Years 6-9: Your fellow students recommend

Mrs Bradbeer’s English classes have been writing book reviews for you to share and reflect upon. Here they are:

Diego, Run! written by Deborah Ellis

Diego, Run!  is a fun book about a 12 year old boy named Diego who lives in prison with his family in Bolivia. In the book Diego is offered a chance that he cannot resist because it may set he and his family free, so Diego and Mando go off to the jungle to work for big money! But they quickly find out it is not all that simple, and, worse – they may not make it out.

I loved the book Diego, Run! written by Deborah Ellis. I thought that it was a adventure book that takes you to different places and makes you realize how lucky you are, as so many kids so young face a life like that. Over all I thought it was a great book and definitely with a read.

By Sophie.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in the series by author, J.K Rowling. This book was published by Bloomsbury in 2000.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is an amazing, intriguing and wonderful book. It does an excellent job of letting the story ‘flow’ and not rushing it. I really like the way J.K Rowling wrote about the ‘Tri Wizard Tournament’ and the amount of detail given to the reader. Overall this was a truly wonderful book and I encourage people of all ages to read this book and the rest of the series. I give this book an 8/10 rating.

The Red Shoe

is a story written by Ursula Dubosarsky

it’s based in the early 1950s, and is about Matilda and her two sisters. Matilda’s dad just got back from the war and her mother spends a lot of time with her uncle. Matilda’s sister Elizabeth doesn’t go to school because she gets nervous breakdowns. I think this novel is an excellent and engaging read. I would recommend it for girls  to ages 12-16.



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