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Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (30 of 45)



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Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire) by William Nicholson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 31 Oct 2008
This is the best book in 'The Wind On Fire' trilogy! It continues the story of Kestrel and Bowman, the Hath twins. But this time, their home city has been ransacked and everyone taken as slaves to the Mastery, apart from Kestrel. She is torn from Bowman, who was taken, and follows their trail to the Mastery.

Here, Bowman learns about the power of the Singer people and how to weild it. But he's got to overcome the Master. It's a fabulous story about friendship and hardship and how to master them. A must for kids between 12 and 14, and parents too!
December Boys [DVD] [2007] <b>DVD</b> ~ Daniel Radcliffe
December Boys [DVD] [2007] DVD ~ Daniel Radcliffe
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really bad, 30 Oct 2008
Everyone watches this because they want to see Daniel Radcliffe in something other than Harry Potter. Ok. Fine. And he doesn't do a bad job. The only thing is, he's not in the main role, but he's in many more scenes than the main character. He's only really been casted as Maps so that they can have his name on the front of the box. They've added in whole scenes just to make up a relationship between Maps (Radcliffe) and some random girl who didn't figure in the book. WHY?!?

It's an ok film. But not if you want it to be close to the book. It's been changed so much since the book. I think it's a real shame that it's changed. Because the book is fab. And the film isn't.
December Boys by Noonan
December Boys by Noonan
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming, 30 Oct 2008
This book is quite slow to read, but it's beautifully written. It's about a group of orphans known as the December Boys, who go on holiday to the beach. Set in Australia, it's a story about friendship. The boys are almost family to each other, but this friendship is tested when a rumour starts that a young couple are looking to adopt one, and only one, of the boys. A silent battle begins, with each boy trying to win the couple's favour.

A thoughly enjoyable book, written beautifully. A must!

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