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Jul 30,2014
Wonder was published in Great Britain By The Bodley head, an imprint of Random House Group Company in 2012. It is a great book to read very interesting book it shown you not to judge people by looks. It also shows different perspectives of different people that know August.
 
August is the main character and does ordinary things like play xbox and other ordinary thing but does not look ordinary. In the book he make new friends. Also in the book you have August and get other peoples perspective of their life.
 
Wonder is a great book. I would recmmend it to 12+ because if your under the age you might not understand
 
 
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Member Since: Jul 28,2014
Jul 30,2014

New Guinea Moon By Kate constable

Julie has grown up not knowing her father, with just the occasional Christmas card and the knowledge that he flies planes for a charter company in New Guinea. When she comes to stay with him one long summer, she learns to appreciate not only her long-lost father and his love of flying, but also New Guinea itself and the people she meets. 

 

I would reccomend This book for girls 12 and up because it Does have quite alot of swearing and course language. 

I would definitly promote this book to Girls becuase it has alot of girly themes and the main character of the book is a girl so they can really connect with the main charater and understand was she is stateing.

I would definitly recommend this book becuase I thought that it is one of my favourite books that I have ever read, It was just really easy to picture the book folding out in your head because of the way that the author had wrote it ; Sometimes when I was reading the book I would completely forgot that I was reading and just picture it as a movie!

Overall I would give it a 9 and a half out of ten becuae i just really enjoyed it so much and it  was action packed.  

 

Kate constable has put out alot of other books like Makenzie , Cicada summer and many more so if you have enjoyed this book than you are certan to those one!

 

 

 

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Member Since: Jul 28,2014
Jul 30,2014

Frostbite was written by Richelle Mead and published  on the 10th of April 2008 by Razor Bill Publishing.  It's the second novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Vampire Academy.  

Frostbite continues the story of Rose Hathaway (main character), her best friend Vasilisa (lisa), her  romance with her instructor Dimitri, and her education in becoming a Guardian vampire.  

There are 5 other books in this series "Vampire Acadamy", "Shadow Kiss", "Blood Promise", "Spirit Bound" and "Last Sacrafice".   I think “Frostbite” is a great book and I really enjoyed reading it!   If you are a person who enjoys fantasy, make believe and adventure I think you would love this book! 

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Member Since: Jul 23,2014
Jul 30,2014

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By: Tor Seidler and Brian Selznick

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together.

I enjoyed the book however i thought there were too many illustrations.

I would recommend this book to anyone who can read and who likes illustrations.

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Member Since: Jul 23,2014
Jul 29,2014

Divergent was written by Veronica Roth, Published on the 25th of April 2011 in USA by HarperCollins Publishers Inc.  My interpretation of what the book is like, it is about a girl (Beatrice Prior) that has to choose whether to stay with her parents in a certain social group or to leave them and choose a different group.  I really enjoyed divergent it was very interesting and had lots of plots but it was easy to understand which I liked.  I liked the parts with lots of action and when lots of things happened at once.  I really liked the entire book and I didn’t find any parts that I didn’t enjoy.  I would recommend this book to a teenager from ages 13-17 as there is a bit of violence and would be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.

 

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Jul 28,2014

Title: The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Collins children's books

Published in 2006

 

The Amazing Story of Adolphus tips will take you on a journey back in time.

This story is written in the eyes of a teenage girl called Lily and her life growing up in the town of Slapton in 1943. When lily was 12 her family had to move out of town because the soldiers needed to practice for the war whilst everyone moved out Lily’s cat had a different idea, staying in the danger zone.

 

This Book is funny sad and exiting all at the same time, there are ups and downs during the book all making the story more entailing to read. This Book in my opinion had nothing wrong with it at all. It was structured correctly and I liked the way how it was written through diary entries of Lily.

 

This Book Is appropriate for ages 8 and over just because younger audiences might not get the plot and the words may be a bit tricky for them. I rate this Book a 4 ½ stars and is one of the best book written by Michael Morpurgo.

 

If you read this book and enjoy it I highly recommend reading some of his other books such as Running wild, Shadow, Born to run, alone on the wide wide sea and kaspar. All five of these books I’ve read and highly enjoyed them

 

This is what Dan Had to say about this book:

I have read The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo and, as usuall when reading a book by Michael Morpurgo, excited to find out what happens next. It's full of funny moments plus a few tearjerkers to! I definitely recommend this to any Michael Morpurgo fans out there, well actually, to anybody really

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Jul 28,2014

The inexperienced ghost is about a man who stayed at a club who was experiencing a quiet evening but soon turns into a peculiar night when an amateurish ghost tries to haunt the man’s club. At first outraged that the ghost had picked his club to haunt soon feels sympathetic when he learns that the ghost has failed at almost everything this ghost has done and that the ghost can’t return to “the other side”. I recommend this book to children aged 10- 13 because of the large fancy words. I disliked   

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Jul 28,2014

 

The Hunger Games Catching Fire! 

Ahoy 8D!

Catching fire is about a girl and a boy who have been forced to fight again in the 75th annual Hunger games, after fighting for their lives in the 74th annual hunger games and Thankfully winning and returning home to their beloved family. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it had many heart stopping moments!

I would recommend this book to anyone above the age of 11 who is looking for a thrill ride.

You can find this book in the College library or your local library!

Thankyou,   Ebony 

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Member Since: Jul 21,2014
 

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