7F love to read. Here are their reviews of their most recent reads!
I hope you enjoy their recommendations whatever your age,
Name: The maze runner- the scorch trials (book 2)
Author: James Dashner
Recommended age rating: 10+
What’s it about?
Thomas and his friends have just escaped from the maze and are sent, once again, into another trial. The scorch. The sun flares have hit the earth with a tremendous heat killing loads of people. Then a horrible, contagious disease spreads, with no cure, turning people crazy. Thomas and the Gladers have to travel 100 miles North to the ‘safe heaven’ in 2 weeks, whilst at the same time Group B are doing the same thing but with some extra tasks which will endanger the Gladers.
What I think of the book
I think that this is an amazing book jam-packed with action, terror and a bit of love. It really hooks you in and once you start you can’t stop! I would highly recommend this series to people who enjoyed reading, or watching, the hunger games as its similar however you want as many people to survive. James uses a wide range of descriptive language which will transport you to the world in which they have to cope and live in. this is an unforgettable series and I hope that if you read it you will love it just as much as I do.
By Jessica Ryder, 7F
Title: How To Train Your Dragon: How To Steal A Dragon’s Sword
Author: Cressida Cowell
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Rating: * * * *
This book by Cressida Cowell is from the famous ‘how to train your dragon’ series, and is set in Viking times where the norm was being big-muscled and less brainy, with dragons who work as slaves for people. The main character is Hiccup, who is a chief’s son, but he’s not muscly, and more intellectual. He is friends with the dragons, and thinks they should be equal. In the book, there is a dragon rebellion, and whereas Hiccup thinks they should let the dragons free to prevent war, others may not agree so Hiccup and his friends must fight before power is in the wrong hands. The book itself is quite fast-paced, with many hooks which make it hard to put down. You can rarely guess what will happen next, and that is one of Cowell’s styles of writing that I like so much. Some parts of the book are directed towards the reader, giving them a closer insight on the story. The book contains humor which would make you think that it is for kids, but it also has parts which can be gruesome. The way Cowell balances the genres out in her writing is very clever, and I would recommend this series to people of all age groups, because the story is engaging, the language is easy to understand, and reading it is just generally enjoyable.
Really enjoyed reading your review Helena. Sounds fun! Mrs M
Maze Runner: Death Cure
This 2011 young-adult fiction is the 3rd of the ‘Maze Runner’ series. Trying to stop W.I.C.K.E.D once and for all, with his new friends from along the way Thomas and his friends get a chance to find out his past. Will he take it?
My favourite character, Newt, is a sarcastic, border-line pessimist, young boy, who loves to give a dig. he is my favourite because he just livens up the book from all of the sad situations a lot, making it a more enjoyable read. however, there is a lot of tragic scenes and gruesome deaths. Consequently, i would suggest this book for more older people since it might frighten younger readers. The author uses intricate sentences and ways to build up knowledge to bulk out the story and make a gripping read. Also, the sections of scariness and gore keep you on your toes, making sure you don’t put the book down, even for a second.
Book Review: My Funny Family’s Got Talent
Rating: 4/5 stars
My funny family’s got talent is about a girl who is called Mattie (which is short for Matisse) who needs to plan something for her mum’s birthday. Mattie worries quite a lot. She makes worry lists quite often but this time she makes a “what to do on mum’s birthday” list. After a lot of planning, Mattie comes up with an excellent idea. I think her idea is excellent because it is very creative, unique and doesn’t cost a single penny! You’ll have to find out what her idea was, for yourself! I thought this book was very entertaining, fun to read and had a cool, unique story line which was different to all other books.
The books before this were: My funny family (which I’ve already read) and My funny family goes on holiday.
I recommend this book to 10-12 year old’s.
By Katherine Cocker.
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