Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WBD Survey 5

Four more recommendations from our World Book Day survey. You can contribute here.

boscolib : The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do
Why? Because it's a reminder to us that we share a common humanity and we should all be a little kinder. It's written by an Australian comedian who was also a "boat person". His brother became Young Australian of the Year. Their journey from Vietnamese refugees to successful Australians wasn't easy, but Anh tells the story with humour and hope. I'm not sure if will hit the bookstores in Ireland. I enjoy your tweets - inspiring stuff!

Anonymous (SCC Pupil) : The Alchemist, by Michael Scott
Yeah it's a great book and I recommend it to peoples of all ages!

Anne: anything by Alexander McCall Smith
Life-affirming gentle humour.

AnaT : Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
It has everything...tension, believable characters you can relate to, a familiar school setting, and above all it gives a true insight into the minds of teenagers and what motivates them to act the way they do. The narrative is pacy and the situations realistic...you simply cannot help but keep turning the pages on! I missed that one when I finished it!

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