Year 8 Book Buzz
I know what you did last Summer is a horror/suspense novel written by Lois Duncan, it's about 4 teenagers that are involved in a hit and run, someone then claims they know what they did last Summer and is out to get them. The creates a huge amount of suspense and tension for the readers.
I really liked and enjoyed this book, there wasn't one dull moment throughout it, I was intrigued throughout the whole book. The book started off normally but then hit an unrealistic gap of events where the teenagers were being stalked and attacked, however this was still extremely interesting.
I really enjoyed the movie as well, it was a lot more gruesome compared to the book, but the suspense and tension levels were the same. The movie characters were exactly the same as the book characters and it made it easier for me to understand the film because I knew exactly who was who.
Overall, both the book and the movie were extremely enjoyable and I am glad I chose this for my project.
I thought the book was very detailed so you could easliy understand what was going on and picture what is happening. Each character is very unique to each other. It wasnt predictable at all and was full of plot twists and surprises so it was never a dull moment. It's plot is very different to any book out.
The movie was extremely good at taking the description of the setting from the book and put it very accurately into the movie. Although I pictured each character differently they betrayed the emotions, personalities and actions of each character very accurately. The plot was fast moving but not too fast so you understood what was going on without getting bored.
"the hunger games" is a very interesting book with different sorts of setting and atmosphere to it. It has many possible genres, including action, sci-fi, adventure or even a little romance. I liked the idea of having "the hunger games" itself. Kids battling it out to win and claim victory. This concept inspired many people and creators started to make different video games based on this idea. All the characters were created well. Having different people with each of their unique personalities makes this novel even better. My favourite character is kanisss. Overall, if you haven't read this book, you should really go pick this up or borrow it from your nearly library cuz it's good.
The boy in the striped pyjamas is about a 9 year old boy,Bruno, who lives a wealthy lifestyle in Berlin with his mother, older sister and his Commandant father. Bruno's family moves to the countryside where his father is assigned to take control of a prison camp. Whilst living in the countryside, Bruno meets a young boy, who is strangely dressed in striped pyjamas, named Shmuel. This young boy lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno soon finds out that he is not allowed to be friends with his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighbouring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews waiting to be executed.
This story is an amazing one that is written really well, using a lot of description which makes you feel like your part of the story! The boy in the striped pyjamas movie was also really good but as much as I loved the movie and the visuals from it, I actually prefer the book because of all the details and drawings it drew in my head, of what was happening.
I would recommend the movie and book to young teenagers up to adults! I would rate the book a 9/10 and the movie an 8/10!
Considering this is a children's chapter book, it was moderately entertaining and not even half as detailed or thorough as the movie was. There were some characters which were rather bland and embryonic. The most interesting character was the other mother and the most interesting part was... I don't know because this book was not a page turning novel I couldn't put down, it was a page closing and book putting downing one. The other world of Coraline was an cool concept but it just wasn't interesting enough. Maybe if this story was written as a longer novel, had a different demographic, or was written by a different author, I would have enjoyed it.
The main plot of Marley and me started with Jenny and John get married and moving to south Florida.When they got to south Florida John decided to surprise Jenny with a puppy which they named Marley, Marley was a Labrador who was always doing something naught or something he should not be doing. Whilst them having Marley it made them think about having a kiD, although their first attempt was not successful after that they ended up with 3 kids a girl and 2 boys. Whilst they where in south Florida they felt it was an unsafe neighbourhood to raise a young child so they decide to move where they would be not be any stabbing. Whilst they where in Mighgan Jenny and John had two more kids. Not long after Jenny and John had been at their new house John had been offered a job in pencilvania. With their 3 kids and Marley they moved. But the time they moved there Marley was old was was tiring. Marley had had stomach problems and later passed form them.
I would strongly recommend this book to dog lovers although it is an emotional story I would highly recommend this.
I would give it an 9/10
The protagonist of the book: Josephine Alibrandi, is a 17 year old girl who is a illegitimate, and is in year 12 in a wealthy Catholic school. On this final year of school life, her father who has abandoned Josie and her Mother for Josie's whole life decided to come back to Sydney, the place that Josie lives, Josie falls in love, and discovers secrets of her families past and understands more about herself.
I enjoyed the book a lot more than the movie because I felt like most of my favorite scenes were not played out in the movie. Also the change of the timeline in the movie made it not as intresting to watch. The movie wold have been better if it was longer so the scenes would play out slowly .
I give this book a 6/10 and the movie a 3/10.
I read the book "If I stay" and I think it is a good book although the film isn't as good as the book.
Mia is a 17 year old high school student. On a snowy day, Mia's family decided to go visit her grandparents. Along the way, the family is in a car accident and Mia’s parents are killed instantly. Mia and her brother, Teddy, are taken away to two different hospitals, Mia started having an out of body experience after the accident, she is separated from her body but can hear and see everything going on. She begins to reflect on her past memories to make the choice.
The film focused too much on Mia and her boyfriend but not much for Mia's family. The book has lots more details so I enjoyed the book more than the film. I recommend this to anyone who likes sad novels. I didnt find it sad but lots of people cried after reading and watching the movie.
I am legend, is a post apocalyptic book set in the near future. Vampires exist and there is only one man left on earth. Robert Neville. This book portrays the roller coaster of feelings felt by Robert Neville. This book contains a lot of action and suspenseful events. I enjoyed this book as it made me keep wanting to read and find out if Robert Neville can save humanity or if he will fail. Although the book was great I preferred the movie over it, the book was changed a lot to the movie and resolves in Robert Neville finding the cure and contains much more action. The characters in the movie are much better than in the book, as they are explored more.
i enjoyed the Martian franchise a lot. The story both in the book and movie had very technical and mathematical scenes, all really well planned and thought out by the author. The story is about a man, Mark Watney, who was left stranded on Mars after his crew mates abandoned there trip during a storm, thinking mark was dead after being hit by debris. The story was about his survival which definitely captivated me. Overall I thought the book was better as the movie had a few things that were left out. i would rate the book 9/10 and the movie 8/10
I liked the movie much more than the book. City of Ember is a city underground, no citizen can leave or enter and there is no way to escape. No one has ever ventured out of the city, including government officials. Doon knows that the generator that powers the city is going to fail, and Lina, has instructions and a key to escape the city. But They don't have everything they need or have access to the areas required. Lina and Doon must solve each step carefully before they can escape.
Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans!
John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.
And yet Marley's heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple's joy at their first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.
4.5 out of 5
I would recommend it for people 10 or older or just any dog lovers
'Thirteen Reasons Why' is a novel about a girl called Hannah Baker who commits suicide. She records 7 tapes, each side giving a reason as to why she decided to kill herself. She organises someone to send these tapes to 13 people who had something to do with her death. After she dies, the tapes are sent around. The book follows the story of Clay Jensen, a former lover of Hannah Baker who has been sent the tapes and doesn't know what he had done to her. The story is really incredible because it can relate to a lot of teenagers who may be struggling in school. It is also very emotional and the author has described the feelings of each character in a lot of depth and is very interesting.
I would give this book 5/5 stars and recommend it to teenagers in high school.
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew...
I really like the book. It was really cool. It was really interesting.yay. In my opinion I liked the book better than the film. The movie left out some cool parts from the book(I think the movie peeps got lazy). I loved the plot of the book and the content was amaze ball.
I rate it 4.5678901234567890/5.000000000000
i recommend this book to like teenagers 13+.
Lelly and Pole people take boxing to the next level. They are financial poor and struggle to afford spare parts. Bets are placed if a robot can survive a whole game without getting knocked out by the defending world champion. Before and during the fight something goes terribly wrong causing the robot to be unusable. Somehow they last the whole fight without getting knocked out and win the bet giving them a lot of money to repair and maintain the robot.
i would recommend this book to anyone who's looking for a very easy and simple 1 hour read
i would rate the book 3/5
"the Giver" is a dystopian fiction about a boy named Jonas. He lives in a society where the government controls everything the people do. The people's lives are basically planned out for them so they don't have many choices to make. Everyone is equal in the society and they all think that their society is an utopian society. Jonas got assigned a job as the memory holder which means he would receive the memories of the past from the previous memory holder which is the giver.
the book is very interesting and I really like the idea of the society because it is very unique. I would recommend it to middle school to high school students, but I think adults would enjoy this book too.
Ashes, Ashes written by Joe Treggiari, is a disaster book, set in a not-so-distant future New York, where a smallpox plague has wiped out 99% of the population, taking with it Lucy Holloway's family. Lucy is a 16 year old girl surviving in the wilds of Central Park. When attacked by a pack of hunting dogs, she meets a boy called Aidan who persuades her to join a band of survivors at the Hell Gate, evading capture from the Sweepers, who are hunting plague victims. However, when she arrives there, she is faced with another danger. The Sweepers are searching for Lucy; there is something in her blood, something which The Sweepers would go to any length to get a hold of.
This novel is a fantastic read and is very adventurous and creates a lot of suspencse throughout the novel, although it takes a while for the climax to rise and the main parts to kick in.
I would recommend this book to all teenagers who love adventurous and quite mysterious reads!!
knife never letting go is home ti the story if Todd Hewitt and his dog Manche. They live in prestisstown where everyone is under a curse called "noise". Todd and Manchee soon are forced to flea Prestisstown because they are risking their vert lives.