Lacey’s winning book review relates to her own ambition of becoming a forensic scientist
Blind Date with a Book involved students selecting a book from a pile of identically-wrapped brown paper parcels, each one bearing a tag with a short description. As well as a mystery book, each parcel contained a Rate Your Date bookmark, on which students were invited to write a very short review of their chosen book. All reviews were then entered into a competition.
Around 90 students took part the event and 15 submitted reviews. The reviews will be displayed in the library – we find that students are more likely to be inspired by reviews written by their peers rather than those by adults.
Mrs Farquhar, Librarian, said: “Entries were of a very high standard and it was difficult to select just one winner. However, Lacey’s review of Smart by Kim Slater stood out. Lacey’s review was excellent – in just a few sentences the Year 7 student managed to convey her opinion of both the book and the main character; she succinctly summarised the story (without giving too much away); and she related the plot to her own ambition of becoming a forensic scientist.”
Lacey’s prize is two books – she chose ‘Where the world turns wild’, by Nicola Penfold and ‘Mockingbird’, by Kathryn Erskine.