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1000 Year Old Boy

*****

1000 Year Old Boy, Ross Welford
Isla
9


I think the 10000 Year Old Boy is really good. It ends the final chapter making me want to read more, and it's more my type of book so I'm definitely gonna read the other books because of how good this story is.
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The Unexpected Find

*****

The Unexpected Find, Toby Ibbotson
Connor
11


This book is amazing! I loved every page and I'm disappointed I'm finished! I loved the way the book unwittingly guides all the characters into finding each other through curiosity and despair. Exploring the personalities and relationships of each person is extremely intriguing, while throwing in some useful analogies of life, which really makes you stop and think. The use of poetry is also very powerful, almost beckoning me to find out what it means. In my opinion, this is one of my favourite books of all time even if my usual type of book would be a lot darker ;)
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Royal Rebel

*****

Royal Rebel, Carina Axelsson
Emily H
11


This book is about a young princess who doesn't want to be Queen. I love this book, because I like how Lily is a rebel, always wanting to do what she wants, not step in line behind everyone else. When Lily wants to start a fashion vlog she is told she can't. But, can she find another way to do it?
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The Slightly Annoying Elephant

*****

The Slightly Annoying Elephant, David Walliams
Max
7


Absolutely fantastic loved it when I read it at school - I bet other schools would like it
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#Help: My Cat's a Vlogging Superstar!

*****

#Help: My Cat's a Vlogging Superstar!, Rae Earl
Megan Grace Nicholson
11


Everyone relies on Millie for good advice which leads to her starting her own vlog, not even her nemesis can stand in her way, but vlogging and life isn't as easy as Millie first thought. A very current account of life for pre-teen/ teenagers today, the struggles with how much of their life to share on social media and how easy it is to neglect your life around you when you live your life through a screen. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which is really surprising as I wasn't sold on the front cover or the blurb- probably because it is aimed at and features older children than me. However I completely fell in love with Millie and her story. I would happily read and reread this book again. The importance with a central character is that they aren't perfect, otherwise they have no depth and Millie is a very flawed character (she's not always likeable) who thankfully starts to see that not everything she thinks is bad or wrong actually is, sometimes other people have things going on that you just don't see and accepts the changes that are happening in her life. Teenage life is not an easy road, life in general has its ups and downs and I feel that this story shows that in a very real, modern way. I really enjoyed the story, I felt Millie's growth as a character and I completely feel for Lauren who as a sub plot was really going through the ringer at home. There is a lot of reality in this book but still plenty of humour, too. I didn't feel out of place reading a book intended for older readers, I read a lot of stories for other age groups and felt there was no content I shouldn't be allowed to read in this story, nothing went over my head and I engaged with the story well emotionally. This was the first book I've read that featured a kiss though and I thought that it was described very sensitively for the age. Five stars. Top read.
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Scavengers

*****

Scavengers, Darren Simpson
Megan G N
11


The book is about a boy called Landfill who's lived his whole life as a scavenger. He was found as a baby and raised by an old man, Babagoo. The story follows Landfill as he makes a friend with an 'outsider'. Landfill is very unsure of this friendship as he has never experienced anything like it. Wow! What a massive emotional rollercoaster ride of a book. I think I pretty much cried for the last 2 chapters of the book. I think the last 4 chapters changed everything for me. There are so many twists and turns, and each one is brilliant. This is ridiculously well written book and I loved reading every minute of it. I found myself frustrated, sad, angry, happy and sometimes all within a short space of time. I think the character I most relate to is Dawn because she constantly wants to help Landfill, she's very caring and adventurous. It completely peaked my curiosity and I couldn't put it down. I'd reread it in a heart beat but I just need a minute to process everything before I dive back in! That ending, was beautiful and sad. The blurb does not do this book justice.
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What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

*****

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible, Ross Welford
Megan G N
11


I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I already want to read it again. It was the perfect book to read in bed, although I did get quite emotional and really could have done with a cuddle. Every person that I've spoken to about the book and recommended it to has just heard a repeat rendition of "It's just so good". I felt that Ross Welford did exceptionally well in writing this book and I am now seeking out more of his work. My favourite characters are Ethel and Elliot. Ethel is funny, cheerful but easy to anger, Elliot is obsessed with Lighthouses, he's funny in his delivery of what he says. Oh, I also love Mr Parker - I fell a bit in love with him. He uses really great language and I can totally get on board with that. This book was splendid!!
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Boy under water

****

Boy under water, Adam Baron
Ateisha
12


This book was funny, exciting and every page something dramatic happened. It a book that could make you cry but also laugh at the same time. It also teaches everyone something. I would recommend this to someone who likes to laugh and enjoys easy read books .
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