I like this book because Summer is so drawn to ballet, she practises really hard and when she dances it describes how she loses herself in the dance. In the holidays she blots out friends, fun and most importantly food, because she feels the need to practice ballet morning, noon and night and to lose weight. I love books with a sense of tragedy in them and this certainly is sad enough.
I do not like the part where I feel like saying- “How can Summer not see what danger she’s in? She is anorexic and she is the only person that does not know that”.
Summer sees herself every time when she looks into the mirror, a small, extremely skinny girl. But when she spots her reflection again it changes into a big, bloated whale, in terrible need of losing weight. Summer gets out of control with nutrition levels, but it ends with a fairly happy ending.
Please read this book and see if you like it just as much as me!
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Here’s a special guest review from one of our ex-pupils. We wanted to know whether Helen Moss’ Adventure Island books would be perfect for those of you running out of Famous Five books to devour, so we asked one of last years Year 6 pupils to read them in between her Year 7 homework!
So over to Emily…..
These are a fantastic read for ages 7 and upwards I would say. You always want to read more!
It begins really interesting, getting you hooked in with a few words and the fab characters. After that it flows beautifully all fans of the Famous Five books will love this.
It is about 2 boys who get sent to the middle of nowhere to stay with their old-fashioned aunt for the whole summer! They think they are in for a really boring time but all that changes when they meet an interesting friend and now the three of them just cannot stop having adventures.
I couldn’t stop reading these fantastic tales, these thrilling adventures are well-written and full of unexpected twists that really draw you in. They remind me of Enid Blyton adventure books, but with a modern day feel. I think these books are grand and really deserve to be read by everyone. 10 out of 10 from me!
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SMILE is a graphic novel drawn and writing by RAINA TELGEMEIER.The Raina in the Book is the same person as the author.
It’s about an 11 year old girl called Raina.
When she falls down and knocks out her two front teeth she has to has to go through loads of dental appointments to get her teeth back to normal again.
Raina’s journey starts in Middle school all the way up to high school. Raina’s friends in middle school are horrible by teasing her lots but when she goes to high school she learns true friendship. You will have to read the book to find out about Raina’s friends from detail.
I like Smile because I like the characters and the book. I recommend it 10/10. I hope you enjoy it to.
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Here at Wilberfoss we love, love, love reading, and we’re pleased to announce that we’re taking part in the Read For My School event this year.
It starts on Monday 28th January and runs to 22nd March… see Mrs Mcfetridge or Mr Bruton for more details but all you need to do is sign up at the website using the school code Mrs McFetridge gave you today (but make sure you tell us your user name!).
Read one of the books they recommend OR choose any book or graphic novel from the school library or from home.
Don’t be too worried about those categories either – you’ll be able to fit anything from the school library into one of the categories – just ask Mr Bruton for help if you need it!
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