Wednesday, 29 March 2017

~Review~ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Number in series: 1
Publisher: Quirk
Rating: 5/5

A tragic event happened in the forest, to Jacob's grandfather

While clearing out his newly deceased grandfather's house, sixteen year old Jacob realises all the stories he heard growing were lies. The invisible boy?  The levitating girl? Lies. He decides to set out to Wales and find 'The Bird' his grandfather mentioned in his dying words.
What Jacob finds turns his world upside down. He'll never look at the stories as lies ever again.

What I think:

I thought this book was really original and unforgettable. The photos included in the book are amazing and a wonderful bonus. I would love to see the film and read the other books in the series (Hollow City, and Library of Souls). Great for girls and boys aged 12+

Saturday, 25 March 2017

~Review~ The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster

Title: The Bubble Boy
Author: Stewart Foster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Rating: 5/5

Joe lives in a bubble

He has SCID, which means he gets ill easier than other people. He lives in a hospital, and he can't remember a life before he moved in. Guests are rare as they could bring fatal germs into his bubble. One day, a new nurse, who believes in aliens and craziness, steps into Joe's life and turns it upside down.

What I thought:

I thought The Bubble Boy was moving and exciting. You're always on edge whenever Joe gets ill, and you wonder what will happen next. I couldn't put this book down. Suitable for kids aged 10+

Saturday, 18 March 2017

~Review~ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Original Screenplay) by J.K Rowling

 Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Author: J.K Rowling
Publisher: Little Brown
Rating: 5/5

Newt Scamander has arrived in New York

When his magical case full of beasts is lost and some beasts escape, he is thrust into am adventure he'll never forget. With some friends helping him, will he be able to track down the mischevious beasts and to restore New York to normal?

What I think:

I think this script is really good, and I would like to see the film. I think it's exciting and fun! Suitable for everyone aged 8+

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

~Review~ Swimming To The Moon by Jane Elson

Title: Swimming To The Moon
Author: Jane Elson
Publisher: Hodders Children
Rating: 5/5

Bee's life has been changed since Moon-Star started at her school.

A bendy tap dancing freak, Chrystal Kelly, has double dared her to enter a sponsored swim, but Bee can't swim, or back out. She has no idea what to do until Moon-Star comes into her life. They create a pact - Bee to teach Moon-Star how write and read, and Moon-Star to teach Bee how to swim. Will it be successful?

What I think:

I think this book is great, as it tells readers that they can overcome fears. Bee is scared of water and swimming, so it's relatable with lots of children. I found this book interesting and original. Great for kids aged 8+

Sunday, 12 March 2017

~Review~ The Other Alice by Michelle Harrison

Title: The Other Alice
Author: Michelle Harrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Rating: 5/5

Midge's sister, Alice, has gone missing and instead of her, Tabitha, a talking cat has turned up

Midge has no idea of what's happening, so sets out to find out where his sister is and why characters from an unfinished story of Alice's are coming to his world. With Piper and Gypsy, can he find the truth and stop it from killing Alice? Every story has a villain, but can they all find her and return Midge's life to how it was before?

What I think:

This book is full of fairytales, magic, riddles and adventure. It shows how imagination has a powerful effect lives and how a story may stick with you forever. Great for everyone aged 9+

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

~Review~ A Room Full of Chocolate by Jane Elson

Title: A Room Full of Chocolate
 Author: Jane Elson
 Publisher: Hodder
 Rating: 5/5

       Grace's mum has found a lump on herself

Grace doesn't want to stay with Granddad  while her mum is in hospital, and wants things to stay the same. But it can't . She must move away and make friends at her new school. Grace misses her mum so much, and it doesn't help mean Lucy Potts at school. When she meets Megan and her pig, Claude, her life gets a little bit better.

What I think:

This book made me cry, it was so sad. It's full of amazing characters, who you get to know as time goes on. Great for boys and girls aged 11+

Saturday, 4 March 2017

~ Review~ A Sea of Stars by Kate Maryon

Title: A Sea of Stars
Author: Kate Maryon
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rating: 5/5

Maya's mother is overprotective

Maya's always wished for a sister and that she could go surfing and be with her friends on the beach, but mum is overprotective. So will her wishes ever be granted?
Cat has all the freedom she wants. Her mum can't even look after herself, never mind Cat.
All Cat wants is for her mum to properly look after her. When she goes into care, she gets adopted by Maya's family. Will they live happily with each other, or will it never be happily after ever?

What I think:

I think that this book is great. It's moving and quite like nothing I've ever read. I would recommend this story to girls aged 9+