was (so the students understand that section of the text), same with Doogie Howser, and links to explain some of the idioms that are mentioned.
I have enlarged the text so that we can all see it and follow along. I also made the reading column much more narrow than typical, which makes it easy on the eyes. I have a different student each day controlling the computer while I read aloud. So far, this has been a successful way to read a book in class. I highly recommend it! :)