Friday, August 16, 2013

St Kilda reviews for August

The hunger games by Suzanne Collins - reviewed by Jackson

It’s about a girl called Katniss Everdeen & her sister Prim gets entered into the hunger games. Katniss volunteers for her. Basically, there are 12 districts and there’s a boy and a girl from every district and there’s only one winner. You have to kill each other to win. They change the rules so there can be two winners because Peeta is in love with Katniss. Sponsors give money to the mentor to send to the people in the games. It’s a bit gruesome and there’s blood and stuff.

Rated:  4.5 reallys

The three doors trilogy by Emily Rodda - reviewed by Jack

It’s about a boy called Rye and a girl called Sonia. They live in a big city called Weld which is surrounded by giant clay walls. No-one can get in or out except over the top of the wall. There are huge beasts called skimmers like gigantic goats with dragon wings and they’ve got really, really, really sharp teeth. The warden, who is the caretaker of Weld, is stupid ‘cos he can’t make good decisions in time. He values looks more than protection, which is also very stupid. The warden sends out a notice to anyone over 18 to go beyond the wall and destroy the enemy who is sending the skimmers. There are three secret doors in a place called 'the chamber of the doors'. There’s a golden door, a silver door and a wooden door. If you liked Deltora Quest you’ll like these books.

Rated:  4.9999999999999999999999999999999999 reallys 

Danny the champion of the world by Roald Dahl - reviewed by Olivia

The book’s about a boy who lives in a gypsy caravan with his dad. One night he wakes up and his dad isn’t there and he goes outside. He sees someone coming and he goes towards them. It’s his dad and his dad tells him a secret. And then at the end they put sleeping drugs in raisins and then they give them to pheasants and they take the pheasants to their property and Mr Hazel walks past and says “These are my pheasants” and the dad says “But they’re on my property” and then the pheasants fly away.

Rated:  3.5 reallys

Clarice Bean don’t look now by Lauren Child - reviewed by Lola

It’s obviously about a girl called Clarice Bean and her brother and sisters’ names are Kurt, Minal and Marcy. Her best friend’s name is Betty Moody. She is a big fan of Ruby Redfort and she gets tickets to Run Ruby Run and she’s going to take her best friend. She gets very distressed when Betty moves to San Francisco. When Betty’s away, a new girl from Sweden called Clem Hansen starts at their school. Clem seems to be getting all the attention and Clarice gets an invitation to Clem’s party which she never opens. Her friend Carl really, really likes Clem and he ends up breaking his leg for her. Clem loses her rabbit and that’s when Clarice finds that Clem is actually really shy and nice and she likes Ruby Redfort too. It’s a very good book and it has a very dramatic ending…

Rated:  4.7 reallys

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Reviews from Albert Park for July

This book is about a white brumby named Thowra and his life in the Snowy Mountains. It goes through his whole life cycle. Thowra grows up and gets his own herd. He steals a mare from another herd – she is white too. There are tales and myths about the silver brumby (which is Thowra). Thowra has two enemies – man and another stallion. Gets chased but escapes from the men who are after him.

Rated:  5/5 – "Interesting, intriguing – I love it because it’s about horses."


Harry, Ron and Hermione think everything is fine after their last adventure. The chamber is found wide open and Harry and his friends try to figure out who did it, especially as people are getting petrified – including Hermoine with a mysterious letter in her hand. Harry also finds a diary and through this figures out that a serpent is haunting the school.

Rated: 5/5 – it’s awesome!

Now by Morris Gleitzman - reviewed by Alex

This is a series set around the second world war. Felix is the main character through all of the books. This book is about his granddaughter Zelda.  Zelda family are doctors and she boasts about this, this gets bullied for this. It’s a really good book, but you have to read the first two books in the series or it won’t make sense.

Rated:  5/5 – "Morris Gleitzman is a good writer and I like the way he puts fiction and non-fiction together."

Bungawitta is a dried up land with hardly any people left on earth.  It’s really hot there.  Glory Alice the main character is bossy and boasty and she blames the heat on the weatherman. The town decide to have a festival – and an ABC team is supposed to come there to film it.  The filmcrew turn up late and for the first time in 7 years it pours with rain and washes the sculptures (that were built for the festival) away.

Rated:  5/5 - "Interesting!"

Clementine Rose is thrilled because there is a wedding on in the gardens of her house ‘Penberthy House’. The wedding will help with repairs for the house, unfortunately her Uncle Bill falls ill before the wedding and her Auntie is left in charge of organising it.

Rated:  5/5 – "It’s like Alice-Miranda (by the same author) which I liked!"