hot picks

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am


Tang On-tim, 15, German Swiss International School

cd: lovestrong. by American singersongwriter Christina Perri. Highlights: Arms, Jar of Hearts and The Lonely.

dvd: Stick It. This may be a couple of years old, but this gymnastics movie is still a great lesson in openness and believing in oneself.

movie: Cars 2. A high-octane sequel that hits all the right notes.

book: Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord. Inspiring.

gadget: The 11' MacBook Air. Now it's even smaller, it's perfect for students who hate lugging heavy bags.

Tasha Chung, 15, St Paul's Co-educational College

cd: Lady Gaga?s Born This Way. Another breathtaking album from the Grammy winner featuring a range of musical genres.

dvd: The Adjustment Bureau. A inspiring, thoughtprovoking romantic thriller.

movie: Kung Fu Panda 2. Laugh-out-loud funny bits will make you forget your stress.

book: Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult explores a controversial medical issue with love.

gadget: MacBook Air. Faster and lighter than ever, the advanced functions make it irresistible.

Radio3 Teen Time with Alyson Hau

cd: Brooke Fraser's Flags. The Kiwi singer cancelled her show this week, so I've been playing her album twice as often!

dvd: Source Code. Jake G's latest blockbuster! But what is this code, and can Jake escape it?

movie: Cars 2 3D. McQueen is back with his fellas for one exciting - but bumpy - ride.

book: Conn Iggulden's How to Blow Up Tollins - a sort-of fairy tale that boys will actually love.

gadget: Crush 3D for Nintendo 3DS looks pretty awesome.

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