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The Diamond Brothers in Two of Diamonds
By Anthony Horowitz


Main Characters and what they do
The characters are Tim and Nick Diamond. 25 year old Tim is the world’s worst private detective and 13 year old Nick helps Tim in his detective work and works everything out. This time they are trying to work out who is the murderer.

The Story
Tim gets an invitation to an island in Scotland called Crocodile Island, where a millionaire friend called Rory McDougal retired to. So they went, when they get inside the house they find Rory chopped up. Then later more people get killed.

Things I liked
I liked the funny parts. For example I liked when Tim told Nick that he could swim to Scotland and get help but then Nick reminded Tim that he couldn`t swim. I liked the part when they found Rory chopped up and scattered all over the room. I liked it because everybody was horrified.

I would recommend this book to people who like murder and detective work.

Luke – Year 5

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The book that I am going to do a book review on is called ‘Go Ahead Secret Seven’ by Enid Blyton. I have chosen this book because it was adventurous and exciting.

My favorite bit of the book was when Peter, Scamper the dog and Colin went down the coal hole, through all the cellars and into the main cellar where they find all the dogs that have been stolen or lost. They try to let the dogs out but while they are doing it they get caught by one of the people that have being stealing dogs, who was also wanted by the police for dog stealing before, he locks them in the dog cages and tries to get away. But George, who has being forced to leave the Secret Seven by his dad, came as soon as the man went and set them free. Straight after, all the boys and Scamper went to the police station and told the police about what happened they caught the people who were stealing dogs. The police sergeant went to George’s dad and told him how good the Secret Seven did to find the dog stealers George’s dad let him going the Secret Seven again. “Well done Secret Seven!” said the police sergeant.


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We love our library, and we love reading.

One thing we’ve started doing this year is encouraging the children to contribute their own mini reviews to “sell” the books they love to other readers in the library. We thought it would be nice to share just a few of these with you….

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The Longest Whale Song – Jacqueline Wilson

Review by Layla (Year 5)

I love this book because it makes me feel like I’m there experiencing it alongside them.

Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson

Review by Charlotte (Year 5)

I think Candyfloss is an amazing story by Jacqueline Wilson! It’s about a girl whose mother moves to Sydney, Australia. She is left with her not so great dad… suddenly they find themselves out of money. Will they be left homeless?

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Indigo Blue by Cathy Cassidy

Review by Ella (Year 5)

I like this book because it has a great sense of tragedy, but is a really interesting book and extremely hard to put down.

The End by Lemony Snicket

Review by Lucy (Year 5)

I love reading this book because it’s very active and full of mysteries along the way.

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Dustbin Baby by Jacqueline Wilson

Review by Aliya (Year 5)

I think Dustbin Baby is good because they always know what to talk about and it has loads of details.


I Know What You Did Last Wednesday by Anthony Horowitz

Review by Katie (Year 5)

I Know What You Did Last Wednesday is full of frights, excites and suprising suprises, when you read it shivers of excitement flow through you! I’d definitely recomment it for older children.

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I really love Lola Rose by Jacky Wilson! It is an amazing novel- probrably one of her best. Jacky really reveals the shock and the reality of real life and the horror of how mean people can actually be.

When Jayni’s father starts hitting and terribly abusing her mother, Jayni starts to panic. One night, when her dad comes back from the pub all boozed up, she sneaks downstairs to await his actions upon her mother. As he starts hitting her, she rushes unto the scene only to find him beating her.

On that, Jayni and Kenny’s mum decides to do a runner. They must change their names, passports and licences- all identities- just to keep their secret hidden.

My favourite chacacter is definately Jayni because I think we share a similar personality and I love her style. She believes in herself but completely admits to being far from perfect.

I think this book is an absolute brilliance although I would only suggest it to over 10 and 11s because I read it when I was only nine and didnt completely understand every bit of it.

I hope you read this book and enjoy it as much as I did.

By Katie

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