Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, “The Best of Me” tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.
* In Cinemas 29 October *
For those who love a little romance, this is a good pick for you… if you get a chance to, give the book a go first before you see the movie…(the book is usually better!) and then you can compare the story and endings. 🙂
From Mrs. Robinson
Apple’s maternal grandmother has raised her from infancy because her mother left the family to seek fame and fortune as an actor in America. Now thirteen, she longs for more independence than her loving Nana is prepared to allow, feels alienated from her father and his new family, and wishes her mother showed some interest in her. A crush on an older boy who does not take her seriously, a nasty girl in her class at school and her best friend’s shifting loyalty add to her woes. But when her mother suddenly returns to the quiet English seaside town and invites her to share a flat, her joy is soon felt with guilt. Apple knows how much she has hurt her grandmother’s feelings and views her mother’s smoking, drinking and messy parties critically. She is soon missing school to care for Rain, her emotionally disturbed half-sister, while her mother goes to London for auditions, and both resents and loves the little girl. Apple is sensitive and conscientious with sound principles, narrating events with vivid emotion. Poetry depicts the complex family relationships, moral and social issues. A new English teacher focuses on great poems, encourages discussion and sets written responses for homework. Apple always writes well, but submits surface-level assignments while keeping her honest, deep poems private, until the chain of events and her personal growth give her the confidence to share them in class. Apple and Rain is an enjoyable read for the sensitive at heart. Some poems are memorable, contrasting with Apple’s intense storytelling throughout the novel. Sophisticated readers will be left to draw their own conclusions about the motives of Apple’s mother and grandmother and the complexities of their relationship. This book appeals to everyone interested in the reality of teenage lives. A warm hopeful ending will leave you wondering what is temporary or permanent… ~ From Magpies magazine
Reserve your copy in the library today! Happy reading 🙂
From Mrs. Robinson
Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with a hard decision: To follow her musical dreams—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind – or to follow a different path to be with Adam, the love of her life?
Then one February morning, Mia goes for a drive with her family and in an instant, everything changes with her own life hanging in the balance. Suddenly, she is caught between life and death. For one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left – which will not only decide her future, but her ultimate fate.
If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful story about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.
Based on the best-selling novel by Gayle Forman.
Reserve your copy in the library today! 🙂
*In Cinemas August 2014*
Two misfits. One extraordinary love.
Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up.
Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor. He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds who begin to fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young and brave, with nothing to fear or lose.
Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”– John Green, author of “The Fault in Our Stars”
This romantic and fun read is very popular… Be sure to reserve your copy in the library today! 🙂
From the much loved and best selling novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, comes the film of this captivating story. Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us — on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Exploring the fun, thrill and tragedy of being alive and in love, this beautiful story will be sure to touch your heart.
**In Cinemas Thursday 5 June 2014**
Melina Marchetta will be visiting us!
When: Tuesday 17 September
Time: 9am – 10am – Meet and talk
Recess 10:30am– Morning tea and book signing
Come along and bring a copy of your book if you have one for her to sign!
We are excited and looking forward to this special visit.
Hope to see you there! 🙂
The Library team
Have you loved the Percy Jackson Series? From Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief now comes the second story in film with the Sea of Monsters to be released 19 September!
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising…
Read the Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series…
Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief – Book 1
*The Sea of Monsters – Book 2
The Titan’s Curse – Book 3
The Battle of the Labyrinth – Book 4
The Last Olympian – Book 5
We have these books so come in and reserve your copy to read before you catch this great movie! 🙂
From Ms. Robinson
If you love the Mortal Instruments book series then you will love the movie “City of Bones”
…to be released 23 August 2013...
This action packed adventure fantasy will be sure to capture you...
For those who have not yet read the books, this is the first in the series, followed by City of Ashes (#2), City of Glass (#3), City of Fallen Angels (#4) and City of Lost Souls (#5).
We have these in the library and they are totally popular… so don’t miss out…
Be sure to make your reservation today and start reading, before the movie hits the cinemas! 🙂
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