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Sam, Littleover Community School

Where the World Ends

I pick up this book and think ‘this is going to be brilliant!’, but of course I was wrong! This book was absolutely appalling, and I hope that it definitely doesn’t win! First of all, the names are ridiculous. Who on earth would call someone Quilliam?! Secondly no-one walks into a wall, cracks their head open and then asks where their iron finger is! If he had any sense he would have asked what happened but no of course everyone carries an iron finger round with them and cares about it more than themselves when they could be dying of blood loss! How sexist is this book! I mean I get that it’s from the 1700’s but the sexism in this was just OTT! All the boys chase after the girl called John (like I said before interesting names I mean John is a boy’s name!) and putting her into harsh and dangerous situations. And if I remember correctly she is the keeper of a useless thing! Also, the plot of the book is completely useless. They start talking about whether or not the ship will come and then they start talking about the ABC’s! What is the point! Personally, I think this book would have been better if it had a different author (not to put Geraldine down or anything) it’s just that it could have had a better plot (I get that it’s a true story) but she could have added more to it to create a more exciting adventure.
Well I hope other people enjoy this book more than I do because then Geraldine will just be bombarded with negative and harsh comments, but with more practice I bet she will have better books in the future.
One of the reasons I picked up this book was because it looked like it would have an exciting story inside because of the dangerous looking front cover. I guess that just proves that the old saying is right.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Posted on: 9th May 2018 at 04:33 pm

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