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Bread and Sugar
Bread and Sugar
by Joan O'Neill
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars read it, 19 Oct 2003
This review is from: Bread and Sugar (Paperback)
Can't believe that no - one's written a review for this fab book yet! Surely i'm not the only person in the world who thinks this is a great book? Aaaaaaahhhhh! This is not right! Ok, i'm over it. Here's why i think it's a good book...
It is another brilliant book, set in World War 2, but not necesseraly about World War 2. It's a great follow up to Daisy Chain War and this time follows the character of John Doyle, (OK, i admit the name is a bit off putting), rather than Lizzie. It really made me think about family issues, but at the same time it's not a dull read. It's a timeless book that needs some RECOGNITION!


Daisy Chain War (Bright Sparks)
Daisy Chain War (Bright Sparks)
by Joan O'Neill
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you love world war 2 classics - you'll like this!!!!!!!!!, 19 Oct 2003
Never heard of Joan o'Neill before? I hadn't until i read this book. This woman deserves a lotta praise for this excellent novel! Set in World War Two it's a great insight to life on the homefront, but it's not one of thgose awfully dull reads your history teacher raves about - it's an enjoyable read about girls and boys, that lead similar lives to the ones we live today, (appart from the odd bomb going of here and there). The thing i have to make clear about this book is that it is SET IN WORLD WAR 2 but is NOT ABOUT WORLD WAR TWO! The characters are very real, and i've never felt the same about my grandma since reading this book!!!


Animal Farm: A Fairy Story
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story
by George Orwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a vary good book which i would seriously recommend, 19 Oct 2003
This is a novel which everyone should read. It tackles a lot of important issues and really does change the way you think about the world. You're probably wondering why i haven't rated it with 5 stars if it's so good, so i'll tell you why:
Although there are a lot of issues covered in a unique way, it's not really a compelling read. It's an interesting classic which i would recommend, but i'm not gonna be running down the street in my pink fluffy slippers telling the world about it. It's a good book. No more, no less.


The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
by Sue Townsend
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.24

3 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A witty novel, but i wouldn't call it a masterpiece!, 19 Oct 2003
I think that this book is a good read. Going on holiday? It's the perfect book to enjoy by the pool. But I really don't think that it's as good as it is hyped up to be. Very humerous though it is, I find it a bit dated and didn't relate to it in the way I had expected. So, for a light hearted read and some funny moments this book is great, but don't expect it to change your life 'cause it isn't quite as fab as some people make out!
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To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.89

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly readable!!!, 2 Sep 2003
I ordered this novel online, and was anticipating a hard read. You know when you it's more of a chore than a joy to read? I read the first few chapters and was getting slightly confused, i bore with it for a couple of chapters and i was so glad that i did! It's an enjoyable memorable classic, and not boring or dated like i had immagined. Thoroughly modern issues come to light in this more traditional setting. It was such a pleasant surprise that i thought i'd tell all you guys about it! Don't be put off by the first few pages, the pace does pick up. It'd be a real shame to miss, so give it a read.


Warehouse (Definitions)
Warehouse (Definitions)
by Keith Gray
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.16

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars warehouse - cleverly written, 2 Sep 2003
This book is like a giant jigsaw puzzle. We are told four stories, each in turn telling different events about one particular character. It's only when you've read all four sections of the novel that you can get an clear idea of what happens at the warehouse. It's very interesting, and a whole new way to present the story. An enjoyable read, well recommended.


The Crew
The Crew
by Bali Rai
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.10

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The crue is the book for you!, 16 July 2003
This review is from: The Crew (Paperback)
This is a thriller greater than the rest,
It grips like a vice and is simply the best.
It would be a crime not to read it,
And i'm going to tell you why.
When you've read this review you'll want to buy, buy, buy!
There's Billy, Jas, Della, Ellie and Will,
They discover some money, a bag to the fill.
They make the decision to hand the money in,
But in the ghetto, they casue quite a din.
It's scary, gripping and really well told,
Everyone will love this - young or old.
It's hard hitting, gritty and will have you on the edge of your seat,
It has to be said - this book is hard to beat!


Martyn Pig
Martyn Pig
by Kevin Brooks
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars the best queer book ever!, 5 July 2003
This review is from: Martyn Pig (Paperback)
This book is mad! Normally i hate this type of book, but it's absolutely amazing! It's really well written and has a marvellous ending. It would be a crime to miss out on this amazing book. READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!


Of Mice and Men: with Notes (LONGMAN LITERATURE STEINBECK)
Of Mice and Men: with Notes (LONGMAN LITERATURE STEINBECK)
by John Steinbeck
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.75

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, all right, not bad, medioca, bland, nothing special..., 30 Jun 2003
I've been reading this book in class, as preperation for GCSE. All i can say is - i am glad i'm gonna be doing Lord of the Flies instead for GCSE. It's quite boring and i can't say it's anything special. I didn't feel any warmth towards the characters, or feel like i wanted to read on. That's not to say it was rubbish... it had an allright plot, and some good description. There wasn't even any allegory, which made the follow up work boring, and i found that there wasn't much i could write about. Compared to the Lord of the Flies, it was rubbish!! Certainly not my cup of tea. The ending was quite symbolic though. Sorry!!!


Holes
Holes
by Louis Sachar
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4get harry potter - i love this book - it's da bomb!, 19 Jun 2003
This review is from: Holes (Paperback)
This book has everything. It's amazingly clever, and keeps you guessing all the way through. Everything is linked in, and it's a really complex plot. It definatly deserved to make the big read top 100, and i really hope it gets to the top 20. It's extraordinary and unconventional. It's a fab read and it'd be a crime to not read it. Don't underestimate a shorter book, there's so much crammed into these mere 230 pages that you'll feel like you've read a book twice it's length. It really makes you think, and it'll make you feel like you've got to tell the world about it, (which is why i'm writing this review!) Happy reading.


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