Review by : Jenna 6JN
Name: Cinder Author: Marissa Meyer
I liked this book because it was like a sci-fi version of Cinderella (as a cyborg). Luna (the moon) has a whole nation on it, and the true heir to the throne is absent because everyone thought she was dead – but is that false?
The story had lots of mystery and humour in it, so if you like mystery this will be the one for you. But sometimes it’s emotional, so if you don’t like books that are emotional, don’t read it. I think the age group would be 10+.
The first reason I liked Cinder was because of all the characters. They were all unique in their own way. They were hilarious, cute, kind, and most of all intelligent. If you ever read the book (which you definitely NEED to do), you will notice that there’s a whole series of books not just one. Each of them focuses on a different character with a whole book about them!
My second reason is that there were so many details that it made me follow along with the plot no problem. They showed exactly what they were doing, being precise in every way.
Lastly, I liked it because the author planned the whole series before she wrote the any of the books, so everything was organised and neatly planned.
Synopsis: A girl named Cinder is a cyborg from Earth. She doesn’t remember anything before she was 10. But she must unravel her past before she can continue into the future. Meantime, Luna’s (a nation on the moon) throne doesn’t have the true heir because they think she’s dead. But is it false?…
Review by : Ting Ting 6DL
Title : the Creature Department
Author : Robert Paul Weston
Illustrator : Zack Lydon
Published : November 5, 2013
Book type : Fiction
Category : Fantasy
Rating : 5 stars
Why? I give this book 5 stars because this book has a lot of discriptive words. It made me feel very exciting. I want to read this book over and over again!
– Uncle Archie
– DENKi – 3,000 headquarters
What is the story all about ?
There was a boy, who was called Elliot, was 12 years old. He would like to visit his uncle’s company for a tour of DENKi – 3000 headquarters. He begs his uncle for years because he was excited about crazy inventions. Finally, the letters arrived, inviting him and his classmate, Leslie mysteriously. They both discover a secret world : a whole team of creatures working on those amazing inventions. When uncle Archie goes missing it is up to Elliot and Leslie to help creatures to invent and invention to save the company…
Why I like this book ?
I like this because the book is very interesting and very exciting plus the books summary is kind of Charlie and the chocolate factory.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Recommended read by Ms. Toner
A story set in a world where death, disease and pain have been eradicated but to keep the population in control Sythes are appointed to ‘glean’ citizens. Gleanings are a statistical rarity so most people are shocked and horrified if they are randomly selected. Two teenagers are selected to become apprentices to Sythe Faraday and are pitted against each other as only one can ultimately be chosen to take up this prestigious role. They learn the arts of efficient and effective killcraft as well as how to live outside their society. But during their year the pair discover power struggles within Sythdom which have disasterous consequences. A gripping read which had me captivated to the very end.