Thursday, 2 June 2011

Review:Broken Soup

Broken Soup/Jenny Valentine

When the good-looking boy with the gentle voice presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers. And she can't afford to lose her place in the checkout queue – after all, if she doesn't take the groceries home, nobody else will. Rowan has more responsibilities than most girls her age. These days, she pretty much looks after her little sister single-handedly – which doesn't leave much time for friends or fun. So when she finds out that Bee from school saw the whole thing, it piques her curiosity. Who was the mysterious stranger? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan? Bee invites Rowan to her house where they make a print of the negative. And the face that appears in front of Rowan's eyes is that of her dead brother Jack…

Review(by Alice): The book is well written and understood well. The main character seems to be changing through the story, changes we all know by experiencing them yourself. The mystery in this book makes it too be read more and you sometimes can't stop reading. Some stuff in the last chapters were pretty sad, but we see a solution even for the hardest moments of life.
Rating: A-

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Review: Diary of a Wimpy Vampire

Diary of a Wimpy Vampire / Tim Collins

" Like Edward Cullen in Twilight, Nigel Mullet was transformed into a vampire when he was still a teenager, and will remain this age forever. Unfortunately, Nigel became a vampire at the awkward age of fifteen, and must spend eternity coping with acne, a breaking voice, and an ineptitude with girls . . . In this, his excruciatingly funny diary, Nigel chronicles his increasingly desperate attempts to be noticed by the love of his life, Chloe Sparrow, the constant mortification caused by his vampire parents (not to mention the worry that they might accidentally eat one of his friends), and the frustration one feels when you ve got the whole of boring eternity stretching out in front of you. "

Review(by Alice): That book is really nice and really got me into it. They way Tim describes the life of the nerd vampire, Nigel, he shows us the other side of vampires we never knew. That book is nice for anyone, from kids to young adult, what makes it pretty age-wide. But what really makes me love it, is that Nigel is a bit like, me. Or anyone else who is or feels that he's a nerd or not. But there were few parts that made me disappointed, like the too-much-nice-and-cute-ending, and the truth behind the attacks in the city, it made me laugh so much that I needed to breath few times to continue :) . In other words, it's a type of book for everyone, even if you don't like vampires.
Rating: A