Halloween parties, especially children's ones, are absolutely great. Full of fun and sweets, its every kids dream to attend one. But decorating broomsticks and bobbing apples isn't so fun when a murderer is on the loose.
When Mrs Ariadne Oliver helps out her friends by organising a party in Woodleigh Common, she meets a hostile and arrogant girl called Joyce who claims witnessing a murder a few years back and not even realising it was a murder. Startled by this statement, nobody truly believed her words and so she stormed off, claiming it was all true.
Later that night Joyce was found dead. Drowned in the bobbing apples tub. This got Ariadne thinking. Did she really witness this murder and had this lead to disastrous consequences....? Was this case truly a double murder, could the killer could be lurking anywhere ? With these questions revolving in Ariadne's head, she decided to go to her good friend, and luckily detective Hercule Poirot, - the best detective of the century. With his help they were unstoppable and the murderer was going to get a run for his money....
A thrilling, exhilarating and dynamic novel that is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. I love this novel, and just like the rest of Agatha Christie's books, its absolutely amazing. This book is timeless and I'd recommend it to children above 11. I would rate it 10/10 and I hope you will also enjoy reading it.
Meet Subhi, a refugee boy living in a world of depression and misery, a constant rotation of desolation. But he’s different. He doesn’t dwell on negatives but instead thinks about the sea. He doesn’t cry and sit alone, he thinks about the stories, the bone sparrow, Jimmie. The story is all about how meeting Jimmie can make his views and your own change for the better, your world is put into perspective ….
Through Subhi, the reader experiences how it feels to have no home or voice, a loving family or safe environment and in this way we respect how lucky we are.
Jimmie’s stories really show us the importance of family and caring about our future.
A heart-wrenching, beautiful story. From the first line to the last I knew that I would be utterly moved, uplifted and filled full of hope. This book is for children aged 9-14, a great book for memorable reads. The Bone Sparrow is a treasure of a book, a shining jewel teaching us valid life lessons even for younger children.
Imagine your’e the only boy amongst a town of men. Imagine a world of no secrets or privacy, a world in which you consume in others thoughts; good or bad. A world of NOISE…..
Todd Hewitt is 12 years and 12 months, and a month away from being a man. But his town is keeping secrets and even the loudest and nastiest secrets find a way of being kept to themselves forcing Todd to run for his life … But then his life changes forever, flips upside down. Viola, Spackle, the Mayor of Prentisstown… Entangled in the biggest knot you’ve seen, Todd needs to survive, as his life is key to New World’s civilisation. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. And there is a lot of sound, trust me.
Will Todd make it to Haven, or even survive his journey ? Find out in this thriller of a book filled with intriguing characters, a well - constructed plot and an overall wonderful read. I suggest this book to lovers of action and adventure and new experiences. This book is for children aged 11-13, a great YA novel which I strongly recommend you Pageflicker fans read.
Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books in a futuristic American city. Yes, you heard me right, BURNS. In Montag’s world full of wonder , firemen start fires rather than putting them out. Books are banned and burned upon discovery. In this strange world Montag meets Clarisse, his new neighbor. She is different. A wild, weird and wonderful type. For her, nature is the way forward and burning isn't right.... instead, people are expected to relinquish their individuality and be content with vapid radio. . Thinking is very dangerous. The title of the novel is the temperature at which paper burns. Farhenheit 451...
Later that evening Montag finds his wife overdosed on sleeping pills. As his life slowly plummets into distress and despair he decides to take a chance and this changes his thinking forever. He starts seeing the light, stealing books, reading the bible. He gets swallowed into deep books and poetry until he finally settles on a plan. He decided to tell his wife's friend the tales, the inspiring characters and twisted plots. This was all a big mistake as Beatty knew too much... Guy Montag's boss was not "pleased" by the news, rather enraged perhaps. From here on Guy Montag knew his life would come to a gruesome end. Beatty commanded him to burn down his house but to her dismay he lights her up...
Now a fugitive, an outlaw hated by society, Guy runs into the woods where he meets other book lovers, passionate like about all written things just like him. Then the city is bombed by a warring country, right before their eyes. Everyone is dead except for Montag and these book people in the woods. They decide to rebuild society, and Montag can start on a from a new slate.
Here are reviews of books I've read recently that I think you may find interesting.