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But without giving any spoilers or revealing plot twists. As a general rule, try to avoid writing in detail about anything that happens from about the middle of the book on wards If the book is part of a series, it can be useful to mention this, and whether you think you’d need to have read other books in the series to enjoy this one.

2) Discuss what you particularly liked about the book

Focus on your thoughts and feelings about the story and the way it was told. You could try answering a couple of the following questions:

  • Who was your favourite character, and why?
  • Did the characters feel real to you?
  • Did the story keep you guessing?
  • What was your favourite part of the book, and why?
  • Were certain types of scene written particularly well – for example sad scenes, tense scenes, mysterious ones…?
  • Did the book make you laugh or cry?
  • Did the story grip you and keep you turning the pages?

3) Mention anything you disliked about the book

Talk about why you think it didn’t work for you. For example:

  • Did you wish the ending hadn’t been a cliffhanger because you found it frustrating?
  • Did you find it difficult to care about a main character, and could you work out why?
  • Was the story too scary for your liking, or focused on a theme you didn’t find interesting?

4) Round up your review

Summarise some of your thoughts on the book by suggesting the type of reader you’d recommend the book to. For example: younger readers, older readers, fans of relationship drama/mystery stories/comedy. Are there any books or series you would compare it to?

5) You can give the book a rating, for example a mark out of five or ten, if you like!

Author: Malorie Blackman
Book title: Pig Heart Boy

The book ‘Pig Heart Boy’ is about a boy called Cameroon Kelsey who is going to have an operation, but there is one thing different about the operation- it’s using a animal pig’s heart. This is called xenotransplant (operations using animal organs).

What I like about this book: this book has a long setting but it still engages the reader to want to find out more, the blurb of this book is also a good example of making the reader feel like reading this book.

What needs to improve: I think that this book should have a short introduction because if this book has a short introduction it won’t get younger people frustrated by it going into the characters too much.

Age: I think this book is a 7+ because there are strong worlds like murder that some parents won’t like.

I would definitely advise a lot of people to read this book!

For the first time in his life, Jacob Reckless is afraid. For years he’s stolen across to another world. A dark enchanted place

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he’s loved for its treasure, secrets and dangers. Until now. When one night he visit his dead dad’s room he finds him self in front of his mirror which once his dad stood to find another world on the other side. Will, his younger brother, has followed him with terrible consequences: The boy will turn to beast; the girl he loves will break her heart and chaos will rule forever, unless Jacob can spin a fairy tale to save them from drowning in darkness.

”Reckless” has always been one of my favourite books, I love the way the speech and description flows together perfectly. I think the description allows you to imagine what it would feel to encounter different beasts and absorb different or some what familiar scenery, and still allow your own imagination to flow freely.

The characters in ‘Reckless’ are all unique and tie into the story in one way or another, each character is memorable and have very interesting back stories which makes you feel more connected to the characters all in different ways, and wants you to get to know more about them.

The very few images in this book are beautifully presented, even though they’re black and white! The sketches also help the reader to  imagine further. They help people who don’t have much imagination to picture the scene.

I would recommend this book to young teens or people with dyslexia because the font easy is to read, and the text is not too complex but still offers new vocabulary. Also I would give this book to people who like adventure and/or fantasy stories.

Over all I give this book 4/5, the text and description were both fabulous also including images and characters. I feel they could have built on the story a bit more, that’s why I gave it a down fall of 1, but still it’s a really enjoyable book.

Thanks for reading!

Student Name:Luis Lopes

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English Teacher: Miss HillierPlot: The plot of this book is about  men and women risking their lives by saving people from danger and stories about men and women whose extraordinary courage has captured the imagination of millions.What did you like about this book? : The thing I most liked about is that for every chapter there’s a different life threatening situation that makes you read even more.Who would the book appeal to? : I think the book appeals to ages 10+ because this book is more of fact than fiction that younger kids would like.

Marks out of ten : I would give this book a 10 / 10 as it shows how courageous these people are to risk their own lives for other people to save their country.

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