Posted by: Marita Thomson | July 30, 2007

Judging a book by its cover


We had a Year 7 class in the library a week or so ago who were asked to judge some books by their covers – just what you are always told not to do, but it is one way of deciding what to read and it is in the publisher’s best interest to make sure you are not disappointed. Students also read the blurbs and the first paragraph before voting for their favourite of the six books in each genre group.

These are the books which got most votes in each group:

War Stories: The Bombing of Darwin; Angels of Kokoda.

Fantasy: Dragonkeeper; Dragon Rider.

Mystery: Prove Yourself a Hero

Sport Stories: In Too Deep

Graphic novels: King Kong; Hardy Boys.

But just as the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so you need to read a book to justify an opinion. Read one of these suggestions and let us know what the book is really like.

For more information about these books and others go to the Year 7 Page


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