Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How it Ends - Lausa Wiss

All Hanna's wanted since sophomore year is Seth. She's gone out with other guys, even gained a rep for being a flirt, all the while hoping cool, guitar playing Seth will choose her. Then she get him - but their relationship is hurtful, stormy and critical, not at all what Hanna thinks a perfect love should be....

Gang lands: Brazil - Ross Kemp

Deep in the heart of Rio, a new gang has emerged in the favelas. A gang with a sinister reputation, heavy-duty weaponry and a seemingly limitless drug supply.
The gang is always one step ahead of the harassed Brazillan drug enforcement agencies - who is backing them?
Recruitment by the shady organization Trojan Industries, teenage rebel Luiz Alves must gain initiation, infiltrate the gang and find out.
Luiz's mission of discovery isn't his biggest problem. - Staying alive is!

Real life - Ella West

'They call me a finder. I find places for the project. I can think about a place in my head and then I am there. It's called travelling'.
This is the conclusion to the thieves trilogy.

Threads - Sophia Bennett

Nonie's passion is fashion. Edie plans to save the world. Jenny has a part in a Hollywood movie.
But when three best friends meet a young refugee girl called Crow, wearing a pair of pink fairy wings and sketching a dress, they get the chance to do something truly wonderful - and make all their dreams come true.

Year 12+ Cultural Perspective

* Someone knows my name HIL
* Brick lane ALI
* Burnt shadows SHA
* Brixton beach TEA
* Red dust JIA
* The age of orphans KHA
* Tears of the Maasai COA
* The lemon tree NF 956.94 TOL
* The kite runner HOS
* A thousand splendid suns HOS
* The inheritance of loss DES

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Year 11 Cultural Perspective Books

* Maalika BRO

* I want to live NF 947.084 LUG
* The bonesetter's daughter TAN

* The life of pi MAR
* Under the persimmon tree STA
* My forbidden face NF 958.104 LAT
* Daughter of dust AZI


Year 10 Cultural Perspective books

* Auslander DOW
* Chalk line MIT
* Shabanu: Daughter of the wind STA
* Out of bounds: stories conflict and hope NAI
* Hang a thousand trees with ribbons RIN


Year 9 Cultural perspective Books

* Ties that bind, ties that break NAM
* Sold MCC
* Homeless Bird WHE
* Chinese Cinderella: The mystery of the song Dynasty Painting MAH
* Mao's last dancer LI
* Diego's Pride ELL
*Ripples on the lake ROT

The man in the shed - Lloyd Jones

A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman.
A couple give up their seats on a bus for lovers soon to be parted.
A woman searches through bushes for a piece of fabric torn from her husband's shirt.
The man in the shed is a haunting collection of stories about family and longing.

Boom - Mark Haddon

If you enjoyed reading the Curious incident of the dog in the night time then try this latest novel by Mark Haddon.

It was a stupid, insane, suicidal idea. Which makes it quite hard to explain why I decided to help. charlie was my best friend and i missed him, and i couldn't think of any thing better to do.Looking back, I recon this was the moment my life started to go pear-shaped.
An explosive adventure for all ages

Gotta B - Claire Carmichael

In Rick Lawerce's world, every one's online, all of the time, immersed in a vast electronic sea of instant communication.
Dr Carter Renfrew believes Rick and his friends represent the next step in evolution - the forerunners of a new species, 'Homo electronicus'. Communications companies are eager to exploit this new youth market and are backing scientific research into the teen brain. - just how far is Renfrew willing to go to prove his theory?

Bodyswap: the boy who was 84 - L. P. Howarth

Will is 13 when his body is stolen by a century-hopping villain. Suddenly. suddenly Will's the oldest man he's ever seen. At least he's inherited the right job, as an assistant at a funeral directors. Will can offer really wicked, wedged, full-on top-dog superfine funerals. But for how long? Can Will get his own body back, or will the next funeral be his own?

The unspoken - Thomas Fahy

When six children escaped the religious cult the grew up in by burning it to the ground, a prediction was made that each would die within five years by their worst fear. Sure enough five years later the first of the group drowns, and on by one their worst fears start killing them off.......

Gold of the Gods - Bear Grylls

Another instalment from the breathtaking new adventure series from the real-life survival man BEAR GRYLLS.
Hot on the trail of his kidnapped uncle, Beck must race against time and the elements. Can he find the lost CITY OF GOLD and discover the secret of it's people?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pandaemonium - Christopher Brookmyre

A Gothic nightmare for the 21 century......
The senior pupils of St Peter's High School are on a retreat at a secluded outdoor activity centre, coming to terms with the murder of a fellow pupil through the means you would expect: counselling, contemplation, candid discussion and even prayer - not to mention as much partying as they can get away with.
Not so far away a top-secret military experiment has spiralled out of control.
Two very different worlds are on a collision course......

Mexican White boy - Matt de la Pena

Mexican White Boy ..... shows that no matter what obstacles you face, you can still reach your dreams with a positive attitude. This is more than a book about a baseball player - this is a book about life.
An ALA YALSA Best book for Young Adults

Confessions of a fallen Angel - Ronan O'Brien

IMAGINE BEING CURSED WITH VISIONS THE IMMINENT DEATHS OF THE
PEOPLE YOU LOVE THE MOST.
YOU WOULD DO WHATEVER YOU COULD TO STOP THE DREAMS
BECOMING A REALITY.
BUT WHAT IF FATE HAD OTHER PLANS?

I predict a riot - Bateman

Superintendent James 'Marsh' Mellow , of Belfast CID, wants just one thing before he retires - to pin something on the notorious Pink Harrison. And when a dismembered body turns up, Mallow's convinced he's finally got his man. Problem is take Pink down and trouble of the full-scale rioting kind is likely to flare up..

A proper education for girls - Elaine di Rollo

Lilian and are the bright young twin daughters of the eccentric Mr Talbot, who resides in a huge mansion stuffed full of fossils, inventions, suits of armour, botanical specimens and other elements of his sprawling collection of curiosities.
When Lilian rebels against Victorian standards of morality she is packed off to India as the bride of a dreary missionary, leaving Alice alone and in danger of falling victim to her fathers bizarre and hair-raising schemes.........

Hamlet - John Marsden

By the author of every ones favourite series Tomorrow when the war began
comes his latest novel Hamlet - To be or not to be. That is still the question

Witch Dreams - Vivian Vande Velde

In this suspenseful tale of murder and witchery, Nyssa struggles to hide her true identity from the witch-hunters in her medieval town, while using her gift to solve the biggest mystery of her life: who killed her parents six years ago?

Amulet: the stonekkeper - Kazu Kibuishi

New Graphic Novel
Book 1