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Book Review from the Oldcastle Children's Book Club
Reviews from Oldcastle Children's Book Club held 30/01/08.
The Book discussed was Step by Wicked Step by Anne Fine
Name: Emma Halpin
This book is about five children who come across the story of a boy called Richard. Richard's life was so sad when his Dad got a fever and died. Pixie read the story out. Soon they were all telling their own story. All their parents had split up and they all had step parents. At the beginning the stories are not very happy at all but the endings are much better. I think this is a very good book.
Rating (out of 10) 10
Name: Aoife Flood
My favourite person in this book is Claudia. I don't like Ralph because he keeps on butting in. Their stories are all alike. I think Mr. Plumey is a bit crazy.
Rating (out of 10) 10
Name: Eva Borza
I thought the book was ok. My favourite character was Pixie. I like her personality, Anne Fine is a good writer. I liked it. The book is called Step by Wicked Step
Name: Amy Tobin
My favourite person was Pixie. I liked her attidude. My favourite story in the book was The Pains in My Life and I thought it was very good.
Rating (out of 10) 10
Name: Giorgia Salveta
I thought the book was good. My favourite character was Pixie. They went to a haunted house. The book is called Step by Wicked Step.
Rating (out of 10) 2
Name; Luke Jordan
The name of the book was Step by Wicked Step. My favourite person was Ralph. His story was very difficult to follow because he has three step mothers.
Rating ( out of 10) 8
Book reviews from Trim Children's Book Club
Book Title: Ruby Rogers is a waste of space
Author: Sue Limb
Rating (marks out of 10) 5
I thought it was o.k. I liked Holly the best. I didn't like the Dad.
Rating (marks out of 10) 5
I think Ruby Rogers is a good book. Zerrni, Holly and Yasmin are my favourite characters because the way they act. I think Ruby's mam is funny and her dad is just a wimp. I think Sue Limb is a very good reader. I think Ruby is always caring about herself.
Rating (marks out of 10) 8
The book was very good. My favourite character was Holly because she was cool and she was kind to Ruby. Holly's mum was a bit over excited about Joe's sculpture. Yasmin was a bit demanding. The moral of the story was be happy with what you have!
Rating (marks out of 10) 10
I loved the book because it didn't run out of problems. The book also reminded me of when I wanted a nintendo. But I don't have an older brother; I have a younger one. I thought it was funny when they said to Ruby's mum "did you have any nice babies today?". I also thought her dad was very clumsy.
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St. Mary’s N.S. Ashbourne 6th. Class
Teacher : John O’ Sullivan
My Favourite Book "My favourite book is the Guinness Book of Records. I like that book because it has everything, Sport, Human Achievements, Fame and Money, the Human Body and lots more. Another good thing about the Guinness Book of Records is that it is for boys and girls and that is why the Guinness Book of Records is my favourite Book.’’
"My favourite book has to be ‘’Stormbreaker’’ by Anthony Horowitz. It’s the most gripping spectacular book I have ever read! It’s full of action and adventure. It’s about a teenager turned cyperspy working for MI6, British Intelligence. Cool gadgets, nice girls, awesome cars, bikes and even snowmobiles! That’s why I like it. It’s a total boy’s book. Explosions, guns, blood and especially the character himself. I recommend this book to any boy or tomboy who likes action! There are five books in total in the series. If you like the first one then you’ll love the other four. Here they are in order. Keep a look out! Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike and Scorpia.’’
My Favourite Book "Hi my name is Niall. I am eleven years old. I am going to tell you about my favourite book. Strange Irish Tales for children is a great book by Edmund Lenihan in which loads of little stories including Fionn Mac Cumhail and the Fianna, fighting in great battles, right down to doing a party piece at a feast. The story starts with Fionn swimming over to Norway to bring back the blackbird to Ireland to help an old man to sing. I won’t tell you anymore because I want you to find out yourself.’’
"My Favourite book is The Famous Five on hike together. Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Tim the dog go on a hike. But why does an escaped convict send a message to Dick in the middle of the night. That’s what I like about the Famous Five books, the adventure is so exciting you can’t put the book down. I would give it ten out of ten. But when the police won’t help them, then it gets more and more interesting because they have to find out who is behind all of this and who are Maggie and Dirty Dick and can the Famous Five find out what a little piece of paper means. Find out when you read Famous Five on hike together.’’
"How are ye? Are ye looking for a book that has excitement, action, thrill, death and much more? Then you would want to pick up and read Darren Shan’s Cirque de Freak. So if you like it when you read it, then go and pick up book two Darren Shan’s Vampires Assistant.’’
My Favourite Book "My favourite book is Lizzie Zip Mouth. It is my favourite book because if you are ever in a down mood, it would be a great book to cheer you up! I think it is such a funny book and very very enjoyable. There are some bits in the story that are a bit sad but in the end, it really puts a smile on your face! If you like funny, happy, enjoyable stories than this is the book for you! So come on down to your Library and get this book, trust me, it’s well worth it !!!’’
"My favourite book is The Wildflower Girl. The Wildflower Girl is about the famine. It’s about a girl who gets the opportunity to go on a ship over to America but she has to leave her family and friends behind her. It’s my favourite book because it’s very exciting and I think it’s good to know what life was like during the famine. Every character in it is different. I would definitely recommend it.’’
"My favourite book is “Secrets” by Jacqueline Wilson. It’s a brilliant book. I would recommend it to anyone. My favourite character is Treasure because she is so outgoing. I like India too because she has great ideas and is very imaginative. It’s a great book and you won’t be able to put it down. I’d give it at least 9/10.”
My Favourite Book "My favourite book is the Secret Seven. It’s brilliant. There’s a collection of fifteen books. The author is Enid Blyton. I’ve read them all. You just can’t seem to put the book down, they’re so good. I’d recommend it to anyone who is into mysteries and excitement. My favourite characters are Janet and Peter. There are seven children in the mystery gang. But one thing, I’d definitely recommend it.”
" My favourite book is "Goodnight Mister Tom’’. The book is about little shy William Beech who evacuated to the small village Weirwood during World War Two to live with Mister Tom, a lonely widower. The book tells of how Willie grew to love Tom (and his dog) and how he and his new best friend Zacheras (Zach for short) get on in the school play. But then one day, just when Will was growing to love this new place, he is told that he has to go back to his mother in London. The book is very moving, yet funny at times. I gave it 10/10, full marks. I would recommend it for any boy or girl from 11 years up. It was brilliant!!’’