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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Paperback

4 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars overraterd, 10 July 2009
I liked this book, I really did. It's fun, easy and has a fast-moving story-line. I suppose it is a good introduction to novels for a new reader however it is by no means a masterpiece. It lacks subtlty, depth and character development.
It is hugely over-rated, and I suggest Sabriel if you want a good fantasy novel
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The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
by Oscar Wilde
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, 25 May 2009
These are an example of Wilde at his best and are a wonderful mixture of irony and wit, beauty and nature. I had always been contemptious of classic fairy tales, diskliking their 'perfectness'. However, Wilde manages to combine the magical feeling and description of the classic tales with his own touch of satirical humour. These are a wonderful collection of short stories and ones you can read over and over. Buy them.


Wind in the Willows
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!, 25 May 2009
This review is from: Wind in the Willows (Hardcover)
I read this on the whim the other day, trying to remember what I could of it from my childhood. I had forgotten just how witty and clever Graham is, and I loved the way the various animals were personified so perfectly into humans. This book is a true classic and is one you can read again and again and never get tired of.


The Wind Singer (The Wind on Fire Trilogy)
The Wind Singer (The Wind on Fire Trilogy)
by William Nicholson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, 18 April 2009
I read this when i was about 12 and absolutely loved it! nicholson perfectly encapsulates the struggle of Kestrel trying to survive in an exam obsessed society. The story depicts Kestrel and her brother Bowban escaping Aramath to discover the secret of the windsinger. With exciting adventures and a wonderful sory-line its hard to go wrong in this book. The climax leads to the discovery of the army of Morah, who instead of your classic evil, ugly villians are a remarkambly good-looking and friendly enemy. This adds to the shock and terror when you realise the size and capacity of such an army.

a wonderful children's book that should be read by any adventure seeking child or adult.


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