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Top 10 Novels

Date Published: 01/06/2017

These are the Top 10 novels that have been borrowed this semester.  If you are looking for your next read, pick any from the list and see what everyone else is enjoying.

Make sure you write a review on the OPAC to share the love about these #greatreads.

Top 10 Novels Borrowed This Semester

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No 1 - The War That Saved My Life

That War That Saved My Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley is a heart-warming coming-of-age story set in the English countryside during World War 2. This historical novel is an inspiring story for middle years’ readers from ages 9+ and is a classic in the making.

Graphic Book Review

No 2 - We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a modern, YA suspense novel full of troubled characters and surprise. A group of four friends—the Liars—have a friendship which turns destructive.

Well written and highly recommended for our YA readers.


Book Review

No 3 - Akarnae (The Medoran Chronicles #1)

Akarnae,  the first installment of The Medoran Chronicles, is by Lynette Noni, one of our favourite authors.

Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities.

Highly recommended for all readers and lovers of the fantasy genre.


Graphic Book Review

No 4 - The Leaving

In The Leaving by Tara Altebrando, six kindergarten children disappear without a trace. Eleven years later, five are returned. They have no memory of where they have been.

FINALLY a thriller that can be recommended to anyone age 12+


No 5 - Fuzzy Mud

Fuzzy Mud is a funny, sinister and thought-provoking comic eco-thriller for readers age 12+ – 18.

Book Review

No 6 - Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowel is a haunting story about first love, set against the background of Eleanor’s dysfunctional family life where love has become distorted and ugly, and Pak’s family life where love conquers all. It is more suited to our senior readers.

Book Review

No 7 - Backlash

Backlash is a cautionary tale that delves into the very topical issue of cyberbullying. The message in the book is very powerful and it will appeal to many young teenagers who are living the reality of social media and digital lives.


No 8 - Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan is an intensely moving middle-grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.

Book Review

No 9 - Admission (Pandora Jones #1)

Admission by Barry Jonsberg is a dystopian novel set in a “school” where the narrator, Pandora Jones, finds herself after surviving a virus epidemic that has claimed most if humanity.

Kids who love action, conspiracy and dystopian reads will really enjoy this book.


10 - Tomorrow When the War Began (Tomorrow #1)

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden is the first book in the incredibly popular Tomorrow series and has also been made into a movie.

Ellie and her friends are hiding. How strong can they remain when everyone is trying to kill them?

Tomorrow When the War Began Official Trailer
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