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Term one, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The book is about Hazel who has terminal cancer, her approach to life and her first experience with love. Its hard to say exactly why this book has so much appeal. John Green is a master at capturing the 'teen voice' authentically and he injects just a little bit of individualism into all of his characters to make them that bit more real. The fact that the plot is incredibly sad and moving is also a major factor, and the movie, due for NZ release at the beginning of June, is set to be a winner.
Check out the official movie trailer below - it will give you a good idea of what the book is about, but be warned, it may well have you reaching for the tissues!
Students and electronic devices at school
A Nielsen survey carried out in America in 2013 examined how school students use their tablets while they are at school. The graph showing the results is worth a look. The most common use was to search the internet, but using a tablet to read a book was also right up there. None of this is particularly surprising, but it does show how devices are becoming an essential tool for our students.
Summer Reading Programme
Why Readers Are Better Partners
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Read it, love it, pass it on - the reading programme from Penguin NZ
So if you notice girls reading books with the Penguin sticker, please talk to them about what they are reading and encourage them to post a comment on the Facebook page. Word of mouth is probably one of the best ways to get our girls reading!