This year’s Year 8 Shine Book Club commenced with a lively discussion of Jenny McLachlan’s 2017 novel ‘Stargazing for Beginners.’ The novel focuses on the challenges faced by Meg (a Science geek) who struggles to fit in both at school and at home.

As the novel progresses the main character learns about her own strengths and weaknesses.

The novel was rated highly by all the students in the book club, who found the author’s narrative style engaging and characterisation to be genuinely charming. The novel included clear messages for the contemporary teenager attempting to navigate their way through the modern world.

We are looking forward to our next book club discussion on Wednesday 10 February when we will be evaluating Chris Priestley’s novel ‘Mister Creecher’.
If you are interested in joining the book club please see Mrs Dyde in E3 to borrow a new copy of the novel.