Monday, 22 September 2014

Wonder 3rd Perspective- Summer

In our whole class novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, we have recently finished part 3, Summer's perspective. Her quote was "You are beautiful no matter what they say, Words can't bring you down, You are beautiful in every single way, Yes, words can't bring you down." This quote is from a song called Beautiful by Christina Aguilera.
Summer is one of August's only friends, and she excepts him for who he is, and doesn't care what he looks like. Sometimes Summer is judged by hanging out with August, but she doesn't care about what others say, she cares about what matters most and what's on the  inside that counts. Summer is a very positive character and stays true to August even when times get hard. This makes us think that Summer is a really nice and caring person that will stay with August until the end of middle school or longer.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Mockingjay Book Review

Mockingjay Book Review
Author: Suzanne Collins
Rating: 5 Stars    
Ages: 11+
Mockingjay is the last book in The Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss Everdeen is the Mockingjay and the face of the rebellion and she must speak for her people. The cost of becoming the Mockingjay could be anything… including her life.
By Valentina

The 39 Storey Tree House Book Review

The 39 Storey Tree House

Author: Andy Griffiths

Illustrator: Terry Denton

Recommended for ages 7-12

This book is about two friends named Terry and Andy. They live in a 39 story tree house. They go on lots of adventures inside the tree house and outside.

My favourite characters are Terry, Andy and the once upon a time machine.

My favourite part of the book was when Terry and Andy explain how long it takes to write a book.

I would recommend you read the 13 Storey Tree House and the 26 Storey Tree House if you want to read the 39 Story Tree house before you read the 39 Storey Tree House. I also recommend you read this book because it’s funny and exciting.

Rating: 8/10       

Book review by Sophie

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Wonder 2nd Perspective

We have recently finished the second perspective in our whole class novel, Wonder, by R.J.Palacio. The second perspective was by Via, the main characters (August's) sister. We have listened to Via's thoughts about August and how she reacts to his facial abnormality and the different way she sees him compared to others.
At the start of every perspective, there is a quote for each different person. Via's quote is from David Bowie's Space Oddity, "Far above the world, Planet Earth is blue, And there is nothing I can do." We think that the interpretation of this is that planet Earth would be Augusts face from a distance and Via can do nothing about the attention he has in his life because of his face. Everyone gravitates around August. Via is on the outside of that circle rotating around August and never getting to experience  what the centre of the Universe feels like.
Ever since Via lost her Grandmother, the only one that ever treated her equal or more than her brother, she has been losing confidence and can't approach her mother the same way as she used to without Via thinking that her problems are being compared to August's problems.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Book review by: Reef

Book review by: Reef

Title: Minecraft Redstone Book

Author: Mojang

Text type: Non fiction

What is the book about:

How to build stuff in Minecraft.

Who would this book be suitable for Age/interests

Old people would not like it if they didn’t know what minecraft was.

Would you/would you not recommend the book?

Yes I would recommend this book because it teaches you how to do things on Minecraft.


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Dork Diaries Book Review

Dork diaries book review!!

A girl’s diary about her life.

A great book for girls over 9.

My favourite part was when she went shopping with her sister and said her sister was a T-rex on steroids.

This book is about a girl that wants to be famous and she starts her career by singing a theme song. While she was singing the chunky cheese song while her enemy was videoing her singing and she posted it on YouTube and everybody teased her and she got really embarrassed. 

This book is a great fiction book for girls over 9!

Book rating                          

The boy in Striped Pyjamas

Book Review – By Josie

Title: The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

Author: John Boyne

Rating: 5 stars
Age: Grade 5 and above

Bruno is a nine-year-old boy growing up in Berlin during World War 2. He lives in a five-storey house with his mother and father and 12-year-old sister, Gretel. His father wears a fancy uniform and they have just been visited by a very important personage called the Fury, a pun which adult readers should have no trouble deciphering. As a consequence of this visit, Bruno's father gets a new uniform, his title changes to Commandment and, to Bruno's surprize, they find themselves moving to a new home at a place called Out-With.

When Bruno gets there he is immediately homesick. He has left his school, his three best friends, his house, his grandparents and the bustling street life of Urban Berlin with its cafes, fruit and veg stalls, and Saturday jostle. His new home is smaller, full of soldiers and there is no one to play with. From his bedroom window, however, he notices a town of people dressed in striped pyjamas separated from him by a wire fence. When he asks his father who those people are, he responds that they aren't really people.

Bruno is forbidden to explore but boredom, isolation and sheer curiosity become too much for him. One day, he follows the wire fence cordoning off the area where these people live from his house. He spots a dot in the distance on the other side of the fence and as he gets closer, he sees it's a boy. Excited by the prospect of a friend, Bruno introduces himself. The Jewish boy's name is Shmuel. Almost every day, they meet at the same spot and talk. Eventually, for a variety of reasons, Bruno decides to climb under the fence and explore Shmuel's world.