My KS4 Breakfast and Books Club is going strong.  Although small, we have added a new member from year 10, as a result of my attending the evening for parents and their sons/daughters who are on the Academy’s “more able” register.

Megan recently read Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four which you can read on our ‘Book Reviews’ page of the OAE Media Blog at  It is a great read, and she has shown a real deep understanding of the novel and the themes Orwell tackles.

Our next book is one that we are all going to read, and that is Patrick Ness’s The Rest of us Just Live Here.  They were all really excited about getting their copy of the book today, having watched the video of Ness reading from the novel last week.  They have all read A Monster Calls and I am really looking forward to meeting with them next week to see what they think of his latest book.  Look out for blog posts reviewing the book very soon.

I’m hoping to convince Vikita to write a review about Everybody knows this is nowhere by Alice Furse, which she recently finished too.  Watch this space.