We started my second year's activities with the new Year 7, who I had the pleasure of meeting last week. They gave me a wonderful welcome, and I was excited to see that they're already brilliant readers. When I asked what their favourite books were, it was great to hear so many different favourites, from classics like The Lord Of The Rings to books like this year's Carnegie Medal winner, Sarah Crossan's One.
I talked to them about the books that were my favourites when I was at school, like Watership Down by Richard Adams. (If anyone would like to know more about that book, I wrote a whole blog post about it here.) I also talked to them about my favourite films, like the original Star Wars (and I've just written a blog about seeing that film back when I was 10!)
We didn't have quite enough time to answer all the questions that everyone had, so if anyone at Fortimsere has another question, or would like to say anything about the visit or my books, just leave me a comment below. And I look forward to returning to Fortismere next week to talk to Year 8 about creative writing, and then returning next term to talk more about our favourite books with Year 7!