When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
Here's a great Google Chrome extension that helps you "see" what large numbers look like in real life terms. Like 238,900 is the distance in miles to the moon. Cool!
Check out this website Dogobooks for book reviews of YA and children's books written by kids. Write some reviews of your own about the great books you've read.
John Green fans can hear him being interviewed on National Radio this Wednesday 22 May 10.05pm. If you miss it we will post the podcast here afterwards.
Here's the podcast:
CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS AGED 9-13 YEARS...
The Children's Bookshop is starting a book club for tweens on 7th June. Meeting on the first Friday of every month 4-5pm, the group will discuss a different genre each time (the kids choose their own books to discuss). There will be games, quizzes and prizes, plus we'll even lay on hot chocolate in the winter months. The club members will get a $20 shop voucher for every 5 meetings they attend. A great way of getting everyone to read outside their beloved genres...
To sign up ( free of charge) drop by the Children's Bookshop,
26 Kilbirnie Plaza, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Even if you're not interested in how the fonts you use today have developed over time this is a very cool animated video. Just watching the technique is fun. Well done Ben Barrett-Forrest (no relation unfortunately).