Title: Girl Online - Author: Zoella Sugg

Overview

This book is about a girl who writes a blog anonymously about her own life and the panic attacks she’s been having after a tragic car accident. To try and leave all her embarrassments behind, she travelled to New York where she meets a cute guitar-strumming boy and falls in love with him (and also because her mum’s planning a wedding there – that’s why she went to New York). Unfortunately Penny- the girl- thinks that the boy is going out with someone else so breaks up with him. In the end, Penny realises that he didn’t do anything like that and they court again!

Did I enjoy this book?

Yes, I loved this book because it includes a variety and mixture of typical teenage problems. Also, some parts are very easy to relate to. Problems to do with friendships, relationships and milkshakes! Friendships because there’s a part where Penny and her friend, Megan had a fall out, relationships because there was a part where she broke up with her boyfriend and milkshakes because there’s a part where she spills a milkshake on Megan! If I was to rate this book, I would give it a ten out of ten for definite.

Would I recommend this book?

Of course I would recommend this book to year 5/6 but no-one under as it is certainly not appropriate for their age.

Jinia Year 6


Title: Fantastic Mr Fox - Author: Roald Dahl

Overview

This book is about a family of foxes who are forced to stay inside their foxhole by three annoyed farmers (from whom the father fox keeps stealing food). The farmers devise a plan to capture the foxes and they do suffer a lot! I won't spoil the ending!

Did I enjoy this book?

Yes, I loved this book because it is really funny in parts. I read it with my seven year old daughter and she enjoyed it very much too. Each night, she couldn't wait to find out what would happen next to the foxes. I like the names that Roald Dahl gives to his characters and I think that he has a brilliant way of describing characters (especially unpleasant human ones).

Would I recommend this book?

I would recommend this book to any child in the Infants or Juniors. I would also recommend it as a book for any adult to read with a child. I think that you'll love it.

Mr Doyle


Title: Listen To The Moon - Author: Michael Morpurgo

Overview

This book is actually two stories in one that are related. Both stories are in a different tense: one set in the past and one in the present. The past story concerns a girl (Merry) and her family during the war.  The other story is about a girl called Lucy who gets rescued by a boy and his father. At the end of the story, you find out how and why the two stories are related.

Did I enjoy this book?

Yes because it is full of suspense.  I loved finding out how the two stories are connected.

Would I recommend this book?

Yes, I would recommend this book but only to Years 5 & 6 (and even adults) because it is very enjoyable but very complicated.  I think that younger children would find it too confusing.

Sarisha


Title: Carrie’s War - Author: Nina Bowden

Overview

This is a book about a person called Carrie and her little brother Nick who were evacuated to Wales during World War II. They stayed with a bullying shopkeeper (Mr Evans) who dominates his gentle but weak sister, whom they call ‘Auntie Lou’.  Another evacuee (Albert Sandwich) was evacuated to a place called Druid’s Bottom. Mr Evan’s sister, Mrs Gotobed, looked after Albert. Carrie and Nick soon became friends with Albert and they all stayed at Druid’s Bottom most of the time. The housekeeper of Albert’s ‘home’ told many tales to the children, including one about a curse on Druid’s Bottom which will activate if a mysterious skull is removed from the house…

Then one day, Carrie’s mum arranged a new home for them to stay so Carrie and Nick prepared to leave, with mixed feelings. In the end, after thirty years, Carrie’s children discover that the housekeeper and Mrs Gotobed’s cousin (Mr Gotobed) are living in a modified barn at Druid’s Bottom, having escaped the fire. Mr Evans had died long ago with grief and loneliness.

Did I enjoy this book?

Yes, I enjoyed this book because I like to read classic books and this is one of them. This book has excitement, for example, Carrie and Nick prepare to leave because their mother has arranged a new home for them near Glasgow.

Would I recommend this book?

Yes, I would recommend this book to upper juniors (Year 5 and 6) but also anyone who is actually interested in reading classical books (definitely not for infants)!

Sheena Year 6


Title: Charlie and the Glass Elevator - Author: Rohl Dahl

Overview

This book is the follow on from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  It is about a boy called Charlie who goes on an adventure with a mysterious man (Willy Wonka) and his family.  But the twist is they end up in space by accident. On their travels, they meat a giant space hotel.  They manage to find their way into it, but then they meat a horrible alien called a Knid. They escape from them and get chased by the disgusting, ugly Knids and they retreat into the Earth’s atmosphere and the Knids burn!  When they return home they get invited to the White-house.

Did I enjoy this book?

Yes, I did enjoy this book because it created excitement when they where getting chased by the evil Knids.

Would I recommend this book?

Yes I would recommend this book to the years in between 4 and 6 because of the duration of the book.

By Thomas Year 6