Diary of a Wimpy Kid
There are 6 parts to this story, the main character is Greg, Greg Heffley he has a dumb friend called Rowely and Rowely's parents treat him like a little child. The story is written in a form of Diary Entries. All I will say is: "Get the book and read it!"
Posted on: 17 May 2011
Holes by Louis Sachar
This book is about 13 year old Stanley Yelnats who's family has a history of bad luck so when he gets sent to a juvenile detention centre, he's not surprised. There he has to dig one hole everyday, five feet deep and five feet wide. The Warden a.k.a the manager of the camp says the boys do this because it's character building but Stanley is not so sure. What does the Warden want them to find? Could it be the legendary treasure of Kissin' Kate Barlow? It's up to Stanley and fellow juvenile criminal, Zero to find out.
Posted on: 19 Apr 2011
Ready, Steady, READ!
Welcome everyone to the Carnegie Shadowing 2011!
I was very sorry to have missed the first meeting due to my leaky ceiling (unfortunately situated above my bookshelf), especially as I’d been looking forward to it for weeks. Luckily it seems like everybody had a good time without me!
The books on this year’s shortlist look really good. They span all sorts of genres and time periods so there is something that’s bound to interest everybody. It’s also a good opportunity to try something different. I’m personally going to try Jason Wallace’s “Out of Shadows” first. I had been putting off reading it because it looks pretty tense but I’m going to use the awards as my reason to give it a try. It’s about a boy who starts school in Zimbabwe in the 1980’s just when Mugabe first comes into power. The plot centres on his school life where he is the outsider and the other children are still struggling even though the war itself is over.
I won’t be at the meeting next week as I’m going to Aberystwyth (Wales) to study but I’m looking forward to seeing more reviews on the webpage and seeing everybody when I return. I’ve reserved some copies of last year’s winner, “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman which you should be able to take home next week and I’ll be putting my reviews and thoughts online too so watch this space!
Kim at The Lewis Carroll Children’s Library.
Posted on: 07 Apr 2011
Beautiful by Katie Piper
It is about a 24 year old lady who had acid thrown all over her face by her boyfriend's friend and was raped by her boyfriend after a party. She had surgery and had to have a new face.At the end he got arrested.
I liked this book because it is a true story and will teach people to be careful about who you are going out with.
Posted on: 05 Apr 2011
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