The Scholastic Book Company held a book fair in our school in the middle of September.There was a pretty good variety of books available for the students to browse through and purchase if they wished to do so.
The reading habit received a bit of a boost as a result of the fair.Quite a few boys have showed an increased interest in reading as an aftereffect of the bookfair.
And here are some book reviews written by boys who belong to the SAS Reading Club.
BOOK REVIEW : THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS (Rick Riordan)
The Blood of Olympus ,the final book in the “Heroes of Olympus” series is a shocking conclusion which is darker and full of surprising sacrifices,unspeakable horrors,mighty giants and fond farewells.
In the previous books ,Jason Grace and Percy Jackson were sent to different camps,thanks to Hexa.
Along with the help of some friends they are able to stop the rivalry between Camp Half Blood ( Greek Camp) and Camp Jupiter (Roman Camp).Later ,the seven heroes including Percy and Jason travel on the Argo II,a flying ship( Yes! A ship that flies) and reach Acropolis in Athens where their fate awaits them and where one of them is destined to die.
In the final book,Rick Riordan mesemerises the reader in the epic battle that takes place in the Acropolis.
I recommend this fantastic book to any age group.The excellent plot and story behind the series is what makes this book hard to keep down.This Greek –Roman mythology book is sure to keep you reading late into the night.
Review written by CLIVE NUNES
BOOK REVIEW : JENNINGS FOLLOWS A CLUE (Anthony Buckeridge)
“Jennings Follows a Clue’ is a funny and highly amusing book written by Anthony Buckeridge.This book describes the eventful life of a boy called Jennings and his friends at LINBURY COURT SCHOOL in England.
In this episode,Jennings,inspired by the stories of Sherlock Holmes,startshis own detective agency in school and thus ,invites trouble.
In the end ,this very detective agency led by Jennings,manages to save the day by preventing the theft of an important school trophy.
“Jennings follows a clue” is a perfect book for readers seeking a few moments of laughter ,relaxation and pleasant reading.
Overall ,the book is quite unpredictable,hilarious and the climax makes it a complete thriller.
Review written by MIHIR RUMAO
BOOK REVIEW: THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE ( Jonathan Stroud)
Lockwood is the teenage owner of an agency that hunts ghosts in London.With him work two of his colleagues George and Lucy.They encounter many dangers in the book and fight wisely.Lucy has the ability to hear ghosts speak.
Mr Saunder hires Lockwood and Co to seal Edmund Bickerstaff’s coffin.All goes well till Geroge trips and falls into the coffin, releasing a horrible phantom as well as a powerful source which kills anyone who looks at it.
Lockwood and Co have to capture the source before it creates havoc in London
I found this book really scary.I want to read the other books in the series.
Review written by ALDIN PEREIRA
BOOK REVIEW: HOLES ( Louis Sacchar)
Stanley Yelnats has never been very lucky.Thats because he is under a curse because of something his great grandfather did.Stanley is accused of stealing and sent off to Camp Green Lake where he is forced to dig holes to improve his character.
Soon Stanley realizes that the holes are being dug,not to improve his character,but because someone is looking for something buried in the dry area that was once a beautiful lake.
Stanley ends up on the most dangerous and amazing journey of his life.
I loved this book .It had adventure and comedy.I think that other people would also like it .
Review written by JOEL LEWIS
BOOK REVIEW: ARTEMIS FOWL ( Eoin Colfer)
The book “ Artemis Fowl” is written by Eoin Colfer (pronounced ‘Owen’,by the way) who was born and raised in Wexford in the south east of Ireland.He is a school teacher.
There are 8 books in the Artemis Fowl series.
The first book tells the story of thirteen year old Artemis Fowl who is a millionaire,a genius and above all a criminal mastermind.
Artemis combines the astuteness of Sherlock Holmes with the sangfroid of James Bond and the attitude of Attila the Hun. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they’re dangerous. Artemis thinks he’s got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules . . .
Full of unexpected twists and turns, ARTEMIS FOWL opens up a riveting world of magic, mystery, and humour.
That review was not written by Miguel Rodrigues ( 8B) .
But he has read the book and describes it as “ a fabulous,mindblowing series which took me to a different world.It is a fabulous treat to all readers”
All those books ( and more) are available in the school library.So what are you waiting for? Get out there and read them before someone else gets there before you.