Thanks to Sarah Watters, Librarian.
Charlie Higson, Puffin, 978-0141336138, £7.99. pbk
This book was about a zombie apocalypse (this is #4 in the series) which randomly spread across the UK and everyone under 14 did not get infected. This means that they have to survive to the big and organised groups of kids take over different landmarks to survive. I like how it has a touching and thrilling storyline and I also love how much detail it hasin the violence as that is the main feature of this book. One of my favourite parts was when Shadowman was actually watching over the big fight that happened in the first book and saw all of the deaths and the chaos. I would recommend this book.
Nathan Mousley, Year 7
Jacqueline Wilson, Corgi, 978-0552558310, £6.99
Cookie is about a girl called Beauty and Beauty and her mum live in fear of her dad’s fierce rages when they suggest something silly like getting a pet. After Beauty’s disastrous birthday party, Dad’s temper is out of control and he slapped Beauty across the face. Beauty and her mum are too scared to leave and start and new and sweeter life. What I like about the book is that it is very dramatic and you never know what will happen next. For example I didn’t know that the book was going to get so violent and sad but I enjoy how exciting the book is. A lot of detail in books is good but sometimes I felt it got a bit too graphic.
Adanna, Year 7
Jamie Johnson 3: Golden Goal
Dan Freedman, Scholastic, 978-1407116051, £5.99 pbk
It was about a boy who had the dream to become a professional and at the end after many injuries his dream came true. I liked that it was a very fascinating book about football. I’m very interested in football even though I may not be the best at it. What I didn’t like was that it ended in a cliff-hanger and I wished that it would talk more about his life after the victory. My favourite part of the book was when he achieved his victory of being a professional.
Sudeesh, Year 7
Sons of Destiny (The Saga of Darren Shan)
Darren Shan, HarperCollins, 978-0007159215, £6.99 pbk
The book is called Sons of Destiny and the author is named Darren Shan. The book is about Darren Shan (as a vampire) and his dad Steven, who is an evil vampire. The dad stole Darren’s best firned and they have a huge fight in a baseball arena. The think that I like about a book is that they have a huge fight and Steven gets killed by Darren (son kills dad). One thing I didn’t like about the book is that Darren’s best mate got kidnapped and that Darren had to change his half cousin into an actual vampire. My favourite part of the book is when the good and the bad have a huge showdown. I rate this book 5/5.
Steven Archer, Year 7
Derek Landy, HarperCollins, 978-0007241620, £6.99 pbk
Skulduggery Pleasant is an exciting book with lots of action and whenever you turn the page something interesting happens. Every word I read I can feel the adrenaline rush through me. This book is about a skeleton detective who is, well, dead hence the term skeleton detective. He has an apprentice, a young but powerful girl, only aged 13, who fights crime with magic. I liked that every moment of the book was either very humourous or very exciting. And trust me, it will never send you to sleep. The one thing I didn’t like about the book is that sometimes you can never understand what’s happening and you have to read back. My favourite part of the book was the fight scene at the end when nearly everyone and everything was destroyed.
Naeem, Year 7