Brooklyn BookSeeker’s Recommendations

How to Survive Summer Camp by Jacqueline Wilson

Review by Scarlett of Brooklyn

“So I take it you don’t want to go back after all?” “You must be joking I only just managed to survive it this time.” That’s Stella, a girl who just survived Evergreen holiday camp. Like any camps there are good bits and bad bits, in this book Stella gets in rather a lot of trouble with Miss Hamer-Cotton and loses a few points for the emerald team. Her room members Rachel and Louise are quite annoying and Stella doesn’t like them. I recommend this book, after you have read a chapter you can’t help but read another one. The best bit is when Stella has a chance to be the editor of a magazine. This book is suitable for the ages of 8-12. I would give it 10/10.



The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare

Reviewed by Arwen of Brooklyn

This story is about a girl called Kit and how she got blamed to be a witch. This happened in 1687 in a Connecticut colony.

Kit is a girl who sailed from Barbados to the Connecticut colony to live with her Aunt and Uncle and two cousins because her grandfather died. She finds life in Connecticut hard because she grew up in Barbados and learnt how to swim and read and is regarded witch-like. She makes friend with a quaker suspected as a witch called Hannah. When Hannah is in danger of being put on trial , Kit and a boy called Nat take her onto a ship. A few days later Kit finds herself on trial instead.

I think it is not very fair that people should be put on trial and killed if they are innocent.