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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 24/02/2020

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was published in 1903 and is partly based on the author’s true-life experiences in the Yukon. Set in Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, this is an adventure story of a

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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: 09/02/2020

Vikki Wakefield’s This is How We Change the Ending is a gritty, raw, coming of age story for YA readers which explores confronting topics about the lives of disadvantaged contemporary teens in a realistic and uplifting way. By walking a

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/01/2020

Sick Bay by Nova Weetman is a delightful novel for Middle Years’ readers about the unlikely friendship that develops between two girls who meet in the school sick bay. They are both at the point in their lives when they

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 15/09/2019

Sensitive by Allayne Webster follows the journey into adolescence of SJ who suffers from severe chronic eczema and allergies that are at times life-threatening. Based on the author’s own childhood and adult experiences with these conditions, it is an important

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/04/2019

Set in Brisbane at the University of Queensland, The Things That Will Not Stand by Michael Gerard Bauer is a coming of age story which is both humorous and heart-breaking at the same time. It is highly recommended for our

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/02/2019

Dry written by Neal Shusterman and his son, Jarrod Shusterman, is a timely disaster novel dealing with what could happen if millions of people were struggling to survive without water. A gripping and page-turning read, this novel is suitable for readers 12yrs+,

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A Wonder of a Read

Date Published: 04/02/2019

This term our Yr 8 classes will have the pleasure of reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. The Book Wonder is a story about Auggie, a ten year old boy who has been born with a craniofacial difference. He has been

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The Bogan Mondrian

Date Published: 15/10/2018

The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick is a powerful YA novel about grief, domestic violence and making sense of the world by one of our favourite authors.  Dealing with big issues in a sensitive and nuanced way, this is recommended

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 06/08/2018

Sweet Adversity by Sheryl Gwynther is a fun, historical adventure story about a feisty young girl of great spirit who triumphs over immense pressures and overwhelming odds. Our younger readers will love this feel-good and character-driven story of an irrepressible

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