Student Reader of the Month for November


Renee  yr9

How often do you like to read?  

“I like to read as much as I can. I normally read of a night just before bed, on the bus, and  during class when there is no work to be done.”


What do you like to read?

“ I personally prefer books that fall under the ‘Adventure’ and ‘Mystery’ genre, because they are thought-provoking and action-packed; but occasionally I do like to read a poem or a historical story.”

List one book that has left a lasting impression on you and explain why it’s memorable . . . . .

“One book that has influenced my life today would probably be ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ saga by J.R.R Tolkien and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini. This is because they have given different points of views on life. ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ is one of the many answers to the question “Is there anything out here besides earth? If so who?” Whilst ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ portrays a true dystopian view on how people (in particular women) are treated in our world today. It is based on true events that have happened and are still happening in our world today, and gives the idea that there are people out there who are worse off than us.”






Staff Reader of the Month for November

Anna-Lise Wallis . . . . . English teacher at SSC since 2007

How often do you like to read?                                                                                            “I love reading but these days tend to mostly read news sites like The Age. I also spend too much time on twitter!”

What do you like to read?

     “At the moment I am going through a Scandinavian crime fiction stage and especially enjoy reading Henning Mankell and Hakan Nesser. I am reading the latest book in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series, even though it is not written by the original author.”

List one book that has left a lasting impression on you and explain why it’s memorable . . . . .

“One of my favourite books of all time is “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez”. It opened up a whole new world of Latin American fiction and magical realism, which I still love.”                                                                                                   

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