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Curriculum: Student Book Reviews 1

 

Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan reviewed by Sam Griffiths

Steve steals a poster from his brother about a freak show and visits it with Darren but Steve sees Van Hudson, a vampire with Madam Octa, a spider. Darren then steals the spider but after a while it sees Steve and bites him. What I liked most about this book was when all the freaks were out and showing off their talents, like Bertha Teeth who can bite anything. My favourite character was Van Hudson. I liked him because he’s a vampire. He’s has a scar up the side of his face and is always smiling. I disliked the fact that Darren and Steve’s friends weren’t involved that much. I would recommend this book because it’s exciting with lots of good characters and descriptions that leave you hungry for more.

 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney reviewed by Ellie Jarvis

A boy called Greg has started Middle school and hangs around with some embarrassing people. He tries to stop doing this but it all backfires. Rowley was my favourite character; he’s funny, childish and can’t understand why or how to grow up. The only thing I disliked about this book was that it had no chapters. I would recommend this book because it’s funny and teaches you what not to do in school.

 

Mr.Gum and the Power Crystals by Andy Stanton reviewed by Ellie Jarvis

A girl finds some power crystals but mean Mr.Gum wants to create evil with them. Polly tries to stop him. This book is funny with detailed characters. My favourite character is Polly because she tries to stop evil in a funny way. The only thing I disliked about this book was that it was too short! I would recommend this book because its a good story that makes you laugh a lot.

Richard Lander School