The PRC (Premier’s Reading Challenge) is a challenge that is held every year since 2006 or something close to that. You read 20 books in total, 15 from the PRC list and 5 books from your own choice. It is held every year from March to September and if you continuously do the challenge each time, you will find you get an award for participation. You normally log your own books into the website which is somewhere….. ask Ms Page for more info… It’s on now so you have until September to finish reading 20 books by then and GOOD LUCK!
“‘Enter. Or turn back. This is Erebos.’
Nick is given a sinister but brilliant computer game called Erebos. The game is highly addictive but asks its players to carry out actions in the real world in order to keep playing online, actions which become more and more terrifyingly manipulative. As Nick loses friends and all sense of right and wrong in the real world, he gains power and advances further towards his online goal – to become one of the Inner Circle of Erebos. But what is virtual and what is reality? How far will Nick go to achieve his goal? And what does Erebos really want?
Enter Erebos at your own risk. Exciting, suspenseful and totally unputdownable.”
I didn’t get to finish this book, but it was suspenseful; it will definitely keep you guessing, as well as feeling a little uneasy..
My dad was killed in the 9/11 attacks in New York. But the stuff in this book isn’t about that. It’s about the summer me and Jed and Priti tried to catch a suicide bomber and started a riot.There’s stuff about how we built a tree house and joined the bomb squad; how I found my dad and Jed lost his; and how we both lost our mums then found them again.So it’s not really about 9/11 but then again none of those things would have happened if it hadn’t been for that day.So I guess it’s all back to front, sort of …
I really enjoyed this book – I guess I say that a lot! Its funny and sad and a whole lot of other things in between.
“WARNING! Contains scenes of cruelty and violence”
and when you think of how many blood thirsty books you’ve read without a warning, you can imagine how full on this book really is. But there’s a lot more to the book than just violence; the author Michael Grant has succeeded in creating a very complex and believable world where nanotechnology allows people to really get in; inside other people and control them. I really would find it difficult to tell you much more about this book except its very engrossing.
Here’s a link to his website:
“One night, the shiny guys visit fifteen-year-old Colin Lapsley. They don’t speak, but Colin can read their thoughts. They want him to pay for the terrible thing that he has done. When the shiny guys won’t go away, Colin is admitted to ward 44. Ther he discovers an alien world, a powerful weapon, a gentle giant, and a girl who may be able to see what he can see.”
Penguin Books Australia
This book is for an older reader (15-17) who is interested in a really meaty drama that can also get a bit weird. As well as funny. I really enjoyed it and it was quite different to most Young Adult fiction.
You’re in the library, you’ve just finished a great book and now you want to read…..you’re mind is a blank. Everything Ms Page and your friends have recommended is either out on loan or you’ve read it.
There is a solution!
Just click on What Should I Read Next? and type in the title of a book or author that you like and it will analyse its huge database readers favourite books and provide you with recommendations.
Give it a try and tell me what you think.
This is a story about a boy whose father had died during a fire at the museum. It has drawings as well as writing a combination that captures the moment in pictures as well as telling the story in words. There is now a movie based on this book which was written by Brain Selznick. He is an orphan that lives in Paris working as a clock keeper taking over his uncle’s job after his uncle disappeared. It’s not a novel but it’s a book with 526 pages exactly and Hugo’s life evolves around a toy booth owner and his daughter. DISCOVER MORE BY READING THE BOOK…….
Why was he different, you ask?
Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book…”
This is the first novel by British comedian, David Walliams (he’s the skinny one in the television series Little Britain) and as you would expect its very funny and a bit, well, different! It reminds me a bit of Roald Dahl; that could be because the illustrations are by the same person - Quentin Blake and their both British with weird, silly, annoying teachers as characters. We have a few books by David Walliams in the library now, so if you like funny books, check them out.
“August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?”
from the author’s website http://rjpalacio.com/book.html
I really enjoyed this book; sometimes it was funny, sometimes it was sad, but usually sad in a good way. A story really about friendship and what makes us who we are.
I know – the cover has a girl on it and there’s even a girl’s name in the book title! But! This is a teenage ghost story, that starts like just another story about a teenage misfit, but once the ghost arrives it gets a bit creepy and creepy knows no gender. The author, Vera Brosgol, is the illustrator as well; she has a blog where you can also read some of her comics and look at her artwork.