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Book review: A Wrinkle in Time

A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'EngleREVIEWED BY MATILDA, 12, WA

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Penguin Books Ltd, ISBN 9780241331163

Matilda borrowed this book from the library.

This is a science-fiction novel about a family whose dad is missing. The little brother discovers three ladies who seem to be able to travel to other dimensions, and they tell Charles Wallace that they know where his father is.

I like time-slip novels — this is sort of a dimension-slip novel. I really enjoyed it because it was so different from our world, and I liked the characters in the other world.

The copy of the book I read was a movie tie-in, and had photos from the movie in the middle pages of the book. That was annoying because I had an idea in my head of all the characters and then suddenly I came across the movie photos and they were completely different. (But I’d still like to see the movie.)

Kids who love weird fantasy adventure books will love this.


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Book review: Song Bird Superhero

REVIEWED BY MATILDA, 10, WA

Song Bird Superhero

Song Bird Superhero by Karen Tyrell, Digital Future Press, ISBN 9780994302168

Matilda received a review copy of this book from the author.

This book is about a girl called Rosella Ava Bird whose big dream is to fly. In her nightmares she is trying to save people while she’s flying and in those nightmares she always fails. She also lives next door to Frank Furter the school bully. Rosella’s singing shatters windows, she can’t fly, and she has been banned from the science fair. What can she do?

When I started reading Song Bird Superhero I thought it would be an adventure story. It turned out not to be my style of book but readers who love science fiction and fantasy might enjoy this book. The overall theme is friendship and family and finding what you are good at. It would suit 6 to 11 year olds best.

Matilda is one of our regular book reviewers. Her most recent review (if you don’t count this one) was of  Steve Goes to Carnival. If YOU would like to send us a book review, check out our submission guidelines. Happy reading!

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Book review: Ciao EJ!

REVIEWED BY MIRANDA, 9, WA

Ciao EJ

Miranda borrowed this book from her school library.

EJ12 Girl Hero: Ciao EJ! by Susannah McFarlane, ej12girlhero.com, ISBN 9781921931666

This book is part of the EJ12 series. It is about the two spy agencies Shine and Shadow. The main characters are Shine’s most trusted special agents EJ12, IJ12, EL12, HJ12 and EK12.

The evil spy agency Shadow unlocks the golden statue of the Italian God of the sun and moon. The Shine agents go to Italy to stop Shadow from stealing the statue.

Most of the time Shine manages to stop Shadow with their most trusted agents around. Would you like to become a secret agent? I like reading these books because I like to pretend that I am a secret agent like EJ12! Maybe you would too!

Ciao EJ was very unpredictable. I loved this book!


 

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