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Book ‘Blind Date’

By 11 February 2022March 7th, 2022No Comments

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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