Friday, 6 September 2013

Book Reviews

Hunger by Michael Grant
Reviewed by Edward  KS3

One normal day at Perdido Beach, everyone over the age of fifteen disappears.  Very soon the others run low on food.  However, horror haunts all the vegetable patches – worms mutated by radioactivity are now man-eaters.  Will everyone survive…?
Choose this book if you want a book that catches your eye; one that you can’t stop reading.  Read this if you liked Harry Potter, Percy Jackson or The Kane Chronicles and if you like magic and fantasy.

I would give this book 5 stars.

Golden Goal by Dan Freeman
Reviewed by Harry B KS3
The author of this brilliant book has written various other books, such as Too Easy and Shoot & Score.  If you liked these, then you will certainly like this one!  He is an adventurous, fun-packed writer.

You should read this book because you will laugh, smile and cry: it will blow your socks off. 

Brigands M.C. (Cherub Series) by Robert Muchamore
Reviewed by Finn KS3
The three main characters are Dante, whose family was murdered by a motor cycle club, and his friends James and Lauren.  They are sent on a mission by Cherub to avenge the death of Dante’s family.  I would make this book into a film and wouldn’t change a thing.  It’s a great read and has some action, some romance and lots of gripping, thrilling events.  This book is the eleventh in the series and I would give it a rating of 5 stars.

Survival by Chris Ryan
Reviewed by Kian KS3
The story is about five brave but adventurous teens, who are aboard a sailing ship.  Unexpectedly the group gets marooned on a desert island where they have to survive.  They are challenged by deadly sharks, killer komodo dragons and even modern day pirates.  The book also contains Chris Ryan’s top S.A.S survival tips in a tropical area.

I choose this book because it has an intriguing blurb and also because I wanted to read a fairly large book.  At the beginning I didn’t really enjoy it but I eventually began to really enjoy it.
I would give this book 4 out of 5 because it is full of action and is so good that I have read it more than once!

The Night Bus (Horowitz Horror Series) by Anthony Horowitz
Reviewed by Harry E KS3
The Night Bus is another massive achievement by Horowitz.  The book has three stories and none are for the squeamish or faint-hearted.

The first story is called the Night Bus, which is the story of Nick and Jeremy, who were out late partying but ended up stranded and needed to get home.  This was the beginning of their terrible encounter that started when they got on the 227B bus.  The bus looked like a 1950s version and had some very strange passengers, including a biker man with half a head and some very well dressed people with green bloody hands and smoke rising from them.  The second story is about a hitch hiker and a boy called Jacob.  Jacob is on his way back from a wonderful day on the beach when he Dad stops to pick up a hitch hiker.  This gets him into the journey from hell!
I would give this book 3 and a half stars out of 5 and would recommend it to 11 year olds and above.


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