Meet: Boomerang

Language arts and literary analysis for high schoolers!

Covers the essentials in grammar and punctuation, and introduces literary analysis!

Even if you’ve never analyzed literature before...

We’ve got you—and your teens—covered!


  • A weekly passage selected from the novel for copywork and dictation

  • Friendly discussion of the writing elements found in the passages

  • Grammar and punctuation explained in context

  • Background details about the novel explored

  • Insight into literary devices

  • Nine comprehension questions

  • 2–3 pages of book club ideas

The Boomerang appears in our Middle School Writers Bundle and our High School Writers Bundle.

Find single issues of the Boomerang here.


Check out the Boomerang Book Club for students interested in online class discussion!

All purchases of digital products are FINAL. No refunds.

  • 2021-2022

    August: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Readers Edition) (William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer)
    September: The Beast Player (Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano)
    October: Bamboo People (Mitali Perkins)
    November: The Sea in Winter (Christine Day)
    December: Great American Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (edited by Paul Negri)
    January: The Barren Grounds (David A. Robertson)
    February: Hidden Figures (Young Readers Edition) (Margot Lee Shetterly)
    March: Dragon Hoops (Gene Luen Yang)
    April: Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots (Margarita Engle)
    May: Fever 1793 (Laurie Halse Anderson)

    Books are not included with purchase of the Boomerang.

    We encourage you to review the books yourself to be certain that you are comfortable with the content before giving them to your teens.

    Book list contains Amazon affiliate links. Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you.

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  • Age: ages 13–14 (freshmen and sophomores in high school)

    Format: PDF files. Permission to print is included.
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    Download a sample here.


  • What is the Boomerang?

    The Boomerang is a program of ten month-long handbooks that pairs with engaging literature for high school.

    Each one teaches:

    • Copywork and dictation

    • Punctuation

    • Grammar

    • Spelling and vocabulary

    • Literary devices

    • Creative writing

    • Background information for the novel

    • Reading comprehension

    • Golden Lines prompt

    • Book club ideas

    Product Delivery

    • Each Boomerang is a digital PDF file that includes four weeks of instruction

    • New Boomerangs are uploaded to a private folder on the first of each month

    • Login information is sent to the email address you provide at checkout

    • Login and download the Boomerang Guidelines (once) and the new Boomerang each month

    • Print or read on your device

    • Your purchase includes all ten Boomerangs, which will publish one per month (August 2021–May 2022) and stay in the folder through 2023

    Complete Program
    Boomerang is one part of Brave Writer’s two-part writing and language arts program:

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