A. RHODES

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My Girl [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Dan Aykroyd
My Girl [DVD] DVD ~ Dan Aykroyd
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully sad, 8 May 2011
Although I was born in 1992 a year after the film was made, I only watched it for the first time recently. I think that this was probably a good thing as it allowed me to understand it better. The story follows Vada Sultenfuss an 11 year old tomboy. She lives in a funeral parlour which makes death a big part of her life. Her view and feelings on this difficult subject changes as the film goes on and as we see her grow up over the summer of 1972. I will not give away anymore of the story but I challenge it to even move the hardest of hearts. It had me blubbering, but I always become emotionally involved in films. I would definately reccomend it to anyone but maybe not small children as they… Read more
The Fire Eaters by David Almond
The Fire Eaters by David Almond
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This was the first David Almond book that I read. I really enjoyed it and it made me cry towards the end. It is set in 1962 with 11-year-old Bobby Burns as the narrator and central character. It descirbes his life in a small coast town in Northern England compared to his life at the cruel school which he begins atteneding. The characters are very good and in depth I especially like Ailsa Spink the sea coalers daughter who is a good friend of Bobbys. I like the way that the characters deal with the idea of death in a nuclear war and how they band together.

The only reason that I only gave it 4 stars is because having read many of Almonds other books since there are many… Read more