Summer Scholars

The summer scholars activity is about having fun reading, and sharing that fun with others. We are going to attempt to read as many books as possible over the summer, and post our reviews here for everyone to see them. Let us know what you think of each book, and our thoughts about them.
In doing this task, we are hoping to share our love of reading, and expand our own minds.

Review Instructions:
When writing a book review, you must explain the following things:

Your opinion of the book

Example Review:

TITLE: Njunjul the sun

AUTHORS: Meme McDonald & Boori Monty Pryor



This novel is set in Sydney, Australia, as a young Aboriginal boy moves to the city to live with his aunt and uncle. The main character, Njunjul, leaves behind an extended family in the hopes that he will stay out of trouble in Sydney. The story details his loss of identity, as a result of the way Aboriginal people have been treated in Australia. It tells of his sadness and emptiness in not really understanding and belonging to his culture. It ends happily, but I will not ruin this for you. This book was an interesting read, especially after studying the stolen generation in year nine social studies this term.
After learning about how Aboriginals have been effected by the separation from their family and culture, the book makes that information seem more real.
I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn about Aborigines and the effects their history has had on them, or people who would like to add a more personal touch to what they already know.
If you would like to read it, it might help to look at the glossary at the back first, so you understand what all the Aboriginal words mean first.

Miss Burt.