The War That Saved My Life is an outstanding, heart-warming, coming-of-age story set in the English countryside during World War 2 and is historical fiction at its best. Reminiscent of Goodnight Mister Tom, we highly recommend it as a holiday read for our younger Middle Years' students.
This term, Yr 8 student Sophie Wright read A monster calls and created a graphic book review to share her thoughts about this award winning book. Read the novel first and then see the movie which is both a challenging and heart breaking adaption of this powerful story.
We love showcasing our students' work on the website. Yr 8 student Megha Soy has created a graphic book review after reading Cry Blue Murder, a cautionary tale about the misuse of social media and a popular YA mystery read for young teenage girls.
Year 8 student Abbie Greaney enjoyed reading The Jewel by Amy Ewing and created a graphic book review to share her opinion with other readers in her class. Graphic book reviews are an exciting new visual and entertaining way to share your thoughts about a #greatread with others.
After reading Don't call me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer, Yr 8 student Lauren Holding has created a graphic book review as an exciting new visual way to share her thoughts about the novel with other readers.
This term, our Yr 8 students have been learning how to create graphic book reviews. We are very excited to showcase the work of Eleanor Camp who has reviewed the novel A seven letter word by Kim Slater in a visual way to recommend it to other readers.
Our Chemical Hearts is a debut novel by Krystal Sutherland, an exciting new Qld author. It is the story of the emotional journey of falling in love for the first time and also of first heart break. It is not your usual love story and is our book of the week recommendation for older readers.
The shortlist for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards for 2016 has been announced. 30 books have been recognised over six award categories celebrating the outstanding literary talent we have in Australia and the contribution that literature makes to our culture and intellectual life. Read more about each shortlisted book, and stay up to date via the Prime Minister's Literary Awards facebook page. The winners will be announced later in the year.
Follow Me Back by Nicci Cloke is a thrilling read for YA readers and fans of Gone Girl and We Were Liars. It's set in the world of social media and is a story about a cyber crime that will keep you guessing to the very end.
If you are looking for your next read, check out the iCentre blog iRead iShare - our online space to share great reads and recommendations. It's full of book reviews for both students and parents and includes our new graphic book reviews as well.
A Year 10 party mixed with alcohol and social media has repercussions that will change, and maybe even end lives. This is an important cautionary tale for teens and adults which tackles cyberbullying from a different perspective.