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Senior book review

Review by: Arjyo 10GW

          Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler recounts the epic journey of Lucy, a beetle on a mission to make her big break in the science community. Lucy wants to be a part of something bigger than her small world inside a coconut. Lucy, with a host of friends (and one angry Professor from the University), journey outside of their familiar home to explore the wonders of the world around them. This fun filled graphic novel embodies the spirit of overcoming adversity.

          I thought this novel was so entertaining to read. Although Last of the Sandwalkers is fiction, there is so much to learn! I didn’t expect to pick up so many fun facts about insects; they really kept the book interesting. Personally, I loved that each character had their own personality, and no traits were repeated. Hosler did an amazing job of using personification to give life to his characters. By giving human characteristics to the insects, Hosler gives a fictionalised book details that allow the reader to comprehend and learn whilst enjoying a moving story. This form of fiction gives details on reality whilst sticking to a compelling storyline. It makes the reader engaged and allows them to gain knowledge of

          I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good adventure, or enjoys the field of science.

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Horrible History magazine!

Shrewsbury Library is pleased to announce that we are now subscribing to the new Horrible History magazine. Get all your gruesome facts at your fingertips in this fun magazine which has lots of exciting puzzles and games. Horrible Histories is available now in the Junior Library.

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Junior book review

Review by : Oliver 6JN

Title: Beast Quest, Ferno the Fire Dragon

Author: Adam Blade

The story is about a boy named Tom who goes on a really exciting adventure with his pet horse Storm and meets this girl named Elena – who Tom agrees to take her with him on his adventure. He gets a special map given to him by a wizard called Aduro to help Tom stop the creator of the Beasts called Malvel. His first mission, is to hunt down a creature called Ferno who protected Avantia (the fantasy world) from harm, but Malvel poisoned Ferno into thinking he was a monster and was to destroy all Avantia.

There are over 50 Beast Quest books in the series, all around a 100 pages long. I love this book because I really like how it grabs the reader’s attention from the very beginning. If you read a lot, you could finish this book in a day and move onto the second book in the series: Beast Quest: Sepron the Sea Monster. Beast Quests are really good books especially if you find reading a struggle and it gives you a lot of ideas and imaginary pictures of beasts. I would very highly recommend this book to the whole of Prep School. This exhilarating book series is highly appreciated by many authors such as J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. If you are interested in Beast Quest have a look in the library and you’re sure to find a Beast Quest book. Adam Blade has written another series like Beast Quest, it is called Sea Quest.

My favourite character is Aduro because he is so wise and trustworthy and whatever he does he always manages to achieve it. Aduro faced Malvel long ago but didn’t manage to defeat him, now Aduro is too old to fight him again and trusts Tom with the job.

My favourite part of the book is when Tom climbs the mountain and is exhausted and doesn’t have the will to fight, then he looks over an overhang only to see Ferno’s giant face staring right at him. He then drops down onto a nearby ledge and hides away from the dragon for a night and returns to fight him in the morning.

If I was to rate this book I would rate it a 5 star because it is not to long and an exciting read for the Prep School. Not many books reach my 5 star list but this one is probably my most favourite book I’ve ever read!

Blurb

An evil wizard has enchanted the magical beasts of Avantia – only a true hero can free the beasts and stop them from destroying the land. Is Tom the hero Avantia has been waiting for? Join Tom, as he braves Ferno the Fire Dragon…

Can you survive the Beast Quest?

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