Monthly Archives: September 2010

The wait is over (x2)!

Well girls, the wait is over – for two big releases!

This past week has been pretty exciting when it comes to new books and films.   Last Thursday (2nd September) was the official release date for the film version of Tomorrow When The War Began.  Copies of John Marsden’s novel have been flying off the shelves; it seems that many girls are really keen to read (or re-read) the novel before they see the film. 

So far, reviews of the film have been fairly positive, but it would be great to hear what the St Catherine’s girls thought of the film.  Did it live up to expectations? Which parts of the novel have been changed?

The other new release that has caused excitement in the library is the publication of the final installment in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy: Mockingjay.  The Hunger Games novels have been supremely popular ever since their release – Collins is shaping up to be as popular a writer as a certain Ms Meyer!

Mockingjay is just as brutal as the previous two novels, and focuses quite heavily on the politics that exist between the Districts and the Capitol.  Ms Shortal said she enjoyed it, and it certainly made her think.  Have any of you read it? Feel free to post a comment and tell us what you thought of it.

Word on the street is that a film version of The Hunger Games is already on the way, with Collins herself writing the script. 

We have two copies of Mockingjay in the library – but you’ll need to get in quick!

New Release!

In the beginning we were a group of nine.
Three are gone, dead.
There are six of us left.
They are hunting us, and they won’t stop until they’ve killed us all.
I am Number Four.
I know that I am next.

Well, if that little taste doesn’t get you hooked on Pittacus Lore’s new book, ‘I Am Number Four’, then I don’t know what will.  This great new novel has it all; aliens, romance, adventure and the fight to stay alive.

John Smith (Number Four) moves around a lot.  If he stops moving, they’ll find him and kill him.  When John decides to try and settle in a small town in Ohio, he seeks out something he has been longing for – friendship and love.  But it’s only a matter of time before John’s secret is revealed and he is discovered.  He is Number Four.  He knows that he is next…

This book is set to be released as a movie some time in 2011. 

Happy Reading!