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: , , |

Phillipe is reading “Summer Kicks”

Summer Kicks Book Cover Summer Kicks
Simon Alder
2012-12
148

This book is about Malcolm, who is a football player in a summer league. He finds out the winning team gets to practice with a Major League Soccer team. Malcolm gets stuck on the worst team in the league with a terrible coach. I like this book because I'm a huge football fan and I'm signing up to play in a summer league.

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Years 6 - 7|Tags: , |

Alex is reading “War Horse”

War Horse Book Cover War Horse
Michael Morpurgo
Juvenile Fiction
Scholastic Inc.
01/02/2012
192

War Horse is about a horse named Joey during World War I. He has to leave his home and his owner who he loves. It's really sad, but he keeps fighting to survive. I saw the movie, and I like the book a lot.

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Years 6 - 7|Tags: , , , |

Jack is impressed with “Fight Club”

Fight Club: A Novel Book Cover Fight Club: A Novel
Chuck Palahniuk
Fiction
W. W. Norton & Company
17/10/2005
224

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Fight Club's narrator quits his job when he meets Tyler Durden, who holds secret boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." This is incredible writing that focuses on the core of our modern world.

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Years 12 - 13|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: , |

Heidi is reading “My Awesome Japan Adventure”

My Awesome Japan Adventure Book Cover My Awesome Japan Adventure
Rebecca Otowa
Juvenile Fiction
November 5, 2013
48

This is a good book. I like reading about people who travel. My dad travels to Japan for work sometimes and he says he will take me some day.

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Years 4 - 5|Tags: , |