“Shooter”

A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys’ washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they’ve heard over the years. Stuck here with them–could anything be worse?

NOT A DRILL!! Shooter in the school!
Suddenly, the bathroom doesn’t seem so safe anymore. Especially when they learn that one of them knows more about the shooter than they realized…

 

This is an awesome book.  Sooo incredibly relevant to life.  We all hear the sayings telling us to never judge a book by its cover, to not judge people by what we hear about them or what we know about their families.  This book makes one see exactly how true those sayings are.  This story places four students who would never be friends together during a lockdown.  They soon find out that they do have things in common and that even though they may never be “real-real” friends deep down they are really very similar.  They also realize that what they believed about the others because of appearances was not necessarily how that person really was.  I think everyone should read this book it was just that good.

image taken from Goodreads

HIT List 2017-2018

The HIT List is back with more great books and more awesome prizes.  Read a book – get an entry.  Write a blog post about that book – get an additional entry.

What is the HIT List you ask?  The HIT List consists of 10 books of different topics and reading levels so there is something for everyone.  Every book you read gives you an entry into 2 prize draws, so if you read 1 book you have 2 chances to win a great prize…if you read all 10 books you have 20 chances.  But on top of the grand prizes we give out (which in the past have been e-readers and i-pads) we have also had many coupons from various restaurants, Mavericks tickets, Tiger tickets, gift certificates to the Mall and Cineplex so you have even more chances to win, in fact everyone who reads wins something.  So all you have to do is read a book, tell me, answer a couple of questions and you’re in.  And if you write a blog post about the book you read you get an additional entry.  It is as simple as that AND you get the enjoyment of reading an awesome book.  So head down to the Learning Commons and sign out one of the HIT List books.

 

 

HIT List 2016-2017 Winners

The final prize draws were held on Wednesday, May 31.  All participating students were awarded Mavericks game tickets and Medicine Hat Lodge waterslide passes.  Draws were made for Pita Pit, Booster Juice and Big Mac coupons as well as for Tim Horton’s $10 Gift Cards (Sara Rondeau and Tori Doughty), $25 Mall Gift Cards (Chase Hart and Cole Roth) and Cineplex 2 for 1 (Shianne Miller and Jasmin Salmon).  The Grand Prizes were a Kindle e-reader won by Jasmin Salmon, who deferred her win to Chase Hart and a mini i-pad won by Sara Rondeau.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors this year – Tims Hortons, McDonalds – Pancotto Enterprises Ltd., Eagle Butte High School Chess Club, Booster Juice, Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club, Medicine Hat Mavericks Baseball Club and Medicine Hat Lodge.  Congratulations to all the participants.  Grade 10 and 11 students stay tuned for HIT List 2017-2018 with more great books to read and more great prizes to be won.