The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Book of the Week

This week’s Book of the Week is a powerful and shocking story about standing up for what you believe is right, despite the consequences.

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re going to be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

Read Dystopian…

The Library Team have put together a new display for you – all about what to read after The Hunger Games. Have a look on the display, or check out our reading list.

Remember that we can request books for you, so if the title you want is not there, ask one of the Library Team and we will sort it out for you!

Books of the Week – Whilst Waiting for Turtles…

John Green’s new book, Turtles All the Way Down, is published on the 10th of October. Whilst waiting, why don’t you read one of his other books? They are all on our Book of the Week shelf this week!

 

 

 

New in the Library

The story of a girl, a boy, and the universe.

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store – for both of us.

The universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?