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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 April, 2006, 12:00am


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Helen So, 13, Maryknoll Convent School

CD: Good Charlotte's Chronicles of Life and Death. Wonderful beats and meaningful lyrics about life and war.

DVD: Fearless. About a Chinese kung fu fighter who loses everything in one night - his friends, dignity and family - and his struggle for redemption.

MOVIE: V for Vendetta. A great film adaptation of a comic. Takes place in the future, when citizens plot a revolution against the government.

BOOK: Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce. Alanna, a bold woman who wants to become a warrior, swaps identities with her twin brother, who is a knight.

CHEAP EAT: Starbucks. Reasonable prices for yummy food and drinks. You can find an outlet just about anywhere.

Laurie Foxon, 12, King George V School

CD: 2Hot. A compilation containing 19 great tracks, including songs by Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott.

DVD: Love Actually. A romantic comedy about the plight of eight different couples as they get set to celebrate Christmas.

MOVIE: Wedding Crashers. Two bachelors show up uninvited at various weddings across the US in order to meet women. A hilarious movie with a creative storyline.

BOOK: Starstruck by Cathy Hopkins. A funny story about a boy who promises to be true to his girlfriend, but afterwards gets the chance to work with a teenage starlet.

CHEAP EAT: Pacific Coffee. It has delicious food and drinks, with both sweet treats and healthy snacks.