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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, reviewed by Olivia Jones

The main character in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is Harry Potter. He is the main wizard who is thrilling. You can’t forget the smart, beautiful, powerful and most funny Hermione and last but not least the funny, awkward Ron Weasley.

Once again Voldemor tries to capture Harry but like always Harry gets away. Harry heads to the Deathly Hallows to protect the Hogwarts School of Magic.

This is where the magic begins and where Voldemor’s life ends.

What I enjoyed about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was the thrill, excitement and the edge of your seat feeling. There were no illustratioins in this book. Illustrations were not needed as the author’s words explained everything and you can imagine the pictures.

 In my case I would recommend Harry Potter for years 3-6 and parents. If I had to score Harry Potter 7 I would rate it a big 10/10 and out of 20 I would give it 20/20.

If you’re thinking about reading Harry Potter 7 I hope you enjoy it.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Dog Days, reviewed by Charlotte Williams

Dog Days tells the story of the main character Greg Heffely and how he would prefer to spend his summer holidays, hanging out at home playing video games in the dark. Unfortunately his mum has other things planned for him and his family. She wants them to go on outings and do family things. A new dog also ruins plans for a relaxing holiday at home.

Throughout the book, Greg recounts all of his embarrassing awkward and sometimes dangerous summer holiday experiences.

I enjoy reading Dog Days because   it is an hilariously funny book.

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer, reviewed by Jasmine Tooth

This is an adventure novel for children. The main characters in the story are Judy Moody, her brother Stink and her Aunt Opal, who she calls Aunt Awful.

Judy’s Mum and Dad have gone to visit Judy’s grandparents in California on their own at the start of the summer vacation break and left Judy and Stink with their Aunt Opal. Two of Judy’s friends are also off on vacation, leaving Judy looking forward o the ‘‘boringest’’ vacation ever.

She worked out a dare game with her other friends, Frank, Rocky and Amy. Each dare is awarded points and the first one to 100 is the winner. After a while, Judy is getting beaten by everyone and starts to feel bored again.

Just when Judy thinks that summer is about to get boring again, Stink and her Aunt Opal convince her to help them trap Bigfoot, which they try to do with a set of weird and wonderful traps.

The conclusion of the story is great when ... but you’ll have to read it yourself. I like this book because I enjoy the characters and the adventures they get into. It is a good book for ten-year-old children and upwards.

I score it as 8 out of 10.

The Hunger Games, reviewed by Tiana Dunn. 

The Hunger Games is an intriguing book that has a mixture of action, drama and romance. The whole book revolves around the adventures of Katniss Everdeen, who comes from a broken home. Katniss lost her father in a mine explosion, which left her mother in a state of depression, that resulted in her 12-year-old sister, Promrose Everdeen, like an open wound surrounded by the true horrors of the real world.An act of bravery was shown from Katniss when she shelters Prim with help from a childhood friend, Gale, as The Hunger Game erupts for Katniss volunteering as a tribute for Prim, who was chosen at first, Katniss alongsside Peeta Melark. Together they train and the day finally comes for the two tributes, who had sparked a love along the way, to finally go into the arena and fight for their lives because winning means instant fame, and losing means certain death. When the tributes go up the tubes and into the arena all I can say is good luck Katniss Everdeen and may the odds ever be in your favour.

 I personally enjoyed the novel because it was an imaginary novel, but it made you feel every last emotion even after the  last few flicks of the pages, for this reason I recommend this book for ages 11 and up. The Hunger Games is an amazing book and it was well thought out so I score this book 8/10. Suzanne Collins is an inspiration for me because I’ve always wanted to be a writer, so thank you so much.

Tales from the Waterhole, reviewed by India Simpson

The name of the book I am doing my review on is Tales from the Waterhole and the author is Bob Graham.

The main characters in the story are Morris and Billy.

Tales from the Waterhole is a book of five short stories. They are mainly about  Morris and Billy who are the best friends. They do lots of fun stuff together and they even have a fight. All this revolves around a waterhole.

I enjoyed the story because of all the fun stuff they do together and the waterhole is cool.

There are lots of illustrations in this book; they are on very page.

The age group to read this book is 7-9 year olds.

I give this book a score of 10/10.

The Hunger Games, reviewed by Jack Treasure

The country of North Amercia got split into 12 districts  outlyig the capital. One boy and one girl beteeen the ages of 12 and 18 from each district will be chosen to fight to the death until one remains in the Hunger Games. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister Prim’s place in the Hunger Games. She has to survive two weeks in the forest with only help from sponsors. With her skills from hunting what can she do out there? Will she win?

I enjoyed the novel because it was action-packed and hard to put down.

Score: 9/10

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