Here are some new, good books that are available to be signed out from the Learning Commons:
Leggings Revolt – Monique Polak
Nujeen – Nujeen Mustafa
The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black
Rodent – Lisa J. Lawrence
The Dead House – Dawn Kurtagich
Between the Spark and the Burn – April Genevieve Tucholke
Rodeo Princess – M. G. Higgins
I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh
The Attack (graphic novel) – Loic Dauvillier
A Pizza Party was held on Wednesday, February 8 to make the first semester prize draws. Students were awarded Big Mac Coupons; Pita Pit Coupons; Booster Juice Coupons; Tim Hortons $10 Gift Cards (Cole Beliveau and Shianne Miller); Tigers ball cap and team signed License Plate (Cole Beliveau); $25 Mall Gift Card (Sara Rondeau); Cineplex 2 for 1 (Nathan Keohane) and Kindle eReader (Reinhold Knauer). Thanks once again to all our sponsors [Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club Ltd., EIWM Holdings (Tim Hortons), Booster Juice and Pancotto Enterprises Ltd. (McDonald’s)] and the EBHS Chess Club for the Pizza Party. The HIT List continues with more prizes to be won at the beginning of June. Remember each book read is a chance to win and if you write a blog post about the book you read you get an additional entry.
of no value, worthless, trifling; having no effect, futile, in vain
A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way. As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices place everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.
I found this book to be a pleasant surprise. I didn’t think I would enjoy it because it is based on Mars and it is a sports book but it actually is a good book. I was drawn in by the characters. So my recommendation is to take a chance on this book.