- Megan in year six says:
- I would recommend Sweet Honey, by Cathy Cassidy. She is a great author and also because she writes in a ‘dairy’ way. Sweet Honey is all about a 15 year old girl who, in the past has had some issues. Honey is very, very naughty, once at school she had paid a ‘geek’ friend to hack into the schools account and change her school report. Honey soon realises that she could go and live with her dad in Australia, (her mum and dad split up when she was younger) as well as sharing a house with her dad she had to share the house with her dads girlfriend, Emma. Unfortunately Honey has to move to anther school, luckily Honey meets some really kind and loyal friends, Bennie and Tara. Honeys new life is a dream come true until the school begins. The girls are different from Honeys friends in England, and the only cute boy from the beach seems to understand her. But when, the girls at school and even her dad starts breaking promises, who can she trust. I would recommend this book to maybe older children,around 10 or 11 years old. Seeing as boys and secondary school is involved. Cathy Cassidy is a great author and if you can get hold of any of her books then do! they’re AMAZING!!!!!!!
- Emma in year six says: I recommend the ruby redfort series of book because it has good. The books its about a normal teenage girl but she has a secrete she’s a spy and she has to keep it secret from all her friends
- Shadow by Micheal Morpurgo from Megan in year 6
I would recommend Shadow by Michael Morpurgo, its a great book and has some emotional chapters near the end, but there’s some great vocab and is all about a boy called Aman who has lived in Afghanistan and travelled from there to hear that reason is because there is a war at his home. This book will take you on an adventure just by reading! you might be wondering why its called shadow well, there’s a dog who leads Aman and his family on a wild adventure. Read this book to find out Aman’s journey.
- Goodnight Mister Tom by Amelia in year 5
If you have not read Goodnight Mister Tom, I would recommend that book because it has some really good language in it. As well as this, when I read the blurb it made me more interested than ever (read below)
Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands in the brink of war. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care if old Tom Oakley – but his new found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London…
I am sure you will absolutely enjoy this book although the first chapter is a struggle to get through with the drone drone drone about the graveyard. I love the language and I’m sure you will as well.
Thanks Amelia! It’s very exciting to get my first recommendation! I do remember reading Goodnight Mister Tom as my year 6 class reader and really enjoyed it. I did find it quite difficult to read at times because of the actions of Tom’s mother, I think it really helped with my empathy skills at the time as you can’t help feeling awfully sorry for poor Willie. If you haven’t already watched the film, try and find/borrow it as I think it’s a really good example of a film being quite true to the book.
If you haven’t read it already, I would recommend ‘A spoonful of jam’ by the same author Michelle Magorian. It’s about a girl in Kent just after the war who struggles with getting bullied. I really enjoyed reading about her involvement with the theatre, as I’ve always wanted to be more involved with acting – it’s another thing on my list of things to do/accomplish! Check out the mini review from goodreads.com to get a bit more info.
Thank you again for your recommendation! Happy reading!