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Alpha Reads

Everything Everything

One of this year’s Alpha Reads titles: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, has been turned into a movie. Check out the trailer below and make sure to read the book before the movie hits theatres on May 19.

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Alpha Reads Trailers

Not sure which Alpha Read is for you? Check out the book trailers below made by Ms. Manhas’ Honours 9 English class. They give you a glimpse into each book’s plot and can help you figure out which one to read first!  

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Alpha Reads Ballots

After you finish reading one of our ten Alpha Reads for 2017, make sure to fill in a ballot to be entered to win weekly prizes, and a grand prize in May!  (you may enter once for each book you read from the list)

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Alpha Reads 2017

With the beginning of semester 2 comes the launch of our new Alpha Reads! 10 amazing titles have been chosen that include sci-fi, fantasy, realism and everything in between. Check out the video below for some information about this year’s picks and remember to take a ballot and enter our draw every time you read … Continue reading »

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Winners! Alpha Reads 2015

The most popular Alpha Reads 2015 book is… (drumroll) I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.   Second place: The Humans. Third place: Steelheart.  Honourable mention (given 5 stars by everyone who rated it) to To This Day, Shane Koyczan’s graphic novel-poem about how to survive bullying. Winners of the draw are Suzanne Fox, Alyssa McLean, Julia Ramsey, Johanna … Continue reading »

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Alpha Reads 2016!

What happens when you try to help an 18-year-old homeless girl in Paris? Who wins the battle for school funds: the Robotics Club or the cheerleaders? When your brother is kidnapped by aliens, can you trust a boy who might be one of them to help you? Can orphan Alina, trained to use her magical … Continue reading »

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“The world needs more empathy and more kindness…”

So says Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places, winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction and a potential Alpha Reads pick for 2016. Told in alternating voices, it’s the story of Finch–who is fascinated by death but manages each day to find something to keep him alive–and Violet, who is still … Continue reading »

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ALPHA READS 2015

HAVE WE GOT SOME GREAT READS THIS YEAR!  Murder on an island, alien visitor with a mission, weight loss that turns into something far more interesting, a book and a fox help a lonely girl find a friend, teen hacker faces down conspiracy, secret love letters, cruise ship disaster, fun with knitting, OCD and superheroes, … Continue reading »

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Alpha Reads video!

Watch the terrific new Alpha Reads video produced by Ciaran Davis-McGregor.  You may see some faces you know!  No sharing, please.

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Winners! and more winners!

… and the Alpha Reads top book is… (drum roll)… The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  Here are the rest of the top five: 2. Lockdown 3. (tie) Legend; and Prisoner of Snowflake Falls 4. Flip 5. A Monster Calls Thanks to everyone who read books and voted! And congratulations to the winners … Continue reading »

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