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When Mr dog bites - Brain Conaghan
I think that this book is very well written in the perspective of Dylan Mint and i love the aspect of the turrets. In relation to this Conaghan respects and does not abuse that side of things. However i myself could not finish this book for i found it difficult to read; the more i read the more i found it was not my type of book. Even though I did not finish this book I did enjoy the style of writing. over the years I have read and re-read the lord of the rings and the hobbit so to have this style of writing was a real change and has given me a more of an in sight to its style. I also learned more about turrets and it has given me more knowledge in the subject. Altogether I enjoyed this new style and i will try to learn more about it.
Posted on: 13 Jul 2015



Beast Quest - Bloodboar
ncludes four colour collector cards! The second book in a brand new series featuring fabulous adventures for Tom and his companions! Great for boys, with a huge collectability factor bolstered by the collectors� cards in the back of the books, and links to an excellent interactive website. Tom faces his toughest Beast Quest yet he must find the Tree of Being to rescue Freya and Silver from Tavania. But Sanpao the Pirate King controls six deadly Beasts, which seek to thwart Tom. Can our hero outwit cunning Koron? pat mcauley iz gay Don t miss the rest of the series! BALISK THE WATER SNAKE HECTON THE BODY SNATCHER TORNO THE HURRICANE DRAGON KRONUS THE CLAWED MENACE BLOODBOAR THE BURIED DOOM
Posted on: 06 Jul 2015



Frances Hardinge- Cuckoo Song
It was difficult to understand and at some points was confusing. I thought that the plot was quite drawn out and should have been written at a faster pace. The plot was enjoyable but there were too many mysteries revealed at once. However, it was very descriptive and I enjoyed the detail of Triss' emotions.
Posted on: 06 Jul 2015



Beast Quest
he magnificent land of Avantia is under threat. The evil wizard Malvel has cast spells on the great protective beasts of the land, including Ferno the Fire Dragon who watches over Southern Avantia, and ensures an adequate water supply for its people. With floods, avalanches and chaos all over the land, King Hugo and the great Wizard Aduro are desperate for help – who can free the great beast from their evil curse and save the land of Avantia? Enter Tom. A young village boy, Tom’s father left him with his aunt and uncle, just after his mother died, and he has never seen nor heard from his father since. An adventurous, brave young lad, Tom is horrified to hear from the villagers that Avantia is in trouble, and he wants to help. But even the great Knight Caldor the Brave has failed to free the Ferno the Dragon from Malvel’s curse – what could a young boy possibly do? Tom makes his way to see King Hugo, who initially dismisses the young lad – until he discovers this is no ordinary boy – Tom is the son of Taladon the Swift – one of the bravest men in the land. Aduro watches over the young Tom as he is tasked with the seemingly insurmountable quest of releasing Ferno from his magical bond. Can he do it? As he sets out on his voyage, he meets a young girl, Elenna – and together this dynamic duo set out for the mountains. Adam Blade has set his Beast Quest series in a highly imaginative and fascinating land, reminiscent of the great literary lands of our time – Narnia and Mordor, to name two. Including the village of Errinel, the walled city and castle, the grassy plains, the Forest of Fear, Western Ocean, Icy Plains and Northern Mountains, this land is the ideal setting for the first series of Beast Quest, and its troubled protective beasts. beast quest is also completely testosterone and not for little kids in year 6 in any way and it totally cool and awesome
Posted on: 06 Jul 2015



buffalo soldier
Buffalo Soldier explores the nature of freedom in a searingly poignant story told from the perspective of Charlotte, a young African-American slave from the deep south of America at the end of the Civil War. After witnessing the rape and lynching of her adoptive mother, Charlotte is pitched all alone into a world of war and terror. Officially emancipated from slavery, she is still trapped by the colour of her skin but also by her gender. Now that even her value as a slave has been stripped from her, in desperation she dons a dead man’s clothes and joins the US Army, becoming ‘Charley’, a ‘buffalo soldier’. Her journey takes her from coast to coast cutting a swathe through a unpleasant period of US history, during which we see Buffalo Bill initiating the sanitisation of the historical record. This is an extraordinarily powerful book, immaculately written in a sustained voice that never misses a beat. The analogies and observations that flesh out the narrative are superbly observed and always completely in character and period. We are literally observing the world according to Charley, and her take on it is skilfully developed throughout her journey. Landman doesn’t shy away from the sights, sounds and language that characterized slavery and its aftermath, but the further that Charley moves away from the former Confederate slave states, the more she adopts the different spoken styles indicating the prejudices of the soldiers around her, in a changed world order in which the Native Americans are at the bottom of the heap. Yet she is finally shown the meaning of true freedom by an Apache with whom she is able to discover a viable identity for herself as a woman. Important material is sensitively addressed, making this a must-read book for all over-twelves.
Posted on: 06 Jul 2015



Middle of no where
This was an interesting book but not realistic. I found it hard to read and keep up with what was happening. A 10 year old could not start a war. It was not a book that i would recommend for our age group.
Posted on: 06 Jul 2015



Cuckoo song
I finished reading Cuckoo song the other day and can easily say that i thoroughly enjoyed it! Hardinge's writing style kept me curious and on the edge of my seat throughout the book because it was all very mysterious, secretive and quite dark sometimes. Whilst reading i was constantly eager to find out something else as i felt that you were always in the middle of a big secret and found out little parts of that secret on every page. it was very different from the usual books i read and was fully of surprises and plot twists which made it even more exciting and interesting. It kept me hooked and i loved it.
Posted on: 04 Jul 2015



Tinder
It's an unusual book for sure. The illustrations are lush and surreal, it's a real visual pleasure. The whole thing is very dream like and the ending may make you wonder if indeed the whole thing is just a grand dream. It's an adventure story though, captivating too, with plenty strange magic, weird creatures and romance as well. It's well written and definitely worth a read.
Posted on: 29 Jun 2015



More Than This
I have just finished reading it. Though it's a bit slow in places (did anyone else find that?), I couldn't put it down in the end. The plot is a brilliant idea which gets you thinking and there are loads of twists along the way. Patrick Ness has a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat all the way though and you always find that you are praying his characters will survive. It's a fantastic read and this author is rapidly becoming one of my favourites.
Posted on: 28 Jun 2015



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