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Katieml

2 children aged 13 & 11.
Joined January 2015

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Wrote a Review 18th March '19

Book pages Alex Rider: Secret Weapon
Alex Rider: Secret Weapon
Westy10 read it aged 13
I really enjoyed these pocket fizzlers of short stories . They have all the right ingredients :A dash of humour , a flicker of thrill , a smidgen of crazy , and ,of course , a potent punch of action . I find it astounding that you can fit so much into one story , a credit to the authors unrivalled skill in the genre . I haven't read very many Alex Rider books , but I followed these easily enough . Although this is a stereotypically boy's book , as a tomboy I still enjoyed this and although I wouldn't recommend it to younger readers , I still loved it . It certainly made school days more interesting!!

Entered a Giveaway 18th March '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
Science is Magic: Amaze your Friends with Spectacular Science Experiments
For Ages
5, 6, 7 & 8
No. of Copies
11
End Date
19th Mar '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 4th March '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
Managing Your Money
For Ages
11, 12, 13 & 14
No. of Copies
11
End Date
31st Mar '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 2nd March '19

Book pages When we were Warriors
When we were Warriors
I read it (an adult)
I read this book because I have read others by the same author and enjoyed them despite them being aimed at children.  This book is a collection of three stories which have a common thread through them but all set in the period around World War 2.  Although not essential to the enjoyment and understanding of the book I think it helps if you have read Frost Hollow Hall and Letters from a Lighthouse as the first two stories make reference to some history (Frost Hollow Hall) and some of the characters (Letters from a Lighthouse) and knowing these stories would increase your enjoyment of the book.

Having said all this the book is cleverly written and is a nice gentle read.

Wrote a Review 18th February '19

Book pages Secrets of a Sun King
Secrets of a Sun King
I read it (an adult)
I read this book because I have read others by the same author and really enjoyed them and loved the cover but I have to say I didnt like this one as much.  The first half of the story is very slow but I enjoyed the second half which is much more fast paced. The characters were fun and I loved the twists and turns in the plot. Year 5 at school have an Egyptian topic and I think this book would fit in well with that. I found the whole Egypt side fascinating and would still read more of Emma Carroll