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Book of the Week

Date Published: 02/11/2021

Published in July of this year, Exit through the gift shop by Maryam Master is a wonderful read. This zine-style novel is receiving many positive reviews and is sure to engage any student who picks it up. Although the protagonist

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/10/2021

Vale Eddie Jaku: the man who taught us that “Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It’s up to you.”  We were sad to hear that the author of one of our favourite books has passed away, aged 101.  Eddie Jaku who wrote The happiest

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/03/2021

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney is a YA psychological thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Set in 1982, it is about two teenagers who are recruited by the FBI (at

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Your Next Reading Suggestion

Date Published: 24/08/2020

Many adults who follow @reesesbookclub on social media will be excited to know that Reese Witherspoon and her company Hello Sunshine @hellosunshine will be picking a book in the Young Adult (YA) genre every month from now.  These books will

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/08/2020

The Man in the Water by David Burton is a coming of age story with a murder mystery that needs to be solved.  Fast-paced and suspenseful, it will have YA readers, including reluctant readers, racing through to the end. The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 17/02/2020

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is a futuristic space adventure and page-turning thriller that explores the themes of courage, teamwork, and perseverance.  This is the first book in a sci-fi trilogy by the

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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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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/10/2018

The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson is a delightful and positive story about female friendship set against a dizzying array of European cities. A light read for all ages, it explores how friendships can evolve, change and survive even

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/10/2018

After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson is a perfect YA read – it’s gripping, fast-paced, thought-provoking and will appeal to fans of the thriller genre.  Set in a post-disaster world, it’s a survival story about the daughter of

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 13/05/2018

Review by Krystal Gagen: I read Murder Most Unladylike because we’ve had an increasing number of students in years 7 and 8 asking for “murder mysteries.” I have no real idea as to why these types of stories are becoming popular again,

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