Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasn't slept properly for six months. Not since the accident that nearly killed him. Elliott gets a job at one of England's most haunted locations, determined to find out the truth about his strange “out of body experiences”. There he finds Sebastian, the ghost of a long-dead servant boy hanged for stealing bread. He also meets the living, breathing Ophelia, a girl with secrets of her own. She and Elliott grow closer, but things take a terrifying turn when Elliott discovers Sebastian is occupying his body when he leaves it. Unless Elliott can lay Sebastian's spirit to rest, he risks being possessed by him for ever, and losing the girl of his dreams...
All I have to say about this book is WONDERFUL, Absolutely wonderful. I seriously didn't even realise I finished the book until I turned the last page. I TOTALLY Recommend this book to Everyone!
Sumayyah, Yr 7
Posted on: 30 May 2013
15 Days That Changed His Life...FOREVER!
Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it’s not easy when your mum is a depressed alcoholic, and your six-year-old brother thinks he’s a dog. When his Mum fails to come home one night, Laurence tells nobody, terrified he and his brother will be taken into care if anyone finds out. Instead, he attempts to keep up the pretence that Mum is still around: dressing up in her clothes to trick the neighbours and telling a heap of lies. After two weeks on their own, running out of food and money, and with suspicious adults questioning them, Laurence, after a lot of work, finally discovers what happened to his mother. And that’s when the trouble really starts . . . I Would totally recommend this fabulously written book to anyone who loves a little dramatic mystery. Sumayyah, Yr 7
Posted on: 06 May 2013
Everyone Loves A Little Humour.
This book is absolutely hilarious... the back cover summary alone made me smile.
Humour is an important part in this book, a laugh on every page. The author is exceptionally talented at making people laugh.
Although the text isn't that complicated the words used are enough for tremendous comedy.
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat explains itself. The boy and the bear are sailing to an unknown destination; their only map is blank and blue. The bear claims to know where they are going, although this is somewhat crazy. This book engrosses the reader with the absolute craziness of it. The writing brings the incredibly funny dialogue to life.
I love the cartoon illustrations which are almost alive and perfectly combined with the writing. They are simplistic but show important facial expressions. Some made me giggle as much as the text.
Funny and insane this book will charm every reader. The illustrations are "To die for", this brilliant novel will leave readers grinning and I definitely would recommend it to people who love a little humour.
Sumayyah, Yr 7
Posted on: 04 May 2013
Inside The Teenage World.
I really enjoyed this book “saving daisy” which is a gritty story about troubled youngsters
The author is very capable of showing us the teenage world with such sensitivity and power that I have introduced this book to my friends.
The author is not afraid to take on tricky subjects, the novel talks about the main character, Daisy and bluntly states her isolation and misplaced guilt.
She has lost both parents and blames herself for their deaths. Daisy is a strong character. "The paranoia bubbled and spewed to every corner of my brain," she says, after being sent to a child institution called Bellfield. She has to face her own mental demons and deal with people she has never met before. The author also mentions a girl called Naomi, a particularly moody girl, Earle writes: "Even her hair was angry."
The most powerful and depressing scene is where Daisy is being helped by her teacher, Mr Hobson and things get very 'jumbled up'. Sumayyah, Yr 7
Posted on: 04 May 2013
Be Careful Of What You Wish For...
This book (to be a cat) is about Barney Willow, who is having a rather miserable twelfth birthday. He wishes to be a cat... Barney’s parents have divorced and his Dad has gone missing. Barney is having trouble at school, because of a bully called Gavin Needle and a repulsive, cruel, head teacher called Miss Whipmire. Evil teachers are common in books, too, but this one is convincingly spiteful – this book teaches us that if you are not grateful in life and something bad happens to you, it could have just happened for the better to teach you a lesson and to allow you to be happy again for what you have. As this book says "Be careful what you wish for."
Sumayyah, Yr 7
Posted on: 26 Apr 2013
The Journey Of Life
There’s nothing unusual about the Brockets. Boring, respectable and fiercely proud of it, Alistair and Eleanor Brocket turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it’s clear he’s anything but normal. To the horror and shame of his parents, Barnaby appears to defy the laws of gravity – and floats.
Little Barnaby is a lonely child – after all, it’s hard to make friends when you’re ten feet in the air. Desperate to please his parents, he does his best to stop floating, but he just can’t do it. Then one day, Barnaby’s mother decides enough is enough. She never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. She’s sick and tired of the newspapers and the neighbours gossiping. Barnaby has to go . . .
This book teaches us that even though you go through hardship, you should just take it as a journey, Barnaby learned many things on his 'journey' even though it was a hard one, he met a cast of truly extraordinary new friends and most important of all her realized that nothing can make you happier than just being yourself.
Sumayyah Yr 7
Posted on: 18 Apr 2013
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