Let's just get this straight - although critics say otherwise, Divergent is not the same as The Hunger Games. Having read both series, I can safely tell you that while the outline may look the same, the plot is completely different.
How the outline looks to most people: Young heroine fights against society's idea of perfect and falls in love along the way. Overall that's true, but that's the same general outline of most popular fiction.
Divergent has two people in love, Hunger Games has a love triangle. Divergent has factions that you can choose to belong too, Hunger Games you are stuck in the district you were born in. Divergent displays the mental strength of the characters vs the physical strength in Hunger Games.
There are too many other differences to even list between the two series, and I hope that critics claims will not prevent you from enjoying both series to their full extent.
HGI Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during Tri-Conferences in March.
Dropping by and purchasing books from the book fair allows the school library to
earn a percentage of the sales so we can continue to add to our collection.
Book fair hours will be as follows:
March 13th, 2013
Open for students
between 8:15 am and 3:25 pm
Open for everyone between 3:35 and
March 14th, 2013
Open for everyone
between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.
We hope to see you there!
We would like to pass along our thanks to PTTA for once again providing HGI Library with a gift card to McNally Robinson in celebration of I Love to Read month.
Watch for the new books purchased with the gift card to appear on our Destiny Quest system and new books section in the library!
Thanks so much to a very motivated grade 7 student for putting together this book trailer for Word Nerd.
Smartphones can automatically tag your photos with the exact location of the place they were taken. You can turn the feature off, so that you can more safely share your photos.
Here is some information that might be useful for parents.
The video is a news broadcast from the US about the subject. It uses some pretty sensational language, but it still makes an important point.
Thank you to the students at Acadia Junior High School for putting together this fantastic set of book trailers for the MYRCA 2014 selections.