HIT List Prize Draw

A Pizza Party was held on Wednesday, February 7 to make the first semester prize draws.  Students won Big Mac Coupons; Booster Juice Coupons; Taco Time coupons; Burger King coupons; MH Lodge Waterslide passes; Tim Hortons $5 Gift Cards (Emily Stock and Sierra Gold); Tigers game tickets (2 – Reinhold Knauer and 4 – Emily Stock); Cineplex 2 for 1 (Sierra Gold) and Kobo Aura eReader (Chase Hart).  Thanks once again to all our sponsors:

Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club Ltd.

EIWM Holdings (Tim Hortons)

Booster Juice

Burger King

Taco Time

Medicine Hat Lodge

EBHS Chess Club

Illuminae

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

When I read the overview of this book I thought it sounded like a pretty good book.  But I’m not going to lie, when I started it, my thought was, this is going to be a long and painful read as sci-fi, space ships and computer hacking are not my thing.  I kept reading (mostly because I felt I had too, it’s my job) and can honestly say it did improve.  There is a lot of action with a really good story line.  The book is a series of email discussions, thought processes, observations and spaceship schematics which make it a more interesting read (although some may find this confusing).  In the end a good book especially if you are into spaceships, intergalactic travel and wars.

Here is a fantastic trailer for this book, enjoy:

Reading Week is Coming

Reading Week is coming so here are some fantastic new reads to sign out:

 

“My (not so) Perfect Life” by Sophie Kinsella

 

“Invictus” by Ryan Graudin

 

“Tragedy Girl” by Christine Hurley Deriso

 

 

 

 

“Everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too” by jomny sun

 

“Disconnect” by Lois PetersonImage result for maple leaf

 

“Plank’s Law” by Lesley ChoyceImage result for maple leaf

 

 

 

 

“The Memory Jar” by Elissa Janine Hoole

 

“To Look a Nazi in the Eye” by Kathy Kacer with Jordana LebowitzImage result for maple leaf