Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pretty Little Liars

by Sara Shepard

‘Pretty little liars’ is a well-written and definitely intense book in the way it throws new complications at the reader, making it difficult to put down. It hits a bullseye with the dramas of every teenager’s life; major twists that makes you want to be in the book. Not only is it quite laughable, but really smart. The antagonist’s identity is unknown making you suspect each and every character until something happens to either clear up their name or make them an even larger suspect. Overall, ‘Pretty little liars’ will always have you wanting more, it definitely left me wanting it all.

Reviewed by Stephen V. of  year 9


by Alan Tucker

This is a true story and one of the best you will read -it’s about a father and son. The dad tries to teach the son how to fire a gun. As you start reading it you will really get into the story. Alan Tucker has written a great war story for boys. When the enemy charges the boy is not scared. I think this story is about not getting scared about anything.

When dad was teaching his son how shoot he heard something in the bushes. The dad told him to stay low but when the son faced the gun toward the bushes they heard laughing and they knew that it was the son’s friend. So I think this story has humour and a good message for the reader.

Reviewed by Nathan S. of  7C18

Spookiest Stories

by Paul Jennings

Once you start reading the first two pages you will never put this down. The book is full of the scariest stories Paul Jennings has ever written.  This book has short stories that you will never stop reading including Skeleton on the Dunny, Without a Shirt, Grandad’s Gifts and Lighthouse Blues; these are just some of the stories in this book. Most of the stories are adventurous, crime and more.

The thing that is great about this book is that it also features mysteries. If any story has a mystery then that book is great book for people to read. For example: the second story: Skeleton on the Dunny, is a hysterical adventure story. In this story there is a boy named Bob. When he was fourteen his parents died so he had to live with Aunt Flo. In her house it was like a library, it was so quiet.

The one thing that Bob did not like was the toilet. It had spiders and cobwebs everywhere. Not just that but also a skeleton. One-day Bob had to go to the toilet. He saw a ghost and was very scared. He shattered his tooth and the tooth fell down the toilet. Then he got a plate for his tooth, but that fell down as well. So he went looking for the plate and found it.

It turns out that the ghost was old Ned. Old Ned was a man who looked after the painting while Aunt Flo was gone. But old Ned stole this really precious painting and died in the dunny. On a windy day the painting was found on top of the dunny.

As I said a million times this book will be the greatest spooky book you will read!

Reviewed by Kirishoth K. of 7C12

Boy Overboard

By Morris Gleitzman

This is a great book for a person who wants to know about different cultural backgrounds. Jamal and Bibi are trying to escape an evil government and landmines in Afghanistan. They need a safe place so they go to Australia. The story has a lot of ups and downs with adventure in their trip. I really liked this book and I hope you will like it too.

Reviewed by Tej K. of 7C18