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This page contains book reviews from pupils in Mr Edwards' Personal Reading Class.

Reviewer: Rosie
Title: The Midnight Gang
Author: David Walliams
Plot: It is about children that are recovering from something in the hospital and at night they sneak out and have an adventure. But the adventure would be somebody’s dream and they would take turns to do their dream like flying by using get well balloons filled with helium or go to the north pole by sneaking into the giant freezer. But there’s only one thing they all have to do. And that is to keep it a secret otherwise the hospital might stop the midnight gang........
Liked About The Book: I like how there is lots of humour and how parts of it is sad but not too sad to make it a really good book. I like how each for the five children have a disability to make it even funnier when they try to do stuff but they have to work together. I like how the book has lots of pictures and the characters have a really strong personality.
Disliked About The Book: There weren't many weak points but if I could change it I would probably make it a bit shorter.
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: Yes I would.
Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Eloise
Title: Shapeshifter Finding The Fox
Author: Ali Sparks
Plot: The book is about Dax Jones who finds out that he can shift into a fox. A few days later after his first shift he saw his best friend Clive and saw that his friend's school clothes were muddy and crumpled due to another bully encounter with Toby and Matthew. Later that day he was bullied again but this time it was worse much worse. Dax found Clive wedged into a foot high gap between the boiler with a bleeding nose. Matthew and Toby hit Dax on the head and he spun across the floor and hit the boiler with a dull thud. He shifted he felt cloth and flesh Toby and Matthew were helplessly beating at Dax's sleek auburn body. As he came home from school he saw a man sitting in his living room talking to his stepmum apparently he was a genius meant to go to genies school the very next day. Later that Friday he met a reporter . Soon Owen came to pick him up not knowing what the reporter was up to.
Liked About The Book: I liked how there was unexpected ending. There were really funny parts it helped me with my vocabulary.
Disliked About The Book: There were quite a few people dying or almost dying.
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: Yes I would if you like SI-FI and fantasy.
Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Anna
Title: The Wolf Wilder
Author: Katherine Rundell
Plot: The plot of the story is; a girl named Feo and her mother is wolf wilders (they untamed tamed wolves). Feo's mother gets taken away by General Rakov and thrown in prison. Feo meets Ilya (a young soldier who works for Rakov) who agrees to help Feo rescue her mother and start a rebellion against the general. Feo brings her trusty wolves with her, Black, White, Grey and a little wolf pup.
Liked About The Book: I liked this book because I love wolves! It is a must-read and one of my all-time favourites’ think it is an amazing book, and it has a gripping story. This book is full of adventure, twists and turns and I didn't want to put it down.
Disliked About The Book: I found it difficult to find anything bad about this book but there was not much humour, it was a serious story though.
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: I would definitely recommend this book to others especially if you like wolves.
Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Catriona
Title: The Year Of The Rat
Author: Clare Furniss
Plot: The year of the rat is about this girl called Pearl and her mum has a baby and called it Rose but Pearl doesn't like her baby sister and calls her a rat. Then her mum dies and her Granny moves in, she falls out with her best friend Molly.
What Did You Like About The Book: I like this book because it was very tense and filled with suspense.  
What Did You Not Like About The Book: I didn't like that the book took really long to get into.
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: No
Rating: 3/5

Reviewer: Millie
Title: Street Smart
Author: Kerry Parnell
Plot: The book is about a teenagers guide to stay safe when you’re out and about.
Liked About The Book: I liked that it gives an honest opinion about staying sussed and safe, and it gives you advice on what to do when you’re in certain situations.
Dislike About The Book: I didn't really not like anything about the book.
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: Yes I would!
Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Anonymous
Title: Soldier's Game
Author: James Killgore
Plot: Some one in the present day is told about his great grandad who played for hearts
and fought in WW1
Liked About The Book: I liked the book because it was about football
Disliked About The Book: I liked all of it
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: Yeah

Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Reuben
Title: What On Earth Happened In Brief
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Plot: It goes through Earth’s and human history from the big bang to the present day.
Liked About The Book: I learned a lot and it was interesting to read. It made me think about what came before me. It had no bias and leaves the reader to compare it to today and decide who was in the right or wrong.
Disliked About The Book: I think it could be better if it it had more info about the early civilizations.
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: I enjoyed this book lots and learned even more so I would recommend this to people who want to know a bit more about the planet and how everything came to be.
Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Anonymous
Title: Killer Instinct (The Naturals)
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Plot: Teenagers that are involved with the fbi and killers. They solve crimes.
Liked About The Book: Because its exciting and thrilling.
Disliked About The Book: Nothing, i liked it throughout the book
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: Yeah because it is great.
Rating: 5/5


Reviewer: Anonymous
Title: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
Author: John Boyne
Plot: Its where the boys family moves near a Jewish camp and the boy finds a Jewish friend and he crawls into the camp but he ends up dead because he was gassed.
Liked About The Book: i liked the book because it was good it had a movie that went along with it and it was interesting and when you read it you can picture it in your head.
Disliked About The Book: I would of liked to see more of the character Pavel

Would You Recommend This Book To Others: yes
Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Anonymous
Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author: Jeff Kinney
Plot: Greg and his family go on a road trip and everything goes wrong.
Liked About The Book: Because it was really funny and really entertaining
Disliked About The Book: Nothing
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: yes
Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Findlay
Title: Goldfish Boy
Author: Lisa Thompson
Plot: Matthew has OCD and doesnt leave his room much but when a boy next door, Teddy, disappears its up to him to solve the mystery.
Liked About The Book: because I like mystery and crime books and this was a nice turn in that kind of genre of book.
Disliked About The Book: Teddy comes back unexpectedly and you didn't get enough adventure.

Would You Recommend This Book To Others: I would recommend this book to people who like crime and mystery.
Rating: 4/5

Reviewer: Andrew
Title: Space Captain Smith
Author: Toby Frost
Plot: An old space Captain named Captain (Isambard) Smith, a psychotic alien, and cyborg with a limited knowledge of spaceships, have to get a magic lady back to earth safely.
Liked About The Book: I liked the book because it is hilarious and the action seems are awesome with Isambard being a proper bad-ass and killing everything
Disliked About The Book: Nothing
Would You Recommend This Book To Others: Hell to that, yeah
Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Anonymous 
Title: The Midnight Gang
Author: David Walliams
Plot: The 5 kids have fun adventure, like exploring the arctic or being able to fly but they are all within the hospital at midnight. The porter sets up the adventures and meets the kids there at midnight for an adventure but the matron eventually finds out and seeks to hunt them down……
Liked About The Book: My favourite part of the book was when Nelly takes over George's dream to fly and Nelly flys instead of George.
Disliked About The Book: Have a bit more to the plot.
Would You Recommend This Book Too Others: Yes
Rating: 5/5

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