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Booked for Lunch: 'Northern Lights'

Booked for Lunch
Booked for Lunch runs fortnightly (Thursday, morning tea) and is open to staff and students alike.  It’s a great way to meet new people and read new books, all while indulging over culinary delights.

Title: 'Northern Lights' (Published as 'The Golden Compass' in North America)

Author: Philip Pullman

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

Difficulty: Medium

Availability: School library, online, in stores

Rating: 41/2 out of 5 apples

What is the book about? This fantasy story, first in a series called His Dark Materials, follows Lyra who is pulled into a world of magic, spirit animals, mystical ornaments, alternate realities and talking polar bears, of all things. Northern Lights will have you questioning everything you have been brought up to believe about our reality as you fight your way through the clever twists and turns woven into the story.

Where and when is the book set? Initially set in London, England, the trilogy takes place across a multi-verse, moving between many parallel worlds.

Did you enjoy the book? It is an interesting read that lets you escape into a world of magic and mystery. It leaves you wanting more as it throws you into a world that is familiar, yet completely different from our own. It is also enjoyable to compare the book to the movie adaptation.

Who would you recommend this book to? Aimed at young adults, this book is also suitable for older children with a high reading level or adults.


Are you booked for lunch?
See Mrs Ross in GSF2 for more information.