Thursday, September 27, 2007

Worm Story

by Morris Gleitzman

Reviewed by Samuel S. of Year 7

Wilton the worm is just a normal worm who likes stomach acid, the only problem is that where he is living right now isn’t the right place for him.

He is living in the stomach and he should be living in the intestine and he has no friends but this all changes when he meets Algy the microbe.

This book is very funny but also serious. The whole idea of a story about a worm living in a human body is just crazy but Morris Gleitzmen really brings it into life, you actually stop to think is this what a real worm actually does.

I would rate this book 8/10 for the crazy and zany touch of a worm’s story.

Northern Lights

by Philip Pullman

Reviewd by Peter B. of Year 8

This book is one that is full of white knuckled moments on every page. You are alongside Lyra from Oxford, to a gypsy boat to Svalbard. She sees an amazing array of creatures and people like the panserborne, a race of highly intelligent, armoured polar bears and Mrs Coulter a charming, sweet, influentional women with something to hide and her immensely powerful Unlce Asriel who can silence simply by being there.

This is definitely a book for those who love a good read.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Aussie Brutes magazine

Reviewed by Nick.S of year 7.

I recommend this outstanding car book for all car lovers because it has both Ford and Holden’s done up in great manner.

In this book there are such cars as:
· Ford XR-8
· Holden HQ Sandman Utes
· And a SS Holden Ute.
This book tells you about street, show and drag Utes. It also tells you about mini trucks and racing action.

I give this a rating of 8.5 out of 10.Good for young readers who like to know more about cars that are being offered to car enthusiasts.

Elfquest Volume 1. Wolfrider

by Wendy Pini

Reviewed by Stanley B. of year 7

I recommend this fascinating book because it has so many thrilling parts in it. This is book one of a three part series . The main reason I recommend it is it has so many things going on.

For example there are trolls who want their berries and humans who want their land. The elf leader believes they should stay and fight the humans away. They made a deal with the trolls. The trolls give them metal tools and the elves give berries.

I give it a rating 8 out of 10.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum

By Robert Ludlum
Reviewed by Aiden.W of year 8

Jason Bourne is back in another action packed story where he will come across new and old enemies.

Faced with the memory of a death that he wishes he’d forgotten, Jason decides to settle down and try to forget about his past.

After he is set up for the murder of his two friends he goes after the culprit. With the nagging fear that only an assassin can give, Jason follows a trail of murders from America to Paris and then finally to Iceland. All the while he is being stalked by one of the best assassins of the F.B.I and also of the world.

This book deserves 8.5/10 for action

The Forest of Silence (Deltora Quest)

By Emily Rodda
Reviewed by Mandeep S, of year 8

This is the first book of the Deltora Quest series. This is about the history of Deltora the country. A 16 year old boy is about to go on a perilous adventure to save Deltora from the evil shadowlord who has taken over lots of countries and is after Deltora. He can’t get to Deltora and unleash his magic because of a certain belt called the belt of Deltora holding seven gleaming gems.

When Lief finds out that he has to go on a perilous journey to recover the gems for the belt of Deltora on his sixteenth birthday he is surprised. The very day he learnt he was the only one who could save Deltora because he had the belt he left town very to go on this adventure. Leif did not go alone he went with a disguised beggar.

I rate this book 8/10

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Naruto Series

by Masashi Kishimoto

Reviewed by Year 9 student

These books are all about a boy named Naruto. His parents die when he is born and he is an orphan. During his birth there is a great disaster in his village. A nine-tailed fox attacks the village

The basics is that there are a few villages in their world. They are the village hidden in the leaf, the village hidden in the mist, the village hidden in the sand, the village in the sound, the village of the rain, and the village of the grass. This is all about fighting and they use special energy known as chakra which can be replenished with some rest.

A nine-tailed fox is a beast that is very dangerous and will destroy anything in his path. The fox is too powerful for the people who live in the village hidden in the leaf. All of the holkagas, the leaders of the villages, decide to seal the fox instead of destroying it so they seal it in the body of the boy named Naruto.

His life begins from that point on. Many people from the village stay away from him and avoid him. They start to think that he is strange. Naruto grows up to be a trouble-seeking boy for attention and his dream is to become the villages Holkaga so that everyone acknowledges him and respects him.

He has to pass through many hurdles to get to his dream and he does it with a little help from his teachers and his team mates Suskae and Sakura.

Read the series.

Monday, September 17, 2007

The X- MAN School

By Michael Teitelbaum
Reviewed By Gurke, James, Majok and Laiven.

The X-MAN School is a great and very exciting book. It has some weird things and people. They do amazing things like flying, becoming invisible and are very strong, They can shoot ice and lasers, create storms and many more things. The most exciting thing about the book is the wonder and advantage.


by Christopher Paolini
Reviewed by Shubham S. of Year 10

Eragon and his blazing blue dragon Saphira after saving the Verdana from the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, must now travel to Ellesméra, the land of elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of a dragon rider.

The story continues as Paolini recounts the chronicles of Roran and Eragon simultaneously. We see Roran return to Carvahall and find his house ruined and his father dead. Roran finds himself betrayed by his own cousin Eragon, when the neighbouring villagers inform Roran about Eragon’s departure.

Will Roran take sides with Galbatorix? Will Eragon find himself betrayed by his own cousin Roran? Will Eragon be able to train further in Ellesméra? What is Galbatorix doing to get rid of Eragon? What happens to Murtagh? Will Arya fall in love with Eragon? To find out more and the answers to these questions, do not miss this compelling, and action-filled adventure.

Rating: 7.5/10

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Running Man

by Michael Gerard Bauer

Reviewed by Rex T. of Year 10

The Running Man by Michael Bauer is the first novel that he has written. The Running Man is about a boy named Joseph Davidson, who is a quiet, self-conscious fourteen year old with a talent for art. His life starts to change when his neighbour Caroline asks to draw a portrait of his brother Tom. But there has been bad rumours and gossip about Tom, so Joseph goes in with suspicion.

When Joseph finally meets his mysterious neighbour he finds a cold, brooding man lost deep within his own “cocoon” of silence. He soon realises that in order to truly draw Tom Leyton out, he must find the courage to unlock the man’s dark and perhaps dangerous secrets.

The running man is a story on how we perceive others, the judgements we make about them, how we cope with tragedy, the nature of war, change, the healing power of love, and the nature of miracles.
I rate it 9/10

In the deep end

by Michael Panckridge

Reviewed by Siddharth B.

“In the Deep End” is the second book of the Clued-up six. Earlier I wrote a review on the first Clued-up six book “Faster than Lightning” and this is the second book.

“In the Deep End” is a great book for kids around the ages of 10-13. It is about the girls this time. First, Gabby, who is one of the most talented swimmers in the state, who is always beaten by a girl named Andrea Taylor. Second, Hannah, the brightest kid in Teasdale Secondary School misses out on the national "Whatever, Wherever" competition when she looses to her classmate Dave Kelly.

Neither Andrea nor Dave have beaten the girls in respective competitions, but know they just can’t stop. What is going on in the rural town of Teasdale? Just healthy competition or something far worse? You will have to read the book to find out.

Rating: 8.5/10.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Tomorrow series: When the war began (book 1)

By: John Marsden
reviewed by Yr 9 student

Remember those stories of war veterans in history where they explain their version of a war that they have experienced themselves. Well this book isn’t much different, it’s about 6 friends aged 15-17 who experience a war themselves. After having a holiday in the summer time as a group, going to a place well known by the locals as Hell. After coming back from their summer holiday they discover that a terrible thing has happened in ‘Wirrawe’ (the community they live in), invaders have come and are holding the Wirrawe community as hostages. After thousands of bullets, hundreds of torpedoes and countless lives, can they save Wirrawe, or even more important... themselves.

I give this series 9/10

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Ghosts and poltergeists

Illustrated by Terry Riley

Reviewed by RHYS Yr 7

Lord Duffrin saw something when he was going to bed - a person was walking and dragging a coffin with him. Later Lord Duffrin was at a party and saw the man again. No one can see the man but him; very scary!

The haunted house at Amityville

There was a family that was murdered by the father. Then another family moved in to their house and they started seeing things. Strange happenings were occurring. Another scary story!

The Lion, the Witch

by CS Lewis
Reviewed by Riak Yr 7

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
is a very interesting book to read. It has many chapters. The best part of the book is when Aslan gets killed and then he comes back again and gets his