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Won a Giveaway 6th November '18

Wrote a Review 3rd December '18

Book pages Alienated: Grounded at Groom Lake
Alienated: Grounded at Groom Lake
I read it (an adult)
Having won this book on Toppsta, I had to read it in order to write a review, but to be honest I would not have picked it up to read otherwise! However, I was completely taken with the book. Serman Capote and his sister are transferred to yet another school where they have to find their place in the pecking order. This school, however, is not like any other, situated as it is in Area 51.  Although the school is filled with aliens Sherman has to face many of the difficulties any child will encounter on being the new kid - social hierarchy, bullies, cliques, teen romance, school prom, etc. On top of all this, Sherman has to foil an alien invasion which threatens to destroy the planet. I really enjoyed the way the book was written covering some very serious topics with which most children will be familiar, but with a light touch and a lot of humour. It is very reminiscent of Frank Cottrell-Boyce's Cosmic, so if you have read and enjoyed that, Alienated:Grounded at Groom Lake is for you. Hopefully, there will be some more books in the series!

Entered a Giveaway 6th November '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Alienated: Grounded at Groom Lake
For Ages
9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14
No. of Copies
11
End Date
6th Nov '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 6th November '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods
For Ages
9, 10, 11 & 12
No. of Copies
11
End Date
6th Nov '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 6th November '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
A Very Corgi Christmas
For Ages
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
No. of Copies
11
End Date
13th Nov '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom