Reviews: two adventurous books!


Writing a book review that can fit on a postcard is a real challenge. Recently book reviewer, Desna Wallace, taught some young writers a few tricks of the trade during a Read, Respond, Review masterclass.


Thanks to Telling Tales for supplying our young reader/writers with fabulous books to work from. Here are the first two which will also go on display in Telling Tales.



Review:

The Boy Behind the Wall by Maximilian Jones

Would you break the law, just for a friend? Would you die for a friend that you haven’t even met? Well, this is the book for you. This is a law-breaking, adventure, and best of all, a friendship kind of book. The chapters alternate between Harry and Jakob, and I love how they do that because it’s nice to know both sides to this awesome story. The book takes place in Berlin around the 1960s. I would recommend this book to young people who love war, adventure, and best of all, danger. (12yrs+ recommended). Well, what are you waiting for, start reading! Hope you enjoy it.

reviewed by By Yiziyu, Year 7

Review:

Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay

Louie has lived a normal life in a hotel owned by her family until now. After stumbling upon an old locket, she is thrust into a world of adventure. Accidentally travelling back in time to 1944, in a Nazi occupied Hungary, she and her mischievous brothers must uncover secrets which others would rather keep hidden. This fast-paced novel would be suitable for ages 9+ and children who love adventure.

reviewed by Ethan, Year 7




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