68 Teeth, reviewed by Gabriela Assuncao
Have you ever read the book 68 Teeth by the author James Moloney? This book is very captivating, heart stopping and intriguing. This book is about a young school boy Jack Gordon, who returns home from boarding school and finds out that his dog Nutmeg is missing or has died. Remarkably he plans to go on fishing trip with his other dog Minty to see if Nutmeg is still alive or has died. But instead of catching the regular barramundi he attracts something bigger, a muddy crocodile. Finally Jack returns back home and tells his parents that Minty was attacked by a crocodile. So his dad contacts his friend Nils Fingleton, who is a crocodile hunter and decides to help Jack capture the crocodile. But sadly something tragic will happen to one of the characters in the book. Will Jack have the guts to rescue someone when the croc attacks?
I will recommend this book to kids around 10 to 11 years because this book has big words and a little gruesome parts !
Diary of a wimpy kid report
By Holly Towner
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a funny novel that talks about Greg Heffley, and how he survives middle school. Jeff Kinney the author of diary of a wimpy kid has written it from Greg’s perspective and writes it as Greg’s journal saying how he feels about starting middle school.
It involves comics about how Greg wants to be cool. This book also has in it a fight between Greg and his best friend Rowley Jefferson which involves Rowley getting the cheese touch at the end of the book. It also involves a mystery girl that Rowley and Greg meet at the start of the book. The mystery girl is also the photographer for the school newspaper , she also captures a lot of embarrassing moments for Greg like when like when he signed up for wrestling and got beaten up by Patty Farrell and had it published with the title “a great day for women’. Greg also tries out for the school musical in search of the most talented award in the school year book. Greg and Rowley go on some hilarious and awesome adventures and I really think you should read this book.
Anne of Green Gables
The town of Avonlea is shocked when they find out Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decides to adopt a boy to help them on the farm. Instead of getting a boy they get a twelve year old girl named Anne with red hair and freckles. She has an amazing vocabulary and also a wonderful imagination. She ends up living in a cottage with beautiful views and she goes to school at Avonlea High school.
She meets new people who become her friends. Except the mean but charming Gilbert Blythe who is Anne’s worst enemy. She competes with Gilbert in all her classes with the teacher that she hates. Also her neighbour Rachel Lynd she has an on and off complicated connection with her.
Anne and Gilbert go off to a special school called Queen that only accepts two people but first they had to get the highest marks for their test. She visits Marilla and Matthew on the holidays. But after a couple of days something horrible happens.
With the rivalry between Anne and Gilbert and the imagination of a girl and her antics along the way you watch her grow to a brilliant woman. I know EVERYONE would LOVE this book no matter how old or young you might be. It’s a very interesting book and it dragged me in from the beginning.
Name: Kiraz Kismet Kopra School: Shalvey Public School
MIDDLE SCHOOL GET ME OUT OF HERE
Rafe Khachaturian was a boy that barely survived the sixth grade. His mum lost her job so they moved to the big city with their granny Dotty. She lived in a small & crowed town house. Rafe got accepted to an Art School.
Life is looking up, and Rafe anticipates expanding his art talents. But then disaster strikes. Rafe’s mom searches for a new job, but she isn’t having any luck. Fortunately, Rafe is accepted to a different art school, where he meets Matty the Freak, who becomes his first real live friend. I think you should read this book because it is interesting & fun.
Lily Takitaki School: Shalvey Public School
“Once” is about a boy named Felix. This book is set in Poland and Germany in 1942. Felix is the son of two Jewish book sellers who run a book shop in Poland. The Germans are under Hitler’s command and are moving the Jews to the Concentration Camps.
The story starts in an orphanage in Poland where Felix has lived for 3 years and 8 months. His parents said they’ll come back for him in the future and they said they would send him a message. Felix thought his parents sent a message which was a whole carrot in his soup, so he decided he will leave the orphanage to find his parents. But he knew little of the terror outside the orphanage, the Nazi control, and the constant danger.
On his journey he meets several people including Zelda, which he saved from a house fire, a German Nazi soldier and Barney the dentist. Morris Gleitzman takes a painful subject and expertly turns it into a story filled with love, friendship, and even humour. It is a powerful and tense recount of what people would have felt and experienced when the Nazis were in power. I found this book very moving and I will not forget it.
Morris Gleitzman takes a painful subject and expertly turns it into a story filled with love, friendship, and even humour.
Samina Shinwari School: Shalvey Public School