Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Amulet, the Stone Keepers Curse

By Kazu Kabishi
The Stone keepers curse is the second instalment of a 3 book series. The book was very interesting because of the elements of fantasy. This book includes many fascinating creatures. It has an almost dingo dog creature which accompanies the stone keeper on her journey. This creature will also be the one which helps the stone keeper control her powers .The stone comes with all different abilities but the most used one is an ability to get rid of enemies and survive.
The curse that comes with the Amulet stone is that if you use the stone too much it will gain power over you and send you mental. When this stone takes over your body you become basically a slave to it, using your body to work its own magic. Luckily in the story this crisis was averted and they used the stone for them and not against them. In the end good rose over evil and the stone keeper along with the moving house earned the reward they wanted.
By Richard B. c15 yr 7


By  Morris Gleizman
Then. A wonderful heart-warming story set back in the year of 1942. If you didn’t already know, 1942 was in the middle of a terrible time period called the holocaust. The holocaust was a period of time where the Jewish race were being scapegoated and murdered all because of one man by the name of Adolf Hitler. Then is the second  book of a three part series. It’s about 2 children named Felix and Zelda. Felix is a Jew, innocent and kind, and Zelda, a funny child not Jewish but catholic. Zelda, for the protection of Felix pretends she’s Jewish. If you have read book number one Once, you see that Felix and Zelda both escape from a moving train going straight to a Concentration or more commonly known death camp. But in Then, they stumble across a nice lady who cares and protects them, even through she knew she is in grave danger for hiding a Jew. The story then escalates from there. People start to investigate who the children are. Then Felix experiences the shock of a lifetime…      

Review By Mohak I. 7C18

The lord of the rings: two towers

By John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Lord of the rings: the two towers is a wonderful story that was published in November 11, 1954.  It was also made into a movie in 2002, preceded the Lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring. This book is strongly in the fantasy genre . It is about Frodo Baggins going to Mordor with his best friend Samwise Gamgee, while Aragon Legolas and Gimli are fighting the Orcs, Dragon and horse riders. They are also looking for Pippin and Mary.  As Frodo gets closer to Mordor he gets hurt. He wants to put in the ring to his finger but if he does the Orcs will find him and kill him.

By Luis S. 7c14       

And now for the Weather

by Pauline Clayton
If you are concerned about Climate Change or spectacular weather events this book is for you. Despite the look of a book printed on the cheap this is a comprehensive coverage of the mundane, the unusual and the controversial. Maps, storms, drought and El Nino are explained.The contribution of significant weathermen is discussed. The impact of the sun and moon on our atmosphere is thoughtful. The "what have we learnt" response to each of the BIG weather events is particularly powerful. We are now in a position to add our own coverage of Superstorm Sally's impact on the Pacific coast of the USA.
A great read for Geographers and all affected by the weather.
Reviewed by Mr Kim C.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets written by J.K. Rowling, tells the story of a young boy by the name of Harry Potter who is in his second year of schooling at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Locked away at the home of Vernon and Petunia Dursley, he is confronted by a house elf named Dobby who warns him of dark things that are to happen at Hogwarts this year. Despite these warnings he still returns to Hogwarts for his second year. The Chamber of Secrets is opened and horrible things begin to happen. Muggle-born after Muggle-born are petrified and after several circumstances where Harry displays some evil qualities about himself, he is placed at the centre of these tragedies. Will Harry discover the truth behind all of these occurrences? Will he put a stop to all these attacks? Will he find the Chamber of Secrets?

Personally, I really enjoyed reading this book because there is never a dull moment. This book always leaves you intrigued and eager for more. I give this book 8 out of 10.

Reviewed by Jacob. B of B6

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

In the shattered ruins of a post apocalyptic America, Collins takes us through the dark remains and to Katniss Everdeen. She is forced to compete in the 74th annual Hunger Games, a game where the only rule is to kill, or be killed. Katnisss joins with eleven other girls from across Panem, the remains of America and twelve boys from all of the 12 districts. Her courageous fight, use of manipulation and the hardships of surviving a world fallen apart, is described in a continuously suspenseful mood. The detail that is put into characters and their personalities is awesome and varies from the bulky and erudite Peeta, to the hidden and stealthy Fox-Face. No character is flat or boring and almost all are unique.
This is sure to please everyone in the teenage range, with romance and a love triangle for the girls, whilst action will take over for the boys. In short, The Hunger Games is one of the best books I’ve ever read and not only does it give you the sense of a post apocalyptic world, but makes you relive it, each page an awesome read.

The Hunger Games has a reason for being a best selling book. But this is just the first book… 
Reviewed by Christos F 8D19