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term 3 2012

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    Term 3 READING LOG

  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    I bought this book because it is considered a classic and sounds like a story full of actionand consequences. It is a famous book and has been around since 1967, when it was written by a 17 old girl!
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    This was a really well written book. A bit tragic, but the characters, although flawed, were interesting. The story of teenagers gone wrong, fighting, smoking and casuing trouble is timeless. Hinton's story is as relevant today as it was when she wrote it in 1967.
  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

    Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
    I bought this book because I had read a review on it that said it was outstanding. The first few pages have got me hooked and I like the 'twist' that the author has put on the traditional issue 0f racism.
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    This book was lent to me by my sister-in-law, who said I would love it. It certainly looks interesting.
  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorei Blackman

    Noughts & Crosses by Malorei Blackman
    Great book! Really enjoyed it and couldn't believe the ending.Definately going to read the sequel.
  • The invention of Hugo Cabret

    The invention of Hugo Cabret
    What a neat book. Part novel, part sophisticated picture book. The drawings are lovely as is the tale. Well worth a read, and don't be put off by the size of it. Many pages are just pictures.
  • 1984 by George Orwell

    1984 by George Orwell
    After finishing Animal Farm, I decided to re-read Orwell's other great novel 1984
  • 1984 by George Orwell

    1984 by George Orwell
    I had forgotten how powerfull a book this was. NOT suitable for Intermediate ages, but very good all the same.
  • The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

    The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
    Another book recommended to me by my sister-in-law. The synopsis reads really well and I can't wait to start it.
  • The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

    The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
    WOW, weirdest book i have ever read i think. Truely a strange story and NOT for intermediate ages. The ending...well I just didn't see what happened coming...total shock. Read when you're 16.
  • My Life by Helen Keller

    My Life by Helen Keller
    I thought I read this again. Read it many many years ago. The true story of Helen Keller, who became blind, and deaf at an early age and learned to communicate in an extraordinary way. Astonishing life.
  • The Bridge by Jane Higgins

    The Bridge by Jane Higgins
    I picked this book as it has been in the New Zealand Book Awards and I liked the synopsis.
  • The Bridge by Jane Higgins

    The Bridge by Jane Higgins
    It got a little slow in the middle, but what an ending! Not sure if it is setting up for a sequel or not. Overall a really good book and worth a read.
  • The Story of my Life by Heken Keller

    The Story of my Life by Heken Keller
    I found the last couple of chapters a bit boring. In general it was an interesting book, especially knowing the struggles she had to go through.
  • Victory by Susan Cooper

    Victory by Susan Cooper
    I was lent this book by my sister-in-law, who said it was a really good read. We shall see...
  • The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne

    The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
    I grabbed this book as it caught myeye whilst walking through the Library. I am into reading classics at the moment and I have nearly finished a book about Nelson's Victory ship, so this might be similar.
  • Victory by Susan Cooper

    Victory by Susan Cooper
    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the historical part to do with sailing with Lord Nelson to the battle at Traffalger, and the way the authot split across time to the girl living in modern day times. A cool book that was a little different from most things I have read.
  • King of Shadows by Susan Cooper

    King of Shadows by Susan Cooper
    I finished reading Victory and started straight onto this book also by Susan Cooper.
  • King of Shadows by Susan Cooper

    King of Shadows by Susan Cooper
    I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, but it actually turned out to be a really good read. Once again Susan Cooper plays with issues of time and the main character going back in time made it really interesting. Definately worth a read.
  • Dune by Frank Herbert

    Dune by Frank Herbert
    I have started reading this book, because it is sippossed to be one of the best science fiction books of all time. Sci fi is not my favourite genre, so I am hoping that I enjoy this book.
  • Scrivener's Moon by Philip Reeve

    Scrivener's Moon by Philip Reeve
    I am exceited to be reaing this. Saw it in the pile of new books for the Library and grabbed it. Prequel to Mortal Engines (which I loved) and continues on from A Web of Air (which I own).
  • Scrivener's Moon by Philip Reeve

    Scrivener's Moon by Philip Reeve
    What a great book. I Loved reading about how the mobile city of London came into being. I also enjoyed references to character names that would come up in the later books. Now All I need is to find a copy of Fever Crumb, the first prequal book.
  • Artemis Fowl and the Last Gaurdian by Eoin Colfer

    Artemis Fowl and the Last Gaurdian by Eoin Colfer
    Said to be the last Artemis book, so I have to read it. I read the first book many years ago and became a fan of them. Not sure that any of the sequals stand up to the quality of the first book though, so we shall see how this one stands up.
  • Artemis Fowl and the Last Gaurdian by Eoin Colfer

    Artemis Fowl and the Last Gaurdian by Eoin Colfer
    Well it was good...and I enjoyed it...but still not as good as the first book. I did like the way that Colfer finished off the series. Wortha read if you have read all the others, if you haven't read the first book, it is the best one.
  • Crash, the story of Poddy by William Taylor

    Crash, the story of Poddy by William Taylor
    I have been meaning to read this book for years. It first grabbed my attention because of it's title and the front cover...promised a good story. I hope it is.
  • Crash, the story of Poddy by William Taylor

    Crash, the story of Poddy by William Taylor
    Well I thought this was a good book. Interesting that the main character, Poddy, is a Down's Syndrome young man. I thought Taylor did a great job with this story and I think it would make a good read-aloud class book.
  • Dirt Bomb by Fleur Beale

    Dirt Bomb by Fleur Beale
    I have read Driving a Bargain by Fleur Beale, and this looks similar. So I am interested to see how she adapts the same ideas into a different story.
  • Dirt Bomb by Fleur Beale

    Dirt Bomb by Fleur Beale
    Well, it really is similar to Drivving a Bargain, just piteched at older readers. In this book the kids are older (last year of College), but the basic idea of turning an old car into a paddock basher and having fun is at the center of the book. This story goes a little deeper than ...Bargain, by exploring some of the pressures on young teenagers. Probably a better book than Driving a Bargain (though strangely Iam not sure I enjoyed it as much).
  • Boy, tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl

    Boy, tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
    I like Dahl's work and have been meaning to read this for a while. So when I saw it for sale for $4.95 I just couldn't resisit. Read it in one sitting and thought it was great. Some really interesting things happened to Roald Dahl growing up and the tales of punishment at schools should send a shiver down the back of school kids today.
  • Going Solo by Roald Dahl

    Going Solo by Roald Dahl
    This continues on from Boy, so I just carried on reading. This explores his life as a young man, going to work in Africa. It then tells of his experiences as a fighter pilot in the second world war. Really interesting to read.