Kids’ Club Review by Josie: Lyla

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I enjoyed this book as I grew up near Christchurch and felt the earthquakes in Timaru when I was 4. I am a big fan of Fleur Beale’s I am not Esther series which is why I chose to read this, but I didnt like it quite as much.

4 stars

Reviewed by Josie from Cummings Park and Seatoun School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: Lyla

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This book is about a 13-year-old girl called Lyla and her experiences in the Christchurch earthquake. Her parents are both busy as her mum is a police officer and her Dad a trauma nurse. Lyla has to help the community. I did not really enjoy this book as it might be a little bit old for me. I struggled to get interested in it. I think children 12+ would enjoy this book.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isidora: Lyla

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this book is really good and it is interesting it is about the Christchurch earthquake I recommend it for nine year olds and up

3 stars

Reviewed by Isidora from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aarushi: Lyla

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I enjoyed reading it,it was happy and a bit sad and learning so much about a girls experience on the 2011 Christchurch earth quake and she open up her home to other people with was so nice because she is doing a act of kindness and that was my favourite part

5 stars

Reviewed by Aarushi from Tawa and Greenacres School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: Lyla

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This book is very moving. Lyla is torn just like the earth but she still preserves through so much

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Petra: Lyla

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A very moving and dramatic novel. It is the kind of book that pulls you along and makes it hard to stop. My fave character was Matt because it is fun to read about how he turns from neighborhood bad boy to home angel .All round it was a good book!!

5 stars

Reviewed by Petra from Khandallah and Other , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tiana: Lyla

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Lyla is a really nice book and I enjoyed it mainly because it sort of tells the story of the major earthquake in Christchurch.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tiana from Karori and St Teresa’s School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sophie Hooper: Lyla

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I think the book was very interesting. I especially liked the front cover of the book. But for me I couldn’t really understand the book so I would recommend it 10+

3 stars

Reviewed by Sophie Hooper from Miramar and Seatoun School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Robin: Lyla

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I gave this book five stars because I thought it wouldn’t be that good, but it was really good. So it exceeded my expectations. It is the story of the Christchurch Earthquakes through a normal school girls eyes, who is called Lyla. I was quaking in my boots! This book will have an aftershock effect!

5 stars

Reviewed by Robin from Island Bay, 12 years old