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Writing a good review

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What is a Review?

  • A  review is a collection of thoughts, feelings and opinions about a book you have read or a movie you have seen.
  • Reviews are helpful because they inform future others about books they may be interested in reading or movies they may like to watch.  Often, a  review will influence other people by telling them a little bit about what the book/movie is about, as well as if it is worth reading or watching!  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  x
  • The most important thing to remember is that reviews DO NOT give away the ending or anything else that may spoil the book/movie for someone else!

What should I include in my review?

Below are some questions to guide your writing.

  • Did you like the book/movie?  Why? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • What was your favourite part of the book/movie?  Why?   xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Who was your favourite character?  Why?  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Can you relate to any of the characters in the story?  If so, how? xxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Do you have a least favourite part of the book/movie?  Why?xxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • If you could change something in the book/movie, what would it be?  xxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Would you recommend this book/movie to others?  Why?xWhy?xxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • What type of person would like this book/movie?  Why?

J.F. Pattie Elementary School (2004) How to write a book review. Available from: http://www.pwcs.edu/schools/es/pattie/archive-pattie/summer%20reading/howtodoabookreview.htm.  Retrieved via internet 9/12/08.

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  1. Stranger Things:
    Stranger things is a series. I really enjoy the friendship of the boys and eleven as they form and have such close and caring relationships with their little funny rules. They are hilarious boys and are amazing together. My favourite character is even, she wishes everyone to follow their word and be kind and caring. she also is sweet and thoughtful and respects her family and friends. I don’t like when eleven disappears from Mick’s life, that is sad. I would recommend this movie to everyone who is up for something different as you are on the edge of your seat for all of the episodes and you can not stop watching it. Best Series EVER!

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  2. Wonder Women:
    Wonder Women is a great movie. My favourite part of the movie is when she is growing up with such curiosity and happiness, wanting to be a worrier. My favourite character is Wonder Women. She is kind, honest, and thoughtful to others. She has her own voice and is an amazing role model for women and girls out their to make a difference… as well as boys. I don’t like when, I forgot his name, but the spy died in the plane which saved the world, what a kind act of justice to do. I would highly recommend this movie to others, it is a great and inspiring movie to see, very clever.

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  3. Winnie the Pooh:
    I love Winnie the Pooh, it is such a great movie. My favourite part of the movie is when tiger is bouncing on his tale and he goes straight through rabbis garden. It was a memorable and funny scene in the movie. My favourite character was Pooh Bear. He is such a funny character, loves his honey and has a great thinking process. I would highly recommend this movie to others, it is a classic.

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  4. Heartland:
    Heartland is a series, it is a series on horses and is a dramatic but interesting story. My favourite part is when all the characters are happy. I feel such a close connection with the characters that when they are happy, I am happy. My favourite character is Jack. Jack is really persistent and resilient and has true strong beliefs. He is a great, strong, good man character. I can relate to Tye and Scott as I want to be a vet. I would recommend this book to those who love horse, but it is a very good series. It has many episodes so it should keep you busy for a little while.

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  5. The Street Cat Named Bob:
    The Street Cat Named Bob is a inspiring and interesting story that is both a movie and a book. I have only seen the movie but not the book. I loved this movie so much. It was inspiring and interesting at the same time. It is a true and fabulous story that shows that having company of someone you trust really helps the life of those who are struggling. My favourite part of the movie was when he met the cat for the second time injured, and he did anything to support the well-being of his cat. That was really important to me. My favourite character was definitely Bob. He played such an important role in the rue story that changed his life forever, friendship that was meant to be! I would recommend this book to others, especially those who want to make a difference in animals lives, it is kind of the cats perspective of life as well in this movie.

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  6. Captain Fantastic
    A breathtaking movie about a family that live out in the woods in Washington. They live completely off the grid and hunt for their own food, create their own clothes and live completely isolated from the mainstream world. The reason why they live out here is because the mother of the family had severe mental problems and the father though that ditching the materialism and capitalism of society would help her to heal. Her sickness became to unbearable that unfortunately she passed away from suicide. This movie follows the family after their mothers death and we get to see the uniqueness of all of the individuals in the family. This movie is inspiring, sad, funny and will have you on a roller coaster of emotions. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in independent living and alternative lifestyles. Enjoy!

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  7. Polar Express
    Coming into christmas time I always watch this movie. It is a cult classic christmas Movie. Something about the music, dialogue and images just make it seem so magical. This movie makes you feel as if you are a member on the train and taking part in all of the antics. It is just amazing. My favourite part is the hot chocolate song, it reminds me of my childhood because I used to listen to it all the time. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a bit of nostalgia and magic around Christmas time. Great movie for anyone of all ages!

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  8. Into the Wild
    This movie is just amazing. Every time I watch it I am blown away by it’s utter beauty. The movie is about a young man who feels out of place in mainstream society. So he chooses to go and travel the country by himself with nothing apart from a few possessions. Many people judged him, but he didn’t care and continued to do what made him happy. The cinematography is outstanding, all of the shots of nature and the world is breathtaking. The ending is probably one of the saddest movie scenes I have ever seen. I won’t spoil it but the main character finally makes a final realisation about life and what is truly important. Would recommend to anyone no matter what age, gender, anything. Just a beautiful movie.

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  9. Of Mice and Men
    This book is such a sad yet uplifting read. The characters are truly amazing and show the many types of people in society. My favourite character by far was Lenny and Candy. Their beautiful innocence intrigued me and reminds me of many people in my life. One part in the book, Candy’s beloved dog was killed by another worker on the ranch. In this part I cried my heart out. It was truly heart wrenching to read about an old man on the verge of tears, biding his old dog goodbye .This book is a year 9 English study book, but I recommend it to many to read in your own spare time. The contents of the book is easy to comprehend apart from the slang in the dialogue. Overall, I loved this book and would highly recommend to others

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  10. One flew over the cuckoos nest
    This novel is just so amazing as it really captures the characters perspective. It is about what goes on in a disabilities centre/asylum and the conversations between members of the group. It is very interesting to read as well because it clearly shows the discrimination against people of colour, gender and mental stability. I loves very single character in this book for different reasons. I would really recommend this book to anyone interested in psychology or social workings. And possibly towards an older audience because the content of the book is quite mature.

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  11. Home Alone:
    I love watching christmas movies during the christmas season and this movie would be one of my all time favourites in the festive season. Home Alone is about a boy aged 8 who is left home alone during christmas time. Kevin ( the boy is is left at home alone ) has to face the responsibility, excitement and dangers of being home alone, each scene and problem makes the movie so much more interesting and despite his size and age, kevin has to prove that he is the man of the house. So during christmas time, try watching Home Alone because it is a great movie for all ages. I would definitely rate it a big 5 out of 5.

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  12. Jamanji:
    OMG, this movie is amazing!!! Starring Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst this movie is a family classic made about 23 years ago. It is about a board game that comes to life. The board game and it’s players cause mischief, misery and adventure within the movie. Every roll of the dice and riddle has you wondering and guessing, the movie is so exciting, confusing and devastating all at the same time. I love this and I’m sure that all other ages would love this movie as well and I would definitely rate this a 5 out of 5!! Jumanji is a great movie and is by far one of my favourites!! PS, a new version is coming out at the movies soon!

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  13. Ghostbusters 3 (recent):
    This hilarious movie is a recap of the old classic made in 1984. It stars 4 new actresses as the ghostbusters and multiple new experiences with ghosts. All four girls come together for one reason, and that’s to fight ghosts within New York city. Despite the obvious threats with dealing with ghosts, the ghostbusters discover a whole new level of ghosts and see themselves experiencing new ghosts, people and mysteries. I absolutely loved this movie because of all the awesome scenes and clues they discover, it is a hilarious family movie which will have each and everyone of you on the edge of your seat.

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  14. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone (the movie):
    This is the first movie out of possibly one of the best series ever screened. The world of Harry Potter captivates anyone who watches and provides the most amazing fantasy world right in front of you. It is about a famous young boy named Harry who attends Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. Him and his friends run into numerous accounts of mischief and are always have the determination to make things right. All the amazing scenes and costumes make the movie seem real. I love this movie and all the ones afterwards, so I rate this movie a well deserved 5 out of 5

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  15. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas:
    This book is so good!! I absolutely loved the storyline and the interesting the life Bruno lived back when the WWII was in progress. Not only did this book captivate me from the very beginning but it also taught me about life back then and how locals on both sides of the war were treated. Bruno is a very interesting character, he is very curious and loves being adventurous, despite where it may take him. He doesn’t understand his surroundings and in which creates an unlikely friendship with a barbwire fence between it. These two have some amazing adventures and conversations, they make the story worth telling and that is why I rate it a 5 out of 5!

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  16. Destiny said:

    Alice In Zombieland series – Gena Showalter

    In this book series, we follow through Alice “Ali” Bell’s point of view in books 1-3. The series is an exciting paranormal novel about zombies and only Ali and her group of zombie slayers can stop the zombies before it’s too late. I love how the author goes into detail, like in the first few chapters she describes what’s happening so it paints a picture in your head so you can visualise when reading the book/s. I recommend this series of novels to the ages 13+ because there are mature themes.

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  17. Destiny said:

    Firstlife – Gena Showalter

    If you love romance and fantasy, this is the book for you! I loved this book right from the beginning because it’s such a unique novel with a strong storyline that keeps the reader entertained. I especially love how the author has incorporated poetic terms and numbers (read the book to find out about the “numbers” part) without making it boring, like how the main character’s name is Tenley “Ten” Lockwood. I would recommend this book to 12 years+

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  18. Destiny said:

    Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

    This book is a beautiful poetic book about pain, love, feminism and loss. The author takes you through the bitter moments in life but also shows the sweet ones within them. I recommend this book to mature 13 year olds+ only because it talks about mature topics.

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  19. Destiny said:

    The Fallen Series – Lauren Kate

    I absolutely love this book series. The plot and how the author had made the characters with unique traits really made the book enjoyable. If you’re a fan of mystery and a little bit of romance, I recommend this book to you! It has a beautiful storyline about friendships, loss, suspense and many more! The book grabs your attention right from the begging of the story and it’s so captivating that you HAVE to keep reading right until the end. Right through to the end of the series it will keep you guessing, trying to piece together and solve the enemies next move. The age group I recommend this series from 13 – adults! My mum showed me this series and encouraged me to read it and ever since I fell in love with it.

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  20. 13 reasons why tv series –
    When this series first came out I was really intrigued as I had never seen a tv show created in this way and talking about such an important topic. After watching the series I was definitely changed and more informed on problems and effects of those wanting to end their lives. It made me that much more thankful for my life and more respectful for the life of others. I would highly recommend this series as it faces many of the nowaday problems and issues which i think is important. I would say anyone over the age of 13 could watch this series.

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  21. IT the movie –
    This movie definitely contains some creepy and scary scenes but along with that there is a very cute love triangle involved as well as plenty of comedy put in to complement the movie. The movie is based on a group of kids who are trying to follow a childhood scary story clown named Pennywise. The group face many encounters with the clown that are truly nail-biting and entertaining. I would recommend this movie to anyone over the age of 15 as some scenes may be too scary for those younger than that age.

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  22. Stick it movie –
    The movie stick it follows the story of a retired Gymnast who is forced to come back into competion after being caught up with the law. At first she is in denial and will not cooperate with anyone but the longer she is back at the gym sh starts to rebuild the love she once had for gymnastics. I would really recommend this movie to anyone of any age as it is a family-friendly movie and is very enjoyable to watch for all

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  23. Orange is the new black series –
    This series was something that I usually wouldn’t really go for but as the show developed so did my love for each and every one of the different and unique characters in the show. There is 5 seasons in total and each season you become more and more understanding of the characters and what they all did to land themselves in jail. I would recommend this show to anyone over the age of 15 as some scenes are a bit inappropriate for anyone younger than that

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  24. Riverdale tv series –
    This tv show has quickly become one of the most addicting shows that I have ever watched, with all new episodes coming in each week it never fails to keep me on edge and eager to find out what will hold in the next episode. The show is based around a group of friends and their not so ordinary life living in Riverdale, It combines those who like romance, comedy, action and crime altogether in one show and I highly recommend it!

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  25. Alysha said:

    Daddy home
    I would love to recommend this movie for all age
    as it is very funny and could make anyone laugh.
    This would differently be a family movie to watch
    Together an snuggle up on the couch. If you
    family is the type of family that loves to have
    good laugh this is the type of movie for you
    and you family. Dusty is Sarah husband but he got dumped
    so he moved away, during the time they had children
    Megan and Dylan, so it was hard on them to see their
    dad leave. But soon enough Sarah had found and new
    love named Brad. Brad was a bit a an dory kinda of guy
    and wasn’t as cool a their other dad so it took quite
    a long time for the kids t warm up to him. Dusty
    came back in town for a quick visit so he stay with
    his kids . Things got quite completive as dusty
    was really good at a lot of things but brad bot so much
    but brad still wanted to show to Sarah that he was good too,
    But thing got way to far an Sarah couldn’t take it any more. This
    is honestly one of my favourite movie I think you should watch it
    If I had to rate this movie I would give it a 10/100

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  26. Pitch perfect movie –
    When I watched this movie I knew it was going to be one of the movies that I could easily watch over and over again. This movie is absolutely so funny and I really enjoyed listening to all of the songs that were performed in the movie. It also has so many great actors that make the movie even that ore enjoyable. I would recommend this movie to anyone over the age of 13 as there are a few scenes that may be suitable for their age.

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  27. Hunger games book –
    When this book first came out I couldn’t wait to read it and when I finally did, I was definitely not disappointed. There was so much intense action in the book as well as an intriguing love triangle that tore me apart as I truly loved all of the characters! I would really recommend this book to anyone who likes action and romance novels, I believe anyone over the age of 13 will enjoy this book as I know I did.

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  28. The girl on the train book –
    I would highly recommend this book as I found it so very addictive to read and could never put the book down! There is so much to uncover all throughout the book and each page only gets you deeper and deeper into wondering what happened on that ‘one night’. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading mysteries and is over the age of 13 as some of the themes may be too inappropriate for anyone one younger than that.

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  29. Alice in Wonderland is a very mysterious and fun novel and movie. The movie is such a vibrant, colourful dream that a young girl who is only young, falls through a rabbit hole uncovering what is known as Wonderland. From here she meets friends who will stick with her forever helping her embark of her remarkable journey and completing her destiny. Alice is such a opinionated, generous, smart girl who must solve many mysteries and help save Wonderland from the evil Red queen, which isn’t easy. I love this novel because it is for all ages and they director makes the movie look so real. It makes your tummy churn as you are waiting to see who wins the battle for the crown, Red VS White! I also love this movie because the characters are all so unique and different. They all help Alice with her quest and all show amazing qualities for example, kindness, determination and persistence. This movie is so unique and with amazing pictures and I would watch it over and over again no matter how old I am. If you haven’t read the novel, make sure you read it first so you can create your very own picture in your head with the amazing description of Alice’s surroundings. I rate this movie a 9/10

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  30. The boy in the striped pyjamas is a novel set during World War II, 8-year-old Bruno and his family leave Berlin to take up residence near the concentration camp where his father has just become commandant. From here we learn so much about Bruno and the thoughts and feelings he goes through, and just how mysterious he really is. He is only a little boy however this movie shows us just how capable of achieving things he really is. He is someone who is curious about everything and wants to understands everything he comes across and when he meets his young friend Shmuel, he learns so much that he never thought he would dream of. Even though they are separated by a barbed wired fence and the camp and war separate them by decent, they continue to be friends fighting for each other and the freedom of friendship. This book I could read over and over again, as it showcases so much emotion and reality. It is such a sad yet exciting book that I would read over and over again. I loved every minute of this book. There were sad scenes, funny scenes, happy scenes and devastating scenes however this novel showed me so much emotion and it explained to me how lucky I am truely am. I rate this book a perfect 10/10

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  31. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is the story of Lily, a teenager on a peach farm in South Carolina whose mother died when she was young and whose father is abusive. When Lily decides to run away with her black housekeeper Rosaleen, she discovers a unique community that is the perfect place for Lily to look for her mum and learn to love herself. The characters in this novel are very welcoming and I learnt something different from each one, some good things and some bad. Overall this novel was an interesting read. At first It was quite slow but once understanding the history behind all of the characters you were able to connect and learn more about them and what they hold. For me the characters were well developed and interesting to read about. I like this novel because it is very interesting and shows a lot of emotion and different qualities. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who would like a slow but fascinating read.

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  32. The fault in our stars is such a sad, romantic novel and movie. It is one that will stick with me for years to come. I absolutely loved reading this book and when the movie came out I went and saw It 8 times no matter how much it made me cry and laugh. I would talk about It for days explaining to everyone how much I enjoyed reading the novel. This is a breathtaking novel that hooks you till the end with showstopping moments of sadness and happiness together. I would recommend this amazing novel and film to anyone and everyone. I absolutely love it that much that I rate it a perfect score of 10/10

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  33. This movie has many laughs and ups and downs and overall is a fun romantic movie to watch. If you love romance, this is definitely a cute version of that. I love this movie also because it is different. It depicts the typical life of a young girl and what they go through our age in this world. I would recommend this movie for young teens who are interested in romance and laughter. I would rate This movie an 8/10!

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  34. I like this novel because it is very interesting and shows a lot of emotion and different qualities. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who would like a slow but fascinating read.

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  35. My sisters keeper was one of the saddest and most tragic movies I have watched ever. It somehow showed me how much life is to be lived and how lucky we truely are. This movie was so sad and had me hooked through out the entire movie. I have never watched a movie that was more touching that this. This movie has so many amazing scenes, lessons and emotion and If you love sad but happy at the same time kind of movies then this is definitely for you!

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  36. This book I could read over and over again, as it showcases so much emotion and reality. It is such a sad yet exciting book that I would read over and over again. I loved every minute of this book. There were sad scenes, funny scenes, happy scenes and devastating scenes however this novel showed me so much emotion and it explained to me how lucky I am truely am. I rate this book a perfect 10/10

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  37. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is the story of Lily, a teenager on a peach farm in South Carolina whose mother died when she was young and whose father is abusive. In practice, Lily is raised by the black housekeeper, Rosaleen. When Rosaleen gets into a fight with some white men while she is going into town to register to vote Lily and Rosaleen decide to take off together. They end up in a unique community that is the perfect place for Lily to look for her mother and learn to love herself. The descriptions, characters and plot mix together to make The Secret Life of Bees a honey-sweet reading treat. Southern summer nights come alive in this novel, and you can almost taste the Coke with peanuts floating in it. The characters are well developed and interesting. There is enough suspense to keep The Secret Life of Bees from becoming too introspective as well. I like this novel because it is very interesting and shows a lot of emotion and different qualities. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who would like a slow but fascinating read.

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  38. WARCROSS BY MARIE LU is a new book in young adult fiction. THIS BOOK WAS WOW JGNFFJBDJOFDOS I CAN’T EVEN COMPREHEND. It really gets you from the start and makes you want to keep reading and never stop!!!! Emika is one hell of a character & I 100% love and support her. From the start she shows off her personality and her uniqueness and it just really makes me happy! Her hair is RAINBOW!!! THATS SO COOL. The thing I love about Marie Lu is that she knows about diversity and how it affects people, thus meaning she makes sure her books are inclusive. I love all her books starting from Legend, to the Young Elites and now, to Warcross. I think the whole virtual reality thing was amazing to read about – especially since I don’t really read about this sort of stuff and usually stick to hard core fantasy. I really love Hideo and if he was real I would be guilty of probably falling in love with him (no regrets). In the next book there better be more explanation of his backstory and go into depth bECAUSE THIS MAN IS GOING THROUGH PTSD SOMEONE PLEASE SAVE HIM. His and Emika’s relationship was so cute and all their moments were just adorable!!!!!! One of the parts I felt most devastated was when Hideo and Emika’s relationship was exposed to everyone and I could feel the mortification that Emika felt. I really love the other characters as well!! They were all full of life and had unique personalities and uGH I WANT MORE OF THIS SERIES SO BAD. In my head I was thinking I could bribe Marie Lu.

    Me: *Slides 5 dollar note* So, what about releasing Warcross 2 a few months early? 😉

    But I can only hope. Hammie was a such a vibrant character, if she were a real person I would have loved to be friends with her. Even though Asher is kind of a jerk sometimes, he’s still a great leader. He knows how to lead a team and even he’s going too far sometimes, he knows what his team can handle and the fact that he’s actually disabled in real life just makes him for a of a strong fighter. Overall, I think this book deserves more praise and Marie Lu should be world widely known. NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR MY PRESIDENT.

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  39. FIERY HEART, SILVER SHADOWS AND THE RUBY CIRCLE BY RICHELLE MEAD are the last 3 books on the Bloodlines series. I got attached to these books and its going to be hard to let go!!! Let me start at our beloved Sydney Sage (insert new last name ____ ,, SORRY NO SPOILERS I FORGOT). Sydney is a very strong female character. Normally, people think of strong characters as those who can fight well and kick butt (which is great) but a strong character is so much more than that. A strong character shows resilience when things don’t go the right way. They use their voice as their spirit and mind and soul as their purpose. And they continue to inspire those who need uplifting, as well lifting themselves up to be the best version of themselves they can possibly be. Sydney Sage is the hero we didn’t think we needed but DESERVED. Every time someone was about to hurt Sydney I was ready to FIGHT, not even kidding. Even though I knew she could handle whatever was thrown at her, I still got a bit mad when someone downgraded her to some dumb blonde stereotype. Sydney Sage is a smart, beautiful, strong, brave, WIZARD. Literally every time a magic part with her came up i was literally so excited telling myself “This is her – the all mighty AVATAR. LONG AGO THE FOUR NATIONS LIVED TOGETHER IN HARMONY, TILL THE FIRE NATION ATTACKED” I’m not even joking I think of Sydney as the new avatar, bending all four elements. I think that Sydney’s relationship with Adrian went to a whole other level. I mean as much as I ADORE Sydney, her love life level was at 0 at the start of the series. But all of a sudden after Fiery Heart it wENT FROM 0-100 REAL QUICK. Remember when Sydney was confused when someone would ask her out on a date? Remember when she kissed that really boring stale white bread dude? Yeah, me neither. WELCOME NEW SYDNEY. Adrian has officially turned this sweet cinnamon roll into a rebel. I knew that something terrible was going to happen to Adrian and Sydney because they were just tOO HAPPY. NO AUTHORS LIKE THEIR CHARACTERS BEING HAPPY FOR FOR TOO LONG. Zoe is a pain in my backside and what she did was seen from a mile away but that doesn’t make me less mad. What makes me more mad was the faCT THAT SYDNEY FORGAVE ZOE FOR WHAT SHE DID (insert excessive and uanessacry amount of question marks). I MEAN, IF I WERE IN SYDNEY’S PLACE I WOULD’VE AT LEAST LET THE GIRL STEP ON A LEGO TO FEEL PAIN. BUT NOPE, SHE JUST FORGAVE HER WITH NO REAL CLOSURE WHAT THE HECK. I think that The Ruby Circle felt a bit rushed and it had sooooo much potential. I feel like Richelle Mead decided to add too many characters and have too many relationships without fully exposing them to the plot line. That’s why the last book got crowded and everything felt out of the place at times. And Nina, the spirit user, was also very annoying. Throughout the whole of Silver Shadows we KNOW she’s interested in Adrian, but Adrian doesn’t know she likes Adrian which mAKES LIFE SO FRUSTRATING GODAMMIT ADRIAN. But overall this series shall be missed and it’ll take time for me to get over Sydney Sage. I think Bloodlines was better series than Vampire Academy and it was so much more mature and had strong plot lines. I do intact prefer Sydney (of course) over Rose, only because I could relate more. I hope Richelle Mead writes another spin off series!!!!!

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  40. BLOODLINES, THE GOLDEN LILY AND THE INDIGO SPELL BY RICHELLE MEAD is the spin off series to the New York Times best seller, Vampire Academy. It follows the human protagonist Sydney Sage as she protects the vampire princess, Jill Dragomir. I have decided to put these 3 books into one review since they were all sort of a blur after I read the series. Might I say though, I liked Sydney in these 3 books the a lot. She is smart and awkward and so human that I can relate to her. Of course, I don’t know 5 languages, but her awkwardness to new people was so relatable. I liked that she wasn’t comfortable with the vampires at first and it really made the scenario realistic. Sydney is such a great character in almost every aspect. She is of course not perfect (having body image issues) but she is willing to help others and prioritise them as her number one goal. I think that her and Adrian’s development is going at a brilliant pace. They don’t have a solid romantic relationship from the first book and that’s what I love because it gives us the nice slow burn effect. In The Last Sacrifice I think I recall Adrian stating that Sydney was uptight, but we all know now that after these books his opinions have really changed. Adrian himself is a MESS. I’m not even gonna sugar coat it, because he’s literally just a hot mess (he would emphasise on HOT, I however, emphasise on MESS). He gets drunk, smokes and doesn’t even acknowledge the fact that Jill can witness everything he’s doing because of the Spirit Bond. And his excuse is “she’s 15. she’s mature enough” uHM NO. THATS NOT GOOD ENOUGH EXCUSE. SHES A MINOR, NOT AN ADULT AND SHE DESERVES A FULL LIFE. As much as I love Adrian, and want him to be happy, he was so frustrating at times when he blamed others for what he could fix himself. “But Rose ripped my heart out” Yes, she did and it was really wrong and gross of her but guess what? Nothing’s going to bring her back. He needed time to heal, and he wasted it with drinking his way out. I’m glad that when he truly became friends with Sydney, he reeled himself in. I feel like the fact that most of these characters are 18+, they should have NO romantic relation with Jill. She is 15 YEARS OLD. A MINOR. A M I N O R. Which means she should be left alone from any character thats Sydney’s age, and sorry but that includes Eddie. I don’t see the point of starting so many relationship if they don’t get enough time in the books and then eventually aren’t well enough developed. I think that the whole storyline is really interesting, especially the magic use. Sydney has the potential to become this cool wizard!!!!!! Thats rad dude!!!!!!!! And the whole Marcus storyline was interesting about how he had to run from the alchemists because they were controlling him (BECAUSE THEY ARE EVIL. OKAY SYDNEY?). My favourite character by far is Sydney and then Adrian. I think these books are so fun to read and give you a warm feeling in your stomach. I recommend this series for readers who enjoy romance. Because trust me, the romance is on full blast even when the book is trying to be discreet. Haha, no one can deceive me – especially not books (just kidding; plot twists shock me more than boys reactions when I tell them their masculinity is fragile).

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  41. Stranger things tv series –
    This tv series has been by far one of my most favourite tv shows to watch. I have genuinely fallen in love with all the characters and their strange life that they are living. The series focuses on the night that Joyce Byers’ son went missing. With the help of Will’s best friends as well as his mother Joyce, they set off into a terrifying investigation on his disappearance. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl that could help them find Will. I would highly recommend this series to anyone over the age of 12 because some scenes in the series may be too scary for those under that age.

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  42. A Knight’s Tale – Brian Helgeland

    I think A Knights tale is really good! I like it because William is a really lovable character and he is so determined and fearless, and he kept going after his dream although his setbacks and limitations. My favourite part of the movie was when William achieves his goal and his father is there to watch. My favourite character in the movie was William because he followed his dream and was knightly on his journey. My least favourite part of the movie was when William got thrown in jail because he was not a knight and Adhemar was William but because William is knightly he didn’t fight back. If I could change the movie I would make it that more people changed their stars not just William. I would recommend watching this film it is really good and uplifting seeing Williams dream come true and seeing everyone happy.

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  43. Charlotte said:

    Kidnap- Netflix original
    The Netflix original ‘Kidnap’ is filled with thrills, action and mystery! One normal afternoon for single mother, Karla and her young son Frankie turns into a living nightmare when she finds her son being shoved into a car. Karla frantically jumps into her car with no cellphone or patience to wait for the police and decided to follow the car Frankie was kidnapped in. This movie is just amazing for the action lovers out there! The bond between Karla and her son Frankie is a strong, beautiful connection and Karla is a determined, brave, caring and protective mother. It was so heartbreaking to see Karla’s heart sink when she saw Frankie getting kidnapped, but nothing stops her. This movie is the most intense thing I have ever seen in my life, but I loved it! You can really tell Karla was never going to give up, at one point she didn’t even have a car and that didn’t even stop her. In my opinion the best quote from the movie is “As long as my son is in that car I will not stop, wherever you go I will be right behind you”- Kidnap. For a Netflix original this movie was gratifying and I recommend it to people 12+ and I rate it 10/10, but if you don’t have Netflix i recommend getting it too for more great movies like kidnap!

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  44. The fault in our stars – John Green
    The Fault In Our Stars is a fantastic book about a young teenage girl who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and attends a cancer support group. As a way to ‘socialize’.
    Hazel is 16 and is unwilling to attend the support group, but she soon sees that it was a great idea. Hazel meets a handsome boy named Augustus Waters. He is adventurous and charming. Augustus has had osteosarcoma,which has scarred him for life, but has recently had the all clear. Augustus and hazel begin on an adventure of a lifetime full of love, aspirations, sadness and romance,. They travel to Amsterdam in search of Peter Van Houten the author of hazels favourite book. While on their adventure Augustus tells hazel a distressing announcement. both of their worlds crumble and fall apart around them.
    If you love romance, witty humour and a good cry then this book is perfect for you. I recommend this book for all teenagers who love a captivating read.

    by lily

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  45. Charlotte said:

    Twilight
    The book Twilight was an exciting start to the ‘twilight saga’ filled with romance, action and drama. The book was so engaging and made me get excited. The romantic connection between Edward and Bella is very strong, but Bella doesn’t know how much risk she is putting herself in. Bella realizes all of Edward’s supernatural like powers link to only one thing, Edward and his family are vampires. Honestly, I loved Bellas connection with Edwards family because the conversations are sometimes awkward but they care a lot about her. Since the Cullen family are vegetarian vampires, they only drink animal blood and not the blood of a human. The Cullens try there best to protect Bella so the other vampires don’t find out. I recommend this book to people who are 11+ who love romance and action! I rate this book 4.5/5 because I know people will never get bored in this book!

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  46. My Life as an Alphabet

    I must admit I was happy to finish this book because I found it a little bit boring. I found this a bit boring because of the events that happened in the book. My favourite character in the book it Sky even though she isn’t alive. I liked her because she seemed to have faith in herself and others even though she died when she was a baby. I believe that this would have been a traumatising time for Sky’s family because when you lose anyone let alone a baby it is very tough. I didn’t like the part where the main character Candice went to her friend “Douglas Benson From Another Dimension’s” house house because it was really boring. I really like how the author wrote the book like an alphabet because it is a creative way of writing a book. I don’t feel there was a particular story line that captivated the reader. I would recommend this book to ages 10 and above.

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  47. Mao’s Last Dancer

    I was so pleased to start secondary school with this as my first read of year 7. It was very interesting to read this story and gain a greater perspective of how another child lives in another country and the challenges they face. The adversity that Cunxin had to deal with and overcome in order to achieve his dreams was inspirational.
    My favourite part was when Cunxin was chosen to try out for the ballet academy because he didn’t think that he would be chosen and fly to Beijing to the best dance academy in China. His genuine ability and determination got him there.
    I love that this book is a real life account of Cunxin’s journey to become a famous male ballet dancer, which was an accomplishment for him, coming from a poor village.
    I would recommend this for anyone 10 years and over. Being a real life story, it makes you put yourself in his shoes and really forces you to think how you would react when confronted with different and sometime challenging situations.

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  48. Girl Missing

    This is the first book in a series of captivating books by Sophie McKenzie. I am so pleased I began this journey as I have now read all three books and they all had me on the edge of my seat. My favourite part was when Lauren and Jam broke into the adoption agency because it was spooky and mysterious at the same time. It really drew me in. The author does a great job of making you feel like you are experiencing what the characters are going through. There is not one thing I would change about this book, it had a great mix of suspense, action, mystery, twists, friendships and teamwork.

    I would recommend this book for young teens looking to develop their reading at the next level. I really loved that there were another 2 books to continue on with once this one was finished. It is best to read Girl Missing, Sister Missing and then Me Missing, in order to follow the story completely.

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  49. Sister Missing

    I don’t know how this book got me in but it was amazing. From kidnappers to near deaths to deaths. This book has many events that has you on the edge of your seat. I really like Madison in this book because she was always persistent and trying her best to get through hard challenges. This proves to me that I can overcome small challenges being older than her as she is only 9 and she courageously swam across the bay to save her own life. My favourite part in this book is when Madison swims tirelessly with her sister’s friend Jam, to the sand and they eventually get there. The author wrote it with great suspense and made you not want to put the book down. I would highly recommend this book for a young teen who is taking the next step in their reading, as it contains some suspense and dramatic situations.

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  50. Me Missing

    It didn’t take long for this book to get me hooked. I love the main character Lauren because she is always caring towards others and willing to accept a challenge. I feel as though Lauren and I share a similar personality which made it easy to relate to. I particularly liked her character towards the end when she was locked in a garden shed by a kidnapper where she then gave birth to a baby girl. Lauren courageously fought her kidnapper to get her new born baby back.

    My favourite part was when Lauren & Jam told Maddison, her real parent and adoptive parents that they were pregnant. I could really feel the excitement being portrayed by the author.

    I would change the part where Maddison was at a party and became trapped in the study. I believe the author dragged out this event, losing my interest at times.

    I would highly recommend this book for a young teen who is taking the next step in their reading, as it contains some suspense.

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  51. Oliver Twist is a novel.

    The story is about a child, whose mother had died, that was sent to a workhouse. Oliver was an innocent and pure boy. When he was eleven, he was tried to be sold from the workhouse as an apprentice, but he escaped from there. In his way to London, he met a boy called Artful Dodger and then ended up with Fagin, the leader of a gang of thieves, who taught children how to steal.

    Luckily, Oliver also found people who took good care of him and helped him with some problems he had had.

    In my opinion, the novel is very entertaining and it makes you want to read more. I would rate this book a 7/10 because of what the novel offers and how entertaining It is.

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  52. This story is, quite simply, Roald Dahl at his best. Opening the cover to find the slightly tattered pages filled with uncomplicated illustrations, I am instantly transported back to my childhood. I can picture the places I sat to read this story, reacquaint myself with the feelings of comfort, inspiration and amusement I experienced whenever I read it. It is one of my all-time favourites.
    I like this book because it is interesting and a wonderful story for girls and boys of all ages. It is a touching story and the novel brings out many different emotions. I loved reading this book when I was younger and I will for sure read it again. Overall I would rate this book an 8/10 and once you have read the book, watch the movie which will bring out more laughs and happiness.

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  53. Abby Costa said:

    The fifth wave [book] Rick Yancey
    The fifth wave is an adventure about survival and war. How one normal day can turn quickly into almost the end of the world. This book Is about Cassie, short for Cassiopeia, a female teenager just carrying on with her usual life, and then suddenly, the “others” came; that’s what Cassie’s dad calls them. A great, UFO large thing floating and orbiting the earth came inside and floats around the skies. The military, the government, no one knew what this humongas object was, and the most they could do without harm was try to communicate with it. No response, and everyone was absolutely terrified. The waves, 5 powerful effects in order to eliminate the human species. First, they wiped out all wife, technology or any source of power the world had. Second, they triggered all of earths natural disasters, like tsunamis, earthquakes and cyclones, to destroy man made structures and buildings. Third, the created a deadly virus, known as The Red Sea, came and effectively infected more up to 4 billion of the worlds population. Cassie’s mother was inked in that 4 billion. In order to protect themselves, Cassie, her father, and younger brother Sam flee their comforting house to find a safe house, somewhere that they, and others could be cared for and well protected. Finally they found a place, but Sam was taken to another base. On the way, Cassie meets Evan. A handsome fella living on his own on the countryside, but he’s too perfect, he’s not who he says he is. This book is about fighting for your loved ones, about putting family first before anyone else. I value that because without family, none of us would be the people we are today.

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  54. Once [book] Morris Gleitzman
    This touching novel is an inspiring story about a young Jewish boy named Felix, who lived in Poland, and is on a quest to find his book-keeper parents after he sees the Nazi’s burning books from a Catholic orphanage library in which he stays. He finds a girl called Zelda in a burning house with her dead parents, and he takes her with him and protects her from confronting her parents’ death by telling her stories. Together, they strive to stay alive, but not really understanding whats going on. This is defiantly one of my favourite books because I’m really interested in knowing about the dark period of time known as the holocaust, about how hard and difficult it was for all the Jewish people, and if it is still to this day. There are 4 other books apart of these amazing series; Then, After, Now & soon. When I was only in year 3, I began to develop a strong interest with these series, and have continuously reading them over and over since. I recommend them for anyone who loves a bit of fear, sadness and history, as these books really teach you a lot. My own personal rating would be a 4.5/10!!

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  55. Monsters University. [Movie}
    Monsters University is a great family movie about a young monster called Mike Wizowski, who aims from even a young age to become a scare monster, meaning he’d grow up and try to get the highest scream from kids in the magic doors that lead to children’s bedrooms. To become a scare monster, it is required that one must have very advanced scare technique, not mattering on size or appearance. Mike however is a small, green monster who has one large eye covering up most of his face. During the movie, he is studying very hard to achieve his life long dream when suddenly a much bigger monster emerges from the front doors of Mikes class, disrupting a speech he was giving to his teacher. This monster’s name was James P. Sullivan, and he just happened to have one of the greatest scaring fathers of all time. This irritated Mike so much, because wherever he went, James just had to be there, doing everything heaps better than him. Fate eventually brought them together, and they became the greatest of friends, striving to become the best scare monsters of all time. I love this movie tremendously because its such a great entertainment and is full of any laughs. Although, one of my least favourite parts in it was at the start, when mike was just a little kid. On an excursion to the famous scaring factory, he sneaked into one of the magical doors, wishing to try and scare on his own. I don’t really like it because it causes me great worry and I honestly just think it’s a stupid idea in the first place. It is a great movie to watch with family and all your friends.

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  56. Abby Costa said:

    Alice in wonderland [movie]
    Alice in Wonderland is an exciting movie about a young girl forced into an arranged marriage as her mother is making marry a man she does not love. Moments before the wedding, a white rabbit with a monocle, repeatedly saying “time’s ticking.” Curiosity overcomes her and she follows the rabbit suspiciously. Without even thinking, she falls down a great big hole, which leads her to a hidden world, the world of Wonderland. Here, she meets the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, a Caterpillar, the dormouse and many other unusual creatures. The critters beg her to help them, as the evil Queen of Hearts is chopping off peoples heads and turning their wonderland into more of a nightmare. My favourite character is the Mad Hatter, because he’s such a great friend and influence on Alice, even if he is a little mad. I admire his loyalty and understanding towards all the characters and I am inspired to be that type of friend towards my own. This movie has a high recommendation from me because it it such an entertaining film for people of all ages.

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  57. twilight [book] Stephenie Meyer
    This book called “Twighlight”, is an enchanting and quite interesting tale of two young adults who fall madly in love. Now, this isn’t just any romance novel, as Edward Cullen and his family aren’t just your everyday normal humans, as a matter of fact, they aren’t even human! It all began when Isabella Swan decided to go stay with her dad, after her mum was living in Phoenix with a new partner. Bella’s father is a sherif who runs the police station in the very moist and quiet town of Forks, whose populations is just over 3,000. A mysterious location, full of secrets and mythical beasts, that us humans aren’t supposed to know about. Isabella is just starting school, and makes a couple friends on her first day. But during one of her classes, something, or should I say someone catches her eye. A beautiful, elegant and mystifying boy is elected to be her science lab partner, and she just can’t help but stare at his beauty. Eventually she figures out his secrets. Edward and his family are vampires! But she is sworn to secrecy, as it is highly dangerous for her to know. They fall in a deep, deep love, but other wild vampires and their obvious differences get in the way. Although, Bella’s fathers friend and his son, Jacob, loves Bella too, and it’s a fight for her attention. Jacob is different too. He’s a werewolf, but it’s genetic so he can’t help it. I think this is an amazing story to read because I really enjoy reading love story’s, even if it’s about vampires and werewolves. My favourite character would have to be Bella, because she is so courageous in risking her little human life for the man who is capable of eating her alive in seconds. But to them, love is worth all the risk, and I really admire that.

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  58. The fifth wave [book] Rick Yancey
    The fifth wave is an adventure about survival and war. How one normal day can turn quickly into almost the end of the world. This book Is about Cassie, short for Cassiopeia, a female teenager just carrying on with her usual life, and then suddenly, the “others” came; that’s what Cassie’s dad calls them. A great, UFO large thing floating and orbiting the earth came inside and floats around the skies. The military, the government, no one knew what this humongas object was, and the most they could do without harm was try to communicate with it. No response, and everyone was absolutely terrified. The waves, 5 powerful effects in order to eliminate the human species. First, they wiped out all wife, technology or any source of power the world had. Second, they triggered all of earths natural disasters, like tsunamis, earthquakes and cyclones, to destroy man made structures and buildings. Third, the created a deadly virus, known as The Red Sea, came and effectively infected more up to 4 billion of the worlds population. Cassie’s mother was inked in that 4 billion. In order to protect themselves, Cassie, her father, and younger brother Sam flee their comforting house to find a safe house, somewhere that they, and others could be cared for and well protected. Finally they found a place, but Sam was taken to another base. On the way, Cassie meets Evan. A handsome fella living on his own on the countryside, but he’s too perfect, he’s not who he says he is. This book is about fighting for your loved ones, about putting family first before anyone else. I value that because without family, none of us would be the people we are today.

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  59. Hannah Montana:

    This movie is so inspirational personally.

    A teenage girl had a dream of being a singer but still wanted to live a normal life. She pretended to be someone else she has a best friend called lily and her and lily and her family have to keep the secret from the world. She originally lived on a farm she returned and learnt that her old life wasn’t so bad after all.

    Definitely watch my favourite movie.

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  60. Moana

    Probably one of my favourite movies,

    Its one of those amazing Disney movies, It has wonderful music and the animation is amazing. The place looks like paradise and you could watch it over and over again.
    It is about a girl that got chosen by the ocean to return the heart of taffeti if it didn’t return the world would die. she travels across the see with Maoi the Demi god. They faced scary monsters but eventually made it to taffeti and returned the heart and the world was safe again.

    If you love Disney watch this please

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  61. Pitch Perfect 2:

    Very funny movie just as good as number 1
    starts off with fat Amys pants ripping.
    They get suspended from acapella but made a deal if they win worlds they no longer are suspended.

    With there determination they travel to worlds and win acapella world chapinships for America, and are back in business.

    Recommend please watch

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  62. Pitch Perfect 1:

    Very funny movie, starts off pretty boring but then the acapella groups come into to it and it gets hilarious there not aloud any boys form a specific band but they deffantly break those rules a little bit fat Amy is so funny

    If you love comedy deffenately watch this movie is you like laughing

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  63. High school musical 3

    This high school musical is a lot more mature. It can be a bit sad because troy and Gabriella have to be separated because gabrialla got in to an amazing college and has to move away she misses prom but troy drives 200 miles to have a dance with her at prom.

    Another great Disney please watch it

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  64. High school musical 2

    This movie is just as good as number one.

    All of the troy gang get a job at a nice resort not knowing Sharpee is a member the boss was not very nice and they all wanted to do the showoff night but they could not because sharpee does not like competition so they work very hard to get to the show.

    Very great movie I could watch it over and over.

    If you love musical watch this movie

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  65. High school musical 1;

    Great movie one of my favourites.

    The music in it is great and it proves that you never give up.
    The movie starts off with troy and Gabriella at New Years eve and having to do a karaoke, the ended p becoming boyfriend and girlfriend and did lots of thetre together and still sticking to basketball and maths.

    If you haven’t seen this do yourself a favour and watch it

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  66. Movie; Finding dory:

    This movie is such a great movie if you like finding Nemo..
    This movie is about when Dori starts getting her Memories back and she starts to remember her family, she travels across the ocean to find her parents and keeps having flashback.
    She goes to an aquarium and finds out that her parents are gone,
    She leaves the aquarium and finds them in the ocean.

    Deffinately recommend

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  67. My movie is: Clueless

    This movie is great is is about a teenage girl trying to make other girls life better but then she forgets about herself. Her name is Cher and she loves style and she ends up having a crush on her step brother.
    Definitely recommend watching this movie if you haven’t seen it. It is rated M and it is on Netflix

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  68. Finding Nemo [Movie] 
Finding Nemo is an incredible journey taken on by an overprotective ocellaris clownfish father named Marlin, who is desperately looking for his abducted son, Nemo. At the beginning of this adventure, Marlin and his wife Coral are admiring the clutch of eggs that had just been produced, when suddenly, a barracuda fish attacks, knocking Marlin unconscious. The next morning, he wakes up to figure out his wife and all eggs but one have been eaten. Following his birth, Nemo develops a smaller right fin due to the damage caused to his egg when they were attacked. When its Nero’s first day of school, Worried about Nemo’s safety, Marlin embarrasses Nemo during a school field trip. Nemo disobeys his father and sneaks away from the reef towards a boat, and is captured by scuba divers. The experience Marlin partakes in is accompanied by the blue tang called Dory, who suffers from short term memory loss. Together, they face sharks, turtles, jellyfish, angular fish, seagulls and pesky dentists. This is an engaging family movie suitable for people of all ages, and finishes with a positive ending. Personally, I don’t really love the start when the fish become invaded, its just so sad and if I could I would kept Coral alive. My favourite character in the enchanting tale is Bruce the shark because for most of his time in the story he’s trying to keep fish as friends, and not eat them as food. Although the stench of blood activated him to become bloodthirsty, he and the rest of the sharks are really funny and entertaining. Overall, I really love this movie.

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  69. Wonder [Book]
    Wonder. A children’s story about a young boy named August Pullman, who suffers from an extremely rare medical facial difference. For most his life, he was homeschooled by his mother, but for the first time, Auggie’s parents recommend him to go to real school for the first time, where he would be attending Beecher Prep Middle School. Frightened, but excited to make a couple new friends, August goes to his first day of school, preparing for one of the biggest days of life. Worse comes to worse, when as soon as he enters the school grounds, forcing himself to keep his head down, feeling the eyes of every child, student and adult follow his every single move. He can’t help being diverse, after all, everyone is in their own unique way. Luckily, Auggie makes a new friend, called Jack-Will. They become the bestest of friends, and school doesn’t seem to scary after all. That was until halloween, when everyone was wearing costumes and masks, you cannot tell who is who. August is covered in his bleeding scream, and happens to hear his only friends talking negatively about him being his back to other classmates. This book is based on 4 parts from 4 different perspectives. This is an incredibly touching story, because it teaches the reader that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside the truly counts the most. Just because someone might not look “normal’, doesn’t give one the right to judge, because it honestly just shows that that person is not worth spending time or even talking too. I believe everyone’s different, and it’s important that we embrace that. I’d give this book a 5 star rating because it has a beautiful message behind it and anyone who is interested would really enjoy it.

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  70. The Notebook {Movie]
    The notebook is a miraculous movie based on two young teenagers who fall in love during the 1940’s. Noah Calhoun, an impoverished but kind hearted young man, who when just happens to meet the wealthy & gorgeous Allison Hamilton during summer break, becomes powerfully attracted to her and desperately wants to take her out. After multiple attempts, Allie finally agrees and surprisingly they become madly drawn towards each other. But the relationship between the unlikely couple isn’t sported by Allie’s strict parents, and she is forbidden from ever seeing Noah again. They fight, and then Allie ends up moving back to her home town in Charleston. Two lovers, torn by distance and harsh adults, don’t see each other for many, many years. Everyday for one whole year, Noah sends a letter to Allie, waiting and waiting for a response. In the present, an older version of Noah is retelling the story to an older version of Allie, who is suffering from a severe case of dementia, in hope that she will remember him. The thrilling love this pair share is so beautiful yet so powerful, and the ending ha your heart pumping with every beat. My favourite character in this epic movie is Noah, because no matter how far away Allie was from him, it never changed how he felt for her, and he never ever gave up, in belief that is one true love would finally return to him. I think this story leaves us a message; that no matter how what hard and difficult challenges life throws in our way, it is always so important to have hope that things will get better, because they always will. My least favourite part in this movie was when Noah was writing his heart out with effort in every letter he sent Allie while she was away, but never, not even once got a reply. Personally, I just found that part really sad and heartbreaking, but for everyone out there this movie has my highest recommendation.

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  71. Safe Haven [Movie]
    This remarkable movie directed by Lasse Hallström, makes your mind wonder and gives you a legitimate perspective on what many wives of all ages go through, the tough reality of domestic violence. Katie Feldman, an innocent wife just trying to protect herself from her cruel husband Kevin Tierney, flees from her home in nothing but fear, attempting to escape and continue with her life elsewhere. She eventually finds herself ended up in the small, and supposedly safe town of South Port, located in North Carolina. With all the savings she secretly stole from her husband, she was able to find a quiet house, and began to act like that whole chapter of her life with Kevin never even existed. She forms a strong bond with her new neighbour Jo, who lived a couple metres down the street and who is always up for a friendly chat. After multiple times from going to the local food store and meeting the owner, Alex Wheatley, they both fell madly in love with each other and developed a pleasant relationship. This movie is a wow factor, all different feelings and emotions are expressed, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a beautiful love story. It’s exciting, heartwarming and at times even leaves you on the edge of the couch demanding on whats going to happen next. Personally, I really enjoyed it and it’s great to know there is also a book you can read as well.

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  72. Divergent: [Book]
    The thrilling story called “Divergent”, written by the amazing author Veronica Roth, is about a young adolescent who is trying to figure out the group where she belongs, and where she will continue her future in. The society she lives in is much different to ours, everyone having a place, community that they fit in to, a place in one of these 5 factions: Candor, Amity, Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. These five unique groups were created centuries ago by the founders, in order to keep the peace. Each faction is decided from personality results, meaning at the age of 16, every teenager is obligated to take a test, used with antiseptic accompanied by a perplexing hallucination. Eventually, after the test is completed, after a certain amount of time, the student will receive a maximum of 2 results from the 5 factions. But this wasn’t the case for Beatrice Prior. Instead of 1 or 2 results, she got 3, which apparently, is incredibly rare. However, these kind of people were known as “Divergent’s”, supposedly extremely deadly people incapable of being controlled. This journey for Tris is remarkable, how she happens to over come every single obstacle that happens to stand in her way. On this adventure, she meets her gorgeously handsome initiation instructor known as “Four”, and eventually, feelings were developed and together, they discovered the secrets their extraordinary district had hidden from reality. I really enjoy reading this book. It made me feel a series of all different emotions, and at the same time, something mind-blowing is waiting at the end of each chapter. I went through a phase being absolutely obsessed with the whole idea of this fictional community, and I defiantly rate it a 10/10!

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  73. THE SHIP OF DEAD; MAGUS CHASE BY RICK RIORDAN is the 3rd and last book in the Magnus Chase and the God’s of Asgard series. This book was really fun to read and I really enjoyed it just as much as Rick’s other books. Magnus is such a relatable character all throughout the series but particular in this book – I could just feel myself being him because he was so easy to relate to. He’s just a boy who’s tired and doesn’t understand his feelings and he can be so naive without realising. He went through amazing character development ohmygod!!!!! He finally found out his weaknesses and finally understood what made him a whole, strong person. The whole battle at the end brought me to TEARS. I really missed his long hair and refuse to picture him with short hair. His relationship with Alex really progressed in this book iM SO HAPPY. If I could die for one character in this series it would be hands down Alex Fierro. He/she is such an icon I cANNOT FATHOM. His/her fashion is so inspiring like one day I’m just gonna go thrift shopping and ask myself when I browse: “Would Alex fierro wear this?” This whole time Magus had been so confused by his own feelings to not realise any of Alex’s, but I’m happy with how it ended and the buildup of their relationship. I still think that the whole plot of this book (and series) was a bit confusing. The whole 9 worlds was so hard to get my head around I still don’t fully understand what one is what. I think I prefer greek gods over Norse, only because I can get my head around it easier. We got more background about the other characters like Halfborn, Mallory and TJ, which I’m really glad for. They are such well written characters and deserve as much attention as any of the other character. TJ really came out to be one of my favourite characters. Even though his mother was a slave and he had literally fought in the war and faced so many tragedies, he just kept being a sunshine and spreading love and happiness and I think thats what a strong character is. Because even if they have been through hell, they still seem to uplift everyone else. Mallory also went through some acceptance and I’m glad that we finally truly understood her role with everyone, because it was a bit unclear for me. Can I just say that if Sam was a real person, I would literally get on my knees and bow several times. She faced Loki while she was going through RAMADAN. Me, being a Muslim, I know how hard ramadan is. I literally get hungry after 20 minutes. But she went all the way starting with fighting giants, meetings gods and freezing half to death. WHAT A QUEEN. I just want a novella about her and Amir’s wedding so bad – RICK PLEASE. This whole book had so many great lessons like trusting your friends, working together, acceptance, letting go, moving on, love and kindness. But the other side of this book is that it’s just an absolute and total MEME. I swear overtime I see the chapter titles i just burst into giggles because oHMYGOSH MAGNUS STOP. PLZ GET A GRIP. One of my favourite moments in this book (though there were many) was probably the dragons heart incident. When Magnus accidentally knocked it into the fire but tried to catch it but ended up burning himself and put his hands in his mouth. BOY. ARE YOU SERIOUS YOU NEED TO LEARN TO STOP BEING SO CLUMSY I SWEAR TO GOD. but really, I was laughing so hard. Another moment was when Magnus just got back from a dangerous event and Alex came out going “oh thank god!” and Magnus felt fuzzy inside because he thought he/she cared but really Alex just wanted his sunglasses to go with the outfit he/she was wearing HAHAHAHHA (but same though). And lastly but never least) I shall talk about Percy’s wonderful appearance in this book! I think it was very considerate of him to help Magnus even though he’s probably busy with his swim team. I think Percy’s interactions with Annabeth were the CUTEST! They make me get all the feels – they’re THAT cute. I missed my favourite ship. Also, Percy describing his sister just made my heart melt I was ecSTATIC. Does Rick like putting me through pain???? Does he like me suffering for more good quality content???? Yes, he indeed does. Overall, I am DEVASTATED that this series has come to an end. I CANT BELIEVE RICK WOULD DO THIS ME HOW COULD HE. In the future I better see more Magnus content or i’m gonna riot (I swear I will).

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  74. Nona and me,
    This book was written by Claire Atkins and was an extremely enjoyable book for me to read and I would highly recommend it to others. It follows the story of a girl named Rosie who has grown up with her family and her adopted aboriginal family in a small community town of Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. As a teenager, Rosie is faced with many problems such as dealing with her parent’s divorce, her big crush on Serena’s older brother but easily the biggest problem she faces is her relationship between her and her yolnu family as well as her long-lost friendship with Nona, She has to choose between her new school friends or her childhood best friend, and sister. I would highly recommend this book to those over the age of 14 because there are some parts of book that may be inappropriate for anyone under that age.

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  75. Heartland- TV show
    Oh My Gosh, Where do I start, this is my all time favourite TV show ever! If you like horses and drama and a sneak peak of romance, this is the one for you It is based in Canada and is all about this family that lives on a farm called Heartland. The main character is Amy and she is what they call a horse whisperer, she loves horses and helps them when they need her. My favourite character is probably Jack, they grandpa, he is a true cowboy, with a kind heart. WARNING: It is sooooooooo addictive. There are 10 sessions, but they have just let out part of season 11. I rate the show a definite 10 out of 10!

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  76. Forbidden friends
    Forbidden friends is a great book by Anne-Marie Conway. It is all about these two teenage girls, Lizzy and Bee, that both have problems with their social life and both have big secrets. When they meet on a summer holiday in Spain, it was almost like they are meant to be, but when there secrets start to add up, things start to get serious. This book was page turning and always interesting, you never knew exactly what was going on. My favourite character is Bee, mainly because her hair sounded cool, but her story was really exciting. This book is written as a diary for each character, which made it even better when you could see the same story from different perspectives. Awesome book and really recommended it for those who like a bit of a mystery.

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  77. Movie- Hidden Figures
    Hidden figures is a great true story directed by Theodore Melfi. It is all about these African- American women who work for NASA, they are all very smart, but are very unappreciated. It was based in the 60’s, when John Glenn first went to space and it was a very racist time. It really made me think how cruel we were to these people. The main character (Katherine Johnson), who was black, had to use a different TOILET, drink out of a different coffee jug and so much more, just because of her skin colour! My favourite part, for sure, was when Katherine stood up for herself and shouted at all the selfish white men in the room. Katherine was really good at math and her job was their human calculator (calculators were not invented at the time the movie was based). I really recommend this movie it is very inspirational and has a great story line.

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  78. Kiara said:

    My Sister’s Keeper:
    I love this. It is very sad and emotional, as well as touching. This movie/book is about a girl called Kate who was diagnosed with Leukaemia when very young. Someone had to donate to Kate for her to survive. Her younger sister Anna was brought into the world as a designer baby. Since the age of newborn, the parents forced operations on Anna to save her older sister, until it came to donating a kidney, and she fought back because she wanted rights to her own body. It is so sad, but moving, and definitely a tearjerker. I really recommend to either read the book or watch the movie.

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  79. The Parent Trap
    Wow, this is a fantastic and unique movie that I love! Annie and Hallie are twins that were separated when they were young because their parents wanted a divorce. Annie and Hallie realised they were twins at Summers Camp and then decided to switch places to spend quality time with their other unknown parent. Not only did they want to meet their other parent by switching places, this ensured that Annie’s and Hallie’s parents would have to re meet and the girls hoped they would be able to rekindle their parents’ relationship. Their plan worked! I love this movie because as an audience we can see the special bond the sisters Annie and Hallie are starting to share. This movie is a little cheesy when it comes to the romance of their parents however there are some very funny parts in it too. Overall it is a great movie with a fantastic story line. I would recommend this movie to anyone that wants a good movie that will impress! I would rate this movie a 9/10!

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  80. Brooklyn 99
    I loved watching this – it is hilarious! It is a really fun but interesting series crimes are solved whilst being hilarious! The main character, Jake is so good a solving the crimes but super funny too. Jake is super cheeky and naughty at times but he takes his job very seriously and is very good at it! I also love Amy because she is very formal and proper which I love. Jake and Amy make the show so entertaining with their highly amusing arguments and actions. Brooklyn 99 also shows us some techniques and skills detectives need to solve big crimes. This is perfect for any occasion and will please anyone. I couldn’t stop laughing! I could watch the episodes so many times and not get sick of them. It is perfect for anyone who enjoys mystery but also having a laugh! I would recommend this to anyone between the ages of 12-19 or to anyone that loves a good wholesome television series!

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  81. Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone by J.K Rowling

    I think this book is a book we have all read and loved! This book is now a classic and a fantastic read. I love the way the book is written. Harry thought he was an ordinary boy until he received his letter from Hogwarts informing him that he was actually a wizard! I felt sorry for Harry at the start because of the way the Dursleys were treating him yet they were very reluctant to send Harry to Hogwarts. This book has some really cool parts to it like the chapters in Diagon Alley. There is also some fantastic quotes from this book that will remain with you forever. The best part is that when you have finished reading it there are other books in this series that are just as enjoyable. This book it full of mystery which is why it is so appealing to so many people who love it! It is written with lots of detail and and you can easily image what it would be like to be a student at Hogwarts! This book makes you question who to trust and who your real friends are. I love the books more than the movies, so definitely read the books first! I would recommend this book to everyone of all ages!

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  82. Risk By Fleur Ferris – Spoiler alert

    Risk is an eye opener to the dangerous online world that can have severe consequences. Taylor is so sick of her friend Sierra getting everything she wants and being spoilt rotten. Sierra starts chatting to Jacob Jones, they then decide to meet up and go on a date. But Sierra never came back. They soon discover Jacob Jones strangled her and killed her. He was a murderer in disguise. This book really opened my eyes and changed the way I felt about social media. It also made me more aware of online predators and how to keep myself safe on social media. I felt very frustrated at times in this book because I don’t know why Sierra didn’t realise he wasn’t who he said he was when they spoke online. It also made me sad when Taylor didn’t take any sort of action until a few days after Sierra failed to return from her date. If my friend told me she was going on a date and didn’t come back after a couple of days I would tell the police and other responsible adults straight away. I think this author used fantastic language and really described the situation so that you could picture it. This book was a fantastic read because it was thrilling but it had a sad ending. I love Fleur Ferris’s books because they are written so incredibly well. I had many mixed emotions when I was reading this book some were sadness, sorrow and regret. I would recommend this book to anyone of all ages and gender because it is so fantastic!

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  83. Movie – Suddenly 30
    This is one of my all time favourites! This movie is a must watch at a sleepover! This movie is about a 13 year old girl who wishes she was 30, her life changes when her wish comes true and she is thrown in a unknown world with a different lifestyle of a 30 year old woman. Jenna definitely learns to be careful of what you wish for! I love this movie because it is full of fun and has many laughs. This movie teaches us to enjoy and live in the moment because before you know it, everything could change and your world could turn upside down! Jenna learns to trust people and she also learns that her old friends may have moved on and found other friends, which is a life lesson lots of people face and people do “move on but true friendships will last. Jenna’s true friendship with Matt helps her get through her confusion which is so lovely to watch as their friendship develops. There is also some great music and a particular legendary dance scene that everyone will love! I would rate this movie a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone wanting to watch a great movie about romance and fantasy!

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  84. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986 Movie)
    I was introduced to this movie by my parents who loved watching this movie back in the 80’s. It’s a classic 80’s movie and just as hilarious now as it was back then. My generation can relate to this movie. It’s about 3 kids that ditch school for the day and have a blast in New York City. They get up to a lot of mischief and fool their school principle. It’s great watching this movie and seeing all the old 80’s fashion and memorabilia such as the old telephone attached to the wall with the long cord compared to the wireless phones and technology we use today. This movie takes you back in time and will always remain a favourite for generations to come. Ask your parents if they have seen this movie and if they enjoyed it. Other good 80’s movies would include The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Grease and many more so check them out today!!!

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  85. Wreck by Fleur Ferris

    Wow, this book hooks you so fast, I couldn’t put it down! Wreck has a fantastic story line that is very interesting. I love this book because it is full of mystery and it is written in a very unique way because there are two stories in the one book but they relate back to each other and compliment each other. I found this book fascinating because there was always something playing on your mind like, who is responsible for this or who really wants Tamara dead and what are they hiding? The book is full of mystery and questions. I found myself a bit confused at the start but then I began to understand the book and I was able to make some predictions and connections. There were lots of unanswered questions throughout the book but I found I was so eager to finish reading and find out what happened. The style of writing is very involved and you can imagine scenes and put yourself in Tamara’s shoes which really does help when reading. It is a very good ending and I found myself wanting more. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that loves mystery. I think it would be best for people of the age 12-15. I love this book and it was a fantastic read! I would rate it a 10/10 and it is a must read!

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  86. The Long Walk by Kerry Greenwood

    This book is a heart warming read, I love this book. The Long Walk is a story about a young girl trying to keep her brothers and sisters safe as she attempts to find her father. Isa tries so hard and as she flees her home and town she meet lots of people on her journey; some are caring and loving whilst others will go above and beyond to stop them. Even though Isa endures these many hardships she knows that first and foremost she must keep her family together. I admire Isa’s determination to keep her family together, she goes through thick and thin but she always has hope and it is so inspiring. The historical aspects of this book also make it an interesting read particularly that it is set in Victoria and more so along the Surf Coast. I love this book because it make me so grateful that I have my loving parents to look after me and care for me but the strength and determination shown by Isa are character traits that are so admirable in young girls. I would recommend this book to girls the age of 10 to 14 and I would rate this book 9/10.

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  87. Wonder – by R.J Palacio

    Wonder is a classic read that explores the issues faced by many young adults. The main character, Auggie, has to deal with these issues but having a physically deformed face compounds these issues for him making his life miserable. I admire Auggie’s determination and strength of character throughout the book. Auggie tries to fit in but one of the key quotes from this book is ‘you can’t blend in when you where born to stand out’. This book made me realise how hard it must be for people that don’t ‘fit in’ with stereotypes. This book makes you take a step back and look at your behaviour towards others because everyone must be treated with respect and consideration. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages as it is an inspirational story that everyone can relate to. I would certainly give this book a 10/10!!

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  88. Book- The Simple Things by Bill Condon

    The book The Simple Things, is a delightfully warm and moving story about friendship, family, getting old and growing up. This book is a little slow at the start but tension builds as the story progresses. This book highlights the fact that we should be more grateful for the simple things in life like fishing, cricket and climbing trees and that we don’t need the latest and greatest iPhone or other devices in order to be happy and content. This book is an emotional filled book, my feelings towards Steven (the main character) changed throughout the book when he started to open up to his Aunt. When an emergency happens Steven was worried about his aunt which shows how his feelings towards her have changed and that he no longer thinks she was just an old and grumpy woman anymore but rather she is filled with surprises and mystery!
    I would rate this book a 8/10 only because it was a bit slow at the start. I would recommend this book to people around the ages of 10-14.

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  89. Book – Anna Flowers, by Eloisa Southby-Hablbish and David Lawrence

    I have read this book many times and I never get sick of it. Each time I read it, it’s just as brilliant as the first time! This book is relevant to girls my age as it demonstrates the problems we may face such as bullies, starting at a new school, making new friends and coping with family issues each day. Anna has to overcome these problems and she decided to join the netball team and this is another relevant aspect of the book for girls my age. The book Anna Flowers has humour and courage through it and some really handy netball tips and tricks. My favourite part of the book is when Anna stands up to the bully, I like this part because it shows lots of courage and it empowers us to stand up when we are being mistreated. I would rate this book a 10/10 and I would recommend it to girls around the ages of 9-14 and especially if you like playing netball.

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  90. ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN BY JENNY HAN is the final book in the ‘Lara Jean’ series and it was fabulous! Though not everything was perfect, it was such a nice heartfelt book and I think I’m going to miss this series so much (I think I read the series too fast – 4 days). At the start everyone was talking about how Lara Jean was going to get into UVA and have a great time with Peter and see her family even though she’s at uni and I instantly knew then that “nope her dreams are gonna be crushed because she’s not getting in”. I’m glad that she had backup schools though so I didn’t really panic. The communication skills in this book truly sucked. Peter always looked distance and Lara Jean just casually didn’t think of it anymore. Like, GIRL, he is quite obviously bothered about something you NEED to question him. But every time he brushes it off as nothing she goes “Oh ok. Nothing wrong then”. HOW NAIVE CAN YOU BE, LARA JEAN? People hide their emotions, thats a THING. And she knows for a fact that Peter likes to show how strong he is so obviously he’s not going to wear his heart on his gods damned sleeve! But besides that, Peter really stepped up his game this book. I think because of the time skip the two of them have really grown as individuals and finally know how to work their relationship. As much as I love John Ambrose McClaren, Peter will always be the one for Lara Jean – and he proved it in this book. I still cannot get over jealous Peter because it is honestly hilarious. That whole scene where John was eating Peter’s carrots and was trying to converse with him bUT PETER JUST KEPT STARING AT JOHN EATING HIS CARROTS AHAHAHAHA. And also when he opened the scrap book and saw the picture of them as kids and he just flicked Johns face saying “Punk” – honestly Peter is actually so funny, I’m dying. I thought that the whole marriage with Lara Jean’s father and Trina was so cute! This book isn’t only fluff and drama but it’s really realistic. We see the struggles as the family gets bigger. Margot is not automatically happy about Trina marrying her dad, and that’s understandable. Handling the situation was the tough part, but it was okay in the end. Margot’s boyfriend and Peter bonding was so cute! I think it’s because Peter is just an overall kind person that he’s good withe everyone. The one thing that was the dost unrealistic was that Lara Jean had a curfew of 1am. ONE GODDAMN A.M ARE YOU SERIOUS. And apparently all the other teens didn’t have curfews????? wHERE ARE THEIR PARENTS??? ARE THEY EVEN BEING TAKEN CARE OF?????? At 1am I am dead asleep dreaming about food and meeting Chris Hemsworth and apparently other teens are partying and and playing non PG games? Be right back just reevaluating my entire life.

    The ending was glorious! If you read this book I promise you that you’ll be happy with the ending!!!!!!! It was perfectly tied together and vey fluffy. I will end this review with a happy quote (that I tear up at the sight of; I’m even tearing up typing the quote – lord help me).

    “Peter will love Lara Jean with all his heart, always.”

    I am EMO. GOODBYE (not so great) WORLD.

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  91. P.S I STILL LOVE YOU BY JENNY HAN is the second book in the contemporary series “To All the Boys I Loved Before”. This book was a bit frustrating at times but I loved it nonetheless! Usually after the first book we never get to see couples being together and actually being a couple (because authors are low-key evil, not even joking) but this book really refreshed me. I’m glad we didn’t dawdle Peter and Lara Jean’s relationship like most books do. The first few chapters they’re done being bumpy and straight to the point. Seeing them together made my heart warm and content. The whole hot tub incident was getting out of hand. I love the fact that when she first sees the video she’s like “Huh” snd just watching casually but like 3 seconds later she lets out a high pitch scream because she realises its her and I’m dying of laughter. The whole Gennevieve plot line was annoying. Gennevieve is a manipulative person! But Peter just runs off to her every time. I get that she was going through some stuff and Peter was always the one there for her but wasn’t that unfair to Lara jean? If my boyfriend kept running off to his girlfriend every time she called, I would be annoyed as well. I think Peter owed it to Lara Jean to at least tell her when he was going to Gennevieve instead of her finding him holding her. I understand why she was questioning her relationship with him, because I would be too. When John came into the story more I was rooting for him so much ohmygod!!!!!!! He was the ideal boyfriend – he was sweet, caring, kind, confident, handsome. He was the whole deal but nope – Lara Jean just has to choose the train wreck way to happiness. John kind of reminds me of Jason Grace from the Heroes Of Olympus series – both are blonde, smart, look like male models and stopped being shy in different points of their lives. While Peter was being a jerk and frankly a pain in my backside, John was being the gentleman he is and treated Lara Jean with respect. 1940’s party they went to was the cutest thing ever! I was literally in awe! There outfits and the dancing and the mustang! (sorry I’m just casually swooning). Chris is the real MVP throughout this book. She was really there for Lara Jean in her hard times and I loved that so much. This entire book I’m thinking is “So is Josh gonna be a thing? Because last book she literally wrote him another letter starting with ‘PS I STILL LOVE YOU. Confidence? I think not!” But this entire book it was like “Wait.. Who’s Josh??? Josh who????” It was like he didn’t exist. but I guess I’m okay with that? Kitty’s more attached to Peter now anyway. I think that I can relate to Lara Jena in many ways, for instance this quote: “Like, why do I speak? Why did god me a mouth if I’m just going to say dumb stuff with it?” I also relate to Margot because I, too, call out double standards every time it happens. I grew to like her way more in this book especially since she was so supportive of Lara Jean’s relationship with Peter. I’m kind of team John right now but I know that he probably won’t end up with her because authors don’t like me being happy apparently. This book was fantastic! Can’t wait to read the final one.

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  92. TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE BY JENNY HAN is a book I thought I wouldn’t like. I thought that it would be too predictable and cliche but I enjoyed it so much more than I intended to. The protagonist is childish. Lara Jean is a girl in junior year of high school and she enjoys baking, not driving, knitting, not hiking and is quirky till the end. I thought I was reading about a 12 year old at the start. But towards the end of the book she really grows as a person. She knows how to let go of love and how to gain it, to me that’s growth. Even though she’s childish, she can handle herself. Sure, she’s made stupid mistakes but they were always to protect others first. That’s probably what I like most about her – that she’s self sacrificing and puts everyone she cares about before herself. I guess in a way I can relate to her – I, too, have to write out all my feeling to be truly over something. Although I don’t write sappy love letters to boys (gross. Why would I waste my time on that?) I write book reviews to get all my thoughts out since I’m such an opinionated person. In my opinion, Margot was a pain. Of course for sure she a good role model for her siblings but she’s so uptight and controlling that it was nagging me throughout the whole book. The whole drama with Josh and her – UGH. It honestly could’ve all been fine if there were truths instead of lies. I knew from the start who would send out the letters, it was quite obvious. And though I’m glad the letter were sent out, Lara Jean hardly got mad and it was a tad annoying because if I were in her place I would have blown my top off. I thought it was a bit unrealistic how none of the boys thought her love letters were creepy. She wrote most when she was like 12-13! Peter isn’t even all that – I mean sure he’s handsome, but he’s such a douche (no offence). He was cute at some points but he never apologised when he did something wrong! And even though he would be hurting, he wouldn’t go to Lara Jean he would make her come to him! Sounds ridiculous to me. Though I did really love the way they first decided to start a pretend relationship – I thought it was cute that she ran to him and jumped into his arms as first reaction. The trope “Pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend to make ex’s or crushes jealous” was actually really fun to read. This is one of the tropes I adore and probably will never get sick of. Throughout this whole book, it was never discarded that she was half Korean and I’m so thankful for that! the author took time to explain her culture in her family like the food that her white dad would cook to keep the memory of her mum. She couldn’t be any characters other than asian ones otherwise people thought she was a manga or anime character — that’s a real issue and I’m glad it was brought up! It was a such a realistic thing to happen, especially at high school. My favourite character would have to be Kitty because she’s so head strong. Seriously, she’s ten times tougher than I’ll ever be. Her relationship with Peter was one of my favourite things because it really showed that she cared about Lara Jean and that she wanted someone suitable for her. She slowly opened up to Peter and it was the cutest. Josh was a confusing guy – he said he still loved Margot yet all the drama between Lara Jean happened, but in the end it was never even resolved fully???????? I heard theres going to be a movie adaption for this book and I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I am praying to all the gods that the producers don’t screw it up! This book doesn’t deserve to turn into another Percy Jackson film adaption! I am happy with the casting of Lara Jean though, I think she’s perfect for the role.
    This book was so fun to read! I’ll definitely continue with the series!

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  93. Hunt for the Wilder people (movie)
    Hunt for the wilder people is a super funny family movie, directed by Taika Waititi. It is based in New Zealand and is about a fat, naughty foster child called Ricky. He loves it with his new foster mum, but not to sure about his foster dad. When tragedy hits, Ricky is forced to run away with his foster dad, they grow closer while surviving the New Zealand bush. My favourite bit is probably when these hunters attacked the foster dad, Hec. Ricky grabs a gun to save Hec, shoots it up and yells s@*#$ just got real is is really funny! My favourite character by far is Psycho Sam, He has definitely got his name for a reason! I rate this movie a 10 out of 10! It is a must see!!

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  94. Hannah said:

    Dat Attitude (SPOILERS BEWARE)
    I read this short story quite a few years back and it has significantly influenced who I am today as a person. The book follows teenage girl Cinda as she moves through year 11, finding her feet in a large school and struggling against the bullies as they often pick on her since she is a black trans girl at a christian school. If I could change one thing, it would be to open the eyes of the teachers, who ignore her issues as they do not comply with their religion. Cinda finally finds a friend, Adalia, who accepts her for who she is and stands beside her, offering her support and comfort. Adalia doesn’t judge Cinda and likes her for who she is, and the readers begin to fall in love with his character over the course of the story. My favourite part is the major plot twist when Cinda misreads the signs from Adalia and approaches her crush, Benqui and expresses her feelings for him, only to have him to reject her as he confesses he actually likes Adalia. However, it is then uncovered that Adalia has been a boy all along (cross dressing as a girl) and was in love with Cinda. WOW. Adalia is my favourite character, because he represents what we should all strive to be more like. This story came back to me because of the recent equality issues, and I think the world would be a better place if more people were like Adalia. I would recommend this book for people ages 14+ as it does cover quite mature themes, and I rate it a 7/10.

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  95. Ingrid said:

    Press Gang – tv series

    Hands down one of the best series’ I have ever watched. If you love a good mystery, teen drama and comedy then this is the one for you. It’s set in the 80s, which some people may not like (with the bad quality footage and all) but its much more than just the graphics. Press Gang grabs you from the beginning, with the characters you fall in love with as they are all so unique and quirky! My favourite character is Spike, who is American in an English high school. He is a rebel who breaks rules, and doesnt care what others think…so when he falls for goodie-two-shoes Linda…you cant help but fall in love with the both of them. They ar the main reason I watch this series honestly….apart from the INTENSE MYSTERIES! Okay so this series is FULL of mysteries. Every episode had a plot twist which you just dont see coming and is very cleverly done. The episode length is the span of a short movie, which some people wont like…but I find it handy as you wont accidentally binge watch the whole series. It give you just enough in one go..and something to look forward to the following night.
    I have seen this series over 4 times and I would watch it all again in a heartbeat (if I had the time). Overall a great series, with the best story line and characters
    10/10 hands down!!

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  96. Hannah said:

    Teen Wolf (Tv series)
    SO this is my favourite show of all time. And yes there is only one more episode to ever be released. So it seems appropriate to pay tribute to basically my life these past 6 years. Where do I start? So people think it will be all fake and animation but honestly there are barely any claws and fangs and when there are they are totally believable and realistic. If you like good looking guys and intense plot twists and cliffhangers and NO WHAT moments, then this show is for you. There is violence, drama, humour #ripstiles, action, adventure and romance all in the one. And no it is not like twilight in any way. My favourite season is definitely season 3, because duh void stiles is life, and my favourite characters are Stiles (Dylan O’Brien #mieczyslaw) and Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) because they are so so funny and sterek is forever. So many people hate on Teen Wolf because they haven’t given it a chance, trust me, give it a chance you will not regret it and plus the eye candy, would recommend for ages 12+ as there are a few *steamy* scenes. 100000/10. Ily stydia xx

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  97. Hannah said:

    Annabelle Creation
    Well this movie was sufficiently traumatising….like usual with these type of horror movies eg. annabelle, conjuring, insidious, there isn’t really much of a plot, someone gets possessed, the terror builds throughout the movie and ends with a 20 minute rush of complete intense horror which left me in tears and my friend laughing at me hysterically….so if you enjoy a good scare then this movie is for you. I didn’t have a favourite character, they all were annoying as, like usual, they ignored the many obvious signs that something was very wrong eg. a creepy doll appearing in random spots, footprints, doors locking by themselves, and yet no one said anything until it was too late….The scariest bit was when they were in the barn under the floor, and the most traumatising bit was the little Annabelle girl’s death at the very beginning. Would recommend this movie for anyone aged 14+ who likes having heart attacks, rate it a 9/10 on the horror factor and 5/10 for movie quality.

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  98. Ingrid said:

    The Crucible – (play and film)

    Both the play and film of this written by Arthur Miller is fairly similar, so I will address them as one. The Crucible is definitely a challenging text to read as it is in the form of a playwright. Short and sharp, yet difficult to follow due to the old language. A text filled with social conflicts, pre-existing tensions and mass hysteria in the small town of Salem Massachusetts (1666), it definitely delves into the impact of crisis and human behaviour. There are those, when faced with adversity who ‘rise to the top of this crucible’ and those who ‘sink’. With petty jealousies, conflicts over lumber rand land, and mistrust of authority figures in the community, along with the isolation of the town due to the indians seen as ‘the devil’s last preserve’, the village is forced to become very insular, and accuses others of being corrupt and ‘witches’ and consorting with the Devil! Full of superstition is is definitely a play that tests the morals of humans and how each character interacts with one another.
    Overall a 5/10 due to the lack of enjoyment, though very well written in context, meaning, and plot. (for older readers)

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  99. Ingrid said:

    10 Things I hate about you – film

    Adapted from Shakespere’s Taming of the Shrew, it takes a hilarious, dramatic and teenage take on this fantastic novel. I love how it follows a similar plot but makes it acceptable for a younger audience. Known as one of the best teenage movies of all time, I can agree that it sits very high on the scale. Anyone who feels like watching a chick-flick with their bestie should definiely have this on their list (even if they have seen it before!) Great to rematch.
    My favourite part is when Heath Ledge sings to her on the stairs in front of everyone and gets chased by security guards/teachers.
    A movie filled with laughter, tears, and happiness.
    A must watch for all sleepovers!
    9/10!!

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  100. Ingrid said:

    The Golden Age (book)

    Had to read this book for school, wrote a creative on it, and thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Great morals in the story and true to real life. I loved the touch of history including the civil war between Buda and Pest in Hungary of 1940s. The characters are well established and as if you can dive inside their mind. Set in this person narration it was a great way to tell the story as you get to see inside every character’s thoughts and jump between memories, experiences, and settings.
    Great book you can dive into and imagine clearly every detail.
    Captivating language and very well set out. Chapters are short and easy to read. I would definitely recommend to all who love a drama with science, sadness, and satisfaction.
    The ending was perfect and very satisfying to read.
    I would have liked to explore the minds of a few other characters further such as Ida and Meyer, I felt like they had much more to say…but overall a 7/10!

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  101. Ingrid said:

    The edge of seventeen – film

    This new film I saw recently. A great teen film, as it perfectly depicts how growing up is hard, especially in the teenage years. In high school, Nadine is known as an outcast, with her older brother Darian being very popular. When Darian starts dating her best friend she loses the only person that she loves in life. She cant help but feel jealous as her best friend starts hanging out with her brother’s social circles, getting a popular reputation, and almost choosing her brother over her. Nadine is alone, but through the help of her english teacher she meets new people and learns to deal with her problems on her own.
    A great coming of age story, with very real experiences, though the ending was a let down.
    6/10

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  102. Ingrid said:

    Whip it – film

    I love this sports film, filled with average teenage social dramas…however with a twist of finding what you want to do as a career in the difficult choosing time of late teens. Bliss lives in small-town Texas and is treated like a child by her parents, with her mother wanting her to enter beauty pageants,….but that’s not what Bliss is about!
    She is empowered not by the beauty of being a woman…but the abilities of a woman. She gets into Roller-derby and becomes a part of a team after seeing how competitive, reckless, and rebellious they are. They train hard and long hours to become the best they can be, and that’s just what Bliss needs and wants.
    Her parents hate her new hobby, but with it brings Bliss happiness and she discovers herself.
    It is just as much a coming of age story of a teenage girl trying to find herself in a small town that offers next to nothing, and works with what she can to find happiness.
    7/10. Would definitely recommend to all!

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  103. Ingrid said:

    Stick it – film

    Ive always had a soft spot for gymnastics. So this film really pulled my interest. It’s such a beautiful sport, and a movie on it, with the added drama was great! Its about Haley who is a naturally gifted athlete in gymnastics but…. she doesnt follow the rules. After she gets in trouble with the law the judges sentence her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary coach….but once she gets there she starts misbehaving again. My favourite part is the ending…where they “Stick it” to the judges after that disqualify a female competitor for her bra strap accidentally showing during her routine. This unfolds a chaos of events of all the teammates “sticking it” to them and courageous following their own moral compass.
    Great film, suitable for gymnastic loves, both female and male…ages 10 and up.
    7/10!

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  104. Ingrid said:

    Avatar

    Definitely one of the modern graphical wonders.
    Incredible CGI and interpretations of what a world outside of Earth would be like. I love everything about it, from the details of the plants, to the avatars themselves. An unusual move, definitely not like any other, and I was hoping for a second film…unfortunately none seems to be made.
    The plot was the only thing that I didn’t like about it. It was kind of boring how the objective was just to dig up some valuable substance under the earth…I thought it would have been better if it was a plot along the lines of saving a species or something.
    The dragon scene was my favourite, as I loved the concept of riding a dragon and having to connect with one out of many, so they form a special bond.
    Overall, not a movie for children under 10, but would give a 6/10!

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  105. Ingrid said:

    Mabo (film):

    I enjoyed this film a lot, despite having to watch it for a SAC. It was a really deep film, with messages about discrimination, acceptance, and individuality. Diving deeper into the film techniques I was able to explore the film on a deeper level than that of the common eye/mind may view it with. For example, Killoran’s authority changes throughout the book as he is depicted in a dirty, small shack at a desk, yet further along the film he moves to an office, yet he still looks sleezy as that is the way he is portrayed at the beginning.
    Overall a great film with lots of meaning.
    8/10!

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  106. Ingrid said:

    The day the earth stood still – film
    A great film, old, but a classic. The hidden messages and meaning behind this flick is incredibly deep, despite is calm veneer. I would definitely watch again…next week! Klaatu is an extraterrestrial visitor to planet Earth, and it takes ages to figure it out. As the world’s governments and scientists try and understand what’s happening and how to stop it, Dr. Helen Benson and her stepson come to the conclusion that Klaatu is….. a “friend to the Earth.”
    Great film, and suitable for all ages! Interesting plot and a definite MUST SEE!
    9/10

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  107. Ingrid said:

    Mabo (film):
    A beautiful film about courage, family, and belief.
    I enjoyed this film a lot, despite having to watch it for a SAC. It was a really deep film, with messages about discrimination, acceptance, and individuality. Diving deeper into the film techniques I was able to explore the film on a deeper level than that of the common eye/mind may view it with. For example, Killoran’s authority changes throughout the book as he is depicted in a dirty, small shack at a desk, yet further along the film he moves to an office, yet he still looks sleezy as that is the way he is portrayed at the beginning.
    Overall a great film with lots of meaning.
    8/10!

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  108. Hannah said:

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard
    This movie was pretty intense, followed the story of a bodyguard (surprise surprise) but the plot was actually quite good for an action movie. My favourite character was Sonia because she had a lot of power and influence over many of the male characters in a field traditionally dominated by males, and she was brave and didn’t hesitate in the face of danger. I think the graphics were really good, and there was no over the top destroying everyones property which seems to be normal in action movies and really annoys me. I loved how they incorporated humour into such an intense movie, it was a good balance between death and comedy that it wasn’t too emotionally confronting. I would recommend this movie to anyone over the age of 13, there was A LOT of swearing but it was humorous and not too shocking, I rate this movie an 8/10

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  109. Hannah said:

    IT (2017 movie)
    So there has been a lot of hype surrounding this movie, and it was an entertaining movie with great cinematic effects and the storyline was ok, but there were a lot of times where I was sitting there confused if I was meant to be laughing or scared as I wasn’t sure if they were being serious. I thought it was going to scar me #conjuringstyle but it didn’t, I’m quite a wimp when it comes to horror movies but this one I only jumped a few times and didn’t even cry so clearly not that scary. I loved all the actors, especially the character of Eddie because he was so hilarious and relatable the way he responded to situations. I also didn’t like the clown in the drain scene, as I felt it was unnecessarily graphic and violent and it kind of traumatised me because I was not expecting that sort of violence. I liked how the clown wasn’t the only threat to the kids, how there were the bullies too and the parents being oblivious of everything as this added to the fear factor. I would recommend this movie to anyone over the age of 14, people who are old enough to separate acting from reality, which it was actually difficult to do in this movie. I rate it a 9/10.

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  110. Hannah said:

    The Sweetest Thing (movie)
    I watched this movie for the first time yesterday, and although it was quite crazy and random it was funny and the plot twists and storyline, although a bit cheesy, were quite entertaining. I probably wouldn’t watch it again just because there wasn’t that much depth to it, but I would say worth watching if you’re having a sleepover and want an easy watch. My favourite character was Jane because her character was so funny and unpredictable and my favourite scene was the wedding scene (no spoilers – you’ll have to watch it to find out!) If i could change one thing I would make Christina not so pathetic, like chase after that guy girllll stop standing there awkwardly speechless! It does contain quite a lot of sexual scenes and themes I would recommend for people 16+, and overall I rate it a 6/10

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  111. Hannah said:

    The Crucible by Arthur Miller
    This book was, well, shocking and annoying to say the least. Following the events in Salem during the well-known witch hunt of the 1600’s, this book presented some twisted ideas and left readers irritated by the sheer ignorance of these people. My favourite character was Giles Corey, as he died standing up for his beliefs and refused to condemn any of his friends even as he was brutally killed. I did not like the character Abigail AT ALL, she literally got so many people killed because of her own selfish desires. I HAVE KNOWN HER!! So apart from the blinding ignorance of the court and the girls condemning people to save themselves, the effect on the reader is astounding and long lasting and I would recommend this book for older readers as it is quite emotionally traumatising. I rate it a 5/10.

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  112. Hannah said:

    Year of Wonders
    I actually really enjoyed this book, even thought it was a set english text and it took me ages to read because of the old fashioned language the storyline was amazing and quite shocking at times. Set in the 1600’s, this book follows the village of Eyam as they are stricken with the plague and quarantine themselves off from the outside world to prevent the spread of the disease. My favourite character was Anna, because she was such a strong and independent women, so resilient to all the tragedies she faced. I thought it was clever the way they structured the book, putting a section of the ending at the beginning of the book, however I only understood this once I had read the whole book so it was confusing at first. I loved how many plot twists there were and not so much the vivid images Geraldine Brooks placed in the readers mind as they were kind of traumatising at times, but very skilfully done. I would recommend this book for older readers, probably 15+ as it is quite confronting, overall I give it a 8/10

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  113. Hannah said:

    Monstrous
    This would be a great story for a more mature middle grade reader. It’s a fantasy tale of friendship, trust, betrayal, and redemption. It teaches lessons about not taking situations or people at face value, about asking important questions, and repenting for wrong doings. The main character is relatable, if very naive at times, and the concept is fresh and not something that’s been rehashed a million times. For folks looking for a strong female character, I think this book could be a good choice. Kymera has a good heart, and while it takes her some time to figure out what the reader realised much sooner than she did, she tries to remain standing by the ones she loves until she has solid reasons that she should not. When she makes a mistake, she owns it and tries to fix it. She’s not afraid to take a risk, and she is almost too faithful. Monstrous is a story about mad science, fantasy adventure, and sacrifice, and anyone who likes Harry Potter series should consider reading this book. I rate it a 7/10.

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  114. I really enjoyed the book the boy in the striped pyjamas, it was such a heart warming book to read. My favourite character in the book was 8 year old Bruno. Bruno was such a kind, caring and innocent little boy who saw the good in people. My least favourite part of the book was when Bruno went onto the other side of the fence and never came back. It was so hard to watch and I felt sorry for everyone on the other side of the fence. If I was able to change something in the book thats the one thing I would change, because it was extremely sad what they did to people on the other side of the fence. I would recommend this book to anyone aged 12 and over, I would rate this book an 8/10.

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  115. I really enjoyed watching the movie wild child it was such a funny movie. Poppy one of the main characters had everything from unlimited credit cards, designer clothes and everything money could buy and a spoilt attitude to match. My favourite part of the movie was when Poppy took it a step to far with a wild prank recking all of her Fathers girlfriends belongings in front of her friends. I found this part of the movie very funny and unbelievable that someone would do something that bad. My favourite character was Poppy because she was the main character and throughout the movie you got to see how she changed and grew. I can’t relate to any of the characters in the movie, my least favourite part of the movie was when she was telling people her Mother died that was so so so sad. If I could change something in the movie it would be the way Poppy treated people, she wasn’t the nicest person at the beginning of the movie. I believe it’s suitable for age 12 and up. I would rate this movie a 7.5/10. 


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  116. I love the Television show Gilmore girls so much! It’s such an enjoyable television that is very addictive to watch. My favourite part of the TV show is Rory’s first day of starting at a school. This part of the book was so funny I won’t spoil why! My favourite character is Lorelai because she is such a kind and caring Mother who will do anything for her daughter. She is very considerate of others and will always go out of her way to help others. I can’t really relate to any of the characters in the book. If I was to change something in the Television show it would be the person Rory’s dating because I don’t like him at all, he is very aggressive towards people. I would also want Lorelai and Luke to date they would make a great couple. I would recommend watching this Television show to others because it’s a great series to watch. It will make you laugh and cry all in the one episode. I would recommend this Television show to people age 12 years and up. I would rate this Television show a 9/10 it’s amazing.

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  117. 10 things I hate about you was such a good movie. This movie made me laugh a lot and it also made me think how lucky I am. The family in the movie have a rule that forbids Bianca from dating until her popular, boy-hating sister Kat finds a boyfriend. I found that part of the movie very odd that a family would have a rule like that. I remember watching this movie for year 9 English and it was a very popular movie and it has been ever since. My favourite character in the book was Kat because she was so different to everyone at school. She had her own say in everything and she didn’t care what people though about her. In this movie I can’t relate to anyone in the movie because I don’t have strict Parents or sisters that act like the Stratford sisters. I didn’t have a least favourite character in the movie because all the characters were good and nice to each other. I really love the whole script and setup of the movie, I wouldn’t change anything in the movie. I would recommend this movie to people ages 12 and up because it’s a movie that you won’t regret watching! I would rate this movie a 8/10.

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  118. Boss baby is directed by Tom McGrath and is about the new arrival of a baby and the impact it has on a family. I really enjoyed watching this movie because it was so funny. The actresses were very funny throughout the movie which made it a great movie for anyone to watch. My favourite part of the movie was when Tim found out that his baby brother wasn’t a baby. It was my favourite part of the movie because it was so unexpected and watching Tim reaction was very funny. My favourite character in the movie was Boss baby because he was very interesting and very funny once he had revealed his secret. I can relate to Tim in the movie because he felt left out when the new baby came into the house, sometime when you get a new sibling you can feel that way but evenly you get use to having them around and love having them in the family. I though the whole movie was great and had a lot of funny parts in it, I would’t change anything about the movie as I felt everything was suited to the movie. I would recommend this movie to others because its a movie that just makes you have a great laugh. I do think this movie would be more suited to a younger audience ages around 5 and up. I would rate this movie a 7/10.

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  119. PONY CLUB SECRETS SERIES
    The ‘Pony club secrets’ series, by Stacy Gregg is fantastic. I absolutely love all the books. If you like horses, even if you aren’t very good at riding them, this is the very best book for you! It is a pretty easy read but always engaging and a great one for all age levels. There is a sneak of romance in most of her books, but nothing disgusting!! Every book is a different stage in Issie Brown’s life, she has always loved horses and her skills improve more and more. Her and her coach take a long journey that leads all the way up to Badminton horse trials! My favourite book out of them all is probably ‘comet and the champions cup’ because there is romance and the main horse is soooo cute! They are a great bunch of books and I rate them a 10 out of 10!

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  120. FLIRTY DANCING
    I read flirty dancing, by Jenny McLachlan for year 7 lit circles and it was awesome. At first I looked at the title and said “NO WAY AM I READING THAT!” Turns out it is amazing and the quote ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ is actually true. Most of the books people choose to read are really sad or scary, but if you are like me and are into happy and romantic books, this is the one for you! I rate this book a 9 out of 10 and I really enjoyed reading it! It is all about the main character, bea’s, mental and physical journey. She has always been a shy person and never liked to go out of her comfort zone, this is all about to change. Bea’s Nan get’s her into jiving (which is a type of dance) and enters Bea into a competition. She falls in love with jive, but there is one little problem, she is partnered with Ollie Mathews, which isn’t the worst thing because he is the hottest guy in the school. It is just pearl her ex best friend will do god knows what when she finds out…..

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  121. TOWER OF DAWN BY SARAH J MAAS is the 7th book in the TOG series. I have many thoughts on this book so be prepared for yelling.
    In my short time, I have read many books. I attain knowledge every time I read a book. I am educated in topics I thought never even existed. Because of what I know by talking to people, listening to others opinions, looking at blogs on tumblr and overall my own thoughts, I have learnt that this book is HIGHLY offensive and could potentially hurt disabled folk. Chaol, our main, lead is a disabled man (being a paraplegic) but his storyline revolves around him trying to beat a disability and treating like it is a curse. I am not at all trying to speak over actual disabled people by saying this is a bad representation. But the way that the author has decided to describe Chaol’s character was just horrible. Especially the way ‘healing’ was added. Without spoiling the ending of the book, let me tell you that the so called ‘healing’ is just trash – fight me on this. I liked Chaol in the first throne of glass books, but now he’s like an annoying seagull from Nemo. To be honest, the only reason I read on was because Nesryn’s storyline actually made sense and was interesting. I wanted to see Chaol adjusting to becoming a disabled man! That’s what I was waiting for! Because it is SO important to have representation for disabled folk, especially because it’s so rare. I think that Chaol and Yrene’s relationship is utter crap and I felt bored everytime I read their parts. SJM wasted a whole book (Queen of Shadows) to develop some sense of a love relationship between Nesryn and Chaol and then in this book acted like it never happened?????? Like Chaol never even had one speck of romantic feeling???? Like Nesryn was emotionless and didn’t love Chaol??????? Don’t test me, I know what I read. And to have Chaol seeing Yrene behind Nesryn’s back had me absolutely appalled because remember that time when he called Aelin a monster and treated her like garbage and disrespected her because she had gone and developed feelings for a Fae prince that was someone other than him?????? Yeah, me too. And then he’s doing the same damn thing to Nesryn just makes me so angry. Nesryn actually has a goddamn PERSONALITY and TALENT and USE – and I’m glad that she had a separate storyline other than Chaol’s trash storyline to heal his disability with flipping dAMNED CRAP LOAD OF MAGIC. Sartaq and Nesryn was such a beautiful pair!! I’m glad she had someone other than white-bread Chaol as a love interest because she deserves so much better than to be treated like dirt. She even said that she was just a replacement for the other women in his life and she didn’t want to feel that way anymore. But you know who is a character that is actually worthy? DORIAN! I want a book based on HIM instead of Chaol to be honest. I used to love Sarah J Maas books but lately I have just been getting more and more disappointed and that makes me upset because she has so much potential! One of the main things I love about her writing is the amazingly written action scenes and the plot and world building and storyline. Lately her writing has been bland with no middle or problem or solution. The other thing is that the fact that her books are VERY hypersexualised. It was never like this in her starting books but now it’s way over the top to the point where you’re just sick of it and physically roll your eyes angrily at the book. It’s also so, so unnecessary! No one gives 2 damns if Yrene has a tiny waist! No one cares about the deeply written descriptions about breasts! Newsflash, we know females exist! I don’t want explicit detail about what happens in a bedroom! Just get over it and continue with the plot for god sakes – I’m not here to learn human anatomy, I’m here to have a good time reading about heroes and strong characters, I’m here for good representation and healthy relationships. Which is something SJM needs to work on. I understand she is trying to write more People Of Colour into her books, and I’m glad that she finally is, but the only reason she started was because people finally starting calling her out on not doing it from the start. If no one had told her that she was blatantly avoiding characters that were nothing other than cis-het white able bodied characters she would not have a whole book about the characterization of brown people (wow! Who even knew brown people existed?). She also managed to write in more bisexual and gay characters (what? You mean people aren’t always interested in the opposite gender?). There was also this WHOLE BOOK where she could’ve taken the time with Chaol’s disabled body and represented him well – but nope just a waste of a perfect gateway to making people happy with representation. Then there is the whole commotion of our favourite (not) princesses and princes of this story. The ones I support fully are Sartaq, Kashin and Hasar. Sartaq was one of my favourite characters after Nesryn because he was such a pure hearted character. His love for Kadara and ruks were just a blessing to my eyes – we need more guy characters showing emotions other than just being the usual brooding, fragile masculine inhabiting guys (*cough, cough* Chaol). I really loved the respect he showed for Nesryn. To him, they were equals – not a prince and a commoner girl. He proved it to her too, unlike others (ahem, Chaol). I was literally cheering for Sartaq the whole book. Kashin seemed like a huge jerk at the start but he turned out to be a decent guy who just wanted to protect Yrene. And Hasar was the same – she made some insensitive comments. But in reality, she was just trying to protect her kin, her land. She was acting on instinct just like anyone else would. This book was nicely tied together and it was a solid ending that lead to the next book. Hopefully I won’t be disappointed at the next one, and I’m glad I finally finished the boring storyline of Yrene of Chaol. I honestly would have loved it more if magic wasn’t used as tool for healing!!!!!!!!!! It was just so insensitive!!!!! And without spoiling the ending I can’t elaborate uGHH. I just wished AND PRAYED, that Yrene was a character who didn’t need a love interest and was just a fierce strong woman without the need or help of a man. I have more thoughts but I would here all day so I’m just gonna stop. Please forgive me for my foul language.

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  122. The boy in the striped pyjamas
    I have read and seen the movie of the boy in the striped pyjamas. It is a great book and movie i really loved it. It involved a lot of adventure and exploration with a very emotional ending. It is set a long time ago when they had refugee camps and this makes the movie even more sad.I think this would be a great book for any one who likes reading about concentration camps and refugee and anyone who likes sad movies. I would rate this book an 8/10

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  123. Angus thongs and perfect snogging:
    This movie is really good as its funny and is the reality life of a teen. I learnt a lesson on how to treat my friends and always keep them close and I learnt about life as a teenager. It also was really funny and quirky and made me laugh. lt’s a wonderful movie that can get a little bit weird but I would recommend it to teenagers. I would rate it a 8/10!!!

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  124. High School Musical 2
    OMG I love this movie so much!!! It is the second out of the high school musical sequel. It is filled with drama, singing, fun, romance and has a sense of adventure. It is also quite emotional and is very heart warming. It’s the end of the school year and everyone is looking forward to the spring break. But it turns out all of them have to work at the country club, with Sharpay being behind and in charge of it all. This movie I would recommend to to teenagers 13 to 14 and its great to bring back all the memories! I would rate this movie a 9/10

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  125. Girl Missing
    This book is a great book that I read this year. It is about a girl called Lauren who has a feeling that she is adopted and goes through so much effort and adventure to find out if its true. It is an amazing book and I read over a couple of days! I recommend it to anyone who loves a thriller and adventure!!! This book was actually recommended to me by some friends who read it for Lit Circles and I really enjoyed it. I would rate it a 9/10 and I think every 13 and 14 year old should read it!!!

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  126. BITTERBLUE BY KRISTIN CASHORE is the sequel set in the ‘Graceling’ universe. For me this book was very dark and it emphasised on things that could be triggering. I was very conflicted of the way that Saf and Teddy just faded away by the end of the book. Teddy was hardly in it after Bitterblue’s reveal and Saf WAS ANGRY ALL THE TIME AND THIS BOY WAS BEING ANNOYING, oh my god. Like 80% it was Saf going ‘I’m going to be angry and stay angry even though everyone’s moved on’. His character felt very lifeless at some parts, and I really hoped more expansion on that (but, alas, god forbid my happiness). But I still loved the cutesy parts between him and ‘Sparks’. Can I just say that King Leck had me MAD AT ALL MOMENTS I WAS READING THIS BOOK. This disgusting actual trash for a king ruled for 35 years????? And no one did ANYTHING???? – I understand why, of course. OHMYGOD EVERY TIME IT WAS TIME TO READ ABOUT WHAT HE DID I HAD TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH BECAUSE I COULD NOT HANDLE IT. And when we find out the truth it just made me cry??? Like I cried 70% of the time because of the second half of the book. BItterblue is SUCH a strong character and she was 100% capable of running her kingdom properly maybe even earlier if it weren’t for men surrounding her and making her decisions. Honestly, if Bitterblue had advisors who were WOMEN, (whom, I add, she is more comfortable with) I think that all the problems caused would’ve been solved easily. Also we never got a closing with Spook and Fox?? Which confused me because they were quite a big part but oh well, I didn’t really ever like Fox. I LOVE KATSA AND PO WITH ALL MY HEART I CANNOT FATHOM HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM. Just their entire dynamic was so fun to read. They would just start fighting each other and wrestling and trying to drown each other and like 5 seconds after they’d be laughing and hugging and it was the cutest thing ever, sIGN ME UP. And the way Po’s disability was handled was really professional. We read of him slowly telling people about it and the troubles caused by it. This really made the context so much more clearer, and gave more feeling to the world they live in. Their society is built up in this tense and strict sort of kingdom, because of the pent up emotions Leck enforced. The trauma is still surrounding the city, which is why it is causing so much strain – and why a disability is a huge deal. Giddon was such a lovely character and I really would like something romantic to develop between him and Bitterblue, when she’s older. He was so helpful and it was calming, especially when betrayals were happening every 10 seconds. I don’t particularly remember him from ‘Graceling’ because I hadn’t read it in a while, but his character was really refined and it felt more real than what it felt in the first book. I’m really devastated about Saf and Bitterblue!!! MY HEART IS ACHING, THE PAIIINNNNNN. The fact that there is even an alternative route and Bitterblue and Saf could’ve lived happily ever after just crushes me to p i e c e s. It was a slow burning ship as well – and I live for those!!! This book had so much representation it just makes me so happy! Bitterblue is a mixed teenage girl, ruling a Kingdom on her own shoulders completely capable with whatever thrown at her, Po is a blind completely loyal man, PTSD is a discussed topic in this book (Thiel, Rood, Runnemood, Holt, Death) constantly and it can be horrifying – but it is necessary to understand, suicide and prevention, strong female relationships (Katsa and Bitterblue) – it’s time to bring each other up, not tear each other down!!, motherly figures – especially in a world where there are mentions of orphans (Helda, Madlen), LGBT relationships!! – This is so important and I’m glad that there were mentions of this topic because everyone is valid and deserve to be represented everywhere! (Tilda and Brenn, Raffin and Bann, Prince Skye) and multiple people of colour showing the world that they can play more than one measly role that the media has portrayed us in. I know this review is long, but it’s worth it because this book will have a special place in my heart. Also I wished that King Leck had a more brutal death, he deserved hell. Have a good day!

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  127. DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

    this is a great book because it has a lot of humour and jokes. This book is about Danny and his Dad who love poaching birds in the forest guarded by the rangers. When Danny’s dad goes out one night, he left Danny asleep in their caravan. Danny woke up and felt very scared because he didn’t know where his dad was. Danny set out on an adventure to find him. he was calling in the shed and whistling into the wind but, he still couldn’t find him. They eventually reunited but you will have to read the book yourself to find out how they reunited. I would recommend Thi book to all ages because it is funny and relaxing for adults while it is a enjoyable book for children.

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  128. this is a great book because it has a lot of imagination and it makes you think outside the box. the main part of the book is when Candice becomes friends with a boy name Douglas and he says he’s from another dimension. At first Candice doesn’t believe he’s from another dimension because she doesn’t know him that well. they end up being really good friends but, they are only friends. A small part of the book is when Candice talks about her dead sister sky. She is used to speaking about it but, sometimes it sends a shiver down her spine. I would recommend this book to ages 11 – 14.

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  129. this is an amazing book if you like the book “Wonder”. it has the same type of story line as Wonder but it has 3 different perspectives; Julian the bully, Christopher his oldest friend and Charlotte his classmate. if you have read the book Wonder you will want to read Auggie and me as well. Auggie has always had a tough time at school because of his looks. Auggie is kind of used to it now but when people talk about him behind his back he still gets mad.
    i would recommend this book for ages 10+.

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  130. Wonder is an amazing book!
    it is about a boy who has a face disorder and he can never fit in. his friends are really nice to him but when it comes to going to school it is the complete opposite. when he goes to school he gets bullied by nearly everyone. when his closest friend moves away he has no one to turn to he feels very left out.
    i would recommend this book for ages 10-13

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  131. Julia said:

    Truly Tan- Truly Tan is a children’s novel written by Jen Storer.
    Tan is the youngest child in her family, Tan is very different to her family and she sometimes wonders if that is her actual family. There is a series of truly Tan novels, but am reviewing on book 1. Book 1 is all about the family deciding to move to the country side where there is nothing there. None of the children in the family like it and they bore themselves by whinging and whining, But not Tan, at the start Tan hated living in the country side because it meant moving schools and finding knew friends. However Tan finally learns that things won’t change and she is officially living there, and because of her curiosity Tan decides to wonder around. Tan has a great mind of a detective, and so along the way she finds many wired and different things, which leads her on a adventure. She meets knew people and forgets about her old life.

    My favourite character is Tan because i love how she got over her old life, and suddenly equipped to her new life. I also love how she loves to be a detective and she is a very adventures girl, and Tan doesn’t get bothered by her sisters easily, which i love.
    My favourite part of the book is where her adventures begin which is what she finds. I would recommend this novel to the younger children from the age 8-11, because i think children would enjoy it more than teenagers.

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  132. Julia said:

    Sister Missing, is a definite reader. Sister Missing is a novel written by Sophie Mckenzie. I loved to read Sister Missing, i loved the thriller to it and it is a book i could read over and over and never get bored. Once you start to read this book you won’t want to put it down. Sister Missing is a novel that comes in a series and if you are really eager to read this novel you have to start from book one, which is ‘Girl Missing’, Then it moves onto ‘Sister Missing’, and then the last novel of the series is ‘Missing me’. A lot happens When reading Sister Missing, a lot of tragedy goes on. and lets just say it is a fight to the finish line.
    One day Lauren’s mother takes her family on a holiday to relax and get away from there past, but one day one of the sisters disappear and can’t be found, Lauren becomes terribly scared, and as she is trying to find her sister, Lauren suddenly realises that the nightmare is happening again but to her sister. And it is a race to find out if Lauren can actually save her sister.

    My favourite character in this novel is Lauren because i love her eagerness to find answers and clues to help find her sister, Lauren is also very patient. My favourite part of the novel is most of it, i love the mystery and the thriller within the book. If you like your stories fast-paced, full of dangerous situations then you will love this book and i would recommend it. The age group appropriate to read this book is probably 12-16.

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  133. Julia said:

    Fantastic Mr Fox is a children’s novel written by Roald Dhal. This book is about a fox that goes out every night searching for dinner, and he always manages to come back home with a feast for his family. The fox and his family are very lucky and wealthy, the fox and his family live under a tree on top of a hill where they are very comfy and happy. A lot happens during the novel and i really enjoyed reading it, there was a lot of twist and turns. My favourite character during the book would have to be Mr fox because he is very smart and thinks straight away on the spot when he is in a situation, which is a very good quality to have and need. I know i would love to have that quality of thinking on the spot, and coming up with a solution straight away. I recommend this novel to children from the age 8-12 because when reading the book i think it would suit that age group, i don’t think teenagers would enjoy the book as much as children. My favourite part of the book was when the fox brings back heaps of food to share with his animal friends, i like this part because everyone is very friendly to each other.

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  134. OUR DARK DUET BY V.E. SCHWAB is the second book in The Monsters of Verity duology. For me this book was very slow and it was hard to get into. I have to admit that the second half of the book really got you more interested but the progress it took to get to that point was very low. In my opinion, this book was not tied up very well! I think that a lot of authors do duologies but then realise that they can’t fit everything in so they leave open doors to subplots and cut off important parts. As much as I love Victoria’s writing, I think that this book was just a bit messy, considering the fact that we were introduced to new characters but they really had no role in the entire book, like Teo, Bea, Liam and even Riley. They were literally useless and not developed in the slightest. Riley had such potential! But nope, Kate was written to be a stubborn brat in this book (I loved her in the first book and now I just look down upon her). The ending was not satisfactory and I really didn’t like how there was literally NOTHING SOLVED. The book had so much potential but the entire plot was completely thrown off because of the horrible end and bad development for all characters, including August. His character didn’t change from his new self to his new self through this whole book and the way he was written just wasn’t interesting. The amount of times I’ve read of a guy character going all ‘bad boy mode’ and forgetting what they care about ‘for the greater good’ is getting ridiculous. August in the first book was precious and the way of his thinking is what made him unique! I read because I want to see change, I read because I want to see representation, I read because I want diversity! Overall, this book was quite disappointing for me, and I prefer the first one way better.

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  135. Charlottes web is a children’s novel written by E. B. White. Charlottes web is a children’s literature novel, and when i started to read this novel i instantly fell in love with it. Charlotte’s web is a novel about a little girl called Fern, a Piglet called Wilbur and a spider called Charlotte. They live on farm with many other animals around them, and one day fern finds out that the little piglet was going to be slaughter, but as soon as Fern heard that she made a stop to it. Fern promised her father she could look after Wilbur and that is what exactly she did. But as Fern grows older she no longer can look after Wilbur and becomes interested in different things. And she sends him to his uncles farm where Wilbur is friendless and the other animals don’t bother and don’t like him, and Wilbur hates his knew home. However one day he meets a spider called charlotte and thats where the adventures start for Wilbur.

    My favourite character in Charlottes Web is Charlotte, because she is so kind and helpful to everyone, especially Wilbur. Charlotte gives great advice. My favourite part of the novel would have to be when charlottes’s eggs hatch and the baby spiders stick with Wilbur forever because they don’t want to leave. I would recommend this book to young children from the age 9 all the way up to adulthood. Because it has great messages throughout the book and movie that people today should take on board.

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  136. PRETTIES BY SCOTT WESTERFELD is the 2nd book in the four book series ‘Uglies’. I honestly found the start of the book very slow. There were moments where I wanted to see what happened next but it wasn’t something that I was dying to read once I got home. The new characters I don’t think had a great opening. However, I really love Zane! I don’t know what it is about him but his presence was really reassuring (I love David too but not as much). Shay oh my god she is literally the most annoying part of the whole book, I swear to god. I never liked her anyway and I hated that Tally still treated Shay all nice like uh no she’s pretty much the WORST – Tally what are you doing? The end part of the book was my favourite and the middle was really interesting with the human experimentation and this completely different lifestyle. I think Andrew will be later important to the series, he seemed like a key component. I really hated the end of the book though – LIKE REALLY HATED IT. I understand that it’s trying to lead us into the next book, but there are better storylines to follow than the one that was chosen. But that’s just my opinion and I may be surprised if I ever read the 3rd book. It’s not my top priority to finish the series because it disappointed me in many ways but I want to say I’ll finish it one day.

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  137. Julia said:

    Hating Alison Ashley- The novel Hating Alison Ashley, is a very interesting novel written by Robin Klein, the novel is written as a pre teen comedy-book. Hating Alison Ashley is about how a young girl named Erica Yurken is transitioning into grade sixth. Erica tends to keep distance from her peers. And while at home she is not the happiest girl. But one day a new girl is put into Erica’s class and her name is Alison Ashley. Alison is a rich, beautiful and intelligent girl. And Erica hates that and dislikes Alison straight away without getting to know her. But as time goes on Alison tries to impress Erica and befriend her but Erica just brushes her away, and Erica becomes more and more jealous of Alison. During the novel they go on camp and they start to get to know each other and things start to change. There is a moral in this novel, and that moral is that don’t judge a book by its cover, in this case Erica hating Alison from the start without getting to know her. And Erica’s assumptions were wrong because she did give Alison a chance. In the novel i didn’t really have a favourite character but i did like the fact that Alison tried to befriend Erica and it didn’t work so she just left it and moved on,(there is only so much you can do). I would recommend this book to 11-up because it really has a strong moral and the novel is based on stuff that happens in life today. Over all i really enjoyed the book and it was fun to read.

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  138. the secret of the old clock:
    nancy drew is one of my favourite authors! she has a whole series of mystery books which i love. nancy drew helps a family in need as well as solving a mystery of an old will. i really think you should read this series if you like mystery as I’m sure you will LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

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  139. alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day:

    Even though the title for this movie is sooooooo long! i still LOVE this movie!!! it is funny and engaging and i think any age group from 7-100 would love it! i rate this movie a 10/10 and think you should watch it as it is GREAT!

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  140. Boy in the striped pyjamas:
    I have recently finished reading the boy in the striped pyjamas. It is a great book and i really loved it but at the end it was a bit sad. I think this would be a great book for any one who likes reading about concentration camps and refugees. I would rate this book a 9/10

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  141. Moonlight Dreamers:
    I have recently finished reading the moonlight dreamers and I am so sad. It was such an awesome book and I was so upset when I saw I only had a couple of pages left. It is about four girls who try and find their place in the world, they all meet and after that something amazing happens, which of course I am not going to tell you about, two of them will soon be very close but when they first meet they are enemies. The best thing about this book is that you feel like you are one of those characters living their life. It is an amazing book and I recommend it to girls at the age of 13 -15. I rate it a 10/10 and would definitely read it again.

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  142. Annie: The Movie
    I recently finished watching the movie Annie and I absolutely loved it! It is about a girl who is an orphan, she lives with a few other girls in a house with a really mean lady, Annie who is the orphan almost got hit by a car which was caught on footage and since that day Annie has been so lucky and has had her life turned around. There is so much more action that happens but I don’t want to give anymore away. I really hope you watch it because I know you will enjoy it. I rate it a 10/10 and recommend it to any age group

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  143. Marley and Me
    This book is so cute but also really sad. Its about a man called John and his soon to be wife Jennifer, where they move to Florida. John gave jennifer a puppy for her birthday because she had always wanted one that they can raise and look after, they called this dog ‘Marley’ He grows up and gets older and Jennifer and John, love him like a baby. They have two children and by then Marley gets older and more disobedient although they still love him they are getting quite annoyed. but by the end of the book it gets so sad. i would rate it 10/10

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  144. Julia said:

    Girl Missing- Girl missing is my favourite book that i have ever read. it is nail biting and very detailed. The genre of the novel is Fiction, children’s literature, and adventure fiction. The novel is written by Sophie Mackenzie, and i love how she writes with so much detail. The book is about how a teenage girl named Lauren, who knew she was adopted but never knew her real family, and her parents will refuse to tell Lauren who they are. So one day Lauren decides to go on a adventure and find out her past and her family, she takes her best friend jam with her and together they go threw chaos puzzles and real danger, but that doesn’t stop her from finding out clues and answers, Along the way you start to find that there is a bit of a romance that goes on between Lauren and Jam. My favourite character would have to be Lauren because i love her determination and how she doesn’t give up until she reaches her goal, Lauren is very inspiring and definitely someone to look up to. Lauren’s bravery is very strong considering the things she goes threw. I would recommend this book to ages 9-14+ and especially to people that love reading mystery and thriller books. Reading this book i never got bored of it because there was always something happening in each and every chapter. Girl Missing is a brilliant book.

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  145. movie- High school musical 2

    One of my favourite musicals has such an amazing cast that are amazing singers and dancers, it has been one of my favourite movies since I was little. It really makes you want to get up and dance. High school musical 1 & 3 are still really good if you haven’t seen high school musical highly recommend watching it, but watch it in order so it makes sense.

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  146. movie- white chics

    wow this is the funniest movie I have ever seen. I don’t usually like old movies but this movie is absolutely amazing. It has some very great acting in it. At the start you don’t really know whats going on, but when it gets to about the middle it makes so much sense the cops go undercover to act as white chics. There is a massive twist at the end of the movie you would not believe who is the bad guy. defiantly recommend this movie.

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  147. book- Once
    where do I begin the first chapter was my favourite chapter I have ever read it had such an amazing sizzling start I I just wanted to keep reading. I found out about this book when my librarian read it to my class in primary school and she read the first chapter and I just had to read the book, this book really teaches you to be greatful for what you have, because the jewish people really lived it tuff when Adolf hitler took over there country.

    I didn’t just Love the book I also learned a lot about the time when adolph hitler ruled them and how petrified the jewish would have been.

    There is a series of the once book and I defiantly recommend reading it, it is such an amazing book.

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  148. book- Choker
    Wow, I can’t believe what I just read. My head was spinning and my tummy was twisting. This book really kept me hanging. Sometimes I get so confused about the things in the book that jump out at me and surprise me. Sydneys funeral was so sad, But Cara sounded really board. I am a bit suspicious of Zoe she is a very strange and mysterious human being, to be honest I don’t really trust Zoe. The thing I wonder about what are her parents like because the sound very interesting.

    I wonder whats going to happen next. I have this feeling that there is going to be a big bomb shell. Or something scary will happen, because every-time I turned a page a shiver creeped down my spine.

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  149. movie- the Duff
    this movie is such an amazing movie. It is ridiculously funny. It has the most funny scenes. But on the other hand it sort of makes you realise that sometimes people get hurt by jokes. If your wondering what Duff stands for it means “designated ugly fat friend” Its defiantly something to watch if you love comedies. It has such an amazing ending that sums up the movie. I recommend this movie for 10 + it is rated “M”. It is an amazing movie defiantly, watch it in your spare time.

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  150. NONA AND ME
    Nona and Me by Claire Atkins is a wonderful book that illustrates the struggles faced by Rosie, a teenager growing up in a remote corner of the Northern Territory. We see Rosie caught between her high school life and her childhood friend Nona, a girl from Yirrkala, the indigenous community. “Nona and Me” is targeted at young teens as Rosie is faced with some familiar trials: separated parents, a confusing friendship group, and a crush on her friend’s older brother. An insecure teen, Rosie is desperate to hide just how much a part of the Yolnu people she is, and what they’ve meant to her. My favourite scene in the book “Nona and Me” is the feel good ending. But you will have to read it to know what I’m talking about! Like many excellent stories before it, the most intriguing character is the one who remains at a distance: Nona. Through flashbacks, we learn about Rosie and Nona’s unique bond and the beautiful culture of the Yolnu people. This book is very relatable as the issues Rosie’s faces are similar to those of many teenagers today, myself included. My least favourite part about “Nona and Me” is that we don’t get to see what happens next in Nona and Rosie’s friendship, but I guess that’s up to our own imaginations. All in all, a fantastic book that keeps you hooked from beginning to end.

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  151. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
    Steig Larsson’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is perhaps the best crime novel I have ever read. I’d say that this book is targeted at an adult audience nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Larsson keeps you glued from start to finish with his masterful characters, plot line and narration. My favourite part of the whole book is when the main character (Mikael Blomkvist) knows that he has seen something important in a photography but he can’t figure out what it is yet. The suspense Larsson creates is exquisite. I think the best thing about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is Larsson’s character Lisbeth Salander. Lisbeth is a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues who works with Mikael Blomkvist to uncover a wealthy family’s grisly past. If there is one thing that I would change about “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” it would be the ending, but you will have to read it to make up your own mind. All in all, it is an incredible book that I can’t recommend enough.

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  152. UGLIES BY SCOTT WESTERFELD is a book I have mixed feelings for. The writing style is quite bland but it’s the storyline that made the book so interesting. As I have stated plenty of times, I am over the whole ‘boring girl who thought the government was good is actually bad. Wow!! Such surprise!!’ storyline but I have yet to judge. Tally really annoyed me SO MANY TIMES, like, how can someone be so oblivious and dim witted. You have no idea how hard I’m trying not to spoil the book with my rage. Shay also annoyed me. She was so insistent with her views and was Tally’s best friend but really Shay?? By the end of the book I wanted to strangle the girl, if she were real. The characterS were bland and boring and plain and not entertaining. Croy was someone I wanted to know more about but nope! Still focusing on Tally’s insecurities of being ugly till someone tells her she’s pretty. The whole book was just Tally being all “I’m so ugly uGH I WANT TO BE PRETTY WHY WON’T YOU LET ME BE PRETTY”. Well, as usual it’s just me yelling about how annoyed I am (but I’ll continue the series? What is wrong with me) but although most of the book frustrated me, the good parts were the science behind the prettiness, which was actually quite ugly. David’s parents are fascinating characters and I hope there’s more of them in the next books. Overall I’ll give it a 68%.

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  153. Wonder – Book

    This book is very sad but interesting. I love it because it is so touching and such a beautiful story. In this particular novel, I don’t have a favourite part because to me it is all interesting and emotional. I loved this novel because it has so many interesting facts and emotions relating to real life problems and what some people have to face day in and day out. I would recommend this book because it is such an emotional yet beautiful story. I would rate this book a 7/10 because of the characters involved, the emotion and the fun story it holds!

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  154. The Tale of Despereaux – Book

    This novel and movie is so touching and amazing. It shows how one little mouse can change the kingdom and possibly the world. My favourite part of the novel was the ending when they celebrate together both mice and human beings. The movie and novel is so amazing because it showcases a lot of emotions, for example, kindness, courage, sadness, anger and many more. I love how interesting the book is and how it keeps you hooked. The novel is so detailed with the explanation that I constantly have an image in my mind of what is happening. My favourite character is obviously Despereaux because he is the cutest thing I have ever seen. He is brave and wise and is always helping everyone no matter what the circumstance. He doesn’t give up and stands up for what is right. I can relate to the rat in the novel because at times I feel left out and upset, however, there is always someone who. is there for me and helping me through the tough times. I would recommend this book because it is so interesting and detailed yet simple and such a lovely tale. I would rate this book an 8/10

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  155. BOOK – Charlottes Web

    I loved reading this book for so many reasons. It is a very touching novel because it has so many emotions and amazing characters involved. My favourite part of the novel was when Charlotte meets Wilbur for the first time and how they instantly have a connection. I thought it was really cute how they are so connected and they do everything together. How animals have such an amazing connection. My favourite character was Charlotte because she is so wise and always has something beautiful to share. She can create amazing things and she is such a kind animal. I can relate to Charlotte a lot because I love to share and give to others. I like to make a difference and help others when they need it most. I would definitely recommend this book because it is for all ages and it is a fun little novel which touches your heart deeply. It is a very cute easy novel and it has many hooks through out the novel

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  156. Julia said:

    Chinese Cinderella is a novel written by Adeline Yen Mah. Reading this book i found very sad at some parts. When reading this book it always made me wonder what the next chapter would be about because every chapter was filled with detail and very interesting moments. The novel is based on a true storey and i found it terrible, how Adeline went threw life knowing she was unwanted in her family. My favourite character in the novel is obviously Adeline, because she is a very smart little girl and she is very brave and even though she was unwanted, she didn’t use that as an excuse and she has that drive to follow her potential. And so i believe she has a lot of qualities and people would definitely look up to her and be inspired.
    I would recommend this novel to 13 and over because i think the level is for that age group. And the younger children wouldn’t appreciated as well.

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  157. THIS SAVAGE SONG BY V.E SCHWAB follows a girl named Kate and a monster named August in a world full of danger, blood and ruin. This book captivates what it feels to be human and puts it into a lovely paradox about creatures from the night. Kate is a strong protagonist. She may act without thinking sometimes, but in the end the girl is made of steel and she cannot break. I admire it actually, quite different from the average protagonist in every YA book (yawn). August’s character really warms my heart. He is strong too, but not in the way that involves having to be able to fight, or to win. This book is great if something new is what you’re looking for. If you’re like me and get bored really easily of the same generic ‘the governments actually bad and we’re gonna rebel against them’ theme of books, then this is a perfect way to start straying away from that dystopian trope.

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  158. FLAME IN THE MIST BY RENEE AHDIEH is about 17 year old Mariko who is being married off to be apart of the royal court. She knows that being a woman in her time is another synonym for being known as weak. But when she is nearly massacred, she swears to get revenge on those who wanted her death. She dresses as a boy and goes into the Black Clan, the people who she thinks wanted her killed. This book was such a delight to read! Although i’m a bit disappointed because we didn’t get much about Mariko’s experience as pretending to be a man. Obviously she would have had many problems but they were never really addressed which I think isn’t really accurate if you were pretending to be someone you’re not. But nonetheless, this book was inspired by Mulan and that’s probably why I loved it. I honestly thought that the romance was unnecessary but in the end, I honestly didn’t mind as much. This book contained a lot of Chinese history (I LOVED IT) and was informative to help understand the context of the time and setting. This book is great if diverse books are what you’re looking for.

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  159. THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN BY HOLLY BLACK is a fantasy novel set in our time — but involves vampires, blood, gore and more blood. This book is a fantastic stand alone book and I totally recommend it (if you’re not sick of vampire books). Books containing vampires can get a really boring with the same protagonist and the same sappy love story that’s meant to be “seductive” (gag), but this was a book that surprised me by a lot. In terms of a great storyline, it also had some really great representation including a bi rep and trans girl rep. The characters had such great depth and you get to learn this new mythology about vampires that is really interesting. Tana is an amazing protagonist and it was so interesting having to read from her point of view because although she is this total rebel, she would fight for people she hardly even knew. That is what a strong protagonist is! I wish there was a sequel to this book and overall I give it a 96.5%

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  160. Chinese Cinderella:
    Reading the book Chinese Cinderella was amazing it was such an amazing book and loved finding out about Adelines life. It is quite a sad book as Adeline is treated as an unwanted child. I would love any one to read this book as it is amazing. I rate this book a 9 out of 10. It was so interesting to find out how a lot of girls are treated and taught a message that how they are treated is wrong

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  161. Whale Rider- movie
    Whale rider is not the best movie I have ever seen and i wasn’t into it that much. Paikea was born with a twin brother who was the first boy born which meant he would become the new leader but unfortunately he passed away at his birth with his mother. Throughout the movie Paikea’s goal is to become the new and first girl leader but her grand father Koro is not willing for her to do this as it will break their tradition.
    This was not my type of movie, but it may be your type so you should definitely watch it! I rate it a 6/10 but if you are someone who likes movies about culture and traditions as well as adventure i would rate it a 9/10

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  162. Big Mamma:
    i think that Big mamma is one of the best movies that i have ever watched, it is funny and so engaging! i don’t want to give too much away as i think that anyone who does watch will enjoy it. I would definitely rate this movie a 10/10 because it is absolutely hilarious, I always laugh through out the movie no matter how many times I’ve watched it

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  163. grown ups:
    The movie grown ups is such a great movie. I don’t want to give much away as I’m sure that you would all like to watch it, but its a movie which is so funny and engaging. i would definitely rate this a 10/10 as it is so funny, engaging and great for all ages. So please try to watch it as it is a amazing movie! No matter how many times I watch it I am always laughing

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  164. the sound of music:
    i absolutely love the sound of music as it is a great movie and so engaging. It is about a lady named Maria who goes and lives with a family. the family’s mother has passed away but the father is still there looking after 7 of his children. She loves all the children and treats them all like her own mother. i definitely think you should read this movie as it is so engaging and i am sure you will like it. This has always been my mum’s favourite movie for its beauty and the meaning of it. I rate it a 10/10. Please go and watch it!

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  165. the minions
    i absolutely LOVE the minions, it is a hilarious movie and i laughed though it all. The movie is about little creatures who are looking for a boss and they will go any where to find the right leader. it is quite an action packed movie based on 3 minions, Kevin, Stuart and Bob who leave their minion friends to go and search for the boss.They come across a lady named Scarlet Overkill who they think is perfect at the start but once they have a few ups and downs they find a new boss. I recommend this movie to people who like despicable me and who wants to have a laugh. I rate it a 10/10

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  166. finding nemo:
    i love the movie finding nemo! it is such a cute movie and i think that any who hasn’t watched it should because i know you will love it. Nemo and Dory are soooo cute and I know that anyone who will watch it will fall in love with them. I rate it a 10/10

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  167. Daddy’s home:
    I love daddy’s home! it is an awesome movie about the dad and the stepdad who battle it out to see who the child likes the best! I don’t want to give to much away as i know any who likes a laugh will enjoy this fun-filled movie. i rate it a 10/10 for its creativity and amazing sense of humour it brings

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  168. Boy in the striped pyjamas:
    I have recently finished reading the boy in the striped pyjamas. It is a great book and i really loved it but at the end it was so sad. I think this would be a great book for any one who likes reading about concentration camps and refugees, as well as third world countries to get a feel how a lot of people around the world live . I would rate this book a 9/10 because it was so interesting and engaging but was very sad at the end

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  169. Annie (movie)
    I have recently purchased Annie and absolutely love it! It is about a young foster child who lives with some other girls and one day she is asked out for lunch from one special! The rest is all for you to find out! Please get the movie because i know you will really enjoy it! It is a great movie for the family and i rate it a 10/10

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  170. Girl online: Girl online is an amazing book and since the start I haven’t taken my eyes off it. It is about a girl who blogs and talks about her life and issues, she meets a guy while away in New York and instantly sees a connection. After spending christmas with him she leaves to go back home, but something happens before she leaves which changes the way she feels about him. Will she forget about him and never seem him again? I rate this book a 10/10 as it is sooooooo engaging! I recommend this for someone who LOVES lots of drama!

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  171. WAYFARER BY ALEXANDRA BRACKEN is the final book in the Passenger duology. This story continues right after Passenger, following Etta and Nicholas on different paths to the end of time, space and potentially, travelling. For me personally, this book took so long to read because it just felt really dragged on. It was also very confusing at times because so many things are just thrown into the book which was not really foreshadowed well enough from the first book. I feel as though if more elements from this book were brought in (or even talked about) in the first book, it would feel less stretched across the novel. I also think that this duology could have been great if it were actually a trilogy instead, so that the plot was better developed and the new character that were introduced had proper backstories and complexity that they needed. The new characters include, Henry Hemlock (Etta’s father) who I honestly thought was evil for, like, ¾ of the book. Everytime he was mentioned my mind just kept screaming “EVIL!!! RUN!!!”. There’s Julian, Nicholas’s half brother, who I thought was pretty useless at the start but I slowly started to love his character throughout the book. Li Min who is probably tie for my favourite character (after Nicholas) in this world. Her story was SOSOSOSO complex and the love interest (insert smirk here) she has just really gets me wanting more of her character. One of the many reasons I really love Alex Bracken is because she tries to include diversity in a range where it includes the problems and solutions these characters go through. I’m so happy that the racism that Nicholas goes through is mentioned constantly through this book! This is what makes character come to life!! If you add problems they go through because of the privileges they don’t have, it really brings the real feeling and relatable effect that brings others to read it. Nicholas has faced so many hardships because of the colour of his skin, because his mother was a slave and I’m so glad this is presented well because it’s IMPORTANT. Important for readers to acknowledge the fact that black people go through these things each day and for people of colour to relate to the struggle that needs to be known to the world!!!!! There was one chapter in the novel where COLOURED PEOPLE and WHITE PEOPLE were specifically targeted and Julian didn’t understand why they were differentiated. There was one quote in particular that really got to me: “(…)That shield of self-righteousness that being white and male and wealthy had always provided him with” – YES!!! This is SO important to our current time for others to know about. Another thing was Sophia being a woman and not having the same privileges as the rest of the Ironwood clan. Yes, she can be annoying but she is a strong minded character that fights to the very end for what she believes in, and I grow to love her even more. Now that all serious stuff is done, time to be annoyed (even more than before) at the fact that Etta and Nicholas were separated for basically the whole book!!! I’m still mad and the duology is finished. I mean, they were literally the perfect pairing, fight me on this. I bet I would have whizzed through this book if they were reunited quicker (queue dramatic sigh). Overall, this was a fantastic book (pray for me, I could’ve written more because I’m that annoyed and overtaken by such ferocious feelings. Yes, this is what reading does to me) and I rate it a 95%.

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  172. Julia said:

    I love the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The novels are fiction comedy, for children and teenagers. The series is written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. When i was reading the novels i really enjoyed them and definitely had a laugh, i found the novels relaxing to read before i went to bed, and i liked how they are quick and easy to read. Once i read the first book of Diary of the Wimpy Kid i was definitely excited to read the next ones. The series is about a middle school kid, named Greg Heffley who usually doesn’t do the right thing the first time around. And his main focus is Video games. However as i read the novels i found that some of the scenes really relate to stuff that happens at schools, an example is going on camp and it was fun to read what he went threw while he was on camp and what we see and do while where on camp. I would recommend this series to many of my friends at any age because it can be very hilarious what kind of stuff Greg gets into. for the readers that have not read the series you should really start, because i bet once you have read 1 of them you will want to read more.

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  173. Sammy M said:

    Eddie the eagle!!
    A movie review<<<

    Eddie the eagle a movie based off of a true story!
    Eddie the eagle is a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping!
    In the movie he tells his inspirational story about how it all started!!!
    Moral- Failure is only an opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely!
    In other words, No matter how Many times you fail, never give up !
    My favourite character would have to be Edward, because he inspired me by never giving up on his amazing dream.
    My favourite parts are when he fails his jumps. 😂 9/10!

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  174. The Magic faraway tree:

    The author of this book is one of my favourites, Enid Blyton. All of her books are always so engaging and magical, but this is definitely one of my favourites. It is a beautiful that I have loved for many years. It has so much magic which makes everything seem so special. I rate this book a 10/10. There is absolutely nothing I can fault about this book.

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  175. Nancy Drew The secret of the old clock:

    This was such an amazing book! I have only read book number 1 but there are 64 in the series1 I really want to read all of them because they are all so amazing. I recommend this book for a girl in her young teens who loves a bit of a mystery. The story is so creative which is what I love so much about it. I rate this book a 10/10

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  176. Polly Price book #3:

    This is the last book for the Polly Price series so far and I am so sad, all three books are so good and i would read them over and over again. My favourite book was #1 but I definitely enjoyed all three. I recommend all three of the books to girls aged 10 – 14. They are so funny and I love the drawings of passports and stickers inside. I rate book #3 a 8/10

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  177. Polly Price book #2:

    This book is so funny! If you want to read this book you will have to read number 1 first so that it makes more sense. There is so much detail in all of the books which I love. I am going to be honest, I preferred book #1 but that isn’t going to stop me from reading the whole series again! I rate this book a 8/10

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  178. Polly Price book #1:

    I have recently finished the whole series of Polly Price books and they are so good! The first book is about getting to know Polly and her Mum. Polly is a little bit embarrassed about her mum as she is very crazy! The book is set out with lots of pictures which I LOVE! I recommend this book to girls aged 11 – 14. It is such a funny book and I plan to read it again! I rate it a 10/10

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  179. Tahiyat said:

    THE WINNER’S CRIME BY MARIE RUTKOSKI is the 2nd book in the Winner’s Trilogy. This book for me, was just pain after pain after pain. Literally what keeps you reading this book is the yearning for something good to happen, which only happened like 2 times during the entirety of the book. Even though I still do not totally agree with Kestrel and Arin’s love story, I still think they both deserve justice. I think that their relationship can be very problematic at times, especially with the lies, betrayal and schemes. Kestrel annoyed me big time during this book for reasons like wanting to be with Arin but then just treating him like utter trash. That was a huge thing that kept relapsing and it just got so unnecessary. I don’t even know how Arin could still have feelings for her. But by the end of the book, my heart went out for Kestrel and I did shed my fair share of tears. New characters were introduced like the Emperor’s son – Prince Verex who played an interesting role, the Dacra Queen and her brother – who you grow to love and Tensen – a Herrani spy with a strong motive. This book made the series 100x bearable and I wonder what I’ll think of the last book (hopefully it doesn’t disappoint me, or I’ll do three times the angry ranting – scary stuff).

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  180. Sammy M said:

    Red dog-
    (Movie review) Based on a true story…

    The sad story of a cute, loveable dog who roamed the outback in search of his original owner. Red dog Warms the heart of everyone he meets and brings people together!
    I suggest this to anyone who loves Drama and comedy movies!
    Warning: If you watch this movie prepare to cry…
    My favourite Character is Red dog, because of his Bravery and kind heart! This story is inspirational, and If you haven’t seen it I recommend that you check it out. My rating: 8/10

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  181. Sammy M said:

    Grown ups-
    (Movie review)

    Both of the grown ups movies are absolutely hilarious !
    I feel as though, no matter how many times you watch them, they never get old!
    You can watch them both 3 times in a row and still laugh your head off 😂
    The passing of Coach buzzer reunites a group of guys. (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade)
    Simply impossible not to laugh at the crazy families reuniting!
    Though they lost their ability to play basketball, they are still willing to give it their best shot, ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS!
    I recommend this movie to anyone above the age of 10, as it has some mature scenes.
    My favourite part is the scene where they are lining up to swing on a rope in the woods, and one of the guys fell off and squished a bird.
    Gets me every time 😂
    10/10 FOR SURE

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  182. Sammy M said:

    Selp helf- By Miranda Sings! (Book review)

    Youtuber, Coleen Ballinger’s (acting as Miranda sings) book ‘selp helf’ was one of my favourites for a long time. I do not watch her YouTube anymore, but once upon a time I was actually a huge fan!
    I suggest checking out her YouTube before reading her book, otherwise you wouldn’t understand the concept! 😂 I think my favourite thing about this book is the babysitting section, where Miranda sings gives jokey advise for babysitting small kids!
    She states problems, then gives solutions!
    My favourite problem and solution would have to be…
    ‘Baby eats something he shouldn’t…PRETEND YOU DIDN’T SEE!!!’
    Haha Thanks Miranda!
    This book can be found in the learning centre 😊

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  183. Sammy M said:

    Middle school-
    The worst years of my life
    (Movie review)

    The middle school movie is a sad story about a young boy struggling to find belonging at school.
    He transfers to middle school, where the principle quickly punishes him and destroys a book of his favourite drawings!
    He decides to get his revenge by breaking the school rules to try and destroy the rule obsessed principle.
    I suggest this movie to all ages because it is a PG rated family comedy!
    My favourite part is when Rafe covers the entire school in sticky notes!!! 😂 The middle school movie is sure to make you laugh, a 9/10 from me!

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  184. Tahiyat said:

    EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING BY NICOLA YOON is a contemporary novel that follows the life of Madeline as she suffers from a sickness that cannot let her outside (if she did go outside, she would probably die). But when a new family moves next door, she meets Olly and becomes attached. This book was heavy load for me and made me cry several times. The love between Olly and Maddy felt so genuine and understanding. The obstacles that Maddy had to face was a ton load and she is a very strong character for that. She takes risks and all to know what it actually means to live. Some parts of this book seemed really rushed but if I’m judging the overall book then it didn’t really matter because the amazing writing and the character development made up for it. There weren’t many characters that were a main part of the story but my favourite was probably Maddy’s nurse because she felt the empathy towards Maddy that she really needed. This book is great if you want a good cry, a great laugh or if you’re facing a book slump.

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  185. Tahiyat said:

    SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO is fantasy novel about an impossible heist. There are 6 diverse characters who are Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa, Nina Zenik, Jesper Fahey, Matthias Helvar, and Wylan Van Eck. Kaz is the leader of the gang. He is known for being cruel and being crippled. He is always underestimated but that doesn’t stop him from succeeding in his schemes. Inej is his spy and is known as ‘The Wraith’. She is small but is definitely not fragile. Nina is a heartrender. She has the power to kill someone as easy as a flick of her wrist because of her magical ability. Jesper is the sharpshooter and has the best aim out of everyone. Matthias is the ex convict who is thirsty for revenge. Lastly, Wylan is the runaway who had a privileged past. But although he had all the privilege he needed, he still didn’t have a great family life. The impossible heist begins to achieve all the riches they wish. This book has great representation of people of colour, the disabled, the LGBT community, sex workers and religious elements. This is one of my favourite books because the story was so interesting and the humour had me cackling. This storyline was so unique and the dynamics between all the characters really just had my heart to the fullest. 98% from me and 100% recommendation.

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  186. Tahiyat said:

    ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS BY STEPHANIE PERKINS is a contemporary novel which portrays the love of Anna and St Clair. Anna moves to France to finish her studies and happens to be friends St Clair and his inner circle. This book is fantastic to read if you are in a book stump because I feel like it opens your eyes to so much emotion and great writing. My favourite character has to be Josh because of his humour an artistic personality. This is a romance book but it is so funny and entertaining as well! In some parts of the book it makes you feel so bad for Anna because of all the stumps she faces but what makes her such a great character is the way she fights back and doesn’t let anything shame her. This book taught me that home is not place, but with the people that mean the most to you.

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  187. Tahiyat said:

    WIRES AND NERVE BY MARISSA MEYER is a cute graphic novel after the events of Winter which is the final installment in the Lunar Chronicles series. It follows the brave and heroic android, Iko, on her adventure as she captures the mutated Lunar soldiers. This book made me laugh so hard that my stomach hurt. It had all the characters from the TLC series involved but focused on the humanity of Iko. Kinney is still trying to warm up to Iko as he keeps reminding himself that she is nothing but a hunk of metal. But that gets hard, since her personality feels so real to him. It made me feel really giddy with all the Cress and Thorne scenes because their characters felt so authentic and easy to connect with. I really missed Kai in this story because he is one of my favourite characters but he was probably busy with his Emperor propaganda. Overall, I am very excited for volume 2 and I really want to see Iko trying to find herself and Kinney finally accepting her.

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  188. Tahiyat said:

    THE WRATH AND THE DAWN BY RENEE AHDIEH is a very unique fantasy book. It introduces an entire different world with a very interesting plot line. Me, being of South Asian descent, found this book to reflect very well on trying to create new and different environments. The naming of all these characters were all so unique and creative and blended with the story. The magic in this book was brief but it was already telling a story which had so much depth. Khalid is known as the King of Kings who has no mercy. He is known as this scary and monstrous king who reigns above everyone. Shazi just lost her best friend because Khalid, who mysteriously kills all his wives at dawn every time he gets married. She is determined to have her vengeance and make sure Khalid pays for the blood that he has shed. Shazi is a strong, empowering and persistent character who represents Young Adult fiction with such integrity. This book was not all action and old tales, it is also romantic and makes all your emotions wild. This novel is a must read and I rate it 96%.

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  189. Tahiyat said:

    A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MAAS is high fantasy novel. It is the 2nd book of the ACOTAR series and by far better than the last book. It had all the great romance parts but also stayed true to its action packed self. The storyline is very unique and it was very well written just like all the other Sarah J. Maas books. What was lacking was that I felt all the characters were the same. They were all sarcastic and witty and the only contrast to that was Elain which is Feyre (the protagonist’s sister) and Tamlin. But the rest of it was amazing as it had all the parts that made the emotional side come out. The world building was so pure and I could just imagine exactly what was going on. The characters were described vividly and gave me so many feelings. My favourite character is Rhysand because he has so many layers and goes through this amazing character development. So does Feyre, as she finally accepts herself for who she has become. I recommend this to others who love fantasy and romance mixed together.

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  190. Tahiyat said:

    ELEANOR AND PARK BY RAINBOW ROWELL is a contemporary novel that is a blooming and unique love story. The characters have a depth with such amazing back stories that makes the story fuller. Eleanor is just a girl with glorious red hair trying to fit in. She is different compared to anyone else and that’s what makes her self conscious most of the time. Park keeps to himself. He loves comics and music and is genuinely a nice person. When he sees Eleanor for the first time, he feel embarrassed. But as time progresses his feelings for her turn into something more. It is a beautiful story with both 2 completely different characteristics. The bumps they face really smoothed out at the end, even though I didn’t really fancy it. All the characters were really diverse, wise and had the funniest dialogue. I would rate this story 96% as it made me feel so many emotions that I could not even fathom.

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  191. Tahiyat said:

    MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD BY RICK RIORDAN is the 2nd fantasy book about norse mythology and follows the hero Magnus Chase, son of Frey. First of all, I must praise Rick Riordan for having SO MUCH representation in his books. It started with Percy Jackson, with little to no representation, to Trials of Apollo and Magnus Chase with outstanding amount of representation. He has come such a long way, and to fulfil many kids and teens (and adults) dreams to see themselves in books. A homeless kid, a Muslim girl, a hard of hearing person, people of colour and a genderfluid character. And all these characters are actually given storylines and are written correctly. I am proud to say that he is my favourite author, and I have only just started reading his books this year. The thing about Rick Riordan’s books is that something happens every single chapter. The names of the chapter are just as exciting as well. Magnus is a very relatable character and his snarky remarks are what I live for. We are introduced to a new character called Alex Fierro in this book and OH MY GOD I’M SO GLAD. I really think Magnus and Alex would be the ultimate duo, just saying. Sam continues to slay, no surprise there, and her love life is what made me laugh because of how realistic Amir’s (her betrothed) takes everything, it just brought the real world back. These books are definitely worth the time and I can’t wait for the last book!!

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  192. Tahiyat said:

    LORD OF SHADOWS BY CASSANDRA CLARE is a fantasy book, 2nd of the Dark Artifices series. This continues from Lady Midnight, where Emma and Mark are faking their relationship in order for Julian to fall out of love with Emma. Annabel is awake which leaves the Shadowhunter world at a hectic time. This book was so much fun to read because I was laughing 70% of the time. Emma Carstairs is truly an iconic character with her sarcasm and wit as well Mark who is kinda clueless of mundane life. The end really had me shaken, and I really was surprised. I was crying, like really, really crying. I did feel kind of anguished since my ships were kind of just crashed down? I mean, Cristina and Diego really had my heart but the universe just doesn’t like me so I couldn’t have what I wanted. And the Clary and Jace business wasn’t resolved and it just really hurt me? I really don’t like Cassandra Clare (like, at all) because of a lot of the problematic stuff she has done, but this book really made me warm up to her. The prejudice against the faeries really foreshadowed the world we live in today and I think including these issues, especially in young adult novels, would really give an insight to young people and educate them. It made me think, if this book made me laugh and cry and get angry and smile, what will the last book in this series do to me? (Reading this book would mean reading the rest of the shadowhunter chronicles books, just saying.)

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  193. Tahiyat said:

    A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN BY SARAH J MAAS is the 3rd high fantasy book in the ACOTAR series. This book had me in TEARS so many times. I am sad to be letting go of Feyre and Rhysand’s story and I don’t think I’m ready AT ALL. I feel as though I prefer the second book compared to this one. I think the reason is because I had such high expectations for certain storylines that never happened and that’s when the hype died. This book was phenomenal though and I am so happy that Sarah J Maas decided to bring in more representation (including more people of colour, LGBTQ characters etc…). The world of ACOTAR will continue next year but not in Feyre’s perspective which breaks my heart. This series is definitely worth the read and it has been my favourite since of last year when I was smart enough to pick it up. It is a long read, as this book was 800+ pages but it was worth every single minute!!! It is action packed with something happening every chapter which is what pulls you into the universe. My favourite character just has to be Amren because of the reveal of her true form. New relationships bloom such as Cassian and Nesta’s which really makes your heart hurt. Sarah J Maas really has a way with her words, expressing all these emotions and feelings and it really gets to you. If you haven’t read picked this book, i assure you that you will feel so much regret when the rest of the spin-off series comes out and you need to catch up. This book gets a 97% from me.

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  194. Tahiyat said:

    THE WINNER’S CURSE BY MARIE RUTKOSI is a romance book within a fantasy world. I would recommend this book if you are in a book stump and cannot get yourself to read anything. This book really opens your eyes to many things like deception, prejudice and new perceptions of love. The story of Kestrel follows a girl who does not want to marry, nor lineup for the military. Her life as the general’s daughter is hard, but gets even more tough after meeting Arin, the slave she buys one day at the market. I think this book is worth the read, although it was not that great. I did not agree with the love story of Arin and Kestrel by the end of the book (though at the start I thought it was okay). I think that romanticizing their conditions is problematic but that’s just my opinion. The writing was good, it had a great way of using words that sudden things just happened and it kept you on your toes. Kestrel was kind of annoying at times but aren’t all protagonists at one stage? The forbidden trope of relationships is what I have always admired but this book got me iffy on it. This was like any other fantasy book I have read. Overall this book gets a 76% from me.

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  195. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING
    This book was amazing to read, this book has expanded by mind and vocabulary. The whole time I have been reading this every page I read each page has kept me on my toes. there are so many questions that run through my head within each chapter. I was more than surprised when Maddy’s mum lied for 17 years, if I was in her position I would probably leave the house, I would be very mad and disappointed that the one person I thought that loved me the most. Which at the start she was so generous and looked like she put her whole life towards Maddy’s. Which I feel terrible that Maddy has wasted her whole life and now after 17 years she finally can go free. But without thinking that Maddy had the disease Olly could’ve given up on Maddy but when he found out she kept wanting to find more.

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  196. Pitch perfect- I LOVED THIS BOOK, I thought It was a good interesting movie, it had a lot of good singing and I really liked the songs and all the dancing. I love how they were all so different al through the movie but by the end of the book they became such good friends, and I just can’t wait till I can see the next one, as I really hope they are all back there again as a friendship group. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy singing and like to have a laugh.

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  197. Lion king- This book was so incredible, for me this is the best Disney movie I have ever seen. This book definitely played with my emotions, Simba was my favourite character for sure, he was so brave and funny. I loved all the characters they were so funny to watch, the scenes they created were very different but it made the movie so much more interesting. his movie is a must watch kind of film that I believe every person who has watched with will agree with me by saying this is a classic Disney movie that has my recommendation to watch this!!!!

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  198. Blended- Blended is a funny movie that makes you laugh for the whole time when you are watching it. The movie shows these two people falling in love and might even say that they become blended. The scenes they put in were very weird but put a lot of comedy into the movie, which this movie definitely suited my taste buds and I think it can suit anyone’s if they like to have a laugh.
    I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes to have a laugh.

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  199. Annie- Annie is such a brave person as no matter what happens she keeps fighting for what she wants and will never stop. It is about a young foster child who lives with some other girls and one day she is asked out for lunch from one special. Annie is just this young girl but she has a bigger heart than anyone in the whole World. I found it incredible as she is so young but when she puts her heart and mind to something she will never give up.
    I recommend this book to people who like movies that will give you goose bumps as your so happy and you just want to jump into the movie and help Annie sometimes. I recommend this movie as it just shows that some people today never give up no matter what.

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  200. Sammy M said:

    The Visit…
    Movie review

    The visit is a comedy and Horror film about two siblings visiting their grandparents house.
    They have never met them before, and didn’t know much about them.
    All of a sudden the grandparents start acting strange!
    The kids are miles away from their parents, and in a non safe environment.
    Things worsen when they find out some disturbing news…

    I suggest this movie to anyone over the age of 12, because it is a horror movie!
    It includes jump scares and other frightening things and these scenes may scare younger viewers.
    My favourite part is the ending. I won’t spoil!!
    My favourite Character would have to be the main.
    He is played by Ed Oxenbould who is also featured in the following movies…
    Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day,
    Paper planes,
    Better watch out,
    Julian,
    The butterfly tree,
    All Gods creatures,
    The amber amulet,
    Wild Life,
    and chevy!

    MUST WATCH!!
    😻

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  201. Sammy M said:

    Coroline,
    (Movie review)
    The movie ‘Coroline’ is the animated story of a girl who moves to a new state and begins living in a boring old house.

    She struggle to find entertainment, until she finds a small door in the new house.

    The door opens in the daytime to expose a brick wall.

    But at night, it opens up a pathway to a new world for coroline.

    Was taking this pathway the right decision for Coroline?

    My favourite character in this story would have to be Bobinski.

    Bobinski is a Tall acrobatic man with thin limbs and a huge round stomach.
    I like him because of his unique name.
    He lives nearby to Coroline.

    My favourite part of this film is when Bobinski is swinging around Coroline, when they first meet.

    I recommend this movie to anyone above 7 years old.
    I do not recommend this to someone below the age of 7, as when I first watched this movie it scared the crap out of me.
    I was around 6.

    Anyone above the age of 7 should definitely watch this movie!

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  202. Sammy M said:

    HOME ALONE
    movie review!

    The movie home alone is a hilarious family movie.
    it is sure to make you laugh until you cry.
    I suggest this film to anybody in between the age of
    6-18, because it is appropriate.
    Anyone older than 18 years may not find it funny…
    my favourite part is where the main character throws a brick,
    and it hits the bad guy in the head 3 times in a row!
    My favourite character is Kevin because of his
    cheeky, naughty personality.
    He stirs people up, and can outsmart an adult!
    check it out>>>>>>

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  203. Sammy M said:

    I love the movie ‘forest Gump’ because it provides a great moral.
    I think the moral of the story is that it doesn’t matter who you are, you can make a change.
    Forest Gump had trouble walking as a child, but when he got older he managed to run!
    This inspired me. people with a disability shouldn’t be bullied. It amazed me how Forest was able to ignore the bullies, and try not to let them affect him.
    I suggest all rom-com lovers to watch this film.

    it is one of those movies you will never forget.

    “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”

    (;

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  204. Sammy M said:

    Series of unfortunate events book series~
    By Lemony Snicket

    This series contains 13 well described stories about the Baudelaire orphans.
    The three siblings show independence and courage as they try and solve their own mystery.
    upon picking up any one of the following books, you will become instantly hooked.

    1. The bad beginning
    2. The reptile room
    3. The wide window
    4. The miserable mill
    5. The austere academy
    6. The ersatz elevator
    7. The vile village
    8. The hostile hospital
    9. The Carnivorous carnival
    10. The slippery slope
    11. The grim grotto
    12. The penultimate peril
    13. The end

    It is extremely addictive!
    My favourite character would have to be violet, whose is the oldest and most courageous in my eyes.
    She shows great love to her siblings and is a great role model of mine.
    Lemony Snicket (the author) has a great range of breathtaking books, and I highly recommend you check them out.

    Hope you enjoy !

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  205. Sammy M said:

    ‘Vacation’ Movie review!
    The movie vacation is by far the funniest movie I have ever watched.
    It is definitely for an audience of 12+ y/o.
    10/10 from me.
    The only improvement I can suggest is that the makers of the movie do a part 2.
    The movie features a family going on a vacation, but the family find themselves in numerous sticky situations throughout their ‘relaxing’ holiday.
    It is impossible not to laugh while watching!
    I admire the familys persistence, mainly the father. Even when everything went wrong, he didnt give up.
    Go check it out…
    You can thank me later.

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  206. Sammy M said:

    The Movie “Me before you” is the story of a man who becomes paralized from the neck down after a nasty accident on the way to work. He needs assistance in his everyday life. This is where a young women names Louisa steps in. She is looking for a job, but will this job be too much for her to handle?
    Watch it to find out.
    It is such an inspirational story.
    My favourite Character would have to be Louisa because she is energetic, intelligent, really pretty and outgoing.
    She is willing to embarrass herself in public for the entertainment of others.
    She has a pare of bumble bee leggings, which I find hilarious.
    Be sure to check it out!

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  207. Sammy M said:

    I would like to review ‘forget me not’ A book based on the titanic.
    Forget me not by Sue Lawson is an emotional book based on the true story of the titanic which sunk in April, 1912.
    I recommend this book to anyone from the ages of 12+ as some of the words are confusing.
    This book is a MUST READ!
    It tells the story of a group of kids and teenagers who were on the titanic as it sunk over 100 years ago. It is a step into what it was like to be in such a terrible situation with no good ending. Before reading this book, I had no idea of the impact on all the lives lost in this terrible tragedy, and all that had connection to these people.
    Such an inspiring story (:

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  208. Sammy M said:

    Counting by 7s ~book~ by Holly Goldburg

    When I first lay eyes on this book and read the blurb I really didn’t think that it would be my type of book. It is about a girl named Willow Chance who got home from psychology to find out her parents had both been killed in a brutal car accident. From that moment onwards she finds herself in some sticky situations. Her life was changed forever.
    I loved this book so much and I really hope that they make it into a movie.
    The characters are all so unique and the ending is unprodictable.
    Check it out, you wont regret it!!!

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  209. Sammy M said:

    Matilda ~book and movie~ by Roald Dahl
    In my opinion, the Matilda movie beats the book.
    I think this because the story itself is very comical, dramatic and thrilling and it is less entertaining to imagine it, compared to watching the story unfold!
    The story is of a young girl named Matilda who was bought up by two parents who didn’t appreciate her. Her brother was always the favourite child. As Matilda grew she developed a great love for reading and general academic. She was constantly starring at words on a page. Because of this, when the time came for her to finally enter school, she was extremely advanced. I will not spoil the rest of the story, but I definitely suggest everyone to read/watch the movie ‘Matilda’
    It is sure to make you laugh, and keep you on the edge of your seat!
    10/10 from me!!! 😉

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  210. Moana –
    I love this movie! I really like the characters and the moral of the story. It is about a girl that is the leader and she is not allowed beyond the reef but she wants to get rid of the curse that seeps over the island. She is such a strong and bewildered character that is determined. I think that my favourite part of this movie would have to be the songs that they sing because they are so catchy. Moana is one of my favourite characters because she was very persistent to finish what she started. I would definitely recommend this movie to all the kids that love disney movies and it is also a great family movie!

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  211. The Martian
    the martian is a very interesting movie that requires you to follow the storyline to understand. it has a lot of scientific references to engage the audience and create a ‘sciency’ feel for the movie. throughout the movie it sort of makes yo want find out if the man will ever get back from mars and the question wether he will live or not. this movie I think is appropriate for the ages of 13+ because it is quite maturely themed. I give this movie a 3 and a half star rating.

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  212. cat in the hat –
    I really enjoyed this movie because it made me laugh a lot. I thought that there wasn’t really a message in this movie but i just enjoyed watching it. I think that my favourite character would have to be the cat because he taught the kids how to have fun. I think that my least favourite part would have to be when the mother is coming home and the house is in a mess because i didn’t know if they were going to get caught or if they were going to clean it. I felt like it was to tense!! i think that my favourite part would have to be when they went on a adventure in the car and they ran away from the possible husband to be. I think that I would definitely recommend this movie to kids and to anyone that likes movies that make you laugh!

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  213. eddy the eagle –
    I have recently watched this movie and it was one for the whole family!! I really enjoyed the moral of the story and the fact that you can achieve anything if you keep on trying. My favourite character was definitely iddid because he persisted even though everybody thought he couldn’t do it. I think that the whole movie was great and i wouldn’t change a thing, but my favourite part would definitely be the end when he attempted the biggest jump. He didn’t win, but he got what he wanted a he was able to do it. I think that I would recommended this movie to anyone that likes a laugh and that also likes to cry. It has it all!!

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  214. Willy wonka and the chocolate factory –
    I really did love this movie and it was one of favourites for a long time! I really liked the characters and the funny things that happen! I think that my favourite character would have to be Willy Wonka because of all of his crazy inventions. I also really like it when Charlie who is the main character gets the last golden ticket because it was so exciting and I was really happy for him! I think that if I had to relate myself to someone it would be Charlie, well I think that everyone relates to Charlie because getting the golden ticket was very lucky and some people are lucky and some aren’t. It just depends on the day. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes to laugh!! It’s quiet a comedy and a kid movie.

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  215. Eddy the eagle-
    I love the movie eddy the egale! It was so moving and inspirational people that if you want to achieve something don’t let anyone get in your way. I think that my favourite character would have to be Eddie because he was very persistent in what he wanted to do. I think that I can relate to him sometimes because I like to do things 100% and finish them. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like comedy, romance and sad movies. This one has everything and I think that it was really good!!

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  216. Finding dori –
    I really liked this movie because it demonstrated that if you keep persisting, you will get what you want. My favourite part of the movie was when they were trapped in aquarium and they went from tank to tank trying to get out! I think that my favourite character was Dori because she was very good at problem solving. I think that I would relate myself to dori because she always forgets things!! I really liked it all and I wouldn’t be able to find a part about it. I think that I wouldn’t change anything because she remember wher she came from in the end. I would definitely recommend this movie to people that like comedy, drama and cartoons!! It is a really good movie

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  217. The boy in the striped pyjamas.
    I Have recently read this book and I really did enjoy it! I liked it how it was about the holocausu and the true things that happened during that horrible time but I also like it how the author made it seem like there were people that had no idea what was going on. I also liked that Bruno and Shumel were the same age but they lived completely different lives at this time just depending on where they were from and there background. I think my favourite part of the book was when Bruno found a friend that he visited everyday. I think that my favourite character would have to be Shamuel because being a boy that was in the camp would have been very difficult and it would have taken a very strong boy to stay happy and resilient at this time and I think that is what he did. I don’t think that I can personally relate to anyone but at some stage in our life we are unaware of what is going on around us, just like Bruno! I think my least favourite part would be the ending cause it was so sad and it was unexpected until the last few pages. I don’t think that I would change anything about this book because it was a great read and u would definitely recommend this book to people that like read about true stories!!

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  218. 52 reasons to hate my father-
    I just read 52 reasons to hate my father and I really like it. I thought that it was fun and exciting as well as serious. I think my favourite part of the book was when Lexi turned down the trust fund and decided to finish all of her jobs. I think that lexi was my favourite character because through out the book she really grew and she got more responsible! I think that I can relate to like, lexi’s babysitter because he focused a lot on work and forgot to have fun! I think that is me sometimes. My least favourite part was when Lexi gave up and stopped doing the jobs because I didn’t expect it and I thought that she would finish all of them! I l think that I might have changed the ending to make it a little bit more dramatic and exciting but besides that it was great! I would definitely recommended this book to anyone that loves reading and having a laugh. I would give this book a 9/10 and everyone should start reading it.

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  219. I loved the movie The Lorax because it was about the environment and it was also a really fun and entertaining movie at the same time!! My favourite part of the book was when the animals started singing because it was really cute. I really liked the Lorax as a character because his part in the movie was about looking after the environment and the trees, he also was very funny!! I would relate myself to the boy that wants to find out about the Lorax because I like mystery and I am normally curious. No, I liked it all!! I would stop people cutting down the trees if I would change any thing. Yes u would definitely recommend this book to people that enjoy sitting down and laughing at movies. I would recommended this book to people that like kids movies and the environment!!

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  220. ‘Play the Game’ by Nova Weetman.

    This book is a choose your own ever after book, so while your reading the book you can choose different paths. This book was about a girl called Edie who either becomes a really good netballer and makes the state team or, Edie drops out of the team and sores a lead role in Romeo and Juliet. In both of these paths there is two boys and she either choses a boy called Finn over netball or, if she joins the school play she we will be with her dream crush, Freddy. I enjoyed this book because it was a choose your own path book and there good because you can make up the story. I also liked it because it had a little to do with sport and it was a love story as well. I would recommend this book to anyone who has never read a choose your own path book or enjoys reading drama and love stories. A great thing about this book is that you can read it more than once because there are different endings and paths you can choose. I rate this book a 8/10.

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  221. ‘The Call of the Wild’ by Julie Fison.

    This book is a choose your own ever after, so while your reading the book you can choose your own path and it tells you what pages you can flip to. I found this book fun because you got to choose what you wanted the end of the story to be. This book was about a girl called Phoebe, one path you could choose was that Phoebe and her best friends get invited to the coolest party of the year and there is a really cute guy that her best friends want to set her up with, but on the same night as the party Phoebe and her friends have a fundraiser for there club. So another path you can take is, Phoebe and her friends decide to help out with the fundraiser and one of her friends is hanging out with this boy and Phoebe is getting a bit jealous. Through out the book there is also more paths you can choose. I enjoyed this book because it was about love and it was funny! I would recommend this book to anyone that likes adventures, love, and if they have never read a pick your own path type of book! One good thing about this book is you can read it twice and it’ll come with a different ending and different start. I rate this book a 8/10.

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  222. ‘EVERYTHING EVERTHING’ by Nicola Yoon.

    This was such a good book! It’s about a girl called Maddy who is allergic to the world and can only stay in her house. She hasn’t left her house in 17 years, until there was this boy Olly, who moved next door. Olly was determined to find a way to reach her, and lets just say he did. Maddy could either live life in a bubble or risk everything for love…. I really enjoyed this book and I was nearly on the edge of my seat. This book is about the crazy risks we take for love, its romantic, sad, and funny. I recommend anyone who likes these types of books, and I think most girls who enjoy love stories will like this. I rate this book a 10/10 its that good!! Probably one of my favourite love stories.

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  223. ‘My Life’ is a biography about Serena Williams, by Daniel Paisner. If you don’t know who Serena Williams is she is one of the great tennis champions (and still is). This book is a true story and I think this book isn’t just good for tennis players,I would suggest anyone who loves sport or someone that wants to strive for something should read this. When I read this it made me want to pursue in my dreams even more. Reading what Serena went through and how she trained was unbelievable, the things she did make up for what she is today. It’s a very big read with a lot of words but it is worth reading it. This book is defiantly an inspirational book and it definitely inspired me. I really enjoyed reading this book and I recommend this book to anyone that can handle a big read or someone that enjoys sport. I rate this book a 9.5/10.

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  224. The sound of Music!
    The sound of music is my ultimate favourite movie! It is such a beautiful movie and I absolutely adore all of the Characters. Maria is such a lovely lady and I love how she treats all of the children. I would rate this Movie a 10/10 because there is not one thing I can fault about it

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  225. Girl Online 3:
    in my previous post I talked about Girl online 2 and how much I loved it, and after reading Girl Online 3 i though the exact same! Reading that last sentence made me so upset because I knew there was no Girl Online 4 that I could start to read. They are such amazing books and I didn’t want to put any of them down. After the end of the chapter you just want to keep on reading because you HAVE TO know what is going to happen next. I rate this book a 10/10 as well because I absolutely loved every bit of it

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  226. I recently finished reading Girl Online 2 and what can I say? It was AMAZING! I loved every bit of it and didn’t want it to finish! I loved the different characters and all of the drama and adventures that happened throughout the book, I would rate this book a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of drama!

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  227. I have recently been reading Of Mice and Men and wow is it an amazing book. The two main characters John and Lenny are so different in many ways but they both stick together and explore so that their dream can come true, but then something happens causing one to betray the other. I would recommend this book to students aged 14+. I rate it a 8/10

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  228. I recently went and saw the movie Beauty and the Beast. It was one of the best movies I had ever seen and would definitely go and see it again. I guarantee that anyone who goes to see it will love it, it was so meaningful and had a beautiful message that everyone should take into consideration. I would definitely recommend to go and see it. I rate it a 10/10

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  229. ’52 reasons why to hate my father’ by Jessica Brody. This book is such a great book and I would of never thought I would of ever enjoyed it! It was such an exciting, romantic, funny, book and I would love to see this book as a film it would be amazing. This book reminded me of all the American reality TV shows. The book is about a 18 year old girl called Lexington Larrabee, a rich teenager who does whatever she wants… until she crashed her car while she was drunk! Now her father has full power over her and she has to complete 52 jobs in 52 weeks, but lets just say they are not the best looking jobs. This book is a really great read and you can imagine everything that you are reading, it paints a really good picture. I rate this book a 9.5/10. I would recommend this book to anyone that can read a book with lots of pages and any one that would enjoy drama, romance, or if you want to have a laugh.

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  230. Julia said:

    The Magic Faraway Tree [book]

    The Faraway Tree is a wonderful, magical book to read, it is very creative with all the different particular characters the author has made up. This children’s novel is about how a bunch of children go on all sorts of adventures to different lands, they do have some difficulties on the way, but that is all part of the adventure. An interesting part of the storey is actually how they get to all the lands, and that is with the help of there friends that live in the faraway tree. Some of there friends are Moonface, Silky, the Saucepan man and many more. And so for the children to get to all the lands they climb to the top of the tree and go through a shoot in moonface’s houses. An important thing to remember when the children are up in the land is to keep track of time because the land does move on and if you stay there to long you could move on with it, and get stuck there for a very, very long time. I found this book a fun and entertaining to read because when ever i finished a chapter or a page, it always made me eager to read more. I recommend this book to younger children, in primary school because of how fun and different it is to other children’s novels out there.

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  231. Julia said:

    wonder, [the book] I have never read a book that has moved me so much, i believe Wonder is a book that lots of people should read. Wonder is a story about how a boy called August. August’s face is deformed. he goes through life with people staring at him and judging him with out even knowing who he is. August Pullman has been homeschooled because of the amount of surgeries he has had done on his face. One night things start to shift around through a conversation that happens between his mum and dad. The conversation is about how August should start school. At first August is not so convinced and doesn’t want to go, but as days go on he wonders and thinks about it and how it wouldn’t hurt trying something knew, so he decides to give it a try. August knew for sure that when he starts school he will have the same looks and stares from students as he gets from everyone every day. As he goes threw his first year at school there were some ups and downs, but things start to get better. As the story goes on it stops the first part of the book which is from august’s viewpoint and moves onto a different character in the book, which could be anyone. For example a member of august’s family, or a friend that he has met at school and they say there viewpoint and story about themselves and what they think of August.

    And so there is so much going on in the book and it is a great book to read and understand what he went threw. i recommend this book to students from year 4 and above, even adults should read this.

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  232. Glass sword
    This book is the second of three in the series red queen it is an action, adventure and romance. really like this boom because it is a really well thought out book and has significant events that you have to remember throughout the book and it makes it a lot more fun to read. The book has a combination of different genres and so if you like a bit of a variety read this book. because it is the second book I still think that you could read this one on its own if you wanted to. I recommend this book for people 12+

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  233. Divergent (the book)
    This book is quite different to the movie and so I thought I would do a review on it because it was one that intrigued me enough to watch all the other movies and read the next book. this book is romance, action and adventure it has a really good storyline that follows all the way through about a girl called Beatrice until she changes her name to Tris, she is a girl from what the call factions or jobs and she comes from one that is not very well respected and when she is old enough she and others are allowed to choose a new one or stay where they are with there families so when she chooses a newline she really has to work hard to keep her place there. I recommend this boo for people aged 12+. this book was a great one for people interested in a little bit of romance along with thens storyline and if you just want to try something new.

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  234. Red Queen
    This book was one that made me laugh, cry and just keep reading I could put it down it is the first book of a series of three and the third one came out this year and I am almost done. From the start to the end of the book its action, adventure and even a bit of romance. The book is about a girl called mare and she has lived a life thinking that she was less than what she is until she discovers that she holds a power and that may sound a bit corny but I am one who doesn’t really like fantasy all to much and I thought the book was great. I recommend this book for people aged 11+ and it is really enjoyable and doesn’t drag on like some series do it is fun and intriguing and I think that even if you are not into fantasy to give this one a try.

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  235. Lion-Movie
    Both an incredible true story and shameless advert for the powers of Google Earth, that Lion is an emotional, compelling watch is down to some terrific performances. The journey follows a young boy, lost from his family, this then leads him to being a lost boy, in a populated country of 1 billion people. He is then left for adoption and is moved to Australia, Tasmania with a married couple. The story left my heart-broken, this is because I know that this is actually happening to people and it’s really upsetting. The story left me to give my family a big hug and a thank-you for their love for me. I want to appreciate this.

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  236. ‘The Maze Runner’
    The Maze Runner is a science fiction story, which takes place in modern times. This book is very intense throughout and keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The book is written in first-person narrative from the perspective of the main character, Thomas. He is portrayed as a reserved young man and has a good head on his shoulders. The book helps us have the knowledge of what it’s like to be isolated. I read the book on the first day I got it, it was that good. The movie was okay but a lot different to the original story plot, which I didn’t like that much, but it’s okay since it happens to every book that becomes a movie.

    I really like the story plot since it’s very unique, it uses the idea of teenagers being immune to the disease. It makes me feel happy that maybe I’ve got a chance to live since they are teenagers and I’m a teenager. YES! Unlucky for most adults. The book uses intense and gruesome scenes to help build the story plot, the book is ‘WICKED’. I love, how authors tend to use languages to help have the attention of readers.

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  237. Fault in Our Stars
    The heart-warming book about a young couple facing a disrupting time of their lives. They both suffer a life threatning ‘cancer’ in their life. When the word cancer comes into a sentence my heart starts to feel warm and I start to feel sympathetic. Especially when they are just young teenagers. The movie and the book had a huge impact in my life, not just the moral of the story, but my life. I came into realisation that I want to help people who suffer these problems. I want to become a paediatrician when I grow up, because I feel as if, that since I’m a teenager I definitely wouldn’t like to be growing up with cancer. Helping teenagers and children since they suffer cancer or anything that is putting a hold in their life.

    The author uses a language that young readers are able to read. Helping them to realise the moral. I love how the book uses a couple to help encourage people that do suffer the same as the characters that they are important.

    When I first watched the movie, it was in the plane. At the end we all know what happens, don’t even want to talk about it because it’s so heart breaking. Any ways, I started crying and it was at night in the plane and I was the only one awake, my family was sleeping, and I was balling my eyes, trying not wake anyone. The flight attendant came to me asking me whats wrong, I said that I watched a sad movie, she started laughing and gave me some tissues. This proves how much I love this movie, because I think everyone wants to feel ‘moved’, that they start crying.

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  238. Hunger Games
    The first thing that struck me about the book, beyond the smart, polished prose and the immediately compelling protagonist Katniss, was the depth of insight into human life which Collins so deftly exhibits. Almost from the first page, as with Rowling’s Potter novels, the reader is struck with a sense that here is something special—that often ineffable quality which so many writers lust to possess but which is rarely achieved, that this book in some strange way resonates with the deepest realities of human existence, or at least of human existence at this time in history.

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  239. The Naturals-Beginning
    Going into The Naturals, I think I was expecting just an okay book. But I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this–in fact, I really, really liked it! There’s something about this book that just WORKED.

    Wow. It’s really amazing to jump out of your comfort zone every once in a while, is it? I mean, I guess this book isn’t strictly outside my “comfort zone” … maybe just outside my norm. But still, it’s good to mix things up. I have to be in a very specific mood to pick up a modern thriller, and luckily, that mood finally struck, because I’ve been wanting to pick up this book for a long time it hasn’t disappointed.

    Immediately when I started reading, I began to think of Criminal Minds counterparts, but this was a disservice to Barnes’ character creations. Cassie, while a little bit clinical due to her natural ability, is still a very deep character with some painful memories that serve as her motivation. I adored her character. Cassie intelligent brain was able to pinpoint the backgrounds of other people. I became to envy her special talents, her ability to predict the future is one that every die heart fan of science fiction novels wants.

    After reading about the stories of Cassie, I’m instantly very intrigued to read the stories of the rest of the group members, as it helps me to find who the killer is. I hope when reading the next few chapters were able to find out.

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  240. Chinese cinderella
    This was a really sad book I found because it was someone constantly bullied and thrown around by her family over something that was out of her hands. it is based on a true story which really made me more interested about the story line of it. the story was mature themed and I recommend it for people that like sad books and people that are 10 and older.

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  241. Once
    once is a very good book about the holocaust and the two main characters are Felix who is on a mission to find his parents and Zelda who he found along the way and is a gorgeous little girl with a cute personality. this book is recommended for people interested in this time and event of history but I think it is thought out really well and is a fun way to learn about the history of the world during world war 2. I definitely recommend this book for people over the age of 11.

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  242. Isabella said:

    Sophie’s Misfortunes
    By Countess de Ségur
    This is the first book in the Fleurville Trilogy, the book takes us through the naughty adventures Sophie can get up to and the trouble she causes. However Sophie can be obedient at sometimes but usually it doesn’t last very long. She disobeys her mother and causes pranks to go terribly wrong. Why can’t she be behaved like her friends Camille and Madeleine or perhaps like her cousin Paul, instead she’s a naughty girl who is always up to mischief. I liked the book Sophie’s Misfortunes because Sophie does not listen to what other people say and instead unfortunate events occur. These unfortunate events are things that you thought Sophie would already know what not to do.

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  243. Isabella said:

    Scarlet and Ivy ~ The lights under the lake
    By Sophie Cleverly
    It’s the fourth book in the series and Scarlet and Ivy are heading to Shady Pines Hotel for a school trip. Despite the thought of going somewhere new, there happens to be scary story rumours spreading, Church items appearing and disappearing during the night and secrets being hid and then told. There seems to be something haunting the hotel and the rookwood girls are terrified but Scarlet and Ivy are alert and ready to find the culprit behind all of this. I like the two main characters Scarlet and Ivy because they work together to solve problems and know when trouble is occurring.

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  244. Isabella said:

    Scarlet and Ivy ~ The dance in the dark
    By Sophie Cleverly
    The twins are back again for the third time and are ready to return to rookwood after solving a bad scene, uncovered from the past. It’s all behind those two now with Mrs Knight in charge and and a ballet recital coming up. However there are strange events occurring, involving accidents, teachers and poison letters, not just once but a few times. Once again Scarlet and Ivy are out to catch whoever is doing this and possibly finding more clues on their mother, along the way. I liked this book because it has various mysterious things happening between chapters and it it keeps the reader engrossed. As well as giving you clues so you can try and predict what might happen next.

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  245. Isabella said:

    Scarlet and Ivy ~ The whispers in the walls
    By Sophie Cleverly
    The second book of Scarlet and Ivy has followed on from the first where there is a happy twist with Scarlet and Ivy together again. However there’s a new headmaster at rookwood and he seems to be strict on punishments. Scarlet and Ivy are there to see if there is any secrets lurking around with the new headmaster, but there has been one in the past, found from the whispers in the walls. One of the best parts of the book, is when it leads up to Scarlet and Ivy solving the clues, leading to the mystery that no one knows about yet. The author Sophie Cleverly has created the book in a way, where she has used evidence from what has and had happened in the book, to be able to solve the unknown secrets.

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  246. Isabella said:

    Scarlet and Ivy ~ The lost twin
    By Sophie Cleverly
    The book Scarlet and Ivy is about two mirror image girls who are adventurous and somehow are able to solve clues and mysteries, whether it looks impossible. However during this book it’s the character Ivy, who needs to find her sister that has disappeared from rookwood school. Miss Fox, students and even her stepmother keep on saying that she is dead but Ivy is going to unravel the secrets behind her sister’s disappearance. I would recommend this book for anyone who is wanting an adventurous and mysterious read as well as keeping you interested and not being able to put it down.

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  247. pitch perfect
    I thought It was a good interesting movie, it had a lot of good singing and I really liked the songs and all the dancing. I liked how there were lots of rivalries but in the end they all become friends.
    I would give this movie an 8 out of 10!

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  248. Red Dog:
    I love the movie red dog it was an amazing movie we watched it last year at school and lots of people were in tears it is really sad when red dogs owner dies. I love how red dog is like a communal dog and everybody loves him more than words old describe I give the a movie
    10 out of 10

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  249. Annie the movie
    I have recently watched Annie and love it. It is about a young foster child called Annie who lives with multiply other foster kids when life looks bad she is given the most amazing opportunity to go and live with one of the people running for mayor and in the end they fall in love with each other and he adopts her.
    I give this move a 9 out of 10

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  250. Zootopia
    I loved watching Zootopia, it was so much fun and I loved how as much as Julie was told there is no such thing as a bunny cop and got so much negative feedback it didn’t stop her from doing the thing she loved and in this case that was being a cop. In the end she ended up cracking the most important case. it is a real inspirational and eye opening movie I give it a 10 out of 10

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  251. the series of unfortunate events was a really funny but sad book I loved how no matter what happened that the 4 kids would alway work together and never give up. although the parents did die the kids definitely become closer and more aware of the wider family and figure out the real reason behind the fire that took some of there most valuable things even there parents, while at the same time defeating the BAD guy and saving many of the lives he may have killed to get to the kids.

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  252. I really enjoyed the movie The fault in our stars because even though it was a sad it was also really heart felt, it was so sad though when august died. my favourite part was on the plane when august got told he wasn’t allowed to have a cigarette even thought he didn’t even want to light it that was funny.
    I rate this movie a 8 out of 10

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  253. the book thief!
    The book thief is an awesome book it makes you feeling like you were right there with all the characters. it is also really sad at the same time especially how some of the main characters die. My favourite character is ruedy because his so friendly and really makes the book one to remember but at the same time a page turner. My favourite bit in the book is when Lietzel mets ruedy. I give this book a…
    9 out of 10

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  254. 13th story Treehouse
    I love this book. Andy Griffen is a great author and very inspirational. This book has lots of different scene and it doesn’t have a lot of big words or difficult words. This book has really good drawing and it is a really good example of show don’t tell. I like how it is a series so if you get hooked you can keep reading. I rate this book a 8 out of 10

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  255. Grace A said:

    Fire and Flood – Victoria Scott:

    I absolutely love ‘Fire and Flood’ by Victoria Scott…actually that is an underestimate! I read this book as my L.I.T circles book in Year 7 and I could not stop reading, I had to restrain myself from reading over the limit! This book is about the main character Tella Hallaway and her determination to enter a race called the Brimstone Bleed. This competitions prize is a cure for the competitor’s sick loved one. Tella enters this Brimstone Bleed with courage and perseverance to find the cure to her brother’s deadly illness that is slowly killing him. She is pushed to limit through the 2 ecosystems, the rainforest and the desert, and it shows how determined she is to win for her brother Cody and save his life. My favourite character is Tella. Tella has a soft, beautiful side of her but she also has a strong, determined will in her character. She would do anything to save her brother. She also meets Guy, a boy with the mysterious, cold blue eyes.
    This book is one of my favourite reads and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who loves to be on the edge of their seat and not get bored. I would recommend this book for the ages of 11+ and I rate it 10/10!

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  256. Grace A said:

    Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins:

    Everybody who has read the ‘Hunger Games’ or has watched the movie knows how good it is. There is action and adventure, challenges and determination, but the main character Katniss Everdeen perseveres through it all. The Hunger Games is about the competition of the ‘Hunger Games’. A boy and a girl are chosen from each district and are taken to the Capital city where they compete to death. The boy or girl who is still alive at the end is the winner. In district 12 where Katniss lives, her younger sister Prim, who is in the reaping for the first time, is called out, basically to death. Katniss volunteers to takes her spot as she knows she will have a better chance. She is then chosen with Peeta, the boy. They go on this crazy and thrilling journey of adventure. There is romance, times when you will cry, times when you will cheer and times when you will show hate. You have to read it to see how good it is! I would recommend this series to anyone who is a lover of a thriller and adventure with a good plot that will keep you obsessed! I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 11 or 12. I rate this book and series a 10/10!

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  257. Grace A said:

    The Fault in Our Stars – John Green:

    ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ is a very, very heartwarming novel and shows just how lucky to not be sick and suffering. This book shows the challenges and triumphs of Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, battling with illnesses. They fall into a love story and help each other to cope with the hardships and sadness of their deadly illnesses. There is romance and times where you are tearing up or times when you are smiling. There is both times when it is heart-aching and heart-warming. This book is really a worthy read if you love being on a rollercoaster of emotions. Hazel Grace is my favourite character because she is very casual and her character is determined, yet calm and relaxed. She has a very casual vibe about her, even though she could possibly die at any moment. I would recommend this book to the ages of 12+ and I would rate it 8/10. It is also a fabulous movie!

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  258. Grace A said:

    A Waltz for Matilda – Jackie French:

    I absolutely love ‘A Waltz for Matilda’ by Jackie French. It is a very historic and heartwarming novel that reflects the independence of a young girl named Matilda and the background around the poem ‘Waltzing Matilda’ by Banjo Patterson. This book makes you proud of Australia and the history of Australia becoming its own country. It’s set in the backdrop of early Australia and includes history, independence, a little bit of love and determination in the book. I have re-read this book 3 times and have read all of the books in the series. They are all very heartfelt books and all tell their own story of Australia.
    If you love history and a beautiful novel that you never want to put down…this is your book! I would recommend this book to anyone who is a lover of history, especially the history of Australia at the age of 11+. I rate this book 9/10!

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  259. Grace A said:

    A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray:

    I loved ‘A Thousand Pieces of You’ by the New York Times Bestselling author, Claudia Gray. It is a very gripping book and keeps you intrigued throughout the entire novel. There are ups and downs, twists and turns, your heart feels one emotion then another. You will never want to put it down!
    This book is about the main character, Marguerite Caine, and her hunt for revenge for the most likely suspect Paul, for murdering her father. But, as trouble is about to hit him, he leaps into a different dimension, a new land, using Marguerites Physicist Parents latest invention called the Firebird. Marguerite andTheo leap after Paul into a new and amazing dimension, each different, each time. As they jump into dimension after dimension, a different version of Paul appears which questions Marguerite’s decision of revenge and questions her love for Paul. You feel like you are leaping with them in this journey. You have to read it to see how good it is!
    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a lover of adrenaline or being able to sit down with a book and get lost into a new world until you stop reading and you are left speechless, wondering where you have been. It is truly fabulous… if you are looking for a fresh, new read, this is your book!
    I rate this book 10/10 with not a doubt in my mind!

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  260. Grace said:

    The foster
    I’m so happy that this show exists. It does a great job at bringing foster life to light. There are some fantastic foster families out there, but there are also lots of abuses. This show gives an example of both in a very accurate way. Bravo to the fosters for taking that leap. And bravo to the actors for doing such a fantastic job at playing such emotionally charged roles and doing it so flawlessly. It’s one of my favourite tv shows ever and I would totally recommend this to any age group.

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  261. I really enjoyed the movie The fault in our stars because even though it was a sad ending it showed how one person can change someones life and how having a friend through tough times can make it so much easier.

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  262. Wonder:
    I recommend this book for ages 10-12 but any age can read this book even adults. The main character of the book is named August Pullman and he has a facial deformity which he hates because when he walks anywhere in public he gets stared at. I really like this book because you can feel the emotions that the author is trying to express and how hard it would be to be like that. My favorite part of the book is at the start when he describes himself. It is like you are there and you are Auggie and you feel everything. My least favorite part of the book is when the parents of Auggies class mate photo-shop Auggie out of the class photo. If I could change a part of this book i would probably change the part again where the parents photo-shop Auggie. I would instead write about his parents being nice to Auggie and being a good role model for their child. If you like fiction and books that are a little bit sad, then I would definitely recommend this book to you. It is a story that will touch your heart.

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  263. Grace said:

    Finding Nemo – Movie
    Nemo has got to be one of my favourite movies. Nemo is a clownfish who is sick of his father being overprotective. One day, nemo goes to an ocean drop off on a school excursion. Scuba divers take him away and nemo is put in a dentist’ fish tank. This movie is about a father son bond that every family should see. It is exciting to watch Nemo and his dad going to epic levels trying to find each other again. I think its a great movie and I would definitely recommend it.

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  264. Grace said:

    the book thief!
    The book thief is a amazing book it takes you way back to the past where you imagine what it was like to be right near a war. It is also very sad because at the very most of the main characters died! My favourite character is ruedy because his so friendly and will help any one who needs it. My favourite bit in the book is when Lietzel mets ruedy. I regret when ruedy dies at the very end

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  265. Grace said:

    The Croods
    I went and saw this with five of my friends and we liked it. I thought it was okay for a children’s movie cause I don’t usually enjoy them. My favourite part was when the dad told stories because he would always be referring to his eldest daughter in disguise. My favourite character would have to be Guy’s pet because it was really cute and funny. My least favourite character was the youngest daughter because she was a bit crazy and scary at times.

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  266. High School Musical-
    I have watched high school Musical so many times! It is one of my favourite movies ever. This movie had a lot of songs in it which made it a musical. It made me feel happy watching it. I think that anyone can watch this movie because it is for all ages and is an all round great movie! I rate this movie very high!

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  267. Choker-By Elizabeth Woods
    Choker is a very mysterious and thrilling book. When i read this book i never wanted to put it down. This book was a bit scary at some times and I would get suprized at parts that I was not expecting. Cara is a very private character who becomes more connected to people. This book was very good and I would definitely recommend this book to people who like a creepy and intense mystery book.

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  268. The Apartment-
    The Apartment by Danielle Steel is one of my favourite books. My favourite part about the book is the four main characters; Claire, Abby, Morgan and Sasha. My favourite character is Sasha because i like her personality and who she is. I like how the girls share their lives with each other and we learn about their lives and their private lives. I recommend this book to anyone who is 13 or older. I enjoyed this book very much!

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  269. Girl Missing-
    Girl Missing is another great book that i have read. i love how this book has a lot of mystery and the feeling of unknown. I enjoy going on Lauren’s journey with her to find her real family. I liked finding out new things about Lauren during the book. This book was hard to put down and it was really great to read. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a mystery.

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  270. What Light-
    What light is a very enjoyable book. When I started reading it I never wanted to put the book down and I wished that the book never ended. I love the main character- Sierra and her personality. I like how this book is connected to a Christmas theme and especially Christmas tree farms. I recommend this book to anyone who is over the age of 12. I rate this book very high because it is one of my favourite books I have ever read.

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  271. Tahiyat said:

    CINDER BY MARISSA MEYER is a fantasy retelling of the fairytale, Cinderella. It is very sci-fi and futuristic but still adapts to the fairytale element. When I first picked up this book I had to shut it quite a few times before I kept reading it, and I was definitely not disappointed. I loved this book because the world was so well developed and the diversity between the characters personalities were set out so well. My favourite part of the book was when Cinder (just like Cinderella) went to the ball! Cinder was not represented as ‘beautiful’ during the scene where she enters in her ball gown. She has grease stains on her gloves and she had just been in the rain. It is so refreshing to the normal story where Cinderella is always beautiful and gorgeous and this scene was so realistic and so human. I can relate to Cinder because I, too, am a horrible dancer and can’t dance one bit. My least favourite part of the book was every part with Adri (Cinder’s stepmother) because she was so horrid to Cinder just because she was a cyborg. I would give this book a 94% and would recommend this book to all fantasy readers and people who enjoy Star Wars.

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  272. Geek Girl all that glitters – by Holly Smale

    I absolutely love this book, I love it because at sometimes it is funny, intriguing and just generally fun to read. My favourite part about the book is how she goes on all these modelling trips to amazing places I think it would just be so much fun to do that and it would be so great to see those places. I don’t think I can really relate to any of the characters in the story because Harriet (the main character) is like two different people she is a model and school girl who struggles to fit in and I don’t think I can relate to that lifestyle. I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who likes girly kind of books with adventure and romance and anyone who would just like a really good book to read.

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  273. milla said:

    Mean Girls
    This is one of my all time favourite movies!!! I definitely recommend this movie for any teenager no matter what movies you are into. This movie is rated one of the best movies for teenagers and I know why, but you won’t until you watch it. This movie is about a girl who is starting at a new high school, but as any new student does, she struggles to find friends. A group of ‘mean girls’ stumble across her and allow her into their group. But do they really like her… what does she think of this… I guess you will have to watch it to find out! trust me you will LOVE IT! I rate this movie an 100%, so go on watch it.

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  274. milla said:

    Grown ups
    I loved the movie grown ups because of how funny it was. It put a smile on my face very time I watched it. It stars Adam Sandler, how is an outstanding actor and is in many films. it is full of hilarious twists and turns and will fill you with laughter. It is about a great bond between men and how they have sticked together for many years. But, do their family’s get along? I won’t spoil it so you better go watch this great movie. I recommend it from ages 10 and up. If you love that movie why not watch the next one in the series Grown Ups 2. I guarantee you will LOVE IT!

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  275. She’s the Man.
    This movie is one of my favourites of all time! It has all the qualities of a great movie! It is hilariously funny, has a bit of romance (which is always good) and it gets better every time you watch it. It is about a teenage girl called Viola who loves soccer and her team gets cut because not enough girls sign up. So she wants to try out for the boys team but they wouldn’t let her so she decides to pretend to be her brother and get into his college team and beat the team who wouldn’t let her and the girls play. You then sit back and enjoy the hilarious situations she gets herself into! My favourite character of the movie was definitely Viola, because she was incredibly funny and I love how determined she was to get into the boys team. I would recommend this book to any person, boy or girl because I think anyone would really enjoy it. I rate it a 10/10!

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  276. Divergent:
    I must say that this is one of my favourite series of all time. Divergent grips you from the very beginning. I loved every minute of it! It is about a city that consists of 5 factions – Abnegation, Dauntless, Candor, Erudite, and Amity. Tris, (Beatrice) was bought up as an Abnegation child, and now has the opportunity to choose a faction she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Aptitude Tests are meant to identify what faction you belong to, but the serum does not work on Tris. She is Divergent as her results show 3 factions. This is dangerous for Tris. If you are a lover of action and adventure books, then you will absolutely LOVE this novel. I give this series a 5 out of 5!

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  277. If I stay:
    I read this book and I absolutely loved it! I think that if you wanted to read this book, you would have to understand the way it is written – from normal Mia, to ghost Mia. Gayle Forman has written this book very cleverly and carefully. You can tell by the detail in the novel. My favourite character would have to be Mia because I can sort of relate to her in the sense that I am in love with playing an instrument too. This book brought me to tears, but I must say that I liked the movie better. I think that seeing the story come to life on screen made it feel more realistic, and therefore creating more emotion. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romance novels. Overall, I give this book/movie a 4/5!

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  278. The Fault in Our Stars:
    This book is my favourite book of all time. And I am NOT exaggerating! The story is about a girl named Hazel. She is diagnosed with cancer in her lungs at a young age, and now survives with one lung. This captivating novel bought me to floods of tears (Honestly, I cried non-stop for an hour) so if you are into a bit of romance or comedy or tear jerkers, this is the perfect book for you. Hazel meets this boy named Augustus Waters at her support group. Gus used to have cancer, but sacrificed his leg to get rid of it. This heart-warming story leads you on an emotional roller coaster – you will cry, smile and laugh as John Green takes you on a journey you will never forget. A hands down 5 out of 5!

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  279. Hunger Games:
    I recently read this book and instantly fell in love with it! I read the whole series within a week! This gripping novel captures you from the start, and once you start, there is no going back. The story is about a girl named Katniss, who is forced to fight to the death in the Hunger Games until only one remains. There are 12 districts, and every year one boy and one girl are chosen from each district to go into the arena to fight. My favourite part of this book was (if you haven’t read this book yet, then don’t read this next part!) when Katniss told Peeta to eat the berries to save them both. I think that was a really significant event in the book, as it is the key to the series. I think the type of person that would like this book would be someone who loves a book that keeps you on the edge of your chair dying to know what will happen next. I think also if you like a bit of romance or adventure, this is definitely the book for you. Overall, I rate The Hunger Games a 4/5!

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  280. Matilda said:

    Mean Girls
    I watched this movie for the first time last year and have since just loved it. I can’t get enough of it. Its a movie that has something going on all the time and its not like it is just nothing it is a movie that keeps you thinking. The thing I really liked about the movie was that it is sort like girls like me but older and funnier. I think this movie would suit anyone over the age of 12+ because you have to know things before you watch a movie………. Don’t you???
    I rate this movie a 5/5 and any girl looking for a good movie, I think you have found one!!!

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  281. Matilda said:

    Pitch perfect 2 I really loved Pitch Perfect 2. It was so funny and all the characters had moved on since college. After seeing the first one I knew that the second would be good as well. Like a lot of movies, the first is sometimes better than the second or third. The movies are different and they are both really good in different ways. I personally like the first one better although Pitch Perfect 2 is newer and they travel to different places. Only a couple of the actors were different so I was glad because they all suited their character. My favourite character is Fat Amy, she is hilarious. All the character together are really funny and they make a good singing group. I think anyone and everyone would love this movie, it is impossible not to.

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  282. Matilda said:

    6. Fault in our stars This movie also has a book. While watching this movie I thinkI cried most of the time. My favourite moments would be when Gus teachers His blind friend Isaac how to throw eggs. The reason being is when he told his ‘Hot’ girlfriend that he is going to be blind. She dumps him and he is angry. The worst part from the movie to me would be when Gus is in his car with mucous on him and an infection located on his belly. That was disgusting. It makes you beleve that we are very lucky. My favourite character would be Gus. He is really sweet and nice. He will doe anything for Hazel just to see her smile. I recommend this movie/book to anyone about the age of 8. this is an amazing book/movie!

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  283. Matilda said:

    2. Diary of a wimpy kid I read this book and I thought it was great. It was interesting and funny at the same time. I had lots of favourite parts and It had a great story line. I loved the whole book and I don’t have any least favourite parts. I think it is funny how Greg trys to teach his friend Rowely how to acts older and not act childish any more. I think its a great book and the movie is awesome aswell!! Everything Greg seems to do has hilarious consequences and his family are very funny. In this book it is summer vacation and even though it is nice and hot Greg insists on staying inside hooked up to his video games with the blinds drawn. His mother is tired of Greg being lazy and decides that this summer should be fun and packed with family activities.

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  284. Matilda said:

    1. Grown up Grown ups is such a great movie, it is about a group of guys who are all friends, they are a little adventurous! I don’t want to give to much away as it will ruin the whole movie, but one thing i want to say is that it is so funny and I know that everyone will enjoy watching it!please watch his movie, it is so funny I love it! Five kids were on a basketball team in middle school. Their beloved old coach has died. To mourn him they return to the lakeside cabin where they celebrated their victory all those years ago. Wouldn’t you know, the five kids on the team they beat are at the same lake for the same weekend.I rate it a 10/10 for sure!

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  285. Matilda said:

    Girl Missing
    This book is about a girl called Lauren who has a feeling that she is adopted and goes on this huge adventure to find out if it is true or not. She does this challenge with her best friend Jam. During her adventure she is separated from her family, on limited money and almost gets herself and other people killed. It is an amazing book and I could not put it down! I recommend it to anyone who loves a thriller! loved Girl, Missing and reread it several times, because when you pick up this book, you will never put it down! Some like me, will stay up till midnight reading it, others will want to stay on each cliff-hanger and wait until the next night.

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  286. Matilda said:

    Wonder
    I really like this book because it shows that don’t judge people by how they look or what they like. I think everyone should read this book even adults because it teaches a good lesson. You may feel that this book teaches children not to judge books by covers, but, I felt that it teaches children bad lessons. Auggie got special treatment, and was given a medal just for, basically, being disabled. That tells people that disabled/handicapped people are special and different, and should be treated this way. When, in reality, disabled/handicapped people are normal, and shouldn’t be given awards for no reason. “Wonder” also teaches children that, if somebody is a bully, they deserve every shred of hate that is possible for them to receive. Julian was berated mercilessly throughout this book, and Jack said that he would want to KILL HIMSELF if he were Julian!! By the way, my favorite character was Julian. He was the one I could sympathize with the most. If somebody said that they would kill themselves if they were me, and then LAUGHED about it, I would be devastated. Wonder is one of those rare books that makes you want to hug everyone in it so tightly that they’ll have no doubt about how much you love them…and beyond that, it also makes you want to reach out and hug the whole world. It’s an upbeat, humorous, life-affirming story that deserves to be read—and it’s one that may just change its readers, too.

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  287. If I stay

    This is a really great book it is a mixture of sadness, romance and anger. it is about a teenage girl called Mia and she fell in love with a guy called Adam and then Mia and her family get involved in a car crash and her family passes away and she is a ghost looking at her body that is in a coma. she decides wether she wakes up or not. It is very dramatic and sad and I cried many times. It has also been made into a movie and is my favourite by far I love it so much. I recommend this book to people over the age of 12.

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  288. The book thief

    It does sound a little bit strange at first to think about reading a book about someone who steals them but it is not really focusing on that at all sort of. The book is about a little German girl called leisel and she is living in the time of the holocaust, she got sent away from her mother because she was a communist and was sent to a foster family. Leisel really wanted to learn how to read so the man that was looking after leisel taught her. her time was a mixture of sadness, scare and happiness. I record this book to people aged 11+ as it is quite sad to hear about the times when the nazis took over.

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  289. The hunger games (series)

    These books are so well thought through and some of the best books I’ve ever read they are so intriguing to read. the movies were just as good as the books and had lots of action and adventure. my favourite character was Effie I just found her hilarious and touching at the same time. this is a series that you have to read and even if your not into reading watch the movies! It inspired me to write more creatively and think about the storyline further. I hope that people will consider these books because they are heaps of fun to read and have a cool theme about them.

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  290. Wonder

    I read this book in year four and just kept reading it! it is such an inspiring book and is very interesting as well. I like how it includes different perspectives of people that are included in Auggie’s life. The book is great for all ages between 10-15 because it is filled with good moments and messages. All the perspectives are different and the author uses specific details that make it easy to tell the age of the person talking/ writing. this book ha s a very good variety of seriousness and fun. I very highly recommend this book for anyone.

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  291. Maze runner

    This is a really well thought out book and good fun to read. The book is very interesting and has great characters and a good description on the maze. If you like to read about adventure and science fiction then this is a great book for you. my favourite character is newt because he has a good personality and good nature about him. my least favourite character is Gally because he is stubborn and not a very nice person. I definitely recommend this book for ages 11- 15 as it is quite an easy read and lots of fun too.

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  292. jemima said:

    Book- Pippi Long stocking
    This book was absolutely amazing. I have read this book I would say like five times and I always find something new about it every time. This book had so much action and happiness in the book that I always had a smile on my face. I purchased this book that came with pictures and even the illustrations make the book even better. This book demonstrates the life of a young girl who lost her mother and father out at sea and she had to start a new life by herself. She is a quirky young girl who is always up to mischief especially when meeting her next door neighbours/new friends. This book is all about adventure and I would definitely recommend it for everyone of all ages. I would rate this book a 9/10. It is amazing!!!!

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  293. jemima said:

    Tommorow when the war began:
    For starters it has a good title it explains the story beautifuly. It is a story of when a group of friends go out on an overnight trip to ‘hell’. when they are there a war starts in their home town . when they return home there families are gone. This is a great book and the author is fabulous. You might have seen the movie, but you should read the book it is much better. This book is by John Masden. I would recomend it for people who are 8 -16 years old.

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  294. jemima said:

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
    I read this book and I thought it was great. It was interesting and funny at the same time. I had lots of favourite parts and It had a great story line. I loved the whole book and I don’t have any least favourite parts. I think it is funny how Greg trys to teach his friend Rowely how to acts older and not act childish any more. I think its a great book and the movie is awesome as well. I would give it a big 8

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  295. jemima hayes said:

    Girl Missing
    This book is about a girl called Lauren who has a feeling that she is adopted and goes on this huge adventure to find out if it is true or not. She does this challenge with her best friend Jam. During her adventure she is separated from her family, on limited money and almost gets herself and other people killed. It is an amazing book and I could not put it down! I recommend it to anyone who loves a thriller!

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  296. The movie passenger was a strange one I really liked the concept of the movie but I can’t believe that he woke her up. although it was an action packed movie and most of the characters were really interesting I still can’t decide if I liked it or not. I love how all the characters had really strong personalities and although the situation the girls still for gave him it turned it to a romantic movie.

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  297. The movie Zootopia is such a great movie it is suitable for all ages. It is about a little bunny who wants to become a Police woman. All her friends think it is crazy because in there town it is impossible but when she does become a Police officer it influenced everyone to change the way they see people

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  298. I loved the movie grown ups 1 and 2 because although they are supposed to be grown ups they didn’t really act like it. this movie was funny and made me laugh so much I nearly started crying. The characters appealed to all people because they all had different personalities that would suit many people. I would defiantly recommend this book to people that love a laugh.

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  299. I love the movie zootopia because it was a funny movie and through out it the characters changed so much and the influence of on small rabbit changed many peoples lives for the better. although it was aimed at the younger audience I really enjoyed it.

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  300. Diary of a wimpy kid:
    the movie diary of a wimpy kid is an awesome movie it is really really funny, engaging and interesting. It is a great movie I would really suggest it to all and is suitable for nearly all ages. i recommend this movie to any one who likes funny and engaging movies. I would give this movie a 9/10. you should definently wa.ch it

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  301. I really enjoyed watching the movie deep water horizon because it was always interesting and and there was not a moment were I could leave because I was worried I would miss something. it had a real life look and it made me want to be there to help them. I love it!!!!

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  302. I recently watched the movie grown ups 2, it was absolutely amazing ! It was so funny I couldn’t stop laughing! The actors are great and so funny and I would recommend this movie highly, But before you watch you have to watch Grown ups 1 because it is just as funny and it will make it heaps more enjoyable! I rate this movie a 10/10 as it was so good and hilarious!

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  303. I love the movie a series of unfortunate events because there was a twist in the last first minute and the uncle doesn’t give up but in the end the kids have to defeat him herself without the help of any adults and in the end they do it they defeat him and find a great home that they can spend there life with without being miserable.

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  304. I really enjoyed the book tomorrow when the war began it showed how being in the wrong or right place at a time could be the difference between what is going to happen and wether life or death is closely approaching. It is great how Homer steps up when he is needed and becomes a big leader and a main character.

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  305. I really enjoyed life on the refrigerator door because it shows people that family and friends are important and you always need to make time for them. you can’t wait till its to late you have to use the time you have because they could be gone in a minute and there is no way back and you will only regret it.

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  306. I really enjoyed the honest truth because it showed that with the right support there is always a way out of tough times. It also shows there is no disadvantage to those with cancer they may have to try a little bit harder but they will often do better than many others.

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  307. I really enjoyed the book wonder because it made me cry but it showed justice for all and helped to show that no one is in-powered and all people have a right to do what they want.

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  308. Amilia said:

    Hunger Games- the movie
    over the holidays I watched all of the hunger games movies and at the end of all of them I was always sitting on the edge of my seat. There are ups and down and there is action every second of the movie. There is love, drama, action and interesting fashion choices. There were many unexpected scenes however once they had occurred it made complete sense.I must admit I had to be fully focused to be able to understand everything which is why I would recommend going over some scenes twice. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone that likes action, mystery, drama and most of all the unexpected.

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  309. Girl Missing
    This book is about a girl called Lauren who has a feeling that she is adopted and goes on this huge adventure to find out if it is true or not. She does this challenge with her best friend Jam. During her adventure she is separated from her family, on limited money and almost gets herself and other people killed. It is an amazing book and I could not put it down! I recommend it to anyone who loves a thriller!

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  310. Matilda Pidgoen said:

    Chinese Cinderella
    Chinese Cinderella is about a book of hope ad resilience. Adeline faces many family problems that much of her family don’t understand. She also faces hardship when going to a new school and trying to meet new friends that just don’t understand the circumstances that she faces as part of her daily life. I liked this book because it showed me how lucky we are to have a family that we get along and have a education and friends that we can rely on. Teenagers would like this book because it shows them how lucky we are to be in this world today.

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  311. Cell 7 is a book that I just discovered recently. When Violet is caught standing over a dead body, she is immediately arrested. Violet lives in a dystopian society where the public decides who lives or dies. Essentially, the death penalty is given to anyone who the public votes should die. Each day, the criminal is moved to one of seven prison cells, meanwhile, outside there is a tv show every night, where the public can vote on whether the person should die or not. I love how the author captures Violets emotion. By the end of the book, we find out what really happened that fateful night, leaving us with a cliff hanger you wont stop thinking about. This is a thrilling read, which I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves crime.

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  312. The Naturals is by far one of the best book series I have ever read. When 5 teenagers with strange abilities come together, they form an elite team who work for the FBI to solve cold cases. The main character, Cassie Hobbs is a troubled young girl who’s mother was murdered. Personally, I think that the reason Cassie joined the team was actually some sort of personal vendetta to avenge her mother’s death. I love how the author, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, does a terrific job of making sure each and every novel ended with an amazing cliff-hanger that leaves you counting down the days until the next book is released. Since the novels are written quite recently, there are a lot of aspects that a teenager in today’s age can relate to. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves a bit of crime, mystery, and action.

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  313. Amilia said:

    Chinese Cinderella- by Adeline Yen Mah

    ‘Chinese Cinderella, the story of unwanted daughter’ is an autobiography written by Adeline Yen Mah that shows how Adeline is not wanted by almost everyone in her family however she is able to show resilience and the ability to bounce back whenever she goes through tough times.Adeline feels many difficult emotions over her journey, however with the support of a selected amount of people in her family such as Aunt Baba, her passage through life is slightly easier. In the novel ‘Chinese Cinderella’ Adeline Yen Man finds a safe getaway by being with her friends and success through her academic results. There are many moments when Adeline realises that she is not wanted by almost everyone in her family however she demonstrates resilience and the ability to bounce back whenever she goes through tough times. ‘Chinese Cinderella’ shows how the tragic experiences in Adeline Yen Mah’s life and how they have a great impact on her young life.

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  314. I just watched the movie my big fat greek wedding 2 and I loved it! It was so funny and I could watch it a thousand times. It is about a big greek family who are all very close, they are so funny and also beautiful actors. I don’t want to give any more away because that would ruin the whole movie so I suggest you sit on your couch with a bag of popcorn and enjoy this amazing family movie that I know you will enjoy! I rate this a 10/10

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  315. I have just finished reading the whole tree story series and i loved it. It was about two boys who had built a huge tree story and every book goes up 11 stories it is so funny and love the illustrations throughout the book. It is a very creative seres and recommend it to younger kids (7-10) Even though I was probably a bit to old to read the books I still really enjoyed them all!

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  316. I recently watched the movie grown ups 2 and i loved it! It was so funny and had me in tears of laughter at some points! The actors are great and so funny and i recommend you all to watch it, But before you watch you have to watch Grown ups 1! I rate this movie a 10/10 as it was so good!

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  317. I have just finished reading the harry potter series and I absolutely loved the books! Harry and his friends are so amazing and I can’t wait to watch the movies now. I don’t want to give much away because if you read the books I know you will love them! I rate the series a 10/10 as they were so detailed and imaginative! I LOVED THEM ALL!

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  318. I have recently just seen the movie Middle School and I loved it! It is about a young boy who struggles at school, but when he gets to his new school something changes which is amazing. Im not going to tell you the rest as I really want you to see it for your self!

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  319. I have recently watched Annie and absolutely love it! It is about a young foster child who lives with some other girls and one day she is asked out for lunch from one special! The rest is all for you to find out! Please get the movie because I know you will really enjoy it!

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  320. clare said:

    Author Fred Gipson perfectly captures the time period of Texas in the late 1800’s and the challenges of daily life. Into the mix of chores and adventures on the farm is the universal bond of a boy and his dog. Travis and Old Yeller are two characters that any child or young adult (Like myself) will immediately connect with and grow to love. And like many books made for young kids, the conclusion will remain with you long after the novel has been read. I cried a lot reading this book, it was such a positive lead up to the end, and then everything became very sad. I thought that Travis’ character could have been built on more, as the book was quite directed at the dog and the setting. For a childs book, the ending was a bit too grim. Despite that I think the book was an insightful read and I recommend it to everyone.

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  321. clare said:

    Supergirl (Series of FOX8)
    Supergirl is a very uplifting and addictive tv show, that is hard to stop watching, despite the corniness of many lines. People who are more into dark grim shows, this one is not for you as it is filled to the brim with inspirational speeches and happy endings. The main character Cara Danvers, is a journalist most of the time, but is also Supergirl undercover (Superman’s cousin). I like how each episode has a similar set out, a problem will occur and Cara will solve it with the help of her friends, then at the end of the episode the director has chosen to foreshadow what happens in the next episode, so you are always left wanting more. The storyline continues to build with each episode as well, relationships build up and break apart, the characters learn more about themselves and each other very often as well. Usually there is a plot twist or a surprise reveal every few episodes, which keeps the series interesting. The concept of having aliens on the planet seems daunting and strange, but from watching this series I have become accustomed to the idea of superheroes taking the place of policemen. I give the series a 4 star rating, it would be 5 if it wasn’t occasionally over-the-top optimistic and cliché.

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  322. clare said:

    Beauty by Brian D’amato
    A creepy, pretentious, narcissistic artist and part time alchemist tries to create the perfectly beautiful woman. A dark gloomy insight into the american beauty culture. Set in the 80s art scene of New York, the novel tells the story of the narrator Jamie Angelo who is quite a psychotic man, and his vanity-filled journey of finding flawless beauty. I didn’t really like the book, it was a little to eerie and strange for me, the narrator also came across quite racist and vulgar. Majority of the story’s content was outdated and hard to relate to/understand. The book was also not uplifting at all, but somehow I continued reading simply because I was itching to find out what happened, wether he did construct the ‘perfect’ face in the end. However the novel did present some interesting concepts of our perceptions of beauty, and how beauty trends have evolved with history. I don’t recommend the book as after reading it I felt glum and it was quite boring to read. It is a 2.5 stars for me.

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  323. clare said:

    Tarzan (Movie)
    Director David Yates take you on a dramatic and captivating adventure through his film Tarzan. It is based off the original story, but with more detail, depth and reality. I really appreciated the way the movie exhibited wildlife, and the main character Tarzan’s connectedness with the animals. It presented many interesting notions of living in harmony with animals and nature. Some parts of the movie were quite glum and scary, however this provided a sense of realism. The co-star Margot Robbie, who played Jane, was really great in the movie as she inhibited the sassiness and strength of the original Jane. The setting of the movie in the Congo basin was very beautiful and perfect for the movie too. I was in awe after the movie and it is a 5 stars for me, I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone over the age of 12, who can follow a complex storyline and is fascinated by nature.

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  324. clare said:

    Me before you (Book)
    Jojo Moyes brings two unique characters to life with this book, and as she unwinds their stories of pain, heartbreak, joy and happiness you become more and more captivated. I went from laughing to crying within pages of this book, with every event you become more invested in the characters. The first main character Lou Clark, is a flamboyant, edgy and upbeat British woman, who takes up a job caring for the second main character; Will Traynor, a quadriplegic, cynical, sarcastic yet witty man. The storyline oozes with devastation and romance, and the way it bounces between those two themes leaves you captivates through every page. Some humour in the novel is quite dry so may not be appreciated by all, however I thoroughly enjoyed this book and do recommend it to any young or old adult up for a romance novel. I gave it 4.5 stars. A warning to those planning on reading however, tissues are necessary.

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  325. Grown Ups: The movie

    Grown ups is such a great movie, it is about a group of guys who are all friends, they are a little adventurous! I don’t want to give to much away as it will ruin the whole movie, but one thing i want to say is that it is so funny and I know that everyone will enjoy watching it!
    please watch his movie, it is so funny I love it!

    I rate it a 10/10 for sure!

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  326. Annie: The Movie

    I recently watched the movie Annie and I love it! It is about a girl who is an orphan, she lives with a few other girls in a house with a really mean lady, Annie who is the orphan almost got hit by a car which was caught on footage and since that day Annie has been so lucky and has had her life turned around. There is so much more action that happens but I don’t want to give anymore away. I really hope you watch it because I know you will enjoy it. I rate it a 10/10

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  327. Chinese cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
    I really love Chinese Cinderella I think it is a really interesting story, I myself could not imagine living that kind of life at all! I really like how Adeline she stayed strong through the hard times and didn’t let them bring her down. I’m glad that we had to read it for English because I don’t think I would have read it by myself but I would defiantly read it again. My favourite part was when she really started to lose hope but the shilling family came and saved her! My favourite character was defiantly Adeline although she didn’t believe in herself she always believed in her friends. I think I can relate to one of Adeline’s best friends Wu Chun-mei because she doesn’t know about adenines real life until she finds out and when she does she is completely fine with it and understands. I really don’t like the part where PLT dies it is so sad and mean and I still can’t figure out who’s fault it is PLT was Adeline’s best friend and it was just cruel for PLT to die in that way. Overall I would defiantly recommend this book to others I think that anyone that starts reading it won’t be able to stop and will want to follow Adeline’s journey till the end. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good book to read in their spare time or just whenever it is a great book and I hope you think so as well!!

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  328. The thinning –
    The thinning is a movie based in the near future, where the earth’s resources are nearly depleted due to overpopulation, so the UN declares that all nations must cut their population by 5%. While some countries remove their elderly and others enforce a one child-policy, in the United States, the answer is 10-241, or more commonly known as the Thinning, a standardized test taken from first grade to twelfth grade. Those who pass continue to the next grade while those who fail are executed. I was really excited when this movie came out and when I first watched it I was really on the end of my seat and I loved the fact that there was some actors that I knew in it that I really liked. I would rate this movie a definate 8/10!

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  329. Gossip girl –
    Gossip girl is a tv series based on the lives of students Serena and blair along side their best friends Chuck, Nate and Dan. The students attend an exclusive prep school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, but Gossip Girl still shares text-messaged scoops on scandals and heartache for everyone to see. As the students embark on their futures, with some attending college and others focusing on other careers, Gossip Girl continues to stir the pot and feed any potential scandals. And still the identity of Gossip Girl remains a mystery. I absolutely loved this series and I oved how every episode I would try and work out who was GOSSIP GIRL!! I have to admit that I completely know all the words and timing in the GG theme song which makes watching an episode that more fun, I would rate it 9/10!

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  330. Stranger Things- Stranger things is hand down my most favourite tv show I’ve ever watched, every episode leaves you on edge and wanting more and more. I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for an exciting and exhilarating show to watch. It gets your emotions going and you adrenalin running I loved it from start to finish and I have even watched the series twice. This show has the most insane but incredible story line I love how they always leave you questioning after ever episode. I cannot stress enough how much I love this show and I recommend anyone ready this to watch it

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  331. Dance moms –
    Dance moms has and still is one of my most favourite shows to watch. The show has been going for 5-6 years and over the time I have really fallen in love with the show and all the dancers. Dance moms is a reality show based on Abbey Lee and her competetion team that is filled with young talented dancers including Maddie ziegler and Chloe lukasiak. Each episode the girls and the mums go to a dance competion and hae to learn multiple dances in only a couple of days, if that isnt hard enough the girls have to deal with mum drama, favourites, competion and Abby! I would reccomend this show to anyone over the age of 10 and I would rate this series 9/10.

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  332. Stranger things –
    The stranger things tv series has to be my new ultimate favourite show to watch now days. The series has only come out this year and it has been highly talked about over in America and Australia. Stranger things is a thrilling Netflix-original drama series, it is based in 1983 when Joyce Byers’ 12 year old son, Will, goes missing. She launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl. When I watched the first episode I was filled with so many different emotions and when the episode finished, I couldn’t not watch the next episode… and the rest of the series! I would highly reccomend this series to anyone above the age of 13 as some of the episode can be quite scary. Although there is only one season out there, there is another season coming in 2017 that I am eagerly awaiting for!

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  333. Kaitlyn said:

    Rabbit Proof fence is such a good movie. It gives you an insight into the courage and spiritual connection the indigenous have to their land and each other. Although some scenes are confronting the rest of the movie is amazing. Molly the main character gets taken away from her mother along with her little sister and cousin. They are taken away from Jigalong and brought to Moore River. Molly escapes the Moore river with her sister and cousin. They walk all the way back to Jigalong following the Rabbit Proof fence. I highly recommend this movie to anyone wanting an insight in the stolen generation. I recommend this for +11.

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  334. milla said:

    diary of a wimpy kid

    i read this book and thought it was hilarious. its not my favorite book although i know many people love it! this story is about a boy named greg and he writes about what is happening in his life. he has many obstacles in his life for example, his family are not the most normal people around, not to mention his friend!! i recommend this book for all ages and if you get time watch the movie as well!! its worth it!

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  335. milla said:

    finding dory – movie
    this movie is great! even though this movie is based on little kids it still puts a smile on your face when you watch it! the second movie of Finding Nemo, Finding Dory is a funny, cheerful and makes you laugh. it is about how dory is alone and doesn’t have a real family so she wants to find them. Dory Marlin and Nemo set out on a search to find them and face many challenges on the way. I recommend this movie for all ages. even though it wasn’t my favorite movie i’m sure you will love it!

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  336. Grease
    I love the movie Grease. The movie is based on 2 teenagers who fall in love on holiday but they are separated due to where they live. Unexpectedly Sandy moved to America where Danny lives and they meet again at high school. Because of their friends and school they have a rocky relationship which could go any way. I love this movie because it is a musical which means there are lots of songs and it is also funny. My favourite part is at the end when they finish school. The last song is great and I love how they are all friends at the end. I would recommend this to people of any age because it is a great family movie. I would rate it a 9/10!

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  337. Mamma Mia
    One of my favourite movies of all time is Mamma Mia, a movie based on the band ABBA. This is a musical and I love all the songs that are sung! The story is about a girl named Sophie who is engaged to be married but she wants her dad to be at the wedding… This movie is romantic and funny which makes it appealing to a wide range of people. My favourite character in the movie is Sophie, because she is bright, happy and knows that her family is very important to her. My favourite part of the movie is when Sophie gets ready with her mum because it is such a special time for both of them. I would recommend this movie for any one over the age of 8. It is a great movie and I can watch it over and over again!

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  338. Forest Gump
    Forest Gump is a movie based on a boys life. He was born with legs that don’t work properly and after a miracle they begin to move. We see the story of his life and how he dealed with school bullying, relationships and even fighting in the army. What I like about this movie is that it made me laugh and it was relatable to many people. I watched this with family friends and we were nearly laughing through the whole movie. I would recommend this movie who love comedy movies because it is hilarious and to people 10+ because there are some things they wouldn’t understand. Overall I would rate this movie a 8/10. It is definitely worth watching.

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  339. Charli said:

    Model spy- Fashion Assassin
    Wow! What a sequel to Code Red Lipstick! Again this 2nd book in this series has everything! Jessica remained a strong, cool character with cool gadgets, super gorgeous dresses, a trip to Monaco and a luxury yacht! What more could I ask for! I loved every second of reading this book and Sarah Sky pulls you right into the action, danger and suspense with twisty turns, a rich Russian family, some new and old familiar faces and a ghost! I would recommend this book to girls 10-16 and give it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!

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  340. milla said:

    the maze runner – movie

    this movie the maze runner is full of scary adventures and dangerous creatures. if you love the hunger you will love this movie because they are kind of similar. this movie is about a group of people who are trapped in a small area surrounded by maze. the only way out is to get through the maze, but at night some dreadful creatures come out of hiding. this is a great movie and i really recommend it!! i recommend it for ages 12 and up… you will love it!!!

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  341. milla said:

    me before you – movie

    me before you is one of my favorite movies because of the meaningful message it puts into your mind. it is about a guy who got seriously injured in an accident therefore he needed someone to look after him. a young, quirky girl gets hired for the job. from there the two become friends and then much more than that. there are many twists in this movie and the biggest one at the end!! so i definitely recommend this for ages 12 and up. You will love this movie!

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  342. Salina said:

    One of my favourite books into movies is the Harry Potter franchise.
    For people who love magic, mystery and a lots of laughs and tears, these books and movies will make you want to read it backwards and watch it slowly to understand whats going on. When you read the first few chapters it seems like your understanding where the story takes place and you find yourself into the book with a warm feeling. On the way reading this book you will find to love these characters and dislike many of the sort.
    Hope you enjoy these books and movies, and if you don’t know anything about Harry Potter, i would prefer t read the books, then watch the movies after to compare it.
    Thanks

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  343. I recommend the novel ‘Glass Sword’, by Victoria Aveyard.
    wow, I was hooked right from the beginning. This book is the sequel to Glass Sword, I knew once reading the first I couldn’t stop there, now I’m hanging on for the third to come out. Glass Sword continues on Mare Barrow’s journey in a hardhearted world where she is in constant danger from the evil clutches of King Maven. In this novel Mare teams up with Cal- the downfallen prince, Farley, Kilorn and a long lost brother and with the combination of her powers, they set out in a hunt for new-bloods in a race for time as Maven is also on the hunt. They gain recruits in hope of building a rebellion stronger than any silver. I found in the last book I didn’t really connect with Mare as much as I did in this one. I really felt I understood her emotions and feelings throughout the book which made me love it so much more. I thought there couldn’t possibly be any more twists or shocks after reading the Red Queen, but I was wrong. Glass Sword included just as much. I think Mare and Cal make such a great couple as they make a great team. I felt absolutely every emotion when reading this book; excitement, shock, love, relief, fear, anger, joy, disgust- name them all. But that is what made the book so interesting and kept me wanting more. I definitely recommend this book to someone who likes books with action- packed adventures combined with drama and betrayal. I rate this book 9/10.

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  344. Isabelle said:

    Annie (the new version):
    This is a great movie based on the original ‘Annie’. It is a wonderful story about an orphan girl who is waiting for her real parents to come back and get her. Annie is always happy and bright and makes the most of every opportunity. This is a wonderful movie with many great songs and music throughout the story and has a beautiful moral. Annie has some really nice friends who are always there to help her with her journey to find her parents. There are some really interesting characters and personalities in this movie and I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone. It is a great 5 out of 5!!

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  345. Isabelle said:

    Monte Carlo:
    This movie would have to be one of my favourite movies ever!! It is just so intriguing and exciting!!! Grace loves Paris and would love to go there someday but things don’t seem to be going to plan. Two of the other main characters would have to be Grace’s best friend (Emma) and her half sister (Meg). My fav character would have to be Grace because she is always trying to make everything fun and exciting. The storyline is really interesting and it is always exciting. This movie has romance, drama, magic and so much more it is unbelievable. This would have to be one of my favourites and I would definitely recommend this to others and rate it a 5 out of 5!

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  346. Isabelle said:

    Inside Out:
    This movie was amazing!!! It has so many great scenes and parts to the movie which just make it incredible!! Riley is a young girl who goes through some tough times in her life and is finding her new lifestyle hard to cope with. Experiencing Riley’s journey with her are five emotions, Joy, Disgust, fear, anger and sadness. These emotions help Riley to be who she is today and without one or two of them Riley becomes a completely different person. My favorite character would be Joy because she is always so happy and she makes sure that riley feels just as a happy. I think this was a really good movie and I would recommend it to all ages!

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  347. Isabelle said:

    Love, Lies and lemon pies:
    Love lies and lemon pies is an incredible story about a 16 year old girl named Lottie. Lottie has had some pretty tough times in her life so far and doesn’t seem herself. This story just made me want to read more no matter if I had finished the book or not! There were some amazing characters in this book and each and everyone of them had something unique and wonderful about them. This book has everything romance, suspense, drama and so much ore it is unbelieveable!!! This book has you wanting more from the minute you start and it makes you sit on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book!! I would definitely recommend this book and I would rate it a 4 out of 5!!!!!

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  348. Isabelle said:

    Chinese Cinderella:
    This book has you on the edge of your seat the whole way through! Adeline is truly inspirational character and I believe she is extremely strong inside. Adeline’s life is very different to how we would live now. She has many people around her that don’t necessarily believe in her and treat her equally, but she keeps pushing through. Adeline is an extraordinary character who never gives up in what she believes in and is always bouncing back when things or people knock her down and that is why she would be my favourite character out of the book. This story also gives me an insight of how life was back in China throughout the 1930’s. It just shows how times have changed and how lucky we are now. Chinese Cinderella is superb book and I would definitely recommend it to others!

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  349. Isabelle said:

    Life on the refrigerator door:
    When I got the email saying that this book was ready for me to borrow I was so excited!! So many people told me this book was amazing and I truly agree!! This is a heartwarming story about Claire and her mother. They are both really close and are always looking out for each other. Overtime the notes on the refrigerator door start to get more complex and hard to take in but Claire keeps pushing through. This book is such a wonderful story and I feel that it really explains how close family is to you. I really enjoyed reading this book and I would rate it a 9 out of 10!!!!!

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  350. Isabelle said:

    Pan:
    This movie is AMAZING!!!! I absolutely loved it, it was packed with adventure, excitement and magic!! It is based on the story ‘Peter Pan’, which I loved. It still had the same characters but with a slight twist with the character’s names. I loved how Peter was able to turn his whole life around, trying to find his mother. He meets some amazing friends along the way and finds out where his home is and who his family really is. I could watch it over and over and I still wouldn’t get bored. I would definitely rate this movie a 5 out of 5!!!!

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  351. Isabelle said:

    Alice in Wonderland:
    Alice in Wonderland is a story that has so many different movies and books but the one I loved the most would be the cartoon movie. But the book by Lewis Carroll is by far my favourite now!! It again has so many scenes and chapters that you don’t see in the movie and this just makes you want to read even more!! The adventures that you take with Alice is extraordinary and every page has something new and exciting waiting for you to read! Alice is a wonderful little girl that has a love for new things and is very curious. I would rate this book a 5 out of 5, for it’s amazing story!!

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  352. Isabelle said:

    The Wizard of Oz:
    I can’t explain how much I love this book!!!!! I know mostly everyone knows how good the movie is but I don’t actually think that many people have read the original book. I loved every minute while reading this book, because I watched the movie I knew what happened but as I kept reading different chapters and new people started to come into the book which wasn’t in the movie. This book really gave me an insight on what the movie was actually based on and I loved it!!!! Probably everyone thinks the best character would be Dorothy but I think my favourite character would be the scarecrow. He just always seems so happy and although he has no brains, he is very smart but funny at the same time. This book is outstanding and I would rate it a 10 out of 5!!!

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  353. Isabelle said:

    Finding Nemo:
    Finding Nemo would be one of my all time favourites and I am sure many others would agree. It is an incredible story that all ages would enjoy and I believe it has a marvelous storyline. Nemo is my favourite character in this story, he just loves having fun and I always thought he would make the right decisions but i guess I was wrong! This story had so many highlights and fun exciting scenes and that’s why I couldn’t pick out my favourite out of them all! The character that I would relate to the most would probably be Dory. Dory is one of the main characters in this story and I relate to how she is always forgetting things and can’t remember things that just happened!! All ages would love this movie and I would definitely rate this a 5 out of 5!! Finding Nemo is a great movie and is by far one of my favourites!!

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  354. One of my favourite tv shows of all time is Friends. It is a tv series based on the lives of 6 friends brought together by events in their life. They all live in New York in apartments and over the 10 seasons we see them switch apartments, have kids, get married and other life impacting decisions are made. My favourite character is Rachel, who when she meets the others she had just left a man at the altar who happened to be rich. Over the series Rachel gets more independent with her own life and it is great to watch how her life unfolds. Friends is a comedy tv show and it is great to watch with family or friends because there are a lot of laughing moments! Overall I would give this show a 9/10 and I would recommend it to people 11+ so they can understand some of the language used.

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  355. Maddie said:

    Mean Girls- I love the movie Mean Girls!! It’s such a classic for our whole generation and I feel like everyone has seen this movie! This movie has so many funny and relatable parts to it. The ‘plastics’ are a hilarious exaggerated version of some teenage girls. All the characters have had such detail put into their profiles and all have a different back stories in the movie. This movie is a great movie to watch with girlfriends. My favourite character in the movie is Regina George. Her family is so entertaining and funny to watch. I think the end of the movie shows a great valuable message. I defiantly recommend this movie to others and the sequel Mean Girls 2. I wish they made a third! I rate this movie a 9/10.

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  356. Maddie said:

    Girl Online- I loved the book Girl Online! It was really engaging and the perfect story line for my age group. The book was very recent and the situations and events in the book were realistic to this generation. I originally picked up the book to read because the author is Zoella which is one of my favourite Youtubers. She is a great author and writes in a way that is easy to read yet still has a developed story. My favourite part of the book was when Noah was driving Penny around town and she comforts her after she has a panic attack.This part really made me fall in love with Noah. One of my favourite characters is Elliot. He is so caring and loyal to Penny making him one of my favourites. I defiantly recommend this book to others. It is so engaging, interesting and fun. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I would rate this book a 9.5 out of 10.

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  357. Maddie said:

    Girl on Tour- This book is the second in the series after Girl Online. I was really excited to read this book when I heard it was coming out. I loved Girl online and couldn’t wait to read what happened next with Penny and Noah. I really enjoyed this book. i don’t think it was as good as he first in the series however was still really enjoyable and engaging to read. I think I didn’t like it as much because it was as happy as the first in the series. This book has lots of twists and turns making it really interesting and unpredictable. It also gave a really realistic insight into what it’s like to have a boyfriend that tours the world. I found this really interesting and felt like it was a bonus part to the book. I really recommend this book to others. Overall I really enjoyed and believe other 15 year old girls would too.

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  358. Kiara L said:

    Marley and Me,
    I love this book/movie. It is really heartwarming and funny at times. It is about a couple who have 3 little kids. It is the mum’s, played by Jennifer Aniston, birthday and the husband takes her to this farm where a lady sells lots of labrador pups. All she wanted was a puppy, and the she took her blindfold off, she got to choose which one she wants. They decide to name it Marley and the whole story is based around this dog, Marley and she is very naught. The dog gets taken to puppy school, where she destroyed the toys and got the instructor to the ground. Also they went to a beach that had a sign saying ‘strictly no dogs peeing allowed.’ And of course when Marley gets let off her leash she goes and pees in the beach. There are many other crazy things Marley does throughout the story but near the end she gets really sick and it is very sad. I have watched the movie, no exaggeration, 20 times and I love it very time so I highly recommend it 🙂

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  359. Maddie said:

    Everest 2015
    I really enjoyed this movie! It was so interesting and the sort of movie that kept you on the edge of your seat. Before watching this movie I never knew much about Mt Everest and climbing the mountain. Watching this movie I learnt so much and it made me so interested in stories of the climbers. This movie was based upon the 1996 disaster. I was so drawn to the movie and stories of the characters that it was all I could think about for days. My favourite part of the movie was when one of the main climbers left for dead survives and returns the camp himself. It was such a great moment in the movie and a happy scene among all of the sad. My favourite character was Rob Hall the guide of the climbers. he was caring and understanding- a character that had such a big heart. I believe an adventures person would like this movie because their are many exciting and tense parts in the movie suited to this type of person. I would defiantly recommend this book to others. I was so great and i’m sure others would enjoy it too.

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  360. Girl online: Girl online is an amazing book and since the start I haven’t taken my eyes off it. It is about a girl who blogs and talks about her life and issues, she meets a guy while away in New York and instantly sees a connection. After spending christmas with him she leaves to go back home, but something happens before she leaves which changes the way she feels about him. Will she forget about him and never seem him again? I rate this book a 10/10 as it is sooooooo engaging!

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  361. Moonlight Dreamers: I have recently finished reading the moonlight dreamers and I am so sad 😦 It was such an awesome book and was so upset when i saw I only had a couple of pages left. It is about four girls who try and find their place in the world, they all meet and after that something amazing happens, which of course I am not going to tell you about, two of them will soon be very close but when they first meet they are enemies. The best thing about this book is that you feel like you are one of those characters living their life. It is an amazing book and I recommend it to girls at the age of 13 -15. I rate it a 10/10 and would definitely read it again.

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  362. Titanic
    I love the movie Titanic and I think it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The movie is based on a true story of a ship which called Titanic in 1912 which sank on the first voyage. I love how the movie is based on a true story but the characters are fake because it adds a lot of creativity to the story. I love the relationship between Jack and Rose. It’s great how they fell in love from being in 2 different classes on the ship. I would recommend this book to people over 12 because you need to have some understanding of the history of the ship. Overall I loved the movie and I have watched it many times. I would rate it a 9.5/10.

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  363. Ashton said:

    Legally Blonde, Elle Woods has it all. She is Pretty, Rich got the Hottest boyfriend! Elle has been waiting for the proposal from Warner but theres one problem she is to BLONDE! Elle is determined to prove Warner wrong. She relies on all her sources to get into Harvard. But theres more to come with is intense, stereotypical movie. Its a great hilarious watch please go watch this movie trust me you’ll like it

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  364. Ashton said:

    She is the Man, is a comedy about Viola and her proving to the boys and her previous school coach that girls can be better than boys in SOCCER! But the way she has to prove this is a bit excessive with her dressing up as her brother in a all boy school :I When she goes to her new room she immediately falls for her roommate Duke (Channing Tatum) This becomes extremely different as he is asking him “her” for advice to get a different girl to like him. Wonder what will happen will she get the guy and prove her previous school wrong? Guess you will have to watch the movie GO SEE IT!!

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  365. Ashton said:

    High School Musical, This jam packed movie if full of drama romance and more! If you havent heard of this movie I guess this is your time to get on board before your friends break out to all these catchy songs!!!! This movie features Zac Efron as Troy Bolton and Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella Montez and we get to watch these two fall in love but there are struggles (Of Course because its High School) with having Sharpay played by Ashley Tisdale intruding because she likes Troy!! :I This is a must watch 10/10 what are you waiting for

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  366. Just Go With It
    I love the movie Just Go With It starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. The movie is about these two work colleagues who go on a trip to Hawaii acting as a family which they’re not and they end up falling in love! The reason I love this movie is because there are a lot of funny scenes which left me laughing out loud and there isn’t a boring part to the movie. I think that people who love romantic comedies and comedy movies would love this because it suits those genres perfectly. I wouldn’t change a thing about this movie and I love all the different characters we see. I would rate this a 10/10 and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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  367. Mean Girls-
    I loved the movie Mean Girls! I love the story line and how it is portrayed by teens not much older than me. I loved how the movie was about high school dramas and friendships and how it can be really difficult in high school to find friends you are comfortable around. I think it is great how they started Cady off as an unpopular mathlete who was then lead into the ‘Plastics’ where she changed into a completely different person based on who was around her. I could relate to this book a lot because that is common in high schools. Overall I love the movie Mean Girls and Mean Girls 2 and I wished they made another one to follow up! Overall I loved this movie and I would rate it a 9/10 for people 12+

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  368. milla said:

    Chinese cinderella – milla lappin

    Chinese cinderella was a great book. it showed me how bad some girls lives were and how lucky i am. I felt very sorry for Adeline and how Niang (her stepmother) treats her. one of the Chinese traditions is that the boys are more valued the girls. I cant imagine not being loved by your own family. this book is a MUST READ book because of the meaningful lessons it teaches you. I really do recommend this book for children ages 12+ but also the adults will love it to.

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  369. Mietta said:

    Maleficent.
    I absolutely LOVED this movie!! My favourite part was when Maleficent said “I cast this spell on her because there is no such thing as true loves kiss!” and then when she kisses “Beasty’s” cheek she wakes up, it shows that not every fairytale’s happily ever after is being with the man of your dreams. My favourite character was the crow because even though he did evil things for Maleficent, he still had a soft spot for Aurora. I would defiantly recommend this movie to all of the classical disney lovers!!

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  370. Kiara L said:

    Nona and Me:
    We are reading this book for school this term and I love it! It is a story based on two 16 year old girls; Rosie and Nona. When they were little, they were always together and were like sisters. At the age of 9, Nona moved away with her mum and they didn’t see each other for a long time after that. When they were both 16, in 2008, Nona moved to Rosie’s school. Rosie was so happy to see Nona but when she arrived she was ignoring Nona and being very rude to her. Inside, she did want to talk to her but she did not want Selena, her bossy friend, to know she knew Nona. Selena and her older brother Nick, who are brought up in a racist family, make fun of Nona and Rosie wants to help Nona but can’t. Rosie gets with Nick and everyone is trying to tell her how racist he is an dot stay away from him. She fades away from some koi her friends because of him but near the end of the book she realises how bad Nick is, breaks up with him and reconciles with Nona and Anya. At the end, Nona has a baby and names it Rosie after her, which shows that they are closer than ever. I love that book heaps and it says a lot about Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relationships back in the day. I really recommend it to anyone!

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  371. Maddie said:

    Ruby Redfort- Take your last breath
    I really enjoyed this book! It had lots of action and was the type of book you didn’t want to put down. The main character Ruby is really interesting and unique making the book different to others and something I wasn’t used to reading. The book was an easy read yet the story was still very age appropriate.
    My favourite part of the book was defiantly the last quarter. This is when the rest of the story was all unfolding and revealing all the answers to mysteries along the way. This part of the book was gripping and was all I could think about until the book was finished.
    My favourite character was Hitch. He was so loyal, down to earth and always seemed to show up just in time.
    My least favourite part of the book was the start. The author took a while to start the main events in the story making it slightly boring reading the first few chapters.
    I defiantly recommend this book to others. Overall it is really enjoyable and captivating.

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  372. Kiara L said:

    TFIOS:
    The fault in our stars is a great book/movie. The book and the movie versions are different in someways. It is a truly touching and very sad story. It is based on two people. Augustus (“Gus”) and Hazel. They both have different types of cancer and could den any time soon. They meet each other at a club they go to and express their feelings. Gus and Hazel begin to grow closer and closer and they end up becoming a couple after a while. They are very adventurous because they want to make the most of lives, not knowing how long they each have left to live. They share lots of bad and good experiences together throughout the story. One of the things they do is travel to Amsterdam to meet Hazel’s inspiration Peter Van Houten, who is an author. When they get there, they realise he is just a drunken man who is rude and doesn’t care about them. At the end something very sad happens, but I can’t spoil it. If you are into tearjerker and heartwarming things this is for you!

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  373. Abbey Mckoy said:

    Finding Dory:
    Wow there is really no words to explain how good this movie was the animations were so incredible and looked very realistic.
    Dory is so funny and will do anything for anyone even if it might be risking for life she will still do anything and Dory reminds me of my friends as they would no anything for me.
    Sometimes I just wanted to jump into the book and help Dory out to find her family or sometimes t never leave her family in the first place.
    It was so funny and amazing to watch and I really couldn’t stop watching it.
    I recommend to people who like adventures and really everyone who cares about there friends and family and who would do absolutely anything for them.

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  374. Abbey Mckoy said:

    Matilda:
    I love the book and movie they are so incredible, Matilda is such an amazing character and will do absolutely anything if she really puts her mind to it. As soon as you start watching or reading you will just fall in love with Matilda and after the book is finished you just wanted it to keep on going and hoped it never stopped. I feel very bad for Matilda as most of the things that happened to her wasn’t her fault and I just wished I could’ve jumped in the book and helped Matilda sometimes.
    This book has so many adventures and activities right through the book and its so fun to watch and read and I just wanted to go on all the adventures with Matilda.
    I really hope you read or watch this as I recommend people who like adventures but hard ones and will go after your dreams even if you have no idea what direction your heading in.

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  375. Abbey Mckoy said:

    Girl missing:
    Wow, I defiantly was not expecting that finish, so intense but so sad. I’m so happy that both of the familys worked something out but then it still again I wish I could jump into the book and just take Laurent to her adoption family. The tension throughout the book was absolutely incredible, this book just lifted me off my seat and I was upset that I had to stop reading as I just wanted to keep reading forever. It was such an up and down book like my emotions got a bit confused sometimes as some parts it was so happy but then again sad and I felt like crying.
    I recommend this book to people who likes intense movies and a who likes taking risks that could change your life forever.

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  376. Abbey Mckoy said:

    Annie:
    I love the movie Annie its just an incredible movie while watching this you have so many emotions such as excitement, sadness, happy and much more. It just makes you want to keep watching it over and over and never stop. Annie is such a brave person as no matter what happens she keeps fighting for what she wants and will never stop.
    I recommend this book to people who like movies that will give you goose bumps as your so happy and you just want to jump into the movie and help Annie sometimes.
    I love how there was many songs throughout to keep the movie very entertaining and interesting to watch.
    I hope all of you watch it.

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  377. Abbey Mckoy said:

    Blended:
    This movie is absolutely the best movie out it draws you in straight away and you can’t stop watching for a minute.
    I really love that all the actors play there parts so well and makes it very funny and you feel like it isn’t a movie. My favourite part of the movie is when the family turn up at Africa and just see each other it’s so funny. As they don’t know they were ever going to see each other again.
    When I watched this movie I felt like I was in the movie with them as it felt very realistic and I just hope you guys watch it.
    I find tis movie recommend for all ages as it is so funny and appropriate please watch as soon as possible ………. PLEASE

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  378. The Moonlight Dreamers: (book)

    The moonlight dreamers is an amazing book about a girl who cant find any friends that like her, she makes a card and whenever she works at her mothers shop she places a card in a few costumers bags that she feels may become her friends. Will her dream come true of becoming a moonlight dreamer or will everything go wrong which makes herself look like someone who doesn’t know how to make friends

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  379. White House Down

    If you like thrillers, mysteries, romance, family, hero’s, action and adventure. Then this movie is the one for you! Not only is this movie a nail bitter but it has a very successful and well known cast playing characters such as Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. I really loved this movie because I loved how John (Tatum) protected the president even though he was rejected to be part of the secret service program to protect the president. I think this movie has heaps of courageous characters in it such as the 8 year old girl who streamed a video from inside the white house. To John who put his life in danger to go out of his way to protect the president even when it wasn’t his job. I love this movie because it has many cliff hangers in it that makes the movie really enjoyable to watch. I recommend this to everyone!

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  380. Babes In Toyland

    Calling all disney fanatics! This old disney movie was have you sitting at your screen just awaiting whats going to happen next. I havn’t seen this movie in a long time but writing this makes me want to again! This movie is more a musical styled screenplay but that is just what makes it 10x better. I watched this when i was little and I absolutely loved how the main characters were called Mary Mary Quite Contrary and Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son. I loved the songs such as The forrest of No return. This movie was aimed to a younger generation towards the age gap of 7-12. This movie is a real fun and cool movie to watch and you won’t be disappointed!

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  381. Titanic.

    This movie is a very long very heartfelt movie that makes you believe in love. I loved this movie because I really felt part of the movie and the script was written so well you felt so connected to each of the characters and shouted at them through the TV as if you knew them. My favourite character in Titanic was obviously Jack Dawson (Played by Leo Di Caprio) I loved how carefree and yet caring Jack and I adored his friendship with Fabrizio. Jack wasn’t one of those rich horrible men who disrespected women, but rather a poor young man who respected women and was patient. He didn’t have a lot but what he did have he cherished. My favourite part was after the posh dinner with Rose’s side of the family when they went down into the bunkers where all the poor people who couldn’t afford rooms stayed. This scene was a really beautiful to watch Rose and Jack bond and dance, and Rose see all the people that mattered to Jack. I recommend this movie to anyone who has the time to watch a 3 hour long movie!!!!! You won’t regret passing the time!!

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  382. She’s the Man

    THIS MOVIE IS MY FAVOURITE MOVIE EVER. Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum were couple/friendship goals in this movie. The reason I loved this movie so much was because it was a romantic comedy and it really highlighted the fact of what a girl can do. Viola (Bynes) courageously stood up to her sexist coach and boyfriend when being denied the right to play a soccer game because ‘girls aren’t as good as boys’ From behind the scenes we see Viola pursue her dreams even if it means going undercover as a male to challenge her ex-boyfriends soccer team through her brothers school. I found this movie really inspiring and a movie that you could watch 1,000,000 times and not get sick of it. This movie really shows the power and determination of a women and makes me believe that anyone can achieve anything if you pursue and persist in yourself and your dreams.

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  383. Shrek 2

    I love this movie. Shrek 2 in my eyes is considered a classic and one of the best movies that dreamworks has created. I love how in depth the creators went when making this movie because you really felt like you’re part of the story and you become really connected to all the characters. my favourite character in this movie has to be Princess Fiona, Puss and Donkey! I loved all those character from different reasons. Princess Fiona was so careful and considerate of others that made you love her so much, Puss in boots was a really a meaningful character looking back on it now. Even though he was a cat and considered weak nowadays he defied the rules and became a really strong a feared character. Meanwhile Donkey was that character who just broke up all the drama with some casual comedy and humour. What’s not to love about these characters?? My favourite part of this movie was when Shrek, Fiona and Donkey all became humans and then towards to end of the spell they chose to become themselves again, I love this part of the movie because even when they could’ve been human and been ordinary they choose not to and remain themselves because they feel in love with the ogre within each other. Really beautiful movie and I highly recommend this to people of all ages.

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  384. The Apartment (book)
    The Apartment is a book based on the lives of 4 young women living in a shared apartment. During the book each woman experiences highs and lows which she must face and I found it a really enjoyable book to read and I almost couldn’t put the book down! My favourite character was Sasha, she was an OB/GYN doctor at the New York Hospital. Her career is very interesting and I loved hearing what happened next in her life. Some of the challenges the girls faced were job loses, relationship troubles and work place dramas. I found that this book will relate to many young women’s lives in the future so it was a fascinating book to read. The author Danielle Steel has written this book well so that I believe it would be appropriate for girls 13+ to read because their is some language children won’t understand. It would even be great for adults! I loved this book and I wished there would be a second book written about the same girls, I rated this book a 9/10.

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  385. Nona and Me (book)
    I loved reading the book Nona and Me as part of our English in year 9. The book is centred around the main character Rosie as she balances her social life with her life as part of an aboriginal community. Rosie faces challenges and pressure to fit in at school by her new best friend Selena and her boy friend Nick. But when Rosie’s Aboriginal sister joins Rosie’s school everything changes. Will Rosie choose popularity over her family? This is a fantastic book and it can relate to most people which makes it an interesting book to read. I loved the character Rosie because she shows us that family is important. I would rate this book a 9/10. I believe this book should be read to people over 12 because it is also a very informative book about the Aboriginal past in Australia and how the Government changed things.

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  386. Annie (movie)

    I have recently purchased Annie and absolutely love it! It is about a young foster child who lives with some other girls and one day she is asked out for lunch from one special! The rest is all for you to find out! Please get the movie because i know you will really enjoy it!

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  387. The Lion King:

    This movie has to be one of the best and most well-known Disney movies there is. The lion king is a heartfelt, tear jerking movie that if full of happiness and cute cuddly animals. The thing I love about this movie is being able to relate and feel as if you’re with the main character throughout his journey (Simba) I really loved all the characters and how down to earth they all were, and the tribal and cheeky music that was added into the movie, It just added a lot more emotions and made the movie a whole lot more interesting. I least favorite part of the movie would have to be the death of Mufasa. This scene was heartbreaking to watch and my emotions ran high. This movie is a must watch kind of film that I believe every person who has watched with will agree with me by saying this is a classic Disney movie that has my recommendation to watch this!!!!

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  388. Amilia said:

    Blended-

    Blended is a hilarious movie that makes you laugh for the whole time (for me that was the actual situation, I just could not help myself from laughing for the whole movie) I loved this movie, there was nothing bad about it…it was:
    >funny and enjoyable
    >adventurous and a bit romantic
    >exciting and extraordinary
    >interesting and adventurous
    those are only a few words that I would use to describe the movie blended (I could honestly go on for ever and ever)
    The movie shows these two people falling in love and might even say that they become blended. The characters are all hilarious and all make you laugh, I honestly could never choose one favourite character (it would just be so hard since they are all so funny and interesting) All of the characters have their little moments in the movie where you think to yourself: this character is my favourite. However, just when say that the next character does something and you think to yourself: now this character is my favourite.
    I absolutely loved the movie and truth be told any movie with Adam Sandler or Drew Barrymore in it is just too funny to describe.

    I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes to have a laugh
    I would score this movie 11/10

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  389. Amilia said:

    Annie-

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    ‘We Got Annie’

    I am in love with this movie, it is so wonderfully interesting and fascinating !
    As a little girl I would watch Annie all of the time, I absolutely loved it (and I still do)
    The story line is so interesting and magical that it has you sitting on the edge of your seat. I love all of the songs, and I must admit that even though it is a bit embarrassing I must say that I knew and still do know all of the words to all of the songs (hahaha)
    I love Annie, she is so heart warming and throughout the movie you see how she changes not only her life but also so many other peoples live’s. Annie is just this young girl but she has a bigger heart than anyone in the whole World. One of the things that I find very interesting about the characters is that Annie is the child and yet she teaches so many new things to the adults in the movie, she changes everyones life forever (most of the characters are happy about what she does but some of them are…)

    I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a little adventure, music, and happiness

    Annie is a greta movie for both children and adults.

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  390. Charli said:

    Model Spy- Model spy is such a great book! It’s about a high school girl Jessica who is a part time model with a family full of spies. When her house has a break in, her dad goes missing on a mission and everyone think he’s the bad guy- she has to take things into her own hands. On a “modeling trip” to Paris she has to juggle the dangerous life of being a spy and the glamour life of being a model. Can Jessica prove her dad is innocent? This book has shock after shock, humour, mystery, action and don’t forget romance!. Perfect book for ages between 10-16 really recommend you to read this book.

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  391. Nona & Me
    Nona & Me is a fantastic book! My favourite part of the book was when Rosie saw Nona enter the classroom, and she didn’t react or greet her, this was my favourite part because it said so much about who Rosie was as a character, and it gave a sneak peak of what was to come. My favourite character was Rosie, even thought i did’t agree with her actions all the time. I can’t relate to any characters in this book, as i haven’t really experienced any situation like that. My least favourite part of the book was when Rosie found out about the graffiti, (no spoilers) and who did it. This was very sad!! I would definitely recommend the book to others, anyone and everyone!!

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  392. CHOKER

    Choker is by far the best book I have ever read! It is such an amazing book with such a twist that will have you soon confused. I wish that there was another book after Choker because at the end of the book I never wanted to put it down! I recommend this book for anyone over the age of 12 and that loves a creepy and mysterious book! I loved this book and I think that anyone who reads it will as well.

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  393. Girl Missing – By Sophie Mckenzie

    I love, love, LOVE Girl Missing!!! Girl missing is thrilling and sometimes leaves you on cliff hangers. I like Lauren as a character in this book because she is not afraid to go after what she wants and when every thing falls apart she learns that she loves what was right in front of her the whole time.

    When you are reading the book you can already start to imagine what the characters look like in your head and when reading the scenes it makes reading it better because you can imagine it happening.

    I can’t wait to read the other two books I can only imagine that they are just as good as the first one. I completely recommend this book to anyone that is interested.

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  394. milla said:

    out of my mind

    i absolutely loved this book and recommend it to ages 10+. it is about a girl named melody who can’t walk or talk. she has a hard time for the first ten years of her life because everything is stuck in her mind. until one day when she gets her medi-talker. this allows her to talk through a machine. she is so brave and goes through many ups and downs in her journey. this is a mustered book! you will love it just like i did!!!

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  395. Kiara said:

    Fault in our Stars –
    I have read the book and watched the movie of this a million times and I love it. If you are into heartwarming and sad movies/books this is for you. It is about this girl called Hazel and a boy called Augustus. They both have cancer and they meet at a club that they go to express their feelings. Hazel has thyroid cancer and Augustus (Gus) has osteosarcoma. They both do not know how long they have to live whether it is a few hours or a few years. Hazel and Gus become a couple and spend most of their time together. They go to Amsterdam together to meet Hazel’s biggest inspiration Peter Van Houten who is an author. But when they get there, They are both so upset to find out that he is just an alcoholic who abused them both about their cancer. The book/movie ends with a very sad tragedy and it is so inspiring and touching.

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  396. Hunger Games:
    I recently read this book and instantly fell in love with it! I read the whole series within a week! This gripping novel captures you from the start, and once you start, there is no going back. The story is about a girl named Katniss, who is forced to fight to the death in the Hunger Games until only one remains. There are 12 districts, and every year one boy and one girl are chosen from each district to go into the arena to fight. My favourite part of this book was (if you haven’t read this book yet, then don’t read this next part!) when Katniss told Peeta to eat the berries to save them both. I think that was a really significant event in the book, as it is the key to the series. I think the type of person that would like this book would be someone who loves a book that keeps you on the edge of your chair dying to know what will happen next. I think also if you like a bit of romance or adventure, this is definitely the book for you. Overall, I rate The Hunger Games a 4/5!

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  397. Girl Missing
    This book is my favourite book of all time! Girl Missing is all about a girl called Lauren who goes missing when she is very young. When Lauren finds this out she instantly wants to find out about her past. Lauren and her best friend Jam go to the complete other side of the continent to get answers. Along the way she comes across situations that are potentially life threatening. I recommend this book to anyone who loves mysteries, dramas or adventure.

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  398. Annie-
    Annie is a fantastic, fun, family movie. I recommend for all families to watch this movie because it is a great sing along movie that will make you so happy that you will want to get up and dance. The actors in this movie are really good at being their characters and following their personalities. I love this movie and I love the story line to this movie because it makes me feel really happy at the end. I recommend for anyone who hasn’t seen this movie to watch it because it is fantastic.

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  399. finding dori-
    Finding Dori is the sequel to Finding Nemo. Whilst the animation is fantastic I did’t find it as endearing as the Nemo movie. I really enjoyed Ellen De Generes’ voice as the lead character Dori. I would recommend this movie to all families. I loved seeing how Dori could overcome the obstacles of her bad memory and finally find her Mum and Dad. I loved how her parents had been looking for her too. It’s a great movie for anyone any age to see.

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  400. Georgia-Mae Ashley said:

    Matilda-
    This movie is great. It about a girl living in a family who don’t really care about her, or school. They treat Matilda very poorly.
    She starts school and hr teacher can see that she is very academic.Her teacher, Mrs Honey, starts to love Matilda and they have a very strong friend ship. they are pu to the test when they have to go to the principles house. MRS TRUNCHBALL. She is the meanest principal EVER. They have so many adventures and it is so funny and humours.
    Matilda is a really loveable character and you will fall in love with her, and her attitude.
    I would recommend this to people that like relaxing and watching family, but funny movies.

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  401. Georgia-Mae Ashley said:

    Mary Poppins-
    This one of the best disney movies ever.
    It is such a great film and the main character (Mary Poppins) Gets along with everyone and they have so much fun.
    I would love to have Mary Poppins as a nanny, she would be great. She takes the kids paces and everyday they have so much fun on different adventures with different people.
    I like it how it is a mixture of real life characters and cartoon, i think that appeals to the kids and i also love the songs, it has so great songs that are really catchy and you song along to all the time.
    I would recommend this to families.

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  402. Georgia-Mae Ashley said:

    Finding nemo-
    Wow! Finding Nemo was amazing. It is a great kids movie with some awesome characters and it also had a really good message behind it all.
    The movie is about a fish (Nemo) Who anted to go into the deep ocean but his dad was to protective. He one day broke the rules and accidentally went to far, but his dad was right and divers caught Nemo and took him away.
    I love this movie because it is about Nemo’s dad on a hunt and he meets some interesting characters along the way.
    It is a great movie for kids and i laughed a few time too. I would also recommend this to families that want to have fun and just enjoy a movie together.

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  403. Georgia-Mae Ashley said:

    The wizard of Oz-
    This movie was great. I loved all of the characters and they had so many adventures through this film, that I got so caught up in. I thought there was something different brought to the film that made it stand out from others. I thought it was the storyline that I connected with the most. I loved how they had to go and find what they needed for the animals and that led them on a goose chase.
    I loved the emotions that was in braced and I felt sadness, happiness and anger. It was a powerful film that really spoke to me and I would recommend this to people who like watching fantasy and humour. I would also recommend it to families.

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  404. Georgia-Mae Ashley said:

    Maleficant-
    I though this movie was great. It had mystery, thrill and excite all in one. I was sitting on the edge of my seat through the whole movie. I thought it was a very fun and i was very sad as well.
    I thought the best part about Maleficant was that you got really involved and connected to the characters, I was mad at the other characters because they were making the wrong decision
    It is great movie to see with friends and i recommend this to someone who love fantasy and mystery.

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  405. Georgia-Mae Ashley said:

    Zootopia- I loved watching Zootopia, it was so much fun and i felt like all of the characters had their own personality that made the movie even better. There was mystery, excitement and humour all in one. Hops, who is the bunny is on a case and is trying to find the missing animals. I like the sloths the best because they are slow and it made me laugh the whole way through that scene.
    I would recommend this to all families who want a laugh and some family time. This is a defiantly must see movie.

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  406. The sound of music

    This has got to be one of the greatest movies of all time! The movie is filled with love, romance, music and comedy! The movie is all about a nanny who goes to a the Von Trapp house to ‘nanny’ the von trapp kids. This movie is based around Maria, played by Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp family singers including Leisel, Gretl, Brigitta, Friedrich, Louisa, Marta and kurt. The reason I loved this movie so much is because the music in the film was absolutely breathtaking and you couldn’t help but sing along to each and every song and wish you had a voice like Maria. I also really loved the plot of the film, I found it really easy to understand and also really hard to look away. My least favourite part was when Maria leaves the von Trapp family because of an unknown and uncomfortable feeling inside her stomach. This movie is such an amazing award winning movie that I would recommend to anyone! I rate is 5/5!!!!

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  407. milla said:

    Esther

    Esther is a book about a girl who is forced to move away from home to some of her relatives house while her mother goes to Africa. these relatives are not very social and don’t do things normally for example, they will pray in the morning for about 2,3 or 4 hours. this does not suit Esthers liking and she is very unhappy there. she gets forced to were the same clothes every day and do different routines. she is a great character and i think she relates to me a bit. i recommend this book if you are into these kind of books. i recommend this for 11+ year olds. you will love this book!

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  408. Georgia-Mae Ashley said:

    Annie-
    I love the movie Annie and it is a great movie to watch. it has happiness, fun, and thrill. It makes you want to keep watching and wonder what is gong to happen when this start to go the wrong way. it is great movie to watch and i would defiantly recommend this book to people who like watching a fun but thrilling movie.
    I love all of the songs in Annie and it such a great story line. She is a girl who is orphaned and gets adopted, to someone very cool. They have so much fun and it is so much fun to watch.
    My favourite character is Annie she is courageous and sassy who will be very brave when she needs to.
    I would recommend you to read this book.

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  409. Georgia-Mae said:

    The Lion King.
    I really like the lion king movie.
    It is such a great book for kids because it has happiness, thrill and excitement. it is a great movie to laugh to and have fun watching. it has some great characters that you will fall in love with and some great songs. They are catchy and cool to listen to. This movie is about a lion who has to step up as a leader and he gets help rom everyone to protect others. it is such a great movie and I would recommend it to anyone.
    You will laugh. cry and enjoy this movie.
    Go and watch it now, only if you haven’t I would defiantly recommend it for you.

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  410. Georgia-Mae said:

    Parvana-
    I really like the book Parvana and it made me feel so many emotions while reading it. This book was thrilling and I was on the edge of my seat every time i read a new chapter. The book is about a girl and she is living in Afghanistan and it shows the struggles of people living over there and the families living in those types of countries.

    This book has more then 1 and it is great! they have a different problem and this that are bad for women in Afghanistan. It goes through the rules along the way and shows you have much girls are limited to and what to do. But of course Parvana does not follow by those rules and she is a very courageous girl.
    I love this book and I can’t wait to read ones like it.
    I recommend this to people who like reading about true storyies and people that sad but thrilling books

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  411. Georgia-Mae said:

    Eddie the eagle-
    I loved watching this film. It made me feel so many emotions and it was a very inspiring movie. There was heartbreak, sadness, joy and thrill. I was on the edge while watching this movie and it just kept on giving.
    I thought this movie was really inspirational because it was all about a boy who wanted to go to the olympics, his dream was to one day compete. He had so many set backs like, how he was not very athletic and his parents and everyone was telling him that he would never make it.
    He was determined and he made it. he tried so hard and got everyone on his side. He finally got there and came last. It might sound like a bad ending but it was great! he was the only person to compete and get a great score for England. I love this movie and i would recommend it to families. With kids over the age of 12.
    I rate it a 4 out of 5.

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  412. Titanic-
    Titanic is a very powerful movie that whilst I enjoyed it, it also scared me. Jack and Rose bring to life a fictional love story. I love the fact that it is based on a true story. The music by Celine Dion created a great mood for the intense plot. The movie appeals to both men and women. I love this movie!

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  413. Just Go With It-
    Just go with it is the best movie in the world! I love Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler as the main characters. They make the movie the great movie it is. I recommend this movie for families and friends to watch together. This movie makes me laugh so hard and I can’t get enough of watching it. The setting of this movie is really cool. I love the setting of Hawaii and the massive resort. I love this movie so much and recommend for anyone to watch.

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  414. Another Cinderella Story-
    Another Cinderella Story is a fantastic movie that is filled with excitement! I recommend this movie to anyone over the age of 8. I like the music in this movie and the dancing that makes you want to get up and dance as well. This movie is exciting to watch what’s going to happen next in the scenes. Selena Gomez is a great main character for the movie. She is a great singer and dancer in the movie. I think that everyone should watch this movie.

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  415. Grease-
    Grease is a great movie! it’s an old movie, but I still love it. I recommend this movie for families to watch together and enjoy the exciting scenes. The main Characters Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and Danny (John Travolta) really make the movie great because of their personalities. It’s a romantic movie and also a fun movie that makes you want to sing along to all the songs! I recommend for anyone to watch this movie.

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  416. High School Musical 2-
    High School Musical 2 is my favourite High School Musical out of the 3! I recommend this movie to anyone any age. This is a fantastic movie that has great songs in it that makes it a great musical! It’s a enjoyable movie to watch with family or friends. At some parts during the movie I was feeling a bit sad but in the rest I was excited and happy. I rate this movie a 9/10! I love this movie and I recommend for anyone to watch.

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  417. Zootopia-
    Zootopia is a fantastic movie! I loved watching it and I could watch it over and over again. I recommend the movie for families with children over the age of 5 or 6. This movie has so many great parts that make it such a great movie. I love how Zootopia is a bit different from other movies because it’s based on animals not humans and that’s one of the main reasons why I love it! I rate this movie a 9.5/10. This movie is amazing and I recommend that everyone should watch it with their family!

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  418. blended-
    Blended is a comedy, family movie that gets you feeling excited. The scene of the movie is fantastic, South Africa is amazing! Seeing all the activities the families get up to makes me laugh so hard. My favourite part was when the 2 families turned up at the resort in South Africa at the same time and realised they had booked the same holiday from their 2 good friends. I love seeing the families bond and get to know each other. I recommend this movie t anyone over the age of 8. I rate this movie a 9/10! I have watched this movie so many times and encourage everyone to watch it.

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  419. how to be single-
    How to be single is a very humorous movie. It’s the perfect “Girly Movie” to watch at sleepovers with your friends. Rebel Wilson is very outgoing in this movie showing off herself to everyone. I recommend this Movie for mainly girls over the age of 12. It’s not a movie you would watch as a family, it’s a movie you watch with friends. I think that everyone should watch this movie if you like a girly movie.

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  420. what happens in vegas-
    What Happens in Vegas is a romantic comedy that appeals to anyone. It’s a great family movie for families with children over the age of 10. It’s possible that the movie would not have been as humorous if Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher weren’t in the leading roles. I rate this movie a 4/5! I love this movie and recommend for anyone to see!

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  421. Amilia said:

    Girl Missing-
    Oh My Goodness…I am absolutely in love with this book ! I never ever want to put it down, it is my favorite book ever. I love all of the mysterious questions that haven’t been told yet. One of my favourite part of the book is that whenever one question is answered another question comes into the story. All of the mysteries and lies, make the book so exciting and make you want to keep on reading. Whenever I am up to the chapter where I have to stop reading I almost want to cry. I never ever want to put this book down. I really like Lauren, she’s probably my favourite character. the way that she is so determined to find everything out without even knowing what might happen. That is what I call brave. This book is never boring, there is always something happening. When is say all of the time I really mean all of the time, there is never a part in the book where I get bored and all of the characters make it even better. The personalities are great. All of the characters are a little bit different and sometimes odd but that just makes everything better. The characters are all so important and I personally think that ven if just one of the character was not in the book there would be a part of the book missing. I love everything about this book and I would definitely recommend it to everyone who loves an interesting and mysterious book.

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  422. Hannah said:

    Terminator
    My cousin has been nagging me to watch terminator with her for months, and I finally did on the weekend and it is my favourite movie at the moment now!! It started off looking a bit questionable and old fashioned, but once it finished I was so enthralled we watched the second one too!! My favourite character is obviously the terminator himself, because I think Arnold Schwarzenegger is an amazing actor and at times you could forget he is actually a human actor and not a robot as he is portraying. I loved how he had everything planned and was always so calm even while fighting. There was only one slightly inappropriate scene for young children I can remember, but apart from that it is a great watch for anyone who enjoys action thrillers and doesn’t mind a lot of killing and gore.

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  423. Hannah said:

    Skyfall – James Bond
    This is the first James Bond movie I have ever watched (yes unbelievable I know) but now I am hooked! It was such a thrilling movie, the storyline wasn’t exactly the best but the graphics and stunts made it a great watch!! My favourite bit was the opening fight scene atop a moving train, a typical action movie scene but one of the best I’ve seen! One thing I didn’t like was how some people ‘died’ but then somehow got out of an impossible situation and were fine, and there was no explanation of how they did this! Apart from the few loose ends left unattended, it was a movie which didn’t lose my attention and I would definitely recommend to watch it, especially if you like action films similar to the Jason Bourne films. I watched it with my family and it was appropriate and entertaining for all (even for my 10 year old brother!!). I rate Skyfall a 8/10 and it would have been higher if the storyline was a bit more smooth flowing.

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  424. milla said:

    the bridge of terabithia-
    the bridge of terabithia is a funny and sad book about jesse a boy who has a hard time making friends. his dad is not very nice to him at the start of the book and this is another hurdle for him. then one day they had a new girl in his class. after not long they become friends and then close friends. they make an imaginary land that only exists to them. one day there is an awful tragedy and jesse is very broke from it. this is a very exciting book that i recommend for 11+. YOU WILL LOVE IT! you will become very close with the characters and won’t be able to put it down!

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  425. milla said:

    the hunger games-
    the hunger games is a brilliant book that makes you so attached to it. Katniss the main charter lives in district 12 with her mother and her sister prim. she is a terrific hunter an hunts every day with her friend Gale. all Katniss wants to do is keep her family alive but when the day of the reaping comes everything goes downhill. I recommend this book to 12+ year olds. when you pick it up you won’t put it down!

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  426. The Devil Wheres Prada
    This is one of my all time favourite movies! It is hilarious, mean and a little bit romantic. Andy has just finished university and has gained a job at ‘Runway’ a highly prestigious magazine company run by Miranda Priestly. Having to prove herself from the moment she walks in and having to keep up with unrealistic demands from her boss, Andy is juggling her social life and work life, will she be able to balance it all!? I give it 7/10 for it’s humour and charm.

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  427. High School Musical 2
    This is the 2nd in the movie trilogy. It is emotional, romantic and has a sense of adventure. It is the end of the school year and everyone is looking forward to spring break. But it turns out that they all have to work at the country club, with Sharpay being behind it all. This movie is the perfect movie to watch with you’re close friends, to bring back all the memories!

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  428. milla said:

    wonder

    This book is a heart warming book about a boy with facial disorders. He has a very hard time fitting in at his new school but throughout his first year there he overcomes many hurdles. I love this book and the august shows an extreme amount of courage and bravery. once you pick up this book you won’t be able to put it down, that it why i really recommend it for people at the age of 10+. I personally really enjoyed it and it made me want to try some other books with similar stories. Once you start reading you will LOVE IT! so go get it now!

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  429. The boy in the striped pyjamas:

    The boy in the striped pyjamas is a holocaust movie set in the heart of WW2 based on the best selling novel written by John Boyne. The movie is about two young boys who flourish a friendship in the most unusual circumstance. The movie showcases the idea that even from completely different lives friendship and hope will always shine through. The movie is about Bruno and Shmuel, two boys from ‘opposite sides’ of the fence of Auschwitz, a death camp for Jews. I didn’t really have a favourite scene in the movie because it all was very insightful and moving. My favourite character in the movie was probably Bruno. He was so young and adventurous and that related to my childhood. This movie is a real suspenseful and honest movie that brought me to tears (in a good way) the movie perfectly shows how hope and friendship is a really precious thing and also illustrates how dangerous living in Germany was at the time. I recommend this movie to anyone over 10. Because it have very mature scenes. This movie is very insightful and won’t be a movie that you’ll be disappointed in.

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  430. Central Intelligence:

    Central Intelligence is a comedy, thriller, crime and action movie starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. AKA the ultimate partnership! The reason I loved this movie was just how light-hearted and amusing is was to watch. It is one of those movies where the actions as well as the script make every scene entertaining and comedic. My favourite character was definitely Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) he has the ability to make every single scene that he was in interesting, by the way he would overreact to everything and respond with a hilarious line. Even when there was a serious scene, you’ll just know that someone would say something out of the blue to make you crack up. I would HIGHLY recommend this movie to anyone. From what I recall it rarely has any swear words in it and also targets the older generations as well as the younger. Anyone who just loves to have a good laugh would definitely love this movie and I strongly urge you to watch Central Intelligence in the future. You won’t regret it!

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  431. Pretty little liars – The TV series
    Pretty little liars is one of my favourite tv series. I love the way each episode always keeps you wanting more and leaves you with so many unanswered questions which makes it even more exciting to watch the next episode. One of my favourite things about this show is that you have to do some thinking for yourself… Pretty little liars is based on this cyber bully “A” that claims to know all of the girls secrets and “A” will use these secrets to make the girls do terrible things. All throughout the series I thought it was so great that I was able to try and guess myself who is “A”. There are 5 main characters in the book all with their own different personalities; Hanna, Spencer, Aria, Emily and Ally. I would highly recommend this tv series because there are so many great and exciting things that happen and every episode holds new lies and possibilities. I would rate this tv series a 10/10!

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  432. Criminal Minds:

    This. Is. My. Favourite. TV. Show! I love the thrill and stomach jumps I get when I watch each episode, and how I always seem to watch just 1 more episode which I said 7 episodes ago. This tv show is all about a special forensic FBI team called the BAU, starring main protagonists including – Spencer Reid, Derek Morgan, Aaron Hotchner, Penelope Garcia, Jennifer Jareau and Emily prentiss. The main goal that sets every episode is that a crime story has been introduced to the BAU from local police stations (Behavioral Analysis Unit) that has become so difficult to find the culprit that they call in the FBI to handle the case. Even better about this show is that the bau is different from any team. The BAU analyses the movements, the individual itself and past backgrounds of the criminal so they can predict what they’re thinking to prevent another crime scene. With the mix of criminology and humour, the show is such a nail bitter and thriller that I can unfortunately say. That I can’t live without. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is age appropriate enough to look at crime scenes (censored). Such an amazing tv show YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!

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  433. I’ll Give You the Sun written by Jandy Nelson
    I’ll Give You The Sun would have to be one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s a story of the relationship between Noah and Jude who are twins and are very close. They’ve always been best friends and have been able to share everything with each other. But tragedy manages to pull their strong bond apart and soon after they barely know each other. Jandy Nelson has written this radiant novel in a very cleaver way where you hear the story in the point of view of both Noah and Jude. You learn to love both characters throughout the novel and see their stories intertwine as they try to mend their broken relationship. My favourite character would have to be Noah as I found his process of thought to be quite relatable. I rate “I’ll Give You The Sun” a 9/10 as it can be quite sad at times however I struggled to put the book down. This novel surrounding themes of romance and family is a beautiful, easy read that I recommend to people of all ages, I hope you love it as much as I did.

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  434. Harry Potter – 7 Book Series

    I absolutely loved this series, I couldn’t put the books down and all the characters were well created and captivating. My favourite character was Hermione because she is so smart and doesn’t let anyones taunting or remarks get to her! She is a very strong character. I love how magical the books and movies are and I have read and watched them all more than twice!! I would highly recommend this series to anyone who wants a good read and I can promise that you won’t regret reading them!! 100/10

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  435. The 100 – TV Series

    I highly recommend this TV series to anyone and everyone. The characters are so well created and the plot, although it is detailed and surprising, it is easy to follow. I was hooked on the show from the first couple of episodes! The show will have you crying, laughing and cheering and you don’t even need to get out of bed! All of Clarke’s experiences are captivating and the whole series in general is amazing. It will make you wish you were in the show and you will want to always be watching it, its a catch! I would rate it a 10/10 and I can’t wait for the next season to come out, I highly recommend it to anyone.

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  436. Twilight (1st)
    I loved the book Twilight, but I loved the movie more! The movie was a mix of romance, thriller and comedy. I absolutely loved this movie because it was a movie that aimed to please 14-18 year olds and they had Robert Pattinson in it 🙂 The movie is about a 17 year old Vampire Edward Cullen (who is actually 108) and Bella Swan who fall in love under strange circumstances, they will go through extremely difficult hardships which will undoubtedly bring them closer together. My favourite scene in the movie is when Edward saves Bella from being hit by the out of control car by stopping it with this hand. My favourite character is obviously Edward Cullen. He is gorgeous, well-mannered, charming and a dangerous man who you cannot fall in love with when you watch this movie. My least favourite scene is the scene when Edward pushes Bella protectively into the piano accidentally to protect her from Jasper. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone in their teens who loves chick flicks, comedies, slight romance and a thriller. This is a great movie to any who watches it. 5/5!

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  437. Emily said:

    The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman (book 2 of the Dark Materials Series)
    This book is set immediately after Northern Lights, where Lyra runs into a boy named Will, who surprise, surprise becomes the next protagonist, and without spoiling too much of the first book, they are hurtled into an parallel universe, where they are forced to work together to achieve a somewhat similar goal. Before I say anything else, not only will this be a ‘freshly finished book rant’ but a ‘rage rant’.
    The first book was good. I liked it. It had a decent plot, developed characters and an amazing concept behind it. The second book? I only finished it because I am not one to quit reading something. This book felt as if Pullman was forced to write it with a gun put to his head. Dialogue; is unnatural and lacking. Descriptions; lengthy and unnecessary. Plot; lame and slow moving. Everything that I somewhat enjoyed in the first book was completely ripped to shreds.
    I can live with a lacking plot and lengthy descriptions, but I will not tolerate unnatural dialogue. Throughout the book it went a little like this.
    Character 1: “How are you? How was the weather in London? Di