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Ballymena
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6th Year Reading Group

Miss O'Brien runs a Reading Group in the library, every Thursday, Week 1,  lunchtime. Everyone welcome! 

 

Books read and enjoyed to date:

 

A vivid, passionate and intensely moving novel from prize-winning author John Green. "In the dark beside me, she smelled of sweat and sunshine and vanilla and on that thin-mooned night I could see little more than her silhouette, but even in the dark, I could see her eyes – fierce emeralds. And not just beautiful, but hot too.”BEFORE. Miles Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event until he starts at anything-but-boring Culver Creek Boarding School and meets Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, screwed up and utterly fascinating she pulls Miles into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart. But when tragedy strikes, and Miles comes face-to-face with death he discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.AFTER: Nothing will ever be the same.

 

Student Reviews!

‘Looking for Alaska’ is a book about an average group of teenagers with a hard hitting message. The book focuses on a group of American teenagers in a boarding school. As they progress through school it shows how their friendship builds until the fateful night that Alaska dies in a car crash. It then shows how the friendship group comes to terms with its loss. When I first thought about the book I thought it wouldn’t be the kind of book I would read, but now that I have read it I think it is a great book and would highly recommend it!

(Nathan)

 

‘Looking for Alaska’ is another fantastic book by John Green. I fell in love with all the characters immediately and I never wanted the book to end. I cried, I laughed and I was taken aback, but I’d still read it over and over again. An amazing book to get you hooked on John Green! 9/10

(Aisling)

 

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners. ‘This book will break your heart . . . It is the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read’ Irish Times ‘Startlingly original and moving . . . Endearing and as utterly compelling as THE LOVELY BONES’ Scotsman ‘I’ve never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel . . . As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go’ Daily Mail ‘This is a truly remarkable novel. It presents an utterly unique way to talk about love, all the while giving us a fresh, expansive eye on the world in which we live’ New York Times Book Review.

 

When fifteen-year-old Luke Sheldon is offered a place at an American summer camp for smart kids, he thinks he’s in for the trip of a lifetime. Surrounded by forests and built above a labyrinth of underground tunnels, there is more to Camp Hope than meets the eye. Are the rumours true that three campers disappeared a few years earlier? And why does camp leader Captain Budd refuse to talk about it? When Luke starts to find coded messages in his dorm he thinks it is a silly game - until one of his friends is attacked. Too late he discovers that he has been drawn into a horrific trap that could cost him his life ...

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