Student Recommendations

Autumn Sykes, a year 11 student, recommends her favourite books:

‘Skulduggery Pleasant’, by Derek Landy:
This book is fast-paced, funny and incredibly daring. It follows the story of Stephanie Edgely after she discovers a new world lurking beneath the ordinary. It includes fun-loving characters such as a skeleton detective who can shoot fire! Even though the main character is a girl, this book is so full of action, you won’t even notice. Overall, even though this book is aimed at a younger audience, I think that anyone of any age can enjoy it.

‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak:
‘When Death tells a story, you really have to listen.’ This one line makes me want to read this book all over again. Imagine a little girl being adopted in Nazi Germany, she steals books. The story of Leisel is a sad one indeed- narrated by Death and the colours of the sky. This book may seem a little difficlut to get into at first, but is full of lovable characters which you find yourself attached to immensely. You will cry at the end, I assure you but that makes it all the more endearing.


3 thoughts on “Student Recommendations

  1. Roald Dahl: fantastic mr fox
    This book is very good and is very imaginative and is good to make you feel like your there and you will be glad that you read it and you will be
    Good if more people see how good it is…

  2. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

    I liked this book because it has lots of really intresting charactors, my favourite charactor is Oliver.
    I think this book would suit older children and grown ups best because it is quite long and has some themes that yonger children may not understand or find frightning.

  3. Diary of a wimpy kid : Dog days
    The book is based on a 12/13 boy who describes how is life is in the summer holiday and is very funny and really describes how a real boy/girl behaves.The author has really thought about how to portray the character known as “Greg” and it has an edge like when you realize what the book is about you really get that feeling like you want to read more and more of the same books! I love this book its really demeaning in slight way!
    I think people should read this imaginative book its really good!

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