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The wait is almost over…

Ok, so this is happening on 27th May…

I know a lot of students who are pretty excited about the release of this book! This is it, the final novel in the series. I’m predicting some serious post-series blues from many people (myself included).

Want to know more about what happens in the grand finale? Check out this interview with Cassandra Clare.  She gives away a few little juicy details about City of Heavenly Fire, and the article includes a brief excerpt to whet your appetite!

The countdown is on…

Happy Waiting!
Ms White 🙂

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Have I got news for you!

I have good news, and better news! The good news is, the first trailer for the film version of ‘Divergent’ is out! Check it out below:

Um, Kate Winslet as the villain? Hell yes!

Secondly, the third book in the series has been unveiled and is due for release on October 22! What’s it called, you ask?

The Hunger Games Film is almost here!

Right, there’s only a month to wait before the release of ‘The Hunger Games’ film. I for one am mega excited about this film, partly because I think it’s an awesome story and partly because the casting is really interesting and different.  For instance, did you know that musician Lenny Kravitz is playing the role of Cinna – fantastic!  To whet your appetite (and if you haven’t already seen it), here is one of several versions of the film’s trailer:

Never Let Me Go: from book to film

2011 is going to be another big year for some very well known books to be release as films. The film version of  Pittacus Lore’s ‘I am Number Four‘ is on its way to our screens, and you might have seen trailers for a great new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre‘.  One of the more intriguing adaptations that has literally just hit the cinemas is the film version of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, ‘Never Let Me Go’.

The story is based in an alternate reality, where children are cloned and raised to become organ donors for non clones, or ‘originals’.  Three of these children – Ruth, Kathy and Tommy – form a close relationship.  Although all three are destined to become donors who will ‘complete’ or die after a number of operations in which their organs are removed, the story looks at human experience and relationships.  Even though these donors are considered sub human, Ishiguro’s novel explores what it is to be human and how, no matter what our destiny, humans all share similar experiences.

Ruth, Kathy and Tommy are played by Keira Knightly, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield in the film.  It’s quite a haunting film, and very compelling.  Why not have a read of the novel to complement your viewing of the film?

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!