Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July reviews from Albert Park

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - reviewed by Tiana

The story is told from the point of view of a girl named Scout. They live by the Mississipi and it is very racist down there. Scout's dad is a lawyer and he is defending a 'negro' who is accused of raping a white woman. A lot of people in the town Scout lives in despise her dad for defending him.

At the start of the book Scout seems racist but as the book goes on she changes. This might be because her family's cook takes Scout and her brother to her church and they are welcomed and accepted by them and this changes her.

Sometimes I felt angry at the racism but I was also happy that Scout was changing her mind.

Rated:  4/5 - "It's a good book - but I like more adventure and suspense." (Tiana's teacher has said she had to vary her reading so this is why she ended up reading To Kill a Mockingbird).

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams - reviewed by Georgia

The book is about Denis who has a school friend who is a girl and she makes him a dress. Denis decides to wear the dress to school and pretends he is a French exchange student. At French class the teacher thinks he is French.

Headmaster expels Denis from school for wearing a dress. He is the best soccer player and can't play in the big match. The girls all put dresses on and play a soccer match to protest so the headmaster allows Denis back in.

Rated:   - I enjoyed it but wanted it to go for longer.