More than 100 books hooks are now on display in the library.

A book hook is a short and sharp blurb designed to hook attract you to a book, written by someone who was hooked enjoyed it and wants to recommend it.
It can be used in book talks or speed booking sessions. We used them to present 3 books in 1 minute in Assembly.

In another way, a “Hook Book” is the book that hooked you into reading, the book which made you love reading, the book which made you realise how good it is to read. As far as I remember, the book which hooked me into reading was Enid Blyton’s “Five on a Treasure Island”, first of the Famous Five series and when I have finished the series, I went on with anything on the small school library shelves and started my reading career…

Which book hooked YOU into reading?

Book Hook Examples

Skulduggery Pleasant, by Derek Landy

Skulduggery is a skeleton living in a city. But when his friend Gordon (who is a writer) dies, Skulduggery must find the sceptre of ancients before the evil Serpine, in order to stop him ruling the world.

I’m the Messenger, by Markus Zusak

Ed is a young taxi driver, living in the suburb of a big city. But when he receives a strange message, Ed must complete tasks involving people and his personality changes.
Lachlan said: “It is a thrilling story with lots of tension, action and humour. I give it a rating of 7 ½ out of 10.”

The Navigator, by Eoin McNamee

Owen is a young boy who lives with his mother in a small town. But when time reverses, Owen must help the Resistors and defeat the Harsh, in order to restore time and become the Navigator.

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