Connor S has done a book report on ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz.

– You’re never too young to die…      

A quote from Alex Rider in the explosive book Stormbreaker which starts off with a boy Alex losing Ian Rider‘’his father” in a so called “car accident”.  Alex started getting suspicious with this dreadful news which left him with his housekeeper Jack.

At the funeral Alex was left to talk with his father’s friends who had worked with him at the bank. Alex got even more suspicious when he saw another one of Ian Rider’s friends with a pistol on the inside of his shirt.

The next chapter Heaven for Cars answers everyone’s questions , who is the man really and why does he have a gun?

Anthony Horowitz is an English author who is well known for his Horror Horowitz series and his jaw dropping Alex Rider books. Anthony has won multiple book awards such as Hampshire Book award, Lancashire Book of the Year and also the 2001 Children’s Book award. His most common books are both mysterious and adventurous .

In my opinion I think this book is well written and I also like how it flows on to the next novel Point Blank. Personally I have read all the novels in the Alex Rider series. I would recommend the book Stormbreaker to all ages who love reading adventurous books.

Connor S

Here’s a book report from Maisie.

Scarlet and Ivy: The lost twin        By Sophie Cleverly

About Sophie Cleverly

Sophie Cleverly was born in Bath in 1989. She now lives in Wiltshire, England. Sophie writes novels, and is a singer in a band.         

A Creepy Boarding School at midnight. A secret diary. A terrifying teacher. A spine-tingling mystery must be solved.

When shy Ivy’s troublemaking twin Scarlet goes missing from Rookwood school, Ivy is invited to take her place’ – she must think like Scarlet , act like Scarlet, become Scarlet. Determined to figure out her sisters disappearance, Ivy agrees – and her hunt for the truth will prove unexpectedly adventurous.

Ivy has been taken away from her family. Her sister has gone to a posh boarding school called Rookwood and has left Ivy with her Aunt that pays no attention to her at all. She is then called up to take Scarlets place at Rookwood. While she is there she become best friends with a new student called Ariadne. Ariadne then helps Ivy figure out her sisters disappearance.

What I think of – Scarlet and Ivy: The lost twin By Sophie Cleverly        



I think that this is a great book because it has a lot of adventure and  excitement. I liked chapter 4 the most because that is the chapter were Ivy figures out that she has to take Scarlets place. This book is good for lots of ages and if the reader likes excitement then this a book for them.

I like Sophie Cleverly’s writing because she is very creative and adventurous. She also makes her writing very grabbing, so it is easy to get your nose stuck in one of her books.

ENJOY your reading!

Has anyone else out there in the blogosphere been enjoying Sophie Cleverly’s books?

Let me know why you like them and what is your favourite.

Ryan’s back with a review of an amazing set of books –

Mortal Engines – By Phillip Reeve                                                                                                        

The story is set hundreds of years in the future.

There are towns and cities on wheels that roll around hunting, fighting and devouring smaller cities and towns.

It begins on the  traction city of London where we are told about our first character Tom Natsworthy a young apprentice historian. We learn about his life and what he is doing now.   

Later after being sent into the city’s guts which is where all the towns and cities get dismantled. He then meets his hero Thaddeus Valentine and Katherine Valentine, Thaddeus Valentine’s daughter.

They go to meet the people that were on the small town London was devouring when Thaddeus Valentine is almost killed by the young scarfed assassin Hester Shaw. She is one of the other main characters who along with Tom Natsworthy eventually ends up been shot through a garbage chute into the wasteland that was once the northern sea. They find themselves being chased by a cyborg robot and captured by scavenger pirate people. They stop a powerful device called the Medusa from destroying everything in its path.

We also met the Lord Mayor of London, Magnus Crome who is actually the one coming up with the Medusa plans.  

This book is the first in a series of four. The recommended age for this book is 14 plus years but I would recommend this book for both boys and girls 11 years and older.

I have enjoyed reading this book and the other three books in the series over the Christmas holidays. When I finished them I felt sad and lost because I was so engrossed in the story line.

It is my favourite book series at the moment and likely to be for some time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I want to know:Have you read this series of books, or even just one of them? Did you know there is now a Mortal Engines movie? Would you like to live inside the world of this series of books? Why?

It would be great if you made a comment on my blog post, and let me know where I can find your blog.

Joe wants to tell you about a book.

Roald Dahl – The Witches.

The blurb for this fantastic book says:

‘A REAL WITCH gets the same pleasure from squelching a child as you get from eating a plateful of strawberries and thick cream.

What’s even more unnerving is that real witches don’t look like witches. So how can you tell when you meet one?’

You’ll find out all you need to know in  Roald Dahl’s book called the Witches. It’s very exciting and you never want to put the book down.

Roald Dahl has written a selection of wonderful books such as the Witches, Matilda, The B.F.G, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Twits are just some of the fantastic books this clever man has written.

My opinion is that it is a very good book and that all ages would enjoy it. It’s very exciting and the chapters are very easy to read.

Some of the characters are – a very witch conscious little boy, his grandmother and the grand-high-witch. The boys grandmother loves smoking cigars and lived in Norway until the boys parents get killed in a car crash.  In his parents will they wanted him to grow up in England so his grandmother had to go there to look after him.

The grandmother gets very sick so she and her grandson can’t go on their holiday to Norway as planned. So instead they go to a hotel in England and unfortunately that’s were the witches have their meeting for that year,

The boy is caught out, hiding behind the big screen listening to the witches sinister plan. So how does he manage to get turned into a mouse and escape?

You’ll have to read it to find out.