The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, 978-1407139807, £7.99 pbk
Suzanne Collins is one of my favourite authors as she wrote The Hunger Games trilogy. I’m totally in love with the book.
This story is set in a dystopian future where every town lives in poverty, except for the Capitol. It follows the life of Katniss Everdeen who volunteers for her sister when she is picked for The Hunger Games. Katniss is devastated knowing she may never come home again.
This story is for anyone as it has a love triangle in it, blood and gore, sci-fi and much more. Now, the love triangle is between Katniss, Peeta and Gale. Personally, I’m team Peeta: if you’ve read the book, what team are you on? After Katniss is put in the Hunger Games arena, she must fight to the death so she can go back home.
This book is better than words can describe, so you will have to read the book to find out the twist in the ending… it’ll be worth it. Charlotte Griffiths.
Midnight Library: No Escape
Nick Shadow, Hodder Children’s Books, 978-0340930243
Midnight library is a great horror book that I seriously LOVED READING. It contains three exclusive horror stories.
My favourite story was the second one when a young boy and his mates watch an old horror film. Then, when the boy’s friends leave he can’t seem to eject the disc and the main character, the caretaker, is missing from the screen and he hears something upstairs…
The other great story is one about a poor boy who can’t afford much, who finds a wallet full of cash on the floor. Soon after, he starts to experience some bad luck. He trades two of his brand new games for a skate board with one of the school’s hot shots. He tries to skate board and finds himself doing 540’s, but finds himself losing control and flying off the ramp.
I’d recommend this to anyone interested in spooky horror stories that will give you nightmares for weeks. Jack Wright
The Invisible Man
H.G.Wells, Penguin Classics, 978-0141439983, £7.99 pbk
This fantastically written book by H.G Wells is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The book is a classic. It is written about a scientist (Frank Griffin) who did an experiment on himself: he injected himself with a drug called Monokaine and the drug made him transparent.
The story is set where Frank travels to an Inn located in Epping. Frank tries to continue his research there but the townspeople got too nosy. Frank unravelled his bandages to reveal his true self.
I really enjoyed it and it is the type of book you can read over and over again. I would recommend it to everyone. Ben Newton
Alex Scarrow, Puffin, 978-0141326924, £6.99 pbk
This book is written by one of my favourite authors and this series is so good that there are eight books and still one to come out this summer.
The book starts when three teenagers are given another chance at life when they are just about to die. Their job is to protect time from changing or altering. Their base is in New York and they are stuck in a two day time bubble on the 10th and 11th of September. Maddy, Sal and Liam are given the task to protect history but when they find out the truth of how they came to be, will they still care about protecting all of time and space?
I love the way that the author creates suspense, but you have to be patient to find out the whole truth. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who loves mystery, adventure, history or Doctor Who because this book will keep you wanting more and more, and a lot more. Amandeep Singh
She Is Not Invisible
Marcus Sedgwick, Orion Children’s Books, 978-1780621098, £9.99 hbk
Recently, I have read She Is Not Invisible and I have got to say that it was the best book I have ever read. This book was full of suspense and I just couldn’t put it down.
Laureth, who is a blind girl, goes on a journey with her little brother to find their dad, who is a writer in America . She has to face emotional and physical problems, as she gets harassed and gets treated like she is invisible because she is blind.
This book is one of those ‘Must Read’ ones as it is such an incredible book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes books full of adventure. This book was a mixture of emotions for me. I hope you do pick up this book, and if you do I hope you enjoy it. Mert Demir
Thanks to John Iona, librarian and SLA School Librarian of the Year 2013