Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


Aged 13
Joined August 2018

Favourite book EVER is Pig Heart Boy
Happypanda, 13 17 books
Panda, 10 21 books
My Timeline Follow

I read this book 11th March '19

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Author: Alan Garner
This interesting, fantasy book is about Colin and Susan who go and visit Alderley Edge. Here they are thrust into a world of magic and monsters. They befriend the wizard Cadelin Silverbrow who watches over one hundred and forty knights. But the Weirdstone of Brisingamen is lost and without it the wizard can’t hold back evil for long. I really enjoyed this fantasy book as I found the story very immersive. The only problem was that it was quite easy to get confused as there was lots of technical language.

I read this book 16th February '19

Fuzzy Mud
Author: Louis Sachar
This interesting book is about Tamaya and her best friend Marshall who are forced to walk home though the dangerous woods to escape the school bully Chad. But Chad is waiting for them and things go from bad to worse when Tamaya touches a strange fuzzy mud... I really enjoyed Fuzzy Mud as it was gripping and had well developed characters. This book made me think about how biotech can end badly and have disadvantages as well as advantages.

I read this book 2nd February '19

One Of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen McManus
This book is a brilliant read with interesting characters. This book is about five students who walk into detention but only four come out. This is a mystery book with a lot of character development.  The plot was intriguing but the characters really brought this story to life although I found the ending unsatisfactory.  I would recommend this book to ages 12 and over. 

I read this book 19th December '18

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World - Illustrated Edition
Author: Peter Frankopan Illustrator: Neil Packer
This book is a brilliant history book on the Silk Roads that led from Asia to Europe. It gives intriguing explanations of each era telling you what happened and explains how the Silk Roads helped connect the world. I really enjoyed this book as it tells you lots about the history of Asia which most people don’t know much about. Also, it has lots of beautiful illustrations that help show you what’s going on in an interesting art style.  I will definitely read this book again. 

I read this book 11th December '18

Author: Cynthia Voigt
Homecoming is about four children: Dicey, James, Marybeth and Sammy, who are abandoned by their mother.  They decide to travel to their Great Aunt in Bridgeport who, they hope, will take them in, because they want a home.  On the way, they have lots of adventures and face lots of challenges -such as where to sleep. I really enjoyed this book because it had lots of unexpected twists and always kept me interested. This book make me feel like I wanted to read on.