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How to borrow a book- Autumn 2020


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The Dork Diaries Collection

The books that I have read are the first 8 books from the Dork Diaries collection which I got for Christmas. I am reading them in order (1-12) and the first 8 are called, Dork Diaries, Party Time, Pop Star, Skating Sensation, Dear Dork, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star and Once Upon A Dork (which is the one I am currently reading.) So far, these books are amazing and I love to read them every evening before bed. I would really recommend these to anyone because they are one of my favourite book series ever! They are about a girl called Nikki Maxwell and it's all about her life and what happens and what she does every day in her dorky life which is sometimes good but sometimes bad and that is all because of her enemy Mackenzie Hollister. She absolutely ruins her life and destroys Nikki's chances of becoming the person that she truly wants to be! Somehow, Nikki always finds a way to fix things especially when her BFFs are around (Chloe and Zoey). So, long story short, these books are diary entries that Nikki writes about her hectic, disastrous yet amazing life! I love these books and would rate them a 5 out of 5 stars!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Thank you for reading my book review.

Written by Hena

First Prize For The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

I would recommend this book because it is fantasy and magical which I love.  This story is all about a girl whose name is Mildred.  She is a normal human being like you and me because she can be clumsy and funny BUT she can do something we can't!  She turns into a witch!  Why not read the book for yourself to find out about Mildred.

Review by Jayni

Alone in the Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo

This has to be THE best book I’ve  ever read!   This story tells you about a boy named Arthur Hobhouse who travels to Australia  with his key given from his long lost sister, Kitty, because of WWII. He goes to a place named Cooper's Farm where he is always whipped and treated like a slave. He loses his best friend there. Cooper's wife tries to burn the house down to save the kids but she fails. That’s when Arthur and his friend Marty escape and comes to the house of “Auntie Megs” which would be their  house for the next 12 years. There they learned how to save animals and give them freedom. They are also taught how to make boats! He then goes through a life of depression, loss, happiness and reunion with his daughter Allie. Forward 60 years. Arthur’s passed away and Allie’s ready to embark on a journey across half the world  to find her Auntie Kitty. This story makes me cry every time so PLEASE read it!

Reviewed by Eesha

Owls of Blossom Wood To the Rescue

by Catherine Coe

Eva, Katie and Alex are excited for the annual bird concert but when they realise that the Wrens have lost their voices they don't know if they can take their place. Can the Owls of Blossom Wood save the day?

               Reviewed by Liberty

Percy Jackson and the lightning thief  

by Rick Riordan

Half boy. Half God. All Hero. Look, he didn't want to be a half-blood . He never asked to be the son of a Greek God. He was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until he accidentally vaporised his maths teacher. Now he is spending his time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks he's stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea. I really liked this book because it is based on Greek mythology, which I like a lot and because of its unpredictable plot. In my opinion it is the Best fantasy book ever. I'd recommend this book to people who enjoy Greek mythology. The best part of this book is when Percy meets the underworld with Grover and Anabeth. Here he finds his mother but Hades and Zeus are angry because they think that Percy stole their things and therefore will not release Percy's mother who was captured by the minotaur. I did not like the part of the book where Percy's friend Luke betrayed him by working for Kronos. It made me feel sad but Percy knew it was going to happen when the prophecy told him his quest. I would rate this book 5 stars as it is my favorite fantasy book so far and is full of twists and turns.

Reviewed by Jai


The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis

This is the best book I have read this year! It is very interesting and magical. It explains how Aslan, the lion, cultivated the mysterious land of Narnia. It has many fascinating characters. It begins with 2 children, Digory and Polly who are accidentally thrust into different worlds wearing magical rings with help from Digory's Uncle Andrew. Along the way they meet many peculiar and mysterious people like Queen Jadis from the Land of Charn and a talking Lion called Aslan from the World called Nothing! They make friends and enemies though their travels. Because I read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, (2nd book in the series) before this, it answers a lot of questions about some of the mysteries in that book. There is so much you can learn about The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by reading this book; Who is the Professor? How was Narnia created? Where did the evil Queen come from and how did she end up in Narnia? Do you know what was the most amazing thing I learnt from reading this book? How the wardrobe became a portal beteen our world and Narnia! I hope you enjoyed my review and hope you like the book as much as me.

Written by Arjun