Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Albert Park's reviews for December

Send Simon Savage by Stephen Meadsday - reviewed by Alex

This book is about a boy who loves surfing. When he comes back from a surfing trip he sees his house surrounded by police. He finds out his dad has gone missing. While all this is going on two men tell his mum that he and his sister will be sent to London, his sister will go to school while Simon is to be recruited by a special agency. At this agency Simon finds out that his father had set up a time travel machine. Simon's first mission is to travel to the future. He meets a girl there named Denise. He also meets the Chieftan who rules the land of the future.

It's really good although at the start it was a bit confusing and I didn't want to read it. But I kept going and it got better.

Rated:  3.75/5 - "very boring in some parts but lots of interesting bits as well."

Monstrum House : locked in by Z. Fraillon - reviewed by Zoe

This boy called Jasper is sent to Monstrum House, it's a place where children are sent when they have been in trouble at school too many times. There are monsters in there. Basically when they first get there they have to pass a test which is to catch a monster.

Jasper and the other children don't like it there and want to escape, but they don't know where they are because they were hypnotised and then fell asleep when they were brought to Monstrum House. They really want to get out of there.

Rated:  4/5 - "Pretty good."

Harry Potter and the goblet of fire by J. K. Rowling - reviewed by Leticia

I've read this book before so I knew everything about it. This time the Tri-wizard Tournament is on and other schools from Europe come to compete. One student is to represent each school and the student has to be 17 or older to enter. The names of the students go into the goblet of fire and then the chosen students will have their names shoot out of it. Fleur Delacour from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, Victor Krum from Durmstrang Academy and Cedric Diggory from Hogwarts are picked. There should only be three students. But just when everyone thinks it's finished the goblet of fire unexpectedly spits out one more name - Harry Potter. This is not what is supposed to happen and some people are angry thinking that Harry put his name in there.

There are three tasks that the students have to complete, they are to fight a dragon, go through a maze filled with obstacles and retrieve their friends from a pond. During this competition Harry nearly gets killed.

Rated:  5/5 - "I give it this much because it's Harry Potter and I like anything to do with Harry Potter!"