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Book Selections - Students' Top Five

Posted: 26-Nov-2019

It has been a fantastic year for recreational reading at OLMC. Supported via the Wider Reading program, students have borrowed over 5000 items and have discovered new books to capture their interest.
The following are the Top 5 most borrowed books from the Learning Commons this year.
If a student is looking for something to read during the summer holidays, we encourage them to try one of these titles. Alternatively, if you are thinking about Christmas gifts and considering purchasing a book for a daughter, son, relative, friend or sibling, consider this a useful guide.



Author

Title

Synopsis

Rachael Lippincott

Five Feet Apart

Seventeen-year-old Stella spends her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her regimented life is tested when she meets Will, a charming teen with the same illness. Their instant attraction is threatened by the restriction to keep a safe distance of five feet between them at all times, or they risk losing their lives. As their connection grows, so does the temptation to defy all odds for love. (Teenreads)

Karen McManus

One of Us is Lying

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl in this suspenseful and mysterious story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this. (Goodreads) 

Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Lara Jean has never openly admitted her crushes. Instead, she wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. Until one day, Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters have been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters. As she learns to deal with her past loves face-to-face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all. (Goodreads)

John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

Sixteen year old Hazel is diagnosed with lung cancer and reluctantly attends a support group, where she meets the charming and witty Augustus Waters. He has recently been given the all clear for osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Together they embark on a roller coaster ride of emotions and romance. They travel to Amsterdam searching for the author of their favourite book, where Augustus reveals heartbreaking news to Hazel, shattering their worlds forever. (The Guardian)

E Lockhart

We Were Liars

After a two-year absence due to an accident she can't remember, seventeen-year-old Cady returns to the private island where the elite Sinclair family spends its summers. Relationships feel oddly strained amongst her cousins, but no one will tell Cady what happened the summer of her mysterious accident. Slowly, pieces of her fragmented memory come together to reveal an unimaginable truth of guilt, blame and love. (SCIS, Horn Book Review) 



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