Reader Of The Month, June 2014

Ben Duff

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Ben Duff - Year 12 - Avid reader!

Ben is a fan of realistic teen fiction as you will see from his list of favourites. Ben is a regular in the library, part of the Card Sharks who have gathered very day of their secondary school lives in the library around the table at the back. Ben is often to be found reading in the library while he waits for classes at Queen's, he has a break while the rest of the school is still in class. Ben was an avid member of the BookGang and has graduated to BookMafia and often suggests books which should be bought for the library. He comes from a family of readers and Whovians. Ben loves movies and TV series, with a particular fondness for Doctor Who, Breaking Bad and Sherlock, he likes to write and recently gained 2nd prize in the Murder Mystery at the Bookshop as part of the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival. His love of classic Doctor Who is legendary and he is the reason that there are so many Doctor Who books in our library.

Who is Ben inviting to dinner?

Ben would like to invite the following people to dinner:


There would be some interesting literary and filmish conversation. These people are all really different and that would make for some wide ranging chat.

The best books ever according to Ben

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The Future of Us by Jay Asher
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Ben's Best movies ever

  • The Iron Giant - without a doubt his number one
  • Twin Peaks Fire, Walk With Me
  • Frozen

What is next on Ben's reading list?

Because he is caught up in a world of John Green at the moment first up is Paper Towns, then he is going to read a recommendation from Ms Schaumann called Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey and another called The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner.