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Marlwood School - 10 best books ever

If you are looking for a good read try these books chosen by year seven.  They are all free to borrow and free to reserve on a young adult card, just click on the title:

The 13th Horseman by Barry Hutchison

This book is sooooooooooo funny!

I love all of the characters and the horses.  The challenges are cool and the weapons are awesome. The book is for girls and boys and it made me feel very happy and full of joy.  I hope people like this book as much as I did.

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

I found this book to be very funny and entertaining.  That’s why I read it so quickly even though I am a slow reader.

This book was excellent.  It keeps you on edge.  My favourite bit was when the boy and his granny were on the run and try to steal the crown jewels.  You really should read it.

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic is a very engaging novel about an extremely inept wizard called Rincewind and his adventures that follow from his meeting with the first tourist on the Discworld, Twoflower.  Twoflower arrives at the harbour of Ankh-Morpork with a vicious walking chest full of gold called the Luggage. The trio begin their quest by accidentally causing Ankh-Morpork to burn to the ground. They continue their mad trip across land and sea and their many, many near death experiences.  Pratchett has done a great job here and I literally couldn’t stop reading.  This is a must read and so are all the others in the series (40 and counting!)

Probably the greatest book I have ever read.

Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans

I like this book because it’s full of adventure and surprises – you don’t know what’s going to happen next.  It keeps you thinking.  It’s also full of humour

The One Dollar Horse by Lauren St John

This is a fantastic book – sad, but happy at the same time.  The story is full of adventure and I felt that I was inside the story.  I loved this book and can’t wait to read the sequel.

Zom-B  by Darren Shan

Zom-b is a gory, mind-gripping book, which is sure to keep you awake at night. B Smith is on an exciting journey through the living dead but has much more to worry about than that because his dad is a bullying, racist thug.

Fang of the Vampire by Tommy Donbavand

I think this great book is a good introduction to the rest of the series. I like the way it’s written because it’s not perfect or rubbish and a great mix.  A lot of times I have burst out laughing (aloud) at some of the strange and funny jokes.

I loved a lot of things in this book but I especially love the weird and wonderful monsters and their names.  I also love the way it is written and the illustrations.

Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St. John

I liked this book because it was a mystery and I could try and guess what was going to happen.  It made me feel excited trying to guess what was going to happen next!  The characters felt real and I felt like I was there with them.  It’s a good book if you like mysteries.

At the Sign of the Sugared Plum by Mary Hooper

This is a very interesting book about London during the time of the plague.  It helps you understand how people felt and what the atmosphere was like in 1665.  Sarah has a sweetmeat shop (the Sugared Plum) in London and Hannah (her sister) comes to help her with the shop.  However Sarah, doesn’t want the help of her sister because there has been news of the dreaded plague knocking on people doors.  What will happen next?

This is an amazing book about love, death, hope and fright.  I really recommend it to anyone.


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – there is soooooo much to say about this fantastically brilliant novel.

I first discovered the story from the film.  Actually, my older brother showed it to me when I was little. So I decided a little bit later to read the book. I didn’t put the book down until I finished it and then I went on to the awesome sequels.

To summarise what goes on in this very original book I will first introduce the characters. Arthur Dent is just an ordinary man about to have his house knocked down for a bypass. When Ford Prefect his rather extraordinary friend drags him to the pub and tells him his planet is about to be destroyed, so when he hitches a lift on a vogon ship he starts a brand new hitchhiking life!

A brilliant book for all ages, definitely a must read.

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