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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Ender’s Game Graphic Novel by Orson Scott Card

Looking for something different to read? How about a graphic novel?

Graphic novels are not comic books they use images to give an overview of the story,  with the words and illustrations working together to help understand the story. 

 They are often fast paced and action packed. Why not give one a try!

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is only 6 years old. His peers bully him, his parents are aloof and his older brother is violently resentful of him. He might also be humanity’s only hope. Ender is recruited to join the International Fleet’s legion of child warriors in training, to report for duty in defense of the planet. Leaving behind the only person who ever understood him, his kind-hearted sister Valentine, he takes on the challenge of becoming commander in Earth’s defenses.

His  promise is high, and his teachers are sure he will rise to the test,  that is, if Battle School doesn’t kill him first. Ender struggles to find a place within his soul for tranquility, humanity and a connection with something greater than the brutal mechanics of war and strategy.

But when he is thrust into Command School at a vastly accelerated pace, will he crack up on the road to becoming the hero that the human race so desperately needs?

Good Reads, Ender’s Game (online) September 14th, 2015, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12082688-ender-s-game-ultimate-collection

If you want to find more great graphic novels to read then have a look at this website: http://playfullearning.net/2014/12/5-great-reasons-read-graphic-novels/

 

September 14, 2015 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

Here’s another great short-listed book to enjoy

The Incredible adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

 

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl

Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends.


The only problem is she’s overlooked a few teeny details:

Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared.
And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails.
And even her latest comic-book creation is misbehaving.

Also, the world might be ending – which is proving to be awkward.

As Doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba’s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it’s the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.

Good reads  [www.goodreads.com/book/show/19403811-the-incredible-adventures-of-cinnamon-girl]

September 4, 2015 Posted by | Chick Lit | | Leave a comment

The Book of the Year 2015 award winner has been announced!

The winner is……. The Protected by Claire Zorn

the protected

I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and twenty-one days old.

Hannah’s world is in pieces and she doesn’t need the school counsellor to tell her she has deep-seated psychological issues. With a seriously depressed mum, an injured dad and a dead sister, who wouldn’t have problems?

Hannah should feel terrible but for the first time in ages, she feels a glimmer of hope and isn’t afraid anymore. Is it because the elusive Josh is taking an interest in her? Or does it run deeper than that?

In a family torn apart by grief and guilt, one girl’s struggle to come to terms with years of torment shows just how long old wounds can take to heal

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22419562-the-protected

September 4, 2015 Posted by | Relationships | | Leave a comment