The Most Tedious Read Ever?

Naughty Girl

A while ago I was reading a series called naughtiest girl but I read the first chapter of the first book the naughtiest girl in the school and it was so tedious it just went on and on about the same thing. Which was how Elizabeth did not want to go to school and she hates her school uniform and will never were it and if she goes they will sent her back home because she’s going to be extra naughty. It is so boring. So I tried skipping the first chapter to see if it got moving so I just gave up on it and got a new book from my local library.

by Lottie Whatmore 7AH.

A Langtree school Book Blogger

Skullduggery Pleasant

Skullduggery Pleasant is many things, but being alive is not one of them. He is dead, a skeleton, a sorcerer and a detective.

Stephanie Edgley is nothing more normal than a normal school girl, but when uncle is murdered that ALL changes. When she finds help from Skullduggery and she’s introduced into the world of magic and sorcery, as always in books, things go to pot very quickly. And then…. Well I’ll leave you to discover the rest

But in conclusion I’d DEFINITELY recommend this series, yes that’s right there’s a series.

By Henry Buckland

A Langtree School Book Blogger

It’s Got to be Ketchup!

Ketchup Clouds!

I was looking back at all of the books I have read this year trying to choose my favourite. After a lot of thinking I decided, it had to be Ketchup Clouds. This book was very emotional and got me a few times. It was a bit confusing because it skipped between two different places at times but near the end of the book you manage to get to grips with all of it. It starts off with a teenage girl sending letters to a man in prison saying she’s done something terribly wrong. At home this girl has had problems with drinking; boys and her family. After a horrible event that now she believes she is to be blamed for she is left depressed letting the world punish her. I would recommend this book for teenagers as it contains some adult humour. I don’t want to say anymore just in case I spoil it for you.

Read and enjoy!

by Hazel Drury 7AH

A Langtree Book Blogger.

C.H.E.R.U.B Books

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Anyone looking for a book about kids as spy’s, seriously twisted bad guys and lots and lots of explosives!

I have read about half the series because its ssssoooo big! There’s never a part in any book (so far) that has been boring or even slightly dull.

The author is Robert Muchamore is an amazing writer, all his books are international bestsellers! I love these books and I urge you to read them. They are my all-time favourite  books.

By Alexa Varnham

7AH. A Langtree School Book Blogger.

Beware! Killing Tomatoes(First three chapters)

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Hey everyone!! I have only just read the first three chapters of the brilliant Jeremy Strong book, Beware! Killing Tomatoes. I have had this book for a very long time but have never had chance to read it because I have read many other books. But I should have read it earlier.

Another brilliant thing about this book is that it has a REALLY eye-catching front cover, which you can tell by the picture above. I think that the colours go really well together. Another good thing about Jeremy Strong’s book is that it is never plain and boring it is always VERY hilarious!!

So if I was you I would get yourself down to your local shop and get yourself a copy of this fantastic book.

Thank you for reading my blog

By Elliot Fox   

A Langtree School Book Blogger

What’s Hot and What’s Not?

These are 7AH’s favourite books.

  1. The naked and the dead. By Norman Mailer (Mr Holroyd’s choice!)
  2. Tom Gates. By L.Pichon
  3. Queenie. By Jacqueline Wilson
  4. Fame. By Sofia Benson
  5.  Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  6. Gone. By Michel grant
  7. Forgotten emeralds by James Alexander
  8. Ballet Shoes by Noel Stratified
  9.  Beware killer tomatoes .By Jeremy strong
  10. Billionaire boy. By David Walliams

 

By Libby Roberts           7AH

The Most Tecdious Read Ever?

Naughty Girl

A while ago I was reading a series called naughtiest girl but I read the first chapter of the first book the naughtiest girl in the school and it was so tedious it just went on and on about the same thing. Which was how Elizabeth did not want to go to school and she hates her school uniform and will never were it and if she goes they will sent her back home because she’s going to be extra naughty. It is so boring. So I tried skipping the first chapter to see if it got moving so I just gave up on it and got a new book from my local library.

By Lottie Whatmore 7AH

A Langtree School Book Blogger

Titles R Us!

What do you think when you look at the title of a book?
Do you look at the title and put the book back down because it sounds rubbish. Titles are an important part of the book because if the title doesn’t sell what might happen in the book it just sounds boring. The title needs to grab your interest so you immediately what to know what is happening in the novel.

By Storm Carter
A Langtree School Book Bloggerhunger

PERCY JACKSON AND THE SEA OF MONSTERS.

The Book vs the Film!

Differences I picked up between book and film
FILM: Percy’s half-brother just walks into camp; Grover is captured by Luke and is sent looking for the fleece, in the book Kronos doesn`t almost raise but in the film he does

BOOK: You’re introduced to Tyson at the school that Percy goes to; at the end of the lightning thief Grover goes looking for the fleece and last in the book there is no mention of Luke trying to raise Kronos at this point.

Film vs Book
Descriptions
I think the descriptions are very effective but some of these descriptions are missed out completely.

Tyson’s eye: one large calf brown eye in the middle of his fore head.

The hippocampus: horses with silver fish bodies.
Hippocampi
The Party Ponies: black Arabian bodies lower half of a stallion. Some with bows, some with baseball bats and some with paintball guns.

One of the differences between the book and the film is the part where there is a description of the sea Sirens. In the book they are described as vultures the size of people with grey talons and wrinkled pink necks. This part of the book was completely missed in the film.

A difference that is in the book and the film is the outfit that Polyphemus is wearing in the film it looks like an old t-shirt and a Scottish kilt but in the book it`s described as a baby blue tuxedo.

‘Dolly’ by Susan Hill – read it if you dare!

Is there anybody else out there who thinks that toy dolls – especially toy dolls with china faces – are terrifying? I have always felt very uncomfortable looking at their silent faces and it appears that Susan Hill – author of the classic ghost story The Woman in Black – felt the same way.

Dolly is a super scary tale of the revenge a particular doll takes on a haughty and arrogant child. The story is set in the windswept Cambridgeshire fenland – a perfect haunt for ghosts if ever there was one – and the storms batter the house and the story itself as the tale creeps along to a terrifying conclusion.

Read it if you dare but – if you still have a dolly sitting anywhere in your bedroom – better turn its face to the wall before you begin! Susan Hill’s novella is only a 200 page read, and so is perfect for a holiday choice. It is brilliantly written, with excellent character sketches and wonderful descriptions, and well worth every page.
And if you still have a dolly of your own, treat it well…..it could come back to haunt you!

Have a look at the work of one of our finest contemporary novelists at www.susanhill.org.uk

Mr Holroyd, a Langtree School Book Blogger