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Reading Challenge – Some more reviews


The last few books that were borrowed for the Christmas Reading Challenge are trickling in. A number of the readers that took on the challenge are what we would describe as reluctant readers, and I hope that this sort of challenge has helped to open their eyes up to the range of books available in the library. Here are a few more reviews that have been handed in.

The Dark Words by Peter Lancet

There was a man who went looking for a scroll. He met people who had read the scroll and had turned into dark people. It was a good short book with some well drawn illustrations.  CM  4*

Public Enemy Number Two by Anthony Horowitz

Neil Diamond is put into a maximum security cell with Johnny Powers. I enjoyed the book but wouldn’t normally go for this type of book. AH 4*

You’ve got Blackmail by Rachel Wright

This book is about a girl called Lauren and her friend Dex who find a blackmail note while they are delivering the new prices for the hair salon. The question is, ‘Who is the Blackmailer?’ I thought this book was quite enjoybale but it seemed to drag on for a while. AJ 3*

Killer Camera by Anthony Horowitz

Matthew King goes to a carboot sale and buys a 50th birthday present for his grandad , Christopher. The book was was quite good but it had a bit too much writing and not enough pictures for me. KC 3*

Moving by Helen Orme

There are five girls and they are like sisters. One of the girls is being made to move to a new school, St Joans, an all girls school but she doesn’t want to go. Siti tries think of reasons why she shouldn’t go and in the end there is a big story in the paper and on TV. It was a good book so I would recommend it to others. I gave it three stars as it could have been longer and took more time to read because it took me ten minutes to read. I thought I would have liked the story to describe the characters a bit more. KC 3*

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