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Archive for June, 2020

Alice’s adventures in Wonderland (movie)

The cat in the hat (movie)

My brother’s name is Jessica – John Boyne

Sam Waver’s life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible.

Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted – he’s kind, popular, amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him.

But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he’s been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart. His parents don’t want to know and Sam simply doesn’t understand.

Because what do you do when your brother says he’s not your brother at all? That he’s actually your sister?

Good Reads

P.S. I still love you – Jenny Han

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

Good Reads

Simon & Schuster

Harry Potter and the half blood prince – J.K. Rowling

It’s no surprise that everyone’s favourite teen wizard is still battling Voldemort.

What does perplex the young hero is a forgotten textbook with secret writing that brings together Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. J. K. Rowling returns Harry, Hermione, and Ron

to Hogworts amidst troubling signs that the Dark Lord and the Deatheaters are gaining strength.

Fortunately, Headmaster Dumbledore is helping his apt pupil prepare for an expected showdown by taking Harry to remembered incidents in the life of his old enemy.

Less dangerous, but still disturbing, Ron and Hermione have put Harry in the middle of their incessant bickering.

Then there’s Slytherin Prefect Draco Malfoy who’s under orders to commit murder–but who is his intended victim?

Finally, Professor Snape is now teaching the Defense of the Dark Arts class, but he appears to be doing some dark deeds of his own.

A blossoming relationship with Ginny Weasley is a bright spot for Harry, but another personal loss forces him to make some grave decisions by the novel’s end.

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Matilda – Roald Dahl

Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parents, a crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addict, regard her as “nothing more than a scab.”

Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda teaches herself to read, finds the public library, and discovers literature.

Also, Matilda loves using her lively intelligence to perpetrate daring acts of revenge on her father.

This pastime she further develops when she enrolls in Crunchem Hall Primary School, whose headmistress, MissTrunchbull, is “a fierce tyrannical monster . . . .”

Choker – Elizabeth Woods

Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has been a loner ever since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, years ago. She eats lunch with the other girls from the track team, but they’re not really her friends. Mostly she spends her time watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her, and avoiding the popular girls who call her “Choker” after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria.

Then one day Cara comes home to find Zoe waiting for her. Zoe’s on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With her best friend back, Cara’s life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and next thing she knows, she’s getting invited to parties and flirting with Ethan. Best of all, she has her BFF there to confide in.

But just as quickly as Cara’s life comes together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect—including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she’s at school. You’re supposed to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger?

Good Reads

A Reading Daydreamer

Kath and Kim (movie)

Billy Elliot (movie)

Zootopia (movie)

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