Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Location: Fic LU
The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history...
Monday, February 27, 2012
Genre: Historical Cultural Drama
Location: FIC GRA
Set in Australia, with a young lad from Afghanistan called Omed who is asylum seeking, a candle factory, Hector- an Australian boy who has retreated into silence and festering secrets .... Sounds to me like a Bryce Courtney for teenagers. I read blurbs like this one on the back of these books and I am such a sucker for this genre- stories of broken people, sad people, foreigners, who collide and try and figure out how life works. .
As the front of the cover says
Two silent boys.
Two challenging journeys.
One remarkable story.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
These books will be gold for these studies. In case Bear Grylls is unknown to you- check out these YouTube clips.
Location: FIC CHA
She may be IN over her HEAD, but she's FINALLY following her heart!
It's K.J.'s junior year in the small town of West End, Montana, and whether she likes it or not, things are different this year. Over the summer, she turned from the blah daughter of a hunting and fishing guide into a noticeably cuter version of the outdoor loner. Normally, K.J. wouldn't care less, but then she meets Virgil, whose mum is studying the controversial wolf packs in nearby Yellowstone Park. From the moment Virgil casts a glance at her from under his shaggy blond hair, K.J. is uncharacteristically smitten. Soon, both K.J. and Virgil are spending a lot of their time watching the wolves (and each other), and K.J. begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Genre: War- or not
Location: Fiction KUR
Pacifism - why should you go to war, simply because you turn 18. Especially if it is the Vietnam War and you don't believe in it. But what if your family does? Joel Bloom is in this predicament- his only out is to cross the border to Canada and become a "draft dodger". But can he turn his back on everything his was bought up to believe, does he have the guts to be his own man.
I know if this was my son- I would be doing all I could to help him over the border to Canada, but what if your family forever would disown you if your did? This is Joel's problem- find out how he solves it.....
Friday, February 10, 2012
This looks like Lord of the Rings, but it is Snow White, the movie that made me cry when i took two young boys I was babysitting to watch, over 30 years ago. This version though is not cartoon- oh no- it is LOTR cross Red Ridinghood and it looks amazing. Will I cry- I think not, but I might get a tad scared!!
Location: Fic HOF
Today is Friday and I have now found my weekend read!!!!
Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humour, heart and feminine wisdom.
A book reviewer "Vivienne Serendipity" from Amazon says this about Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.
The book tells the story of CeeCee, a sweet young girl living with a psycotic mother. Her father left home, leaving CeeCee to cope with her mother. Life was really tough for CeeCee, yet she coped; until her mother was killed by an icecream truck. CeeCee is distraught,especially when she is shipped off to live a great aunt that she has never heard of. Can life get any worse?
When CeeCee moves in with Aunt Tootie and her feisty maid Oleta, life changes for the better. Aunt Tootie surrounds CeeCee with a wonderful world filled with good old Southern hospitality. CeeCee falls in love with all the eccentric people that make her welcome in Savannah. Her world becomes full of strong, wilful, independent women who nurture CeeCee back to happiness.
This book is full of a series of episodic events which highlight CeeCee's spiritual growth over her first summer in Savannah. You sit on the sidelines as you watch CeeCee meet the most amazing women who quickly pull CeeCee into their world.
' Life is full of change, honey. That's how we learn and grow. When we're born, the Good Lord gives each of us a Life Book. Chapter by chapter, we live and learn'.
'But, Mrs Odell, I've never heard of a Life Book'.
'It's not a book you can see or touch. It's a book that's held deep within your heart. It's guarded by your spirit'.
'Yes',she said, smoothing a loose strand of hair from her face. 'When a chapter of your Life Book is complete, your spirit knows it's time to turn the page so a new chapter can begin. even when you're scared or think you're not ready, your spirit knows you are.'