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Revolver-Marcus Sedgwick
LOVED this book! Short, a thriller, full of suspense and very interesting. Learnt all about how the Colt Revolver works, how to weigh gold and the gold rush of 1899 and I felt the cold of the Artic Circle. The book is about loyalty and values within a family and SECRETS. Listen to Marcus Sedgwick talk about how he researched this book. Facinating stuff! Mrs Patterson
Posted on: 06 May 2010



Revolver-Marcus Sedgwick
I thought the setting and description of the book was bood and the plot, interesting. The best bit was when Sig has a flashback as his father dies and he watches him trying to keep warm by lighting a match. Lucy Stone - year 7
Posted on: 24 Jun 2009



The Knife of Never Letting Go
I found this stroy very hard to get into and when I acturally did, I didn't really enjoy it. It isn't really for young teenagers, so over 15's should be reading this book because of the amount of violence and deaths in it, as well as containing some very strong language. Cat Price- Year 10 14/06/09
Posted on: 24 Jun 2009



Chains
I was a bit irritated with this book in parts. For instance when the main character is dying and then makes a miraculous recovery, after a short while. Also where she listens to a hymn "While Shepherds Watch They're flocks by Night" which was a Victorian Hymn ( a century later) Mrs Holden
Posted on: 24 Jun 2009



Ostrich Boys - 3/6/09
Ostrich Boys is about three boys, best mates, Kenny, Sim and Blake. Their best mate Ross has died, so they stole his urn and started their journey or quest on taking Rossco ROSS to Scotland, as they thought ROSS's funeral was horrible. Ostrich Boys is a really good and funny book. Un-put-downable! Esme Payne
Posted on: 03 Jun 2009



The Knife of Never Letting Go
A very violent challenging book with a science fiction theme. Not really suitable for under 14 years olds. Graphic in it's description of the violence, and it seems ages before it gets to the point, however would be very good adapted into a film. The slang doesn't seem to fit into the plot, which discovers a new world with a new vocabulary. A very good read. Sophie Chapman and Yvette Holden
Posted on: 01 Jun 2009



Ostrich Boys-25/05/09
Very funny but also heart- rending and disturbing. For older teenagers only as the language and theme is very challenging. leaves you thinking about it for a long time afterwards. Yvette Holden
Posted on: 01 Jun 2009



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