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Here is a snapshot; three titles from each year level, and from Head of Library and Information Services, Mr Dan Crook to inspire your choices for holiday reading:

Year 7: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The last Ronin. Hatchet - Gary Paulsen Billy Slaters autobiography - Billy Slater

Year 8: The dead of the night (Tomorrow series) - James Marsden Rangers Apprentice The ruins of Gorlan - John Flannagan The Hunger games. -Suzanne Collins

Year 9: Back to the Pillaga - Tony Parsons Deadpool Samurai Divergent - Virginia Roth

Year 10: 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C Clarke My Life and Rugby - Eddie Jones Batman: Hush

Year 11: Deep Work: Rules for focussed success in a distracted world - Cal Newport Bleach (Series) - Manga Foundation - Isaac Asimov

Year 12: The Sandman (Series) - Neil Gaiman Abhorsen (Series) - Garth Nix Batman: Knightfall

Mr Crook: The Way of Kings - Brian Sanderson The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

And congratulations to Year 7 student, Eamon Smiddy, our most prolific reader in 2022 - borrowing a total of 235 books from our TGS library.

Happy Reading!

Mr Dan Crook with 235 books

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