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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Maybe Tomorrow by Boori (Monty) Pryor

My PicturesBoori was born and lived amongst his fellow people in the Aboriginal camps.  He made his way through life doing many of the things white man took for granted.

He encounters many barriers and learnt to overcome these in order to deliver his message of reconciliation, respect and tolerance.

Boore leaves the reader with considerable hope for the future.

This book shows us that no matter what our background is, we can strive to overcome many hardships.

Genre: Indigenous Australians and Race Relations.

D. Staggard

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June 20, 2010 Posted by | Biographies, Indigenous People | Leave a comment

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

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The main character in this novel is Francesca Spinelli, an Italian girl who is in year eleven at St. Sebastians and the number of girls who attend this school are very few.

Francesca lives with her parents, Mia and Robert and her younger brother, Luca.  This family changes dramatically when Mia struggles with clinical depression.

During Mia’s depression, Francesca takes on the role of keeping the family together and at the same time, finds out who her friends are. Mia’s illness affects the family in so many ways but the biggest change occurs when the family dynamics change for the better.

This book appeals to teenagers as well as adults.

June 16, 2010 Posted by | Family/Relationships | | Leave a comment

Monsters of Men – Patrick Ness

51gbjLq9MDL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU02_ The wait is finally over as the final thrilling volume of the Award-winning Chaos Walking triology is here!

Furiously paced, terrifying, exhilarating and heartbreaking  – Sunday Mail

Monsters of Men is the most anticipated crossover novel of 2010. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer. Set in a sinister world where men can hear each others thoughts, this is an epic, unflinching tale about the devastating realities of war. Since first publication in 2008, Chaos Walking has won seven major awards, won critical acclaim from every national newspaper and he has been heralded as a literary sensation for teens and adults alike.

In Monsters of Men, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions as a world-ending war surges to life around them. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilised to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And all the time, the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: to follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? Todd and Viola are left questioning all they have known, as they hurtle towards a shocking finale.     Reviewed By Toni Whitmont, Booktopia Buzz Editor

Watch this fantastic book trailer for Monsters of Men

June 9, 2010 Posted by | Great series, Science Fiction, War | Leave a comment