6th and 5th Class Book Club 2019

Hello fellow book worms! Since 2018, there has been a book club going on, every Thursday during big break. Ms. Quinn created it in 2018. She was generous enough to do it for another year with 6th Class. Mr.Bartley is doing it with 5th class.

In book club this year we have read “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan, “The London Eye Mystery” by Siobhan Dowd and “Welcome to Nowhere” by Elizabeth Laird. Here is a bit of info on each book.

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The London Eye Mystery

Ted likes the weather, he also likes statistics and routine but his life is thrown into disarray when his Aunt Gloria and Cousin Salim arrive, like a hurricane, to stay in London en-route to a new life in New York. Ted and his older sister Kat arrange to take their cousin Salim on the London Eye but although they watch him go up in a pod, he never comes back down again!

This book is written as a diary in Ted’s Perspective. The book is good for people who love mysteries. A real page turner!

We give it a 9/10

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The Lightning Thief

Tia book is about a boy called Pency Jackson who discovers he is special and different to others. Percy is always getting into trouble and time after time being expelled from school. After he and his friend, Grover the satyr, reach Camp Half Bloood, he is sent on a quest to return the god of the sky Zeus’s master bolt. He meets many monsters and even some gods on the way.

We recommend this book to people who really like fantasy. There is a whole series of these books and this is the first one.

We give it a 5/10

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Welcome to Nowhere

Tis book sets at the very beginning of the Syrian civil war, this is a story of a middle class family which is cought up in the protests.We were takem on a journey with Omar and his family and relived these events with him, experiencing life as it was before the war and contrasting it with life during gthe war really puts thimgs into perspective.

Some of us felt like the ending was disappointing. However, it left us wanting me

We give this book a 9/10

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We all enjoyed all of these books. If you want to read some more, here are some examples of books which we loved and would recommend to all of you!

  1. Tom Gates Genius Ideas by Liz Pichon
  2. Midnight Gang by David Walliams
  3. Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpugo
  4. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favili and Francesca Cavallo
  5. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  6. Wonder by R.J Palacio
  7. Awful Auntie by David Walliams