I read a total of eight and a half books and two magazines this holiday… lots of words!They were:
- The Bone Magician by FE Higgins A boy’s father was accused of killing his brother. The father runs away so the police think he’s guilty. The boy gets employed by an undertaker who was almost buried alive (that’s why he became an undertaker!) I loved the dismal city where he lived, Urbs Umida. There’s a good villian as well – hideous.
- The Misadventures of Benjamin Piff by Jason Lethcoe. If you want to write a good book for kids, make sure the hero or heroine doesn’t have parents! Benjamin Piff’s parents died in a plane crash and he ended up in an orphanage with two miserable adults in charge. The cook’s name was Mr Roach… say no more. The head of the orphanage was Miss Eliza Pinch … her favourite part of the job was to pinch the poor orphans! On his birthday he was given a cake and made a wish for unlimited wishes, but he follows all the rules for birthday wishing, which are. 1) The wish must be made with the eyes closed. 2) Every candle on the cake must be blown out in one breath. No coughing, spluttering etc. 3) The wish must never ever be spoken aloud. Benjamin’s wish actually came true but that disrupted the balance in some seriously interesting ways … read it for yourself.
- Treasure by Clive Cussler is tied with Broken Sky by Chris Wooding
- Young Samurai by Chris Bradford
- Silverfin by Charlie Higson
- Cherub: The General by Robert Muchamore.
- Shadow Wave by Robert Muchamore
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (just started so not sure about this one yet.
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