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8 For 8 – The Island Book Trailer

This is a follow-up of my first 8 for 8 post. If you haven’t read it then it will help you to understand this page.

When I’d read all of the 8 for 8 books, my favourite was The Island by M. A. Bennett. The Island is about a boy called Lincoln (Link) who is a nerd and moves to a new school from being homeschooled by his parents, who were professors at Oxford University. Link is bullied at the new school, because he came last in a run, which determines where you are in the school hierarchy. He got the lowest time ever. This means that he’s treated like a slave and has to follow the instructions that the fastest runners give him.

When Link gets stuck with his classmates on a desert island after a plane crash it seems like it might be hell on earth. However, Link is the one giving orders now. Who knows what might happen to the people on the island now?

This book is based on BBC’s Desert Island Discs and has a Lord of The Flies theme.

I decided to make a trailer for this book. I used some LEGO to make the scenes as well as a camera and iMovie to make it look good.

Enjoy,

I enjoyed making this video, as it was fun and challenging!

8 for 8

This year at school, there is a book challenge called 8 for 8. It is extremely similar to last year’s 7 for 7 book challenge, except this one has eight books and more things you can do to enter.

The books are:

  1. Scavengers by Darren SimpsonImage result for scavengers book
  2. The Skylarks War by Hilary McKayImage result for skylarks war book
  3. The Twisted Tree by Rachel BurgeImage result for twisted tree book
  4. The Island by M. A. BennetImage result for the island book m a bennett
  5. Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan CurhamImage result for don't stop thinking about tomorrow book
  6. Bone Talk by Candy GourlayImage result for bone talk book
  7. Everything All At Once by Steven Camden (aka Polarbear)Image result for everything all at once book
  8. And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick NessImage result for and the ocean was our sky book

These eight books are all set from different perspectives and times. Everything All At Once is a book of poetry telling a story about school life. The Skylarks war has romance and history. There are many other things that make each book unique.

The things you can do to enter are:

  • Film a book trailer video
  • Make a piece of artwork
  • Write a piece of creative writing
  • Perform a performance
  • Write a blog or a review
  • Film a booktalking video
  • Or absolutely anything else!

These have to be based on your favourite 8 for 8 book, to try and encourage more people to read that book.