Posts Tagged ‘serious reads’

Review: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Title: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Author: Mark Haddon Publisher: Vintage Children’s Classics About the book: Christopher is 15 and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a lot about maths and he likes counting and prime numbers. He also hates the colours yellow and brown. When Christopher is on one of his…

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Review: Counting by 7s

Title: Counting by 7s Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan Publisher: Scholastic Australia About the book: Willow Chance is 12 years old and a genius. She is obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions. She also finds it comforting to count by sevens. Adopted as a baby, Willow is independent and not concerned about her oddness at…

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Review: Jasper Jones

Title: Jasper Jones Author: Craig Silvey Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: When Charlie Bucktin, a nerdy bookworm of 13, is woken by Jasper Jones, the outcast in their mining town of Corrigan, his whole life changes. When they discover a dead body, Charlie carries the secret like a brick, not daring to tell anyone…

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Review: The Outsiders

Title: The Outsiders Author: S. E. Hinton Publisher: Puffin Modern Classics About the book: The Socs are the rich kids, the Greasers are from the poor side of town. The Socs’s idea of having a good time is beating up greasers like Ponyboy, who lives with his two brothers. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows…

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Review: The Book Thief

Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Picador About the book: Set in Nazi Germany, this is a beautiful but haunting story. Beside her brother’s grave, young Liesel Meminger picks up one, single, life-changing object. A book: ‘The Grave Digger’s Handbook’. This is her first act of book thievery and definitely not her last.…

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