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Literacy Week

S4 pupils took part in the BBC Authors Live YA event today as part of Literacy week and No Pens Day.

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The Possible

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What if…a teenage girl could move objects with her mind?

What if…someone turns up at her door asking questions she doesn’t want to answer?

Kaylee lives a normal life with her adoptive parents, and almost never thinks of her birth mother, Crystal, who is serving a life sentence in prison. But the woman at the front door is producing a podcast about Crystal that is about to blow Kaylee’s forgotten past wide open.

What if strange things have been happening Kaylee’s entire life, things she could not explain? What if she’s more like her mother than she ever imagined?

What if the podcast is about to put her on a collision course with Crystal—and her darkest self?

I enjoyed this book.  It’s an interesting idea and it keeps you on the edge of your seat right to the last page.  Get it now in the LRC.  Ms T

 

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13 Reasons why

You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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You may have seen the Netflix series or have been warned about it.  But this is the book.
Read it.  Take it at face value.  And ask for help if you need it.

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Three Dark Crowns

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In every generation on the island of Fennbirn a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown, all possessed of a coveted magic.

Kendare Blake has done it again.  This is bound to at least be a trilogy.  I couldn’t put it down. Unfortunately we have to wait until September for the sequel!!!!

Three dark queens
are born in a glen,
sweet little triplets
will never be friends.

Three dark sisters
all fair to be seen,
two to devour
and one to be Queen.

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A Dark Trade

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Life in Victorian London isn’t easy for a young woman.  Would it be easier if she was a boy?  Lots of twists and turns in this dark story.  I loved it – Ms Thirde.

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Check out our new site BHSLRCBOOKLISTS

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Well-Read quiz

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Our S2 pupils taking part in the Well-Read Quiz for Scottish Book Week.  We didn’t win but we did well in the General Knowledge round winning 4 out of the 10 books available!

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