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The Intern, by Gabrielle Tozer
Josie Browning dreams of having it all. A stellar academic record, an amazing career in journalism – and for her current crush to realise she actually exists. The only problem? Josie can’t get through twenty-four hours without embarrassing her sister Kat or her best friend Angel, let alone herself. Josie’s luck changes though when she lands an internship at the glossy fashion magazine Sash. A coveted columnist job is up for grabs, but Josie’s got some tough competition in the form of two other interns. Battle lines are drawn and Josie quickly learns that the magazine industry is far from easy, especially under the reign of powerful editor, Rae Swanson. From the lows of coffee-fetching and working 10-hour days, to the highs of mingling with celebrities, scoring endless free beauty products (plus falling for her cousin’s seriously gorgeous flatmate James) this is one year Josie will never forget.
Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
*Silver award*A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words…And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
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
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.
A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks
Good oil by Laura Buzo
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Before I die by Jenny Downham
You don’t even know by Sue Lawson
Zac & Mia by A. J. Betts
If I stay by Gayle Forman
Just one day by Gayle Forman
Send me a sign by Tiffany Schmidt
See you soon, Ms Ambrosini 🙂
“Oh, Augustus Waters!”
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**