Kids’ Review by Nina

CHERUB Series: The Killing by Robert Muchamore

James Adams has been recruited on a mission with Dave. James has to make friends with Max Tarasov, the son of small-time crook, Leon Tarasov. As soon as James starts to dig up some leads he realises he needs information from an 18 year old boy. The only problem is the boy fell off a roof and died 13 months earlier. Follow James’ mission as he trys to reveal the mystery behind the robbery… 4 stars.
Review by Nina of Wadestown



Kids’ Review by Jemima

Ways To Live Forever is an emotional, yet effective and powerful novel, by the one and only Sally Nicholls. Sam – the main character – is twelve years old and is struggling with leukemia. He wants to conquer everything before he dies, and with the help of his teacher and best friend Felix, he does everything from riding in an airship to kissing a girl. This book will make you laugh your head off one minute, and sob into your pillow the next! It is a whole emotional rollercoaster; a good one, of course. I would recommend it to children aged 10 – 14. 5 stars.

Review by Jemima of Karori

Liked one of these? Then try the other.

Syndetics book coverMondays are murder / Tanya Landman.Syndetics book cover

I know what you did last Wednesday / Anthony Horowitz.

Classic mysteries set on isolated Scottish islands where the invited guests are being killed off one by one.

Try and figure out who’s responsible, but be warned, the authors throw in red herrings to try and make you suspect the wrong people.

These skinny books are a fast paced read for older kids and teens.