Sarah recommends “A Thousand Splendid Suns”

A Thousand Splendid Suns Book Cover A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini
Fiction
24/02/2009
432

The main plot, set in Afghanistan from the 1960s to the 1990s, is about Taliban Control. It follows the lives of two women in their war torn country experiencing domestic abuse, and a main theme is of oppression of Afghan women. The main plot seemed to fulfill my criteria. I like that the novel is split into dual narratives. All the way through the novel Hosseini weaves in information about Afghanistan's situation. I love that it is above all a story of hope and of life.

April 26th, 2017|Categories: Years 8 - 9|Tags: , , |

Tallulah is inspired by “Life in Motion”

Life in Motion Book Cover Life in Motion
Misty Copeland
Biography & Autobiography
Hachette UK
23/03/2017
312

Misty Copeland is a famous ballerina. She was poor and came from a bad neighborhood. The book tells about how she became one of the best dancers in the American Ballet Theatre. I love reading about real people, and I really like ballet. This is a great book!

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Years 8 - 9|Tags: , |

Thomas is reading “Private Peaceful”

Private Peaceful Book Cover Private Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo
Juvenile Fiction
2004
202

This book is about Thomas Peaceful. His older brother is forced to join the British Army, and Thomas decides to sign up too, even though he is only fourteen. I really like the author, Michael Morpurgo. This is the fourth book I've read of his, and I think he is a great story teller. You always want to keep reading.

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Years 8 - 9|Tags: , |