Some Book Reviews
From our BookSeekers Review Competition
The winners were Aaron and Alexandra! Congratulations to everyone.
Bootleg by Alex Shearer
"Smudger and Huntly are best friends. When the good for you party get in the whole world changes = Nothing sweet is allowed. The boys go through a bad experience of nearly getting caught when they buy some chocolate from a bootlegger. It gives them an idea. They become bootleggers with the owner of the old sweet shop Mrs Bubby. They open on Eateasy. Then Smudger and Mrs Bubby get caught. They go to re-education camp. Smudger gets released and then Huntly, his mum, Smudger, his dad and the booksellers who sold them the book with the recipe break into the studio. The bookseller gets recorded on TV speaking about other people going to the streets and wanting chocolate. After that he gets voted president and chocolate is allowed."
Review by Zoe
Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson
"Sylvie and Carl have been best mates ever since they were little. As they reach their teenage years they become more and more apart. They go to different schools and have different friends and Carl seems less happier to be called Sylvie's boyfriend. In a bottle-spinning kissing game Carl refuses to kiss Sylvie. Could there be a secret to all of this? A touching story by bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson. A fantastic read."
Review by Yawynne
Warriors by Erin Hunter
"I think this book is the best Warriors book. Especially when the cats find out about their mum and dad. But you have to read it. It's very interesting and all about cats."
Review by Amelia
The Silver Chair by C.S Lewis
"A good book, an exciting book, some bits are funny such as when they bump straight into the lady of the green ocurlte. The best bit is when Jill falls down the ladder."
Review by Arwen
Cookie by Jacqueline Wilson
"Beauty Cookson was not a real beauty. She could see why Skye, Emily and Arabetta laughed at her name. They changed her name to Ugly. Her dad is a big meany who sometimes calls Beauty Ugly as well! He would give anything to have beautiful stylish Skye as a daughter. On Beauty's birthday she thought she was going to have a great day. She was mistaken. When Rhona gives Beauty a rabbit (dad's No 1 house rule is no pets) dad lets the rabbit escape. The best bit is when Beauty goes on watchbox a TV show for children. A lot of shouting but a very good book."
Review by Alexandra
Malice by Chris Wooding
"Rumors circulate around a comic. A comic in an airtight black seal, with blood red points in the shape of an M. A comic called Malice. In which kids are trapped fighting to escape. Of course Kady and Seth think of this just as a normal rumor. Until Luke goes missing and is seen in a new edition of Malice. Then they pay attention and get in a little too deep...
"I found myself ever wondering what will happen next all through this cleverly done plot, which will keep you turning the pages all night. What really captures a lot of people's interest is the half story half graphic novel combination. How this world which exists in a horrific comic book was thought of I'm at a loss for. And it's even open for an anticipated sequel; Havoc."
Review by Aaron
"She was found as a kitten in a snow covered field by an ancient monk. He gave her the name 'SnowShadow' and instructed her in the secret art of ninjutsu. A white cat in a black bodysuit, she prowls for mysterious objects and hidden treasure.
"This is a great comic that I picked up from Armageddon expo 2009. The main plot of ninjet comics vary but in the first, Ninjet: Chasing Shadows,
Ninjet finds half the forest singed and scratched. Then rustling from a tree... (And it's not her friend porky.) With good classic comic action scenes, good inspiration for enemies and battles and some nicely drawn features, Drake's first comic shapes up. And to get a peek at Ninjet: Goldfish go to http://ninjet.com/."
Review by Aaron