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Meet Megan!
Hi, I'm Megan I'm 12 a Taurus, and a Massive Fangirl. I like Harry Potter, Attack on Titan, Game of Thrones and various other books/Animes.
Posted on: 14 Jun 2016

There will be lies Review 1 by Evangeline
This book is quite a good book. I think that I like this one better than one. it's just so full of excitement and plot twits. It is very intriguing and makes you want to read on. I love how this book has so many plot twists, it keeps you wanting to read more and not just stop halfway through. I also love that this book has someone that the main character knows - or thinks she does - and loves but then suddenly she's the bad guy and she has to kill her. Shelby (or Angelica) is just so oblivious to everyone around her and thinks that everyone she knows - two people - are who they actually are. But, no, Mark is Coyote and mum is just Shaylene Cooper? What? As Shelby is pulled into the dreaming, she discovers a new way of seeing things and she actually gets to HEAR THINGS which she has never actually done before because she is DEAF. Which we only find out in the MIDDLE of the book which I think is quite cool because then we think she is just normally talking when really she's using sign language that Shaylene taught her. What I really don't get is that Shaylene stole her then she treats her really well like she's her own daughter. Why steal someone if you're gonna treat them nicely? This book confuses me a little bit but I liked it anyway. In conclusion, I would like to say that you should totally read this book if you haven't already. I would rate this book a 10 out of 10 and refer it to 10-20 year olds. -Evangeline
Posted on: 17 May 2016

One review by Ciera Taylor
I enjoyed One very much as it was different than many other books I have read. The characters were interesting and the way the chapters ended forced you to read on. The book is about conjoined twins , who weren't expected to live as long as they have. They have a sister, nicknamed Dragon, who is a dancer. They have been home schooled all their lives but now their parents can't afford it and they are forced to move to a real school and are offered a place at a private school, one place for both of them. At school they meet John and Yasmeen and all four become great friends. As the book contains some strong language, I would recommend only to 12/13 + but it is suitable for both genders. Personally, my favourite character was Tippi. Tippi is very unlike her twin, Grace. She is fearless and selfish and Grace admires her to a certain extent. She is definitely the boldest twin and says what she thinks, even if it could offend someone. She is always willing to try new things, even if Grace isn't which sometimes upsets or angers Grace. She is a fun character and is exciting to read about. Grace is more shy and keeps to herself. She is sometimes jealous of Tippi's ability to be selfish and speak for herself and she wishes Tippi wouldn't speak for both of them. As the book is from Grace's point of view, we get a see into her mind and her thoughts which is a good idea, I think, because she is shy and doesn't speak much. Grace is an interesting character as she has many things she wants to say but doesn't say it. Overall, I would rate this book 10/10 as it is different, touching and emotional. I would definitely recommend it. - Ciera
Posted on: 17 May 2016

Fire colour one Review 1 by Evangeline
I think that overall Fire Colour One is an alright book. I didn't enjoy it as much as the other books but it wasn't completely rubbish. I didn't really like the fact that Iris' mum and her boyfriend didn't care about her at all. She kind of gets her own back, I guess because she keeps burning things that belonged to them. I like that it kept going back to the past and saying how Iris and Thurston met and stuff like that. When Ernest and Hannah met I think you're supposed to feel sorry for her but I don't really because of what she has done to Iris and that she always drinks and smokes when Iris is around. Iris is left to bring herself up in a way because her parents don't want anything to do with her and she doesn't know where her real dad is. From the age of six, she has been told to call her mum by her first name which is not ordinary for a young child and she has only seen her dad when she was young so she hardly has any memory of him. I think that Iris has a very hard childhood and that is part of the reason why she starts to set fire to things, the other part I think is just out of pure boredom. She has no siblings, only one friend with whom she had an argument with and she feels sad all the time. In conclusion, I think that Fire Colour One is quite a good book. I would rate it 5 out of ten and say that maybe 11 and above year olds should read it. - Evangeline
Posted on: 17 May 2016

Meet Daniel
My name is Daniel Willis and may age is 12. I have quite a few hobbies some of them are collecting scarves and playing rugby. I am quite into reading be four I started secondary school I used to go to the library every day after school a few of my other interests are gaming and looking after my pets.
Posted on: 10 May 2016

1st 3 chapter review of the rest of us just live here
the first three chapters are very intresting and are quite funny however the language at some parts is not very suitable at all for young children. The stroryline is another thing and by that I mean amazing the storyline has an excellent structure and really gives a lot of detail about all of the cahrectars.Ihave found the first three chapters really intuiting to say the least.
Posted on: 10 May 2016

One, Review 2 by Evangeline Taylor
I think that ,overall, One is an excellent book. I like the way that Sarah Crossan made Yasmeen ill aswell so it was like it wasn't just Grace and Tippi fighting for their lives, it was her aswell. The short chapters made me want to read on and that is a good thing. I would possibly like to read more books by Sarah Crossan because I think she is a very good author. Also, I like the way that she writes One, with the short lines and chapters that, as I said before, make me want to read on. I also like the fact that Tippi and Grace get along well and they don't argue about much. Also, I enjoyed the fact that it was just from Grace's POV, not Tippi's as well. This makes the story seem a bit more one-sided but it has a good effect on the reader, as I found out when I was reading it. One is also a very opinionated book, with Grace as a very timid, non-experimenting person whereas Tippi is a very outgoing person who is willing to try new things without having a second thought. I think Tippi is like this though because she knows she doesn't have much of her life left so she is trying to live her life as best as she can. Their little sister Dragon is a whole other story, she is only fourteen and goes to a school with lots of rough kids and grown-ups. She also loves to dance but hardly ever gets the opportunity to go on any dancing trips because Tippi and Grace cost so much money so they can have all of their appointments and check-ups in case they are in trouble. I think that Dragon also begins to feel a little bit of jealousy towards the twins because of all the attention they get. In conclusion, I think that One is a very good book and I would recommend it to both male and females and anyone above the age of ten - due to the language. -Evangeline
Posted on: 03 May 2016

Meet Evangeline
Hi, my name is Evangeline and I am one of the editors of our school page. I am 12 years old and my birthday is on the 14th of November. I am the second oldest of six and Ciera is my sister. My favourite book series is The Maze Runner and my favourite book is The Host. My hobbies are: writing, reading, baking (mostly dessert) and dancing ( tap and ballet).
Posted on: 03 May 2016

Meet Ciera
Hi, my name is Ciera. I am one of the three people who help edit our site and make it what it is now. I am 14 years old and in year 9, I'm the oldest of 6. I enjoy: reading, singing, acting, writing and eating (of course). My favourite book series is The Maze Runner series but I also like The Hunger Games series and the Divergent series. I don't have a single favourite book, though. I am very excited to read all the books that we have been given and can't wait to get started!
Posted on: 03 May 2016

Lies We Tell Ourselves Review 1
Hey guys, Alex here and I am currently 2 chapters into Lies We Tell Ourselves and I am enjoying it very much! It is all about 10 'coloured' children aged 15/16 going into a former 'all white' school after being educated in a very poorly financed school for 'coloured' children. They are very disrespected and the police and teachers are doing nothing about it. The book has, so far, opened my eyes about all the racism and segregation of the 1950's which was the norm at that time. It is too early to rate this book but up to now I have been captivated by the first couple of chapters. It looks like a promising read and I would definitely recommend it to a friend ☺♥
Posted on: 26 Apr 2016

Meet Alex
Hi guys my name is Alex! I am 12. My favorite colour is red and I love reading, writing and motorbikes. I love horror and actionbooks. my favorite series is C.H.E.R.U.B by Robert Muchamore and my favorite individual book is bravo 2 zero by the former SAS soldier Andy McNab.
Posted on: 26 Apr 2016

Hi meet Emma and Paige xx
Here are some facts about us! Paige is twelve, I am 11. (I will be turning twelve on the 2nd of may) We are best friends and it will hopefully stay that way forever.Fingers crossed!! we like dancing, even though we may not be very good at it but oh well. reading [obviously] and drawing. we both share a strong passion for that. we love reading but our genres range and there is a lot of difference between the two of us. I love horror and romance, yet Paige loves fantasy and sweet love stories. We maybe best friends but our taste is in books are slightly different. Sooo that's all about us, hope you enjoy ur future blog posts.
Posted on: 29 Mar 2016

Meet Nicola
Hi I'm Nicola. I am 12 years old and my birthday is on the 15th December. I like reading, going on my phone,quizzes, qui and swimming. My favourite colour is purple. I read fantasy books mostly and my favourite books are the hunger games series and the divergent series.
Posted on: 29 Mar 2016

Meet Katie
Hi I'm Katie and here are some facts about me. I am 12 years old and my birthday 1s on the first of April. My favourite colour is pink and I love reading (obviously) drawing, filming, singing and writing. I like reading comedy, adventure and horror stories and my favourite book is 'Sunkissed' By Jenny
Posted on: 29 Mar 2016