Posts Tagged ‘books for girls’

Review: The 5th Wave

Title: The 5th Wave Author: Rick Yancey Publisher: Penguin Books About the book: Sixteen-year-old Cassie is living through an alien invasion. So far there have been four waves of attacks, killing over four billion people. Now she’s on her own, and facing the fifth wave. What I thought: This book sucked me in from the…

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Review: The Maze Runner

Title: The Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Publisher: Random House About the book: I thought I would review this book because ‘The Fever Code’, a second prequel to the original series, has just been released.  When Thomas wakes up in a strange maze, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He’s welcomed by…

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Review: Artie and The Grime Wave

Title: Artie and The Grime Wave Author and illustrator: Richard Roxburgh Publisher: Allen and Unwin This week I am handing over to Book Boy Junior (9) for the review. About the book: While Artie and his best friend Bumshoe are riding to town to replace Artie’s shoes (which were thrown on a power line), they…

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Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Author: Ransom Riggs Publisher: Quirk Books (Random House Australia) About the book: Jacob Portman is a curious 16-year-old boy. His grandfather has always told him stories about peculiar people on a peculiar island. When his grandfather dies, Jacob is unsure whether to take these stories as true or…

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Review: Counting by 7s

Title: Counting by 7s Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan Publisher: Scholastic Australia About the book: Willow Chance is 12 years old and a genius. She is obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions. She also finds it comforting to count by sevens. Adopted as a baby, Willow is independent and not concerned about her oddness at…

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Review: Gone

Title: Gone Author: Michael Grant Publisher: Electric Monkey (Egmont) About the book: When everyone over the age of 15 disappears, it is chaotic for everyone left behind. Sam Temple finds himself caught up in this mess, and must figure out where everyone has gone and how to get them back. This is the first book…

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Review: Jasper Jones

Title: Jasper Jones Author: Craig Silvey Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: When Charlie Bucktin, a nerdy bookworm of 13, is woken by Jasper Jones, the outcast in their mining town of Corrigan, his whole life changes. When they discover a dead body, Charlie carries the secret like a brick, not daring to tell anyone…

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Review: KidGlovz

Title: KidGlovz Author: Julie Hunt Illustrator: Dale Newman Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: In this graphic novel, KidGlovz is a musical prodigy with a gift so precious that he is kept under lock and key by his manager (also his uncle). When a thief helps him to escape, Kid must go on a…

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Review: The 78-Storey Treehouse

Title: The 78-Storey Treehouse Author: Andy Griffiths Illustrator: Terry Denton Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: Andy and Terry are back at it again in their ‘spectacular 78-storey treehouse’. They’ve added 13 new levels, including an all-ball sports stadium, a combining machine, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. When…

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