Disturbing, Compelling and Confronting.
When I first picked it up, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Room. The cover, with its year 4 student-like illustration, made it seem like a secondary school reader. But the comments, plastered on both sides of both covers, as well as on the title page ( making it 6 pages of quote-tastic praise) made it seem otherwise. “Deeply deeply disturbing” wrote A.N. Wilson. “This book will break your heart” claims the Irish Times. “Gut-wrenchingly compassionate” writes the Daily Mail. I knew this was a book I had to read.
Mmmm….It’s March and it’s #think time for the National Year of Reading. Thought provoking books are ones which stay with you for a while, even after you’ve finished them.
Enjoy the reads! See the list….
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As you know, the 2012 National Year of Reading theme for February is #Laugh. Don’t know where to start? See our recommendations which we promise will send you LAUGHing.
Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield….Charles Dickens (1812-1870) had a profound impact on English literature. He is and forever will be part of the English canon. He was a very popular author during his lifetime, and his works continue to be timeless classics.
Jacques Couvillon’s quirky book Chicken Dance is destined to be a favourite amongst teens.
“A funny and refreshingly quirky novel that celebrates the underdog”
Couvillion combines good humour with an enjoyable & rewarding read in Chicken Dance.
“My sister’s name was Dawn, and my mother said she was named that because when she was born it was”
Animal Farm is one of the most famous books of our time. Written by George Orwell, Animal Farm can be read on two levels; purely fictitious or as a powerful social commentary on Stalin’s USSR….
As Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies amazes both young and old. A true allegory reflecting human nature.
How do humans react when they need to establish power? Governance? This story of school-boys standed on an island is a powerful and evocative novel which will change how you view the world forever…