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Category Archives: Book Review

Book of the Week for Grown-Ups

Date Published: 12/08/2019

The Chain by Adrian McKinty is being touted as the thriller of the year for 2019 and has been hitting all the bestseller lists. It’s a gripping psychological thriller about a mother who literally goes down into hell and a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/08/2019

Love Your Body was written by Melbourne social worker Jess Sanders to empower girls, many of whom struggle today with society’s unrealistic expectations of ‘beauty’, to develop a positive body image. The book aims to encourage girls to see their

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/07/2019

The Rest of the Story, by New York Times best-selling author Sarah Dessen, is a coming of age story about a girl who spends the summer on a journey of self-discovery. By reconnecting with her mother’s family, Emma is able

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/07/2019

Toffee by Sarah Crossan is a thought-provoking and moving YA verse novel that tells the story of a teenager who runs away from an abusive home and befriends an elderly woman. It is character-driven and will appeal to readers who

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 16/07/2019

Making Friends with Alice Dyson is a sweet, tender story about friendship, first love and discovering who you really are. Set during the roller coaster ride of Year 12, it explores themes of self-discovery and identity, and is the perfect

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Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 25/06/2019

Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on your reading. We recommend that you put any of this term’s Book of the Week recommendations on your reading list to borrow in whatever format you prefer – book, ebook or

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Holiday Reads for Grown Ups

Date Published: 25/06/2019

We’ve got your holiday reading sorted with our list of recommendations!  Take a look at the new titles we have been sharing with our Staff and Parent Bookchatters this semester. We’re sure there’s something for everyone here. Happy Reading! Staff-bookchat-term2-2019

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/06/2019

Turia Pitt has written The Good Selfie: Tips and Tools for Teens To Nail Life for teenagers. It offers tips, tools and practical advice in an accessible style that can be dipped into when needed. It is a collection of

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/06/2019

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte is a fast-paced murder mystery set in a fantastical world of Quadrants where females reign supreme. The plot twists and turns, and the mystery keeps the reader guessing till the very end! Ms Gagen

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Parent Breakfast Bookchat

Date Published: 03/06/2019

What a wonderful morning we had to share great reads with our breakfast bookchatters! Meeting once a term, members from our parent community join us for tea, coffee, reading recommendations and lively discussions on what we’ve been reading, viewing and

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