Sandy 7-10 Book Club held its first meeting for 2015 last week. Students meet every week to discuss books, compete in Sandy Readers’ Cup and participate in fun activities based around YA fiction. Students were lucky enough to meet Jack, an original member of book club run by Mrs Holmquest. Jack completed Year 12 at Sandringham College last year and will continue his studies at Deakin University, he was an avid reader during his time at the college.
During the first meeting students discussed World War I fiction, new books are being released regularly to coincide with the 100 year commemoration of the landing at Gallipoli. Popular titles amoung students are
The year it all ended by Kirsty Murray
When the guns fall silent by James Riordan
The trenches by Jim Eldridge
2015 book club members are in the process of deciding which two books to read for the Sandy Readers’ Cup. Students have so far recommended
The young elites by Marie Lu
Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
Michael Vey the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
21 book club members are currently competing in the 2013 Beaumaris Campus Readers Cup. Book club members have read the books Legend by Marie Lu and Birth of a killer by Darren Shan. 3 teams of 7 have just completed quiz question relating to the two set books. The teams are now working on their creative piece, which they will present to the other members at a special literary luncheon.