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Read-It Challenge: Home
Read-It is a yearly challenge to read 6 things in 6 months. Here is where you can sign up to the challenge, log progress, discuss what you're reading and get recommendations.
The Read-It Challenge is an annual reading challenge run by your College Library. It begins on National Poetry Day (the first Thursday in October) and ends on the Friday before May half term. During this time you are challenged to read and record 6 things. These could be novels, short stories, comics, non fiction, poetry or website and magazine articles.
We ask you to write a short review of what you read which you can either submit online on this page or you can fill in one of our review postcards which are available from the Library. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a certificate plus there will also be a trophy awarded and prize draw where High Street vouchers can be won.
Where the Crawdads Sing
For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world until the unthinkable happens