Where There’s Smoke, by John Heffernan, ISBN 9781862918665, Omibus Books.
Reviewed by Harry, age 11, Beaconsfield Primary School.*
This book is great if you love stories which are based on Black Saturday’s bushfires and even still it’s great for adventure lovers.
Luke and Sarah have arrived at a small town called Edenville. Luke has already had a fight with someone, which isn’t surprising because he’s had fights before at other places. Luke’s friend Tiny had lived in a small town in Russia which had been invaded by Russian troops, so he went to live somewhere else. Tiny has a big heart and predicted that a fire will happen but no-one believed him.
This is such an emotional book it just brings you in. Every chapter makes you want to read more because it leaves a question waiting to be answered. The characters are good because you’ve got all variety like: mean people like Brian, kind-hearted people like Tiny, and just ordinary people like Luke.
I recommend Where There’s Smoke for any gender and for people over nine years of age. I personally rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
*Beaconsfield Primary School is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. A review copy of Where There’s Smoke was provided by the publisher.
1 thought on “Where There’s Smoke: book reviews by Beaconsfield Primary School students (Part III)”
Harry, I really like the way you told us about the characters in the book, as well as the plot. I really like the sound of Tiny!
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