Friday, October 25, 2013

Green, Collins

We start half-term today, and so this blog will get going again on Monday week. 

Here are the latest two book recommendations from IV formers reading for their Transition Year Extended Essays, which they will write when we resume (as always, a selection of the best will be published here).

Sophia Wehner has read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green:-
This book is one of my favorite books because it is not like other books about cancer, it is refreshing in the way it´s written even if you think you know from the beginning how it will end. It tells the story of twoyoung people, Hazel and Augustus. Hazel was diagnosed with Stage 4 Thyroid cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs when she was 13, but has managed to live with her disease thanks to doses of an experimental drug called Phalanxifor. They get to know each other in a Support Group for children with cancer. Augustus or "Gus" shows her that everything could be possible even if she is ill. They fall in love although they know that Hazel has not much time anymore...  If you want to know how this book ends, read it!

Simon Glennon recommends The Hunger Games, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
I always go for dramatic books. I like to always have something to think about and to be lead on by. Something to keep me reading.  The Hunger Games is a great book series as it's so unpredictable. I highly recommend the series to anyone with similar interests.

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