The library staff have put together a display on War and Conflictto commemorate and remember soldiers past and present who have sacrificed their lives. Our thoughts and prayers also go to the innocent civilians, men, women and children who have suffered and lost their lives and loved ones in these war zones.
Staff and students are welcome to browse through our collection.
Due to the ever growing success with The fault in our stars by John Green, followed by the lengthy reserve queue, I’ve compiled a list of fiction titles with similar themes. These are stories of love, loss and learning to live again.
The long awaited conclusion to the divergent series, Allegiant is now available to borrow from the library…
Every question that can be answered must be answered or at least engaged. Illogical thought processes must be challenged when they arise. Wrong answers must be corrected. Correct answers must be affirmed. – From the Erudite faction manifesto.
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Reserve your copy today!
Also by Veronica Roth – Book 1# Divergent, Book 2# Insurgent
From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.
More than this is about a boy named Seth who drowns, and whilst desperate and alone in his final moments, he loses his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . .
Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books.
If you are into a good Horror, these three classics will surely send chills up your spine!!!
‘Christine, blood-red, fat, and finned, was twenty. Her promise lay all in her past. Greedy and big, a 58 Plymouth Fury, she was broken down but not finishied. She was Arnie’s obsession; Christine was eating into his mind, burrowing into his unconscious. ‘ A love triangle involving 17 year old misfit Arnie Cunningham, his new girlfriend and a haunted 1958 Plymouth Fury, Christine is jealous, possessive and deadly.
‘Carrie White has a gift – the gift of telekinesis. To be invited to Prom night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie – the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues. But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her …’
A year ago, Andy was an upstanding instructor of English at Harrison State College. Now he is on the run with his daughter, a pigtailed girl named Charlie. A girl with an unimaginably terrifying gift. It is a gift which could be useful to corrupt authorities. Soon Charlie will be caught up in the menace of a fateful drug experiment and a sinister government ploy…
BE WARNED: These books are not for the faint hearted, this is SERIOUS HORROR! Audience level: Senior students
For all the Vampire and Werewolf fans out there, the Saga ends with the release of Breaking Dawn – Part 2. November 16th.
In this epic finale, after the birth of Renesmee, (Bella and Edward’s first born) the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
When Nina’s mother Miranda mysteriously disappears, and her father sets out in search of her, Nina goes to stay with her eccentric aunts, who run Second Hand Rose : a charity shop packed with vintage clothes and intriguing bric-a-brac. Nina loves helping out in the shop, but when some of her mother’s most beloved possessions turn up in the shop, she begins to piece together the truth about where her mother has gone and why, unravelling some surprising family secrets in the process. In the meantime she has all the pressures of starting secondary school and making new friends to deal with too.
Linda Newbery vividly creates the atmosphere of a delightfully shabby second hand shop full of intriguing treasures and idiosyncratic customers, in this charming story.
Audience: all year levels Average rating: 3.5 stars
Delilah, a loner hates school as much as she loves books—one book in particular. In fact if anyone knew how many times she has read and reread the sweet little fairy tale she found in the library, especially her cooler than cool classmates, she’d be sent to social Siberia . . . forever.To Delilah, though, this fairy tale is more than just words on the page. Sure, there’s a handsome (well, okay, incredibly handsome) prince, and a castle, and an evil villain, but it feels as if there’s something deeper going on. And one day, Delilah finds out there is. Turns out, this Prince Charming is not just a one-dimensional character in a book. He’s real, and a certain fifteen-year-old loner has caught his eye. But they’re from two different worlds, and how can it ever possibly work? (Blurb).
A classic fairy tale with a modern twist, ‘Between the lines’ is a written collaboration by Jodi Picoult and daughter Samantha Van Leer. Two years in the making sacrificing weekends and holidays, mother and daughter shared ideas and worked together to create a clever, imaginatively unique story of adventure, sadness, loss and laughter. With plenty of colour throughout the book, you will come accross beautiful illustrations of the Prince on his to quest to save Princess Seraphina from the evil villain.