Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

STOLEN – a story of kidnapping by Lucy Christopher

stolen (1)Gemma is kidnapped from the Bangkok airport and wakes up to find herself in the isolated Sandy Desert in the Australian outback.

Ty  is determined to teach Gemma how to survive the harsh and simple life, despite her attempts to escape.

Gemma finally bonds with her kidnapper and she displays typical behaviour that suggests she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome.

Ty’s plans come to an abrupt halt when Gemma is bitten by a snake and all Ty’s attempts to save her fail and he is forced to return her to civilization and face the consequences.

Related Books:  Bel Canto (Stockholm Syndrome) by Anne Pratchett

Kidnapped by R. L. Stevenson

For real life story about Stockholm Syndrome – Google Patty Hearst


July 28, 2010 Posted by | Adventure | | Leave a comment

the Byron Journals by Daniel Ducrou

Sometimes you need to lose yourself before you can find what you’re looking for.

Andrew and his mate Benny have just finished high school — now they’re flying to Byron Bay to celebrate. The small surf town they’ve heard so much about is pumping with young people and parties. Summer’s getting started and everyone wants to forget their problems.

And, for Andrew, there are plenty of things he’d like to forget.

He falls out with his mates and hooks up with Heidi. He’s never met anyone like her. She busks, smokes dope and their band makes great music. But Andrew discovers that neither he nor Heidi can truly escape the lives they’ve left behind.

The Byron Journals is a fun, sexy and fast-paced debut from a talented new writer.

Daniel Ducrou has extraordinary insight into the lives of young people as they walk on the wild side. A novel to shock and delight.

Want to find out more about this exciting new author: http://www.danielducrou.com

July 22, 2010 Posted by | Boys' read | Leave a comment

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July 21, 2010 Posted by | Book Talk | Leave a comment

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Fans of best selling author Nicholas Sparks who have read  The Notebook , Message in a Bottle and A Walk to Remember will love Dear John. This one is guaranteed to be a real tear jerker. Full of romance , love, heartache, sacrifice and tragedy.MV5BMTk1NDEzMTU5NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTI3MTk5Mg@@._V1._SX94_SY140_When John meets Savannah , he realises he is ready to make some changes. Always the angry rebel at school, he has enlisted in the army, not knowing what else to do with his life. Now he’s ready to turn over a new leaf for the woman who has  captured his heart.

What neither realises is that the events of 9/11 will change everything. John is prompted to re-enlist and fulfil what he feels is his duty to his country. But the lovers are young and their separation is long. Can they survive the distance?

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July 15, 2010 Posted by | Romance | Leave a comment

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Jarvis 24

Awkward, funny and poignant, Jarvis 24 places the reader in the mind of 16-year-old Marc Jarvis, who tries to step outside the boundaries of his private school life by taking on work experience for two weeks in a car yard. Within days Marc has made friends with 24-year-old Mikey, who is gay and has run away from home in Queensland, and met Electra, a girl who has moved away from her family and friends in Broome to follow her dream to be a world-class sprinter. As he falls in love with Electra, and deals with the ensuing memories of his first girlfriend who died years earlier, Marc grapples with a world so much less simple than the world of school that he is used to. Travis, his sidekick, is always there. . . It’s a funny, gentle coming-of-age story about falling in love and finding your place in the world, about growing up and growing apart. And, most importantly, about friendship. Angus & Robertson

One of the things I loved about this book was that although the main character was male this is a book would also appeals to females as it has it’s fair share of interesting female characters and it’s about friendship, mates and falling in love.

jarvis 24

July 15, 2010 Posted by | Boys' read, Family/Relationships | Leave a comment