“Six of Crows”

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

This is a great book.  I wasn’t too sure about it in the beginning because it isn’t the type of book that I would normally pick.  The whole fantasy thing is just not me; or so I thought.  But as it turns out I was very quickly drawn into the story and the characters.  I’m now very much looking forward to reading the sequel to find out exactly what happens.  Check out this great trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSC39371rMg.

Image taken from Goodreads

Image taken from Goodreads

“Punch Like A Girl”

It’s not the girl in the fight; it’s the fight in the girl.

Nobody understands why Tori has suddenly become so moody and violent. When she attacks a stranger in a store, she ends up doing community service at a shelter for victims of domestic violence. She bonds with a little girl named Casey, but when Casey is abducted while in Tori’s care, Tori is racked with guilt, certain that she should have been able to prevent the abduction. During the search for Casey, Tori comes face to face with an ex-boyfriend who sexually assaulted her at a party. Only when she speaks out about the assault is she able to begin to heal.

This is a great book dealing with a sensitive subject.  It shows the importance of telling someone your story for your own well-being and the safety of others.  I found it to be a fairly quick read.  Check out these trailers:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO1_-8JlG1M and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9sWaQ_MmVs.

Image taken from Goodreads

Image taken from Goodreads

What IS the HIT List?

You may have heard the words “The HIT List” but aren’t quite sure what it is.  Well it is a reading initiative put forth by the Eagle Butte High School Reading Committee with the goal of creating a school culture that makes reading a desirable and worthwhile activity.

The HIT List consists of 10 books which include some Canadian authors, fiction, non-fiction and a graphic novel.  Basically there is a book for every taste and reading level.  The book titles are chosen by a group consisting of members from Eagle Butte High School, Medicine Hat High School, Crescent Heights High School, Medicine Hat Public Library and Medicine Hat College Library.

Every book that a student reads is equal to 1 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 Ms. Anton, answer a couple of questions and you’re in.  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.