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It’s been Book ‘Blind Date’ in Pleckgate High School’s library this week, encouraging pupils to read something different. 

Library Resource Leader Mrs Hanson used the idea in a mission for all pupils in Years 7-11 to read a new genre of book they may not normally choose. 

“We wrapped up a mixture of books, from adventures to fantasy, from horror books to romance, suitable for each year group,” said Mrs Hanson.

“The pupils came in and selected a mystery book and will have two weeks to read it and then they will write a review.

“Pupils tend to read things like ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ which there is nothing wrong with, but this is just a way of selecting a book they may not normally choose to read.” 

Shaheer in Year 7 said: “I do like books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, that’s my favourite, but I am excited to open my book and read something different.” 

Laiba said: “It is a bit of the unknown when you select a book. I like sports books but whatever I pick, I will read it                                                            .”    

Zainab opened her book ‘The Light Jar’ by Lisa Thompson which is described as a ‘twisty mystery.’ 

“I enjoy reading and my favourite books are adventures. This looks a really good book though and I can’t wait to read it.”

Hamza selected ‘The Day I Was Erased,’ again by Lisa Thompson, and described as a ‘touch-of-magic mystery.’ 

He said: “It looks interesting, it’s not something I would normally read but I am looking forward to testing myself.” 

Sarosh selected a book in the ‘Goosebumps’ series, which are horror fiction.  

“I read these books anyway and I haven’t read this one yet.”

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