hot picks

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 July, 2009, 12:00am

Isla Petersen, 15, Island School

cd: Tonight by Franz Ferdinand. The much-loved band is back with rocky tunes to get you on the dancefloor.

dvd: Home Alone. No matter how many times you've seen it, Macaulay Culkin never fails to make you laugh in this heart-warming family comedy.

movie: Coco Before Chanel. Whether or not you're interested in fashion, this flick is a fascinating tale of one of the industry's biggest names.

book: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. A novel written from the perspective of a girl who has been murdered.

gadget: Nikon D60. An affordable and easy-to-use camera for any amateur with a passion for photography.

Betty Wong, 15, Tin Shui Wai Government Secondary School

cd: 50 Best Songs: The Motown Years. Three-disc tribute to Michael Jackson's early works.

dvd: He's Just Not That Into You. A hysterical rom-com that offers tips on how to understand the opposite sex.

movie: Coco Before Chanel. French fashion revolutionary proves nothing is impossible.

book: Twilight: Director's Notebook. Read about how the story became a reality while you wait impatiently for the next episode New Moon.

gadget: PSP Go, which was unveiled at the E3 video games conference. It's lighter, with a stunning new design and lots of new functions.

Radio 3 Teen Time with Alyson Hau

cd: La Roux's self-titled debut. Band members Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid bring us some funky electronic synth pop.

dvd: Michael Jackson Story: Unmasked. Learn more about the late King of Pop with this eye-opening documentary.

movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The world's most popular wizards are back, with more than a hint of romance in the air...

book: Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. Childhood pals Addie and Valerie believe they'll be BFF - but adulthood can change all plans.

gadget: iPhone 3GS. A faster, more powerful version of the iconic phone, with video recording and voice control options.

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