As we head into our weekend 'Exodus' break, some more books recommended by IV pupils preparing their Extended Essays ...
Mikeila Cameron : 'Blood Sisters, by Stephanie and Barbara Keating : I highly recommend this to those who enjoy reading about people who have lived in Africa, and their experiences. It is set in the 1940s, and follows the lives of three girls and how they cope with Independence and the Emergency in Kenya.'
David Cooper : 'Star of the Sea, by Joseph O'Connor : I have almost finished reading this. It's a gripping book with a lot of twists and surprises. I like it because it's based on fact and there are a lot of eyewitness accounts in it. The book is about the struggles of unfortunate poor Irish citizens who dare to venture on the journey to America in an aptly named "coffin ship".'
Rebecca Feeney-Barry : 'How Many Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston : I would encourage everyone to read this book. It is a very captivating story of a friendship that must survive every obstacle. The suspense is present up to the very last line. It is beautifully written in everyday simple language that describes scenes of war, sadness and love. It is very difficult to stop reading once you have started it. I really enjoyed it and think that anybody else would too.'