Thursday, 21 May 2015
Monday, 11 May 2015
Kwame Alexander is an award winning teenage author.
'The Crossover' has won the Newbery Medal in the United States.
Basketball is a central theme in this original novel, and the style and rhythm of the book conveys all the tension and action of a fast-moving basketball game.
Josh and his twin brother Jordan are talented basketball players, and are egged on by their enthusiastic father.
But as the basketball season unfolds more is revealed about their lives. Josh is jealous of Jordan's new girlfriend and their father has an increasingly worrying health problem.
This novel is a great contribution to teen fiction. The movement contained in each line practically leap off the page-
'See when I play ball, I'm on fire. When I shoot, I inspire. The hoop's for sale, and I'm the buyer.
Josh is at the top of his game!
Friday, 8 May 2015
Title: Heaven is for Real
Author: Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
Type of story: Other
Tell us about it: This book is about a boy named Colten Burpo having to go to the hospital because his appendices exploded. when he is at the hospital about to die his parents ( Todd and Sonja Burpo ) are praying for him. Surprisingly God answered their prayers. Not only did God answer the prayers he even took Colten with him into heaven. Colten says that he went out of his body to heaven explaining what he did and saw in heaven. And everything that the boy said he saw matches the bible exactly.
How good was it? Fantastic
Pretty Little Liars
The Lying Game
It is a ......: Book
Friday, 1 May 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015
'Mountain Wolf ' is a stunning novel by Rosanne Hawke.
Fourteen year old Razaq lives in a mountainous region of Pakistan.
The story begins with a devastating earthquake which kills his family.
His dying father tells Razaq to find his uncle Javaid who lives in the city.
Razaq is offered assistance by a man who is a stranger to him. The man, known as Ikram, lures Razaq to the city and offers him work and money. It soon becomes clear that Ikram has evil intentions.
Razaq has to use all his wits to survive. He enters a world of exploitation and child sex slavery. Against all odds he stays true to his upbringing and beliefs.
There are moments of grim reality and horror in this novel, but they are also balanced by the kindness of many people whom Razaq encounters.
And does he find his uncle? You will need to read 'Mountain Wolf' to find the answer.
Rosanne was employed as an aid worker in Pakistan and she captures the harsh beauty of the landscape and its people.
'Mountain Wolf' takes us on an incredible journey to another country.