Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The princess in black and the perfect princess party

The princess in black and the perfect princess partyThe princess in black and the perfect princess party, by Shannon Hale

It is Princess Magnolia’s birthday. Before the guests arrive, the monster alarm rings and Magnolia has to become the Princess in Black to defeat the monsters. Once defeated. the princess goes to enjoy her party but every time she opens a gift, the monster alarm rings again. How does she fight the monsters but not let her guests know her monster fighting secret? I think this is a good book for children 6+. I liked it because Princess Magnolia is not a traditional Princess but a cool, monster fighting one. I rate it 5 stars just for challenging stereotypes.

5 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Hailey: The princess in black takes a vacation

The princess in black takes a vacationThe princess in black takes a vacation, by Shannon Hale

Some parts was hard some parts easy. It is a fantasy story. I would like to meet the princess in black. I would change the ending to the princess telling the monster off. The monster would then be sad and the princess would tell him don’t be sad lets have a vacation together. And they would try and sit under the umbrella together even though the monster would be too big.

3 stars

Reviewed by Hailey from Brooklyn and Berhampore School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jacob: The princess in black and the perfect princess party

The princess in black and the perfect princess partyThe princess in black and the perfect princess party, by Shannon Hale

I read this book to my sisters and we all thought it wasn’t very good. It’s about Princess Magnolia who is secretly princess in black. Princess in black fights monsters whenever her alarm goes off. The alarm keeps going off at her party whenever she tries to open her presents and she has to dash off and transform into princess in black and fight the monster then rush back to her party. This happens many times until finally she yells at the monster and he gives her a present. She then goes back to her party but it never tells you what her presents are which is all my sisters wanted to know. I wouldn’t recommend you read this book because it wasn’t very interesting and the same thing just kept happening.

1 stars

Reviewed by Jacob from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 9 years old