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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. BoyHood – (Movie)
    I watched this movie on the weekend, and fell in love with it. It was really authentic, extremely creative and very original. This movie was filmed from when the main character, Mason, was just a little boy. (Five years old) The movie is about Mason’s life, and going through boyhood. Mason’s parents are divorced, and his mum keeps trying to find a boyfriend. Mason is dragged along with his sister, father and mother through life. I can relate to this movie because I have a younger brother, and I can see how he relates to Mason. I can’t relate through having divorced parents, but you get to experience Mason’s point of view on life’s struggles. The movie ends when Mason is about 20 years old – when he goes off to college. It doesn’t have the best ending, but I loved the Movie. My favourite character would have to be Mason’s dad, Mason. He is so kind and sweet with a big heart. At the start of the movie, he seems distant and the kind of guy who doesn’t care about his kids. But as the movie progresses, you will grow to love him. Overall, I rate this movie a 4/5!!!

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  2. Blended – Movie
    This movie is a captivating comedy that will make you laugh until you cry. This movie is about a recently divorced mother (Drew Barrymore plays Lauren) and a widowed dad (Adam Sandler plays Jim) who are forced to go on a blind date that doesn’t go very well. They don’t really want to see each other ever again, however they end up purchasing one half of the same vacation package at a South African Resort! They are then forced to participate as a family and do family activities together. Will they ‘Blend’??? This movie is really funny. My favourite character was Lauren, as she reminded me of my aunty! She was really sweet, but had really good comebacks for rude comments. Overall, I rate this movie a 3/5!

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  3. Divergent:
    My favourite trilogy, Divergent, grips you from the very beginning. I loved every minute of it! Once you begin reading, you cannot put it down. 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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  4. The Fault in Our Stars:
    This book is my favourite book ever. 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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  5. Hunger Games:
    I 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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  6. Julia P said:

    blended – the movie

    Blended is a fantastic movie that i have watched so many times, it is a romantic, comedy movie. The reason i loved Blended is because it has one of my favourite actresses, Drew Barrymore, i also loved the movie because it made me feel the need to go on a holiday like that. Both family’s go on such an adventure, seeing knew animals, and meeting knew people.
    I am a person that loves staying in a hotel and when seeing where the families stayed, the hotel looked immaculate.
    Blended the movie is about, Divorcee Lauren Reynolds goes on a blind date with Jim Friedman, it goes badly. Lauren and Jim have friends that planned to go on a holiday to Africa, however they brake up and give there tickets to Jim and Lauren, not knowing that they will run into each other, while in Africa. When they find themselves in Africa the families are put together for a “blended family moon.
    Thy don’t like each other at the start but as the trip goes on they tend to grow close to each other.
    My favourite part of the movie would have to be when they first arrive in Africa and they run into each other.
    I would recommend this movie to all young kids, it is a definite family movie.

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  7. Grace A said:

    The Man from Snowy River:

    ‘The Man from Snowy River’ is high up on the list of my favourite movies! It one of my favourite, classic Australian movies that make you feel proud to be Australian!
    ‘The Man from Snowy River’ is a traditional Australian movie filmed in Victoria’s high country (around Mansfield and Merrijig). It is about the main character Jim Craig who lost his mother and father at a young age. He begins to work for a living for himself by working at the wealthy Harrison’s farm, where he meets Jessica; a very beautiful, charming, persistent and sometimes stubborn girl. One night, Curly, a character who works at the Harrison’s as well and who most people hate, sets the beautiful ‘colt’ that is very expensive and prized, loose where he is free to join the herd of wild horses that wander the high country. All the men from farms around the region gather at the Harrison’s farm and go on a mission to find the wild herd that the colt has joined. They go on a chase to find the herd and the colt and round them up. You have to watch it to see what happens next!!
    It is a traditional story about love, horses, Australia and our high country. I am still surprised and shocked when people say they haven’t seen it. Like, you haven’t seen the most Australian, classic film?
    I definitely recommend watching it! For anyone who wants a slightly romantic, sometimes sad but light-hearted film who is 6-8 years old and older.
    I love this movie so much and rate it a 9.5/10! 🙂

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
    By John Boyne
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is based on a story about a young boy, Bruno, who has to move from his happy home in Berlin, to a miserable and isolated location named Out-with. In Berlin he had his 3 best friends for life, but moving house left him with no one. But when Bruno sets off on a mission to find out more about his new home, he meets a friendly boy, Shmuel, but the only problem is that the two boys are separated by a towering wire fence. After living there for a year and visiting Shmuel on a daily basis, different things everyday occurred. One evening when Bruno met up with Shmuel, he was in a sad mood and looked even more depressed than usual. Shmuel’s father had gone missing. Bruno discovered he was able to lift up the wire fence, and with that in mind, Bruno and Shmuel made a plan to search for his father. But the following day, when Bruno entered the camp and witnessed what it’s life over there is like, he goes to turn back, but it’s too late. A great, but very sad read. I rate it a 9 out of 10.

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  18. Julia P said:

    The boy in the striped pyjamas is a capturing novel, especially towards the end. When i read this book it gave me a better understanding of what life was like back then in Germany and it definitely gave me more of an understanding of what Hitler was like, because, before i just knew of him, and that he was a bad person.
    Bruno is nine years old, and he’s not happy, when he finds out that his father has a new job and he’s leaving his comfortable house, his grandparents that he loved dearly and his three best friends, all behind.
    I did enjoy reading the novel it was very mysterious in parts, however it did drag on a little but that didn’t stop me from reading the rest of the book. If i had to choose a favourite character it would have to be Bruno because i can relate to him, he is an adventures person and likes to solve problems and also likes to know what s going on, (the truth).
    This book i did feel very sad for the jews, it is a very sad way to die, and reading it made me get tears in my eyes. I can’t imagine dying in a gas chamber.
    Reading this book i think the age barrier would have to start from grade 7 and all the way up to adults, i believe adults would enjoy this book if they had an interest in history.

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  19. GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS 1

    This is one of my favourite books. IT IS AMAZING. There are a lot of different stories about women who have done something amazing. There are activists, athletes, authors even queens. My favourite story is Amna al haddad. She is a weightlifter from UAE. It is very inspiring and she did something not many other weightlifters would have done to become a weightlifter. It is a great book and I think everyone will love it.

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  20. SPECKY MAGEE AND THE BOOTS OF GLORY

    This book is awesome. I really liked it because it is a very interesting book, you just don’t know what is going to happen next. My favourite character is Specky Magee. Not just because he is the main character but because he has something different that the other characters don’t have. My favourite part is when Specky has to do the initiations. I like this part because it leads you to something that happens next and because it is very exciting. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves sport.

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  21. Maddi said:

    Our Australian Girl Series
    I haven’t read every single one but the ones I’ve read are amazing. It basically turns historical stories into exciting adventures, some about the war and the changes over the years of Australia. The first series is about a girl called Grace who is a convicted and had to move to Australia and faces all different types of challenges. The next girl who is Letty is kinda a similar story to Grace but still amazing. Poppy the girl in the next series lives in Echuca Victoria and her brother runs away and she has to go to a mission, which is where they take care of children and give them up for adoption. Rose on the other hand is about her living in her house and really wanting to play cricket, but because her older sister isn’t into sports her Mother thinks she should be exactly like her but Rose doesn’t want to. Nellie is kinda like Grace and Poppy she sailed all the way from Ireland and went to south Australia and went all that way to be a servant. Alice a young girl who loves ballet but after her brother who she loves goes to war she gives it up, after the war is over her brother starts acting different (so far this is my favourite series). Ruby, Ruby lived a wonderful life until her father lost his job and she had to go to her cousin far which was far different to her life at home where she got to see her friends every day, but now she has to do farm work and suddenly somebody tells her her Dad has been put into jail and is afraid someone is going to share it. Lucky last Daisy, Daisy lives on a farm and loves riding her horse, Daisy and her little sister Flora are sent to Melbourne with the horrible Aunty but wonderful Uncle. Daisy escapes the horrid Aunty and goes and tries to find her Dad and get back in time to try and get Flora to not leave to go to Sydney. Right now I am reading Pearlie, then after will be Lina then Marly.

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  22. Maddi said:

    Wonder~
    Is a book/movie about a boy who looks different to everyone else and faces bullying through he first year of school, before that he was home schooled until the 5th grade when his parents decided he was old enough to go to school.
    My favourite part of the book was when he went to summer camp and the bigger boys stood up to kids from other schools. A boy named Julian who went to the same school as Auggie (which is the main character) got suspended for bullying Auggie, and after Julian came back he was wondering why everyone was so nice to Auggie and ended up moving schools.
    My favourite character would’ve had to been Summer because she wasn’t asked to be friends with him, and she just went over and sat next to him while everyone was staring at him but she didn’t care what everyone thought.
    I would definitely recommend this book to everyone or you could go watch the movie, it is suitable for all ages and it is a great movie that wants you to be apart of it. It is one of my favourites books I’ve ever read.

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  23. Swallow the Amazon
    Most people have never hear of this movie but I loved it it is about a small family who goes on an adventure by boat they get in some trouble but they manage to get through it and achieve there goals of winning the island and getting the bad guys. you are able to join the characters along there journey and learnt about there hopes and dreams along the way.
    I would give this movie a 9 / 10 beach I loved the mortal or the story and I liked how it was about sailing. I would recommend this to any age as a family movie.

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  24. The boy in the striped pyjamas the movie
    It is a really sad film about a little boy who goes exploring and finds a friend on the other side of the fence. It is a really sad movie and you will probably need some tissues I would recommend this movie for people over the age of 12 and don’t watch it if you don’t like sad movies I would give this movie a 9 / 10 because I liked the movie and the moral in the story.

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  25. The Notebook-
    One of my favourite books and movie ever is The Notebook. it is one of the best movie I love the message that is portrayed throughout the movie I have watched it some many times it is really funny and I would recommend it to anyone who love comedy. I would give the book a. 9 / 10 and the movie a 10 / 10. Although I would only recommend this movie for people over the age or 12.

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  26. Greatest Showman
    Ok … wow I actually loved this movie and its not only because it has some of my favourite actors but because I listen to the playlist none stop everyday… they embrace that everyone is different and really do you want to be the same as someone else… the music in the movie is amazing and IT IS A MUST WATCH I would give it a solid 10 / 10 and if you haven’t watched it yet you really should, if you love to sing, dance, comedy or even love musicals this is definitely a movie for you.

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  27. Step Up 3:
    I thought this this movie was really good, the dancing was really good and the story wasn’t boring or like the previous ones. Its about a ruff community all trying to get together and make a dance crew because they are all passionate about dance My favourite part of the movie was when Natalie joins Luke’s dance club because it is a step in the right direction for her, she is doing what she believes in. I would recommend this movie to anybody who like gym or dance or even has watched and loved the first two movies I would give this movie a 8 / 10 and you should all watch it.

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  28. GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS 2
    This is a great book, it is about different girls who have achieved different things or have interesting stories. It is just like number 1 but with different people. My favourite is Aisholpan Nurgaiv from Mongolia and she is an eagle hunter. I think everyone will love this book.

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  29. GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS 1
    This is a great book, it is about different girls who have achieved different things or have interesting stories. My favourite story is Amna al haddad. She is a weightlifter from UAE. I think everyone will love this book.

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  30. GRACE ON THE COURT
    Grace on the court is a great book. It is about a girl who has just started high school. She trials for the school team and hopes to get into A team. There is also a band called Friday at five that is holding a competition to win tickets to a concert. It is an awesome book and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves netball.

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  31. The Cellar- first book

    This book requires a lot of maturity I think and it’s not quite the kind of book you would expect from just reading the blurb. The book is based off a girl called Summer’s perspective and it switches between the different characters throughout the book. Summer was at a nightclub when her friend ran off looking for her other friend so Summer went to help look when she got kidnapped but a man. the man kept calling her “Lily” and he took her back to a cellar I the cellar she found three other girls Rose, Poppy and Violet, they called the man “Clover”. Clover had an obsession to find the most perfect and pure family and named them all after flowers. The man looked just like a normal man would and so no one was arousing suspicion about him. meanwhile back home summer or Lily’s boyfriend Lewis was going crazy trying to find her and never giving up.
    This book I would recommend for people 14+.
    This is the first book of three but they are all individual stories.

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  32. The prince- mini series

    This book I think was a great way to top of the series. The book is about America and Maxon’s selection from Maxon’s perspective. I really liked this book because it really let in how Maxon was feeling and why he kept America around and what his intentions were behind his decisions. Just like the other book “The Guard” I wish that this one would have been a lot longer explaining the whole story maybe not every detail but I think that it would have been better if it was longer and explained more. My favourite part about this book was that you get to see what America didn’t see when Maxon let her stay and the fact that he pretty much was in love with her from the very beginning.

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  33. The guard- Mini series

    the guard is based on the same time that America and Maxon’s selection but from Aspen’s perspective. This book was a really good read after reading the first three books. I really wish that the book had been a bit longer so that I could find out more about how he felt when “Mer” married Maxon and more about how he had fallen in love with Lucy one of America’s maids. I recommend this book for 12+ even though it’s part of a series I still think that you could read this book on it’s own. I think that someone who likes romance, action and dystopian books will enjoy this one. I think that this whole series is a must read!

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  34. The crown- fifth book

    This book is just continuing the previous book and s more about who she will choose and the way she is preparing to take the crown as her parents are ageing. Eadlyn has another crisis as her older twin brother Aaron moves away very unexpectedly to marry his girlfriend who lives in France, when he leaves very unexpectedly and leaves only a note explaining why he left leaving Eadlyn and her family shaken enough with everything else that is going on. I recommend this book for people 13+. I love this book because it explains what happens after the selection of Maxon and America.

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  35. Blended the Movie
    I loved this movie so much. I think that any movies that Adam Sandler is featured in is a fun and enjoyable movie. This movie is really good and I really recommend this movie to anyone that is looking for an adventure and ready to laugh the whole way through. I really liked this movie because I wouldn’t predict what will happen next. It is extremely funny and my favourite part was when the 2 families were having dinner together on the last night of their holiday. I loved this part because all the characters are together and they all are really close at this point. I recommend this movie to anyone over 11. I rate this movie a 8 out of 10 because it was a really funny and fun for the family.

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  36. SPECKY MAGEE AND THE BOOTS OF GLORY

    This book is great. It is about courage and bravery. Specky, the main character has won a scholarship to Gosmore Grammar (for his amazing football talent) and he has to face different initiations, so he could fit in with the rest of the team alongside his friend Tim who also won a scholarship. One of the initiations is to steal the BOOTS OF GLORY. They are very special boots worn by the best player in the last boots of glory match. But what happens if he gets caught, he could lose his scholarship. It is an incredible book and I recommend it to anyone who loves footy or just loves to read.

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  37. The Twilight Saga Movies

    I. AM. IN. LOVE!!!!!! I have no clue as to why it took me so long to watch these movies, but my friend Lauren finally persuaded me to watch the series.
    They are honestly one of my all time favourite movie series, going up against The Notebook, Titanic, The Harry Potter Series and The Hunger Games.
    If you haven’t seen it I recommend that you do! It is thrilling and suspenseful.
    It is about the Cullen Family, Bella and Jacob and those who surround them. It is a love story and a fantasy story with werewolves and vampires all in one.
    It is just fantastic! recommend it for yr7+ and rate it a 9.5/10

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  38. lauren said:

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone-
    OMG! Incredible! fantastic! Out of this world! This book and movie is the all-time best fantasy film of this century! this Book and movie has been around for years and I still can’t get over how amazing it is. I recommend this book and movie to kids 6 and up. I just love the comedy, romance and suspense in this book and movie.

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  39. lauren said:

    The Notebook-
    one of my all-time favorite books and movie ever is The Notebook. I am a full-time love story addict. this book is perfect for girls and boys 12 and up and I would 100% recommend it to anyone who is in the mood for a feel-good romance. I would rate this book and movie a 10/10.

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  40. MOANA HOPE

    Moana Hope is a very good book. It is very inspiring and it’s about the challenges she faced through her career of becoming a women’s footballer. She lost her dad who was her biggest support growing up and was asked to cover up her tattoos in a photo shoot which tore her apart, so she decided to give up football, but missed it too much so she went back to playing.She also was the Women to kick 100 goal in VWFL. It is a great book and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves sport especially football.

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  41. Charlotte said:

    Book review – Girl Missing

    Girl Missing, revolves around a girl called Lauren, who is in search for her birth mother after discovering that she was adopted from a very young age. She uncovers many mysteries with the help of her friend Jam and travels across the country to venture out into the unknown to receive answers about her past.

    Reading the novel ‘Girl Missing’, has not only broadened my vocabulary, but it has taught me to never lose hope, even in difficult times. I have loved all of the chapters in, ‘Girl Missing’, because they have hooked me in right from the beginning, and left me feeling excited or nervous to turn the page to uncover a new secret. ‘Girl Missing’, has certainly been anything but boring. It has been an exciting novel, with some sad moments, but it was very interesting to read about Lauren’s journey and her difficult life.

    Overall, the book taught me many lessons, but also made me laugh in certain parts and kept me on the edge of my seat eager to know more. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery and adventure themed books, with a twist of romance and many unexpected turns along the way.

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  42. Charlotte said:

    Book review – Tomorrow When The War Began

    ‘Tomorrow When The War Began’ is an exhilarating book for any thrill seeker out there who wants to be left on the edge of there seat at the end of every chapter! Despite the slow beginning when being introduced to the different main characters, this book certainly makes up for it, as you will experience every emotion whilst reading this book! You will be laughing, crying, smiling and even screaming at the characters to make the right decision, (I know I certainly did)!

    There are several main characters who are all familiar of one another, but would never hang out on a daily bases due to their differences, but one day they all decided to meet up and soon after, embark on a trip out into the wilderness which faces them with many challenges.
    Their towns are soon invaded and disaster strikes in their hometown and the fun weekend camping trip, then takes an ugly turn into a fight to survive.

    I would recommend this book to adults and children who are no younger then 12 years of age, as it is a substantial read with complex language and could possibly be distressing as it involves some violent scenes that are described very vividly. Overall this book was captivating as each word left me wanting more and painted a clear image in my head of what was actually taking place as described in the book.

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  43. Charlotte said:

    Book review – Mao’s Last Dancer

    This novel, entitled ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’, is an exciting read which captivated me and kept me hooked from the very beginning. I strongly recommend this novel for anyone who is looking for a book that is filled with adventure, hardships, determination and is based on a true story. If you are intrigued by inspiring stories that are uplifting and provide some background knowledge on the country in which the story took place in, then this book just may be for you.

    Li Cunxin who is the author and protagonist of the book, starts off in a small underprivileged village in China as he struggles throughout his everyday life to maintain his own health and well being. Fortunately, with the assistance and guidance of his family, he soon finds himself enrolled in a local school which opened many new opportunities for him.

    Without giving too much of the story away, Li was eventually lucky enough to have been selected for the ‘Beijing Dance Academy’, to study ballet in which he had been practicing hard on, prior to the last stage of the ballet auditions. This quickly brought Li to an unfamiliar, diverse new area, which he was not used too, as he had to leave all of his family behind and figure out a way to cope with all of the new challenges that faced him in Beijing.

    A heartfelt story with raw emotion shows us the struggles that Li went through to get to where he is today. This is a must read that will change your perspective on the wider world and will bring your attention to realise that anything is possible; as long as you set your goals and take one step at a time, no matter how small that step may seem.

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  44. olivia said:

    princess diaries the movie.
    this movie is super cute! if your into the kinds of movies that are girlish sweet and a bit romantic at times this is the movie for you, what i really like about this movie is that the main character princess Mia is a normal teenage girl who then enters the world of royalty which is a big adjustment for her which i love to watch to see how that all takes place over time. there are lots of parts that prove great messages like scenes were Mia helps orphanages and many more that show great role model demonstration, you will fall in love with this movie straight away as it is just so much fun and really cute to watch, my favourite part of this movie is when Mia finds out she has become air to the throne and princess of this little country. i love this movie and i am sure you will as well, so make sure to watch this movie as it is super cute. i would recommend this movie to age 10+ great movie so get watching it!

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  45. olivia said:

    the parent trap the movie.
    this movie is cheeky and really funny, if your someone who enjoys a movie that is cute, a little bit cheeky, and all round heart warming, then this is the movie for you! what i really love about this movie is how in someway all the characters are linked together and they soon or already have found out about each other which puts a really interesting spin on the whole movie, there are a lot of adorable parts that will make you feel positive and warm inside you will never want to stop watching this movie and you will always come back to it when your in the mood for a good old heart warming performance! my favourite part of this book is when the two girls swap lives and realise how different they really are! you need to watch this gorgeous movie straight away. i would recommend this book to ages 8+ as it is very kid friendly to enjoy and also a real family sort of movie!

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  46. olivia said:

    legally blonde the movie
    this is movie is really good! it is definitely a movie for you to watch if your into those sort of girly inspirational and just all rounded excellent kinds of movies, what I really love about this movie is that it will hopefully like it did to me inspire you to dream big and achieve heaps and have great goals! theres all sorts of different parts that will make you feel like your on a rollercoaster of emotions, and that your on the edge of your seat all the time, once you have seen this movie you will instantly fall in love with it like i did and wont be able to stop watching it, my favourite part of this movie would have to be when the main character Elle woods proves to everyone in court that she is an amazing strong and inspiring women! this movie will sure keep you entertained and after you have seen it you will realise how amazing the power to set your mind to something is. i would recommend this move to 11+ as older girls may understand it more clearer and easier this movie is also great for adults so make sure to watch it as soon as possible!!

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  47. olivia said:

    princess diaries the movie
    the princess diaries is a cute movie about a teen girl named Mia who is anything but a princess she is an only child with only her mum growing up as her dad died when she was much younger later on when she turned 15 she was told she was a princess by her grandma the queen, going from a really shy girl to being a princess was a huge step for her. Her whole school loved her but she found it hard to deal with friendships and relationships this is a great movie that is great for every age i love this movie very much its so cute and funny so get watching it straight away its super good!

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  48. olivia said:

    the parent trap the movie.
    this is a cute, happy, funny movie all about these twin girls who have never actually met before as there parents divorced when they were young, but eventually they find each other at a type of camp, the two met and realise they are twins and immediately decide that they wanted to swap lives as they are identical no one could tell them apart, as they wanted to met there real mum and dad they end up swapping lives for a week or so… they soon find out that they have very different lives! later on the parents figure out whats going on and the rest you need to watch for yourself this is an amazing movie with awesome twists and adventures a really cute family friendly movie so a must watch all round!

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  49. olivia said:

    legally blonde the movie.
    personally i find this movie a real girly movie which i love its all about a girl called Elle woods she is very rich and people find her as a dumb blonde after her boyfriend that she loved dumps her for being to blonde Elle makes her way to Harvard law school in America the same school as her true love, she is determined to make him want her back she succeeds in the end but realises thats not what she really wants anymore i love this movie no matter how many times i have seen it i always love it it is one of my favourite movies i would definitely recommend this movie to everyone so go watch this awesome movie!

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  50. Divergent –
    this book is a book I read a while ago it is a dystopian, romance and action. This book I would recommend for those people who enjoy a bit of adventure and unpredictable turns in a book you will enjoy this book. it is the first one in the series and I did read the second book but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book it was a bit of a disappointment and so I didn’t read the third book. the series is divergent, insurgent and allegiant. I would recommend this book for 12+. This book was really well thought out and the characters can never be underestimated. I think that this is definitely a must read book especially if you want to watch the movie.

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  51. The walled city
    This book is not a series and I think it is actually quite powerful. I is about three different stories of different people who all actually have a link in the end. the walled city is a place where there is no law and mostly the wanted the criminals and the poor live. The walled city was actually a place and I think that some of these events in the book could have been true. The book focuses on three characters: Mei Yee, Jin Ling and Dai they all have a connection and end up working together to get out of the walled city. Jin Ling is a girl who has hidden the fact that she is a girl to avoid the fate of the girls locked away in Longwai’s place. Mei Yee is jin Lings’ sister and has been sold to Longwai by their unforgivable father and has to please the ambassador who pays a ton of money for Mei Yes to be only his. Mei Yee is in the only room with a window and as she discovers a boy looking for information on the inside Mei Yee is told that if she gives him information he can get all the girls out, that person is Dai. I really recommend this book especially because I thought it was really interesting that this was an actual place.

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  52. The One- third book
    This book in my opinion was the saddest book that I have read in the series because I’m not going to spoil but a few people die and it was really really sad and dramatic deaths. I really liked this one a lot because it is more about the choice that she has to make between her two lovers and cant decide because of conflicting and dishonesty. this book I would only recommend for people 13+ just because there is a lot more violence and maturity. I have read all of the books and I think that you have to read the first books to understand them completely. I really recommend this series for people who like romance and conflicting novels.

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  53. The Elite- second book
    This book is the second book in the selection series which I did a previous review on. this one I think is my favourite out of the series as it has a lot of character development and made me smile sometimes while reading this. I recommend this book for ages 12+ as I think it does demand a bit of maturity with the storyline. It is a bit about war that has been ongoing along with the tragic love story of America. A rebellion is brewing up a storm and America is inspiring people and standing up for what is right no matter how mad the king may get at her she is not afraid to do what she believes is rightful judgement. this book so far has been my favourite in the series so far and I definitely recommend it.

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  54. The Selection- book one
    The Selection is a book I would definitely recommend for those who love action, dystopian, romance and a little bit of a thriller. It is about a girl called America and when the prince of Illèa comes of age the have a selection lottery for girls suitable to be his wife. America is confronted with love, loss and confusion. she has a great sense of humour and sees room for changes in there county as she grew up as a five in the caste system. she has to decide either Maxon or Aspen. in a game where you have to win love out of 35 other girls America has to figure out how she feels and choose.

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  55. Sammy M said:

    ‘national lampoon’s vacation’
    Movie review!
    For me this movie is an absolute all time favourite.
    If you have read any of my other reviews you would probably know that a movie with loads of comedy in it, is automatically in my good books. I just love comedy, and when I watch this movie laughter is unavoidable.
    I would recommend this movie to anyone in between the ages of 12 and 17.
    I love how the movie director put effort into making sure that the movie made sense and didn’t drag on too long. I could honestly watch this movie on repeat for at least a week.
    My favourite character in the movie would have to be Audrey Griswold as she is a typical teenage girl and I could often relate to the things she stated in the film.
    I highly recommend you watch ‘National Lampoons Vacation’ and if you enjoy it you should also watch the ‘vacation’ movie.

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  56. lottie said:

    THE LAST FREE CAT-BY JON BLAKE
    the last free cat is one of those books you pick up and you can’t put it down. The story starts with a mother and her teenage daughter ‘Jade’, they are arguing over a cat they found in the yard. seems innocent enough, right? After all, how many time have we all argued with our parents or children about getting a pet. But this is where the “normal” part of the story ends and the book dives head-first into a bizarre world where cats are no longer a cute and cuddly house pet, but instead are desired by many but only owned by the very wealthy or are feared as vectors of the deadly cat-flu. Because Jade and her mum are not wealthy, they are suddenly targets of everyone: the government who regulates cat ownership and their neighbours and friends who are terrified of contracting the cat-flu. In jades world owning a cat is very, very, very expensive. And illegal, you can count on 10 years in prison for owning a non-registered cat. I not going to tell you anymore but to find out you will have to get the book. This book falls in the young adult category but i also do recommend 11+

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  57. 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.

    I got completely addicted to this series and I think i’ve read it about 3 times!
    Im sure you’ll become just as addicted to is as myself.
    Hope you enjoy !

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  58. Sammy M said:

    ‘We’re the Millers’
    Movie Review!
    One of my all time favourite comedies is ‘We’re the Millers’
    Its sure to make you laugh!
    I wouldn’t say this movie is fully appropriate for an audience under that age of 12 due to some of the jokes and language, but I would definitely recommend it to all students and staff at SHC.
    I rate this movie a 5/5 as I have watched it multiple times and laughed equally is hard each time.
    The storyline is quite simple, meaning you can focus on the movie instead of trying to work out the story.
    I would suggest this movie to any family with kids over 12 years of age.
    Personally, I think its a great movie to watch with the family on a Friday night.
    Its always hard to find a good movie that everyone will enjoy, but I think this is definitely one of them.

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  59. Sammy M said:

    ‘It’
    Movie review
    I absolutely loved the old it movie.
    Being someone who loves a good horror movie, this has to be towards the top of my list.
    4/5 star rating from me!
    I deducted one star as I thought that the movie dragged on slightly and some parts were unneeded.
    Personally I thought that the movie would have been less confusing if it was just the kids and didn’t switch between kids and adults.
    Other than these slight imperfections I loved it and would for sure recommend it to each and every one of you.
    I believe that when people read the title ‘horror’ accompanying the first ‘IT’ movie, they avoid watching it because they think it will be spine chillingly scary, however this is not the case!
    Not once in the movie was a holding a pillow over my fave and sweating intensely, its not even that scary!!

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  60. Utterly Me, Clarice Bean – Lauren Child

    THIS BOOK IS GREAT!! I remember in grades 1 and 2, i used to read this book and all the others in this series ALL THE TIME!! Just recently i found them again and read this one. It. Was. Brilliant.
    This book is such a laugh and suitable for all ages! Its by the same author as the classic Charlie and Lola books! its so good and i recommend it for all!

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  61. Sansa said:

    Harry Potter and the Philophiser’s Stone –
    I really loved this book, and the concept of being magic, able to fly, making spells, and water coming out of no where is really amazing! It is a very detailed story and you should definetly read it if you are a fan of fantasy, magic or any sort of sorcery.
    My favourite character was definetly Hermione, and I am so happy that there is someone like her in the book series, a brave and independent woman who stands up for herself. I particularly liked the part where she said “Its Leviosa not Leviosaa”, that part was very funny. I love that they all have their own individual houses due to their personalities, and overall it is a very enjoyable book and I reccomend it to 7+ years of age, so definetly add it to the list if you havent aready.

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  62. The Greatest Showman

    The is only one way to truely describe this movie, UTTERLY PHENOMENAL!! It’s definitely one of the best movies released in 2017 if you ask me. All the actors and actresses are superb and make you really feel for them in the movie, especially Keala Settle who played Lettie Lutz (the bearded lady). My favourite part of the movie was when Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron) told his dad to stop insulting Anne Wheeler (Zendaya) and then they went back to the circus and sang Rewrite the Stars. Although i wish that Jenny Lind (Rebecca Ferguson) wouldn’t have kissed P.T Barnum (Hugh Jackman), this movies is honestly the best! This movie was so good that i went to see it twice! i would rate it a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone!

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  63. Hannah said:

    Parvana’s journey
    By Deborah Ellis-
    The book Parvana’s journey is about a 12 year old girl whose house has been bombed. She is living on the streets through war torn Afghanistan, this brave girl’s mother,sister and little brother are missing. Today she buried her father she is in constant fear of the taliban often parvana goes without food and water. Parvana started this journey with her father but her father always said “if we stop we die” so she kept going. On her journey she meets a baby who she calls Hassan. His mother has been bombed in the landmines, she finds food for them and brings him along on the journey. I really enjoyed this book and would rate it a 9/10 and would definitely recommend you to read it.

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  64. The Notebook

    i would classify myself as an old romantic, so this movie was perfect for me. I loved the storyline and just the whole movie in general. I loved how they told the story as if it was flashbacks and how Ally remembered as Noah told her the story of their love. I would rate it a 21366473163726749860/10 and recommend it to yr 7+

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  65. Paddington 2
    Directed by Paul King
    The movie Paddington 2 is a follow on from the first Paddington. It is a movie classified under the genre of adventurous and fantasy film. It’s about a bear named Paddington who grows up to be apart of the Brown family and is a popular member of the community, who loves his marmalade. Paddington wants to celebrate his aunts 100th birthday and when he finds the perfect pop up book, a thief is also out to get it. It is Paddington’s mission to find that culprit before Aunt Lucy’s birthday. I would highly recommend this movie as it was a great family film.

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  66. Matched
    By Ally Condie
    Matched is set in a society where the officials decide everything for you, your life, job, when you die and even your match. The character Cassia is born in this society and trusts the decisions made for her. However when the matching banquet comes she’s certain she’ll be matched with Xander but someone else pops up on the screen for a split second. Now it’s her time to make a decision, either Xander or Ky. Matched is a young adult Science fiction book mixed with a bit of romance. I would recommend this book because it’s set in a society and is a different genre to many other books. Once you start it encourages and gets your attention to read more.

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  67. Harry Potter ~ The Philosopher’s Stone
    By J.K Rowling
    This is the first book of the Harry Potter series, the book is about a boy who thinks he’s ordinary. His name is Harry Potter and even though his life at start is full of loneliness and not many opportunities, his life is turned around quick. Harry Potter is taken to another world. He’s now at Hogwarts, a school for Wizards and where mysterious events take place. This book is one big adventure which keeps you wanting to read onwards. It’s full of adventure, it’s mysterious and it’s magical too. This is a short novel that would be recommended for children wanting a bit of imagination involved and is full of excitement.

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  68. Ruby Redfort ~ Look into my eyes
    By Lauren Child
    This is the first book in the Ruby Redfort series, the book is about a 13 year old girl who is asked to join a secret agency and become their code cracker. This adventurous book takes us through the missions Ruby Redfort is asked to complete. The only rule she needs to follow is keep it zipped. Surely this can’t be hard for Ruby Redfort, can it? These missions that the secret agency Spectrum have set keep you wanting to read more, wanting to find out what is going to happen. I would recommend this book as I liked how the book was adventurous and there was always something happening.

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  69. The Graces
    By Laure Eve
    The book the Graces is about a girl called River, who wants to be like the Graces. Everyone said that the Graces were witches but that didn’t stop River wanting to make them hers. Many people in River’s town are obsessed by the Graces wealth, beauty and their glamour. Even their magic is drawing River in. However River is certain that she knows what she is doing and that nothing can possibly go wrong. This mysterious book is a great novel that is full of many mysterious events. This book the Graces does contain some language but that shouldn’t be an excuse not read the book. I would recommend this book to someone wanting a good read about mysteries and someone who doesn’t mind a bit of language.

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  70. The Harry Potter Series

    The books and the movies are obviously classics. I’ve read all of the books twice and watched the movies numerous times. Anyone who reads them are sure to have the books stuck in their hands until every word has been read. They’re all about a wizard called Harry Potter and all his friends at Howarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It’s also about the death of his parents and the evil wizard who killed them and how him and Harry. If your only going to read one series of books in your life, this should be it. It is a MUST read!!!

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  71. Mao’s Last Dancer

    This autobiography by Li Cunxin is an amazing and inspiring, true fairytale. It starts off when Li was a kid and when he still lived with his family in Quingdao in China. When he started school at the age of 11, he was chosen to study at Madame Maos Academy of Dance. At first, Li isn’t thrilled with the idea of studying dance for a whole six years, but he eventually starts to get used to it. During his time at the academy, he becomes the best dancer there and he keeps on progressing to be become the best dancer in the world. i would recommend this to anybody and would rate this a 10 out of 10 for sure! It is a must read!!

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  72. Paper Towns by John Green

    Over the summer holidays, I read Paper Towns. This brilliant book is about the amazing story of Margo Roth Spiegelman and Quentin (aka Q) Jacobson. Its suspenseful, romantic and thrilling all in one. To sum up the story, Margo and Quentin go on a few little adventures, and all of a sudden, Margo is missing, soon after he finds out, Quentin begins to track her down through little hints that she’s left behind. Trust me, once you picked it up, your not going to be able to put it down, and once it’s finished, you’ll be wanting more! I personally loved it and would rate it a 9 out of 10. I would recommend year levels 7+, and maybe even primary school students. Its definitely a must read!

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  73. Sammy M said:

    ‘RV’
    Movie Review!
    What the movie is about…
    This movie is about a family who go on a road trip in an RV.
    Did I like this movie…
    I liked this movie because it was really funny and entertaining.
    My favourite part was…
    I liked the end of the movie because it was unpredictable and I didn’t expect it to end the way it did.
    My favourite character…
    My favourite character would have to have been the father as I thought the way his character was played out was really well done and he was definitely the funniest.
    I would recommend this book to anyone at SHC as I think that if you are a lover of comedy you are sure to enjoy it just as much as I did.

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  74. Sammy M said:

    ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’
    Movie review!’
    For me this movie is an absolute all time favourite.
    If you have read any of my other reviews you would probably know that a movie with loads of comedy in it, is automatically in my good books. I just love comedy, and when I watch this movie laughter is unavoidable.
    I would recommend this movie to anyone in between the ages of 12 and 17.
    I love how the movie director put effort into making sure that the movie made sense and didn’t drag on too long. I could honestly watch this movie on repeat for at least a week.
    My favourite character in the movie would have to be Audrey Griswold as she is a typical teenage girl and I could often relate to the things she stated in the film.
    I highly recommend you watch ‘National Lampoons Vacation’ and if you enjoy it you should also watch the ‘vacation’ movie.

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  75. Sammy M said:

    ‘IT 2”
    Movie review
    People would argue that the Second ‘IT’ movie was 2017’s scariest released for the whole year!
    Personally I do not agree with this statement, however I do agree that some scenes in the new IT movie were scary.
    In comparison to the old movie I thought that there was large improvement in the costumes, makeup, acting, settings, and the lead roles.
    I personally liked the lead roles a lot more in this one than the old movie. (Besides Bill, he’s really hot haha)
    There is a heap of jokes and lol moments in the movie and if you like comedy you would absolutely favour this one!
    In my opinion this one is a certain 5/5!
    I can’t wait for the next ’IT’ movie to be released.

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  76. Sammy M said:

    ‘Edward scissor hands.’
    Movie review!
    I loved this movie and the story it tells.
    I really enjoyed watching this movie because it was funny and entertaining.
    My favourite part of this movie was probably all the colours.
    The neighbourhood and houses on the block were all bright coloured and busy and my eyes were vary appreciative of this.
    Any audience under the age of 14 would enjoy this movie.
    In my opinion this book was a 4/5 because it did drag on a little and some scenes didn’t make full sense to me.
    I agree that this was a great movie and definitely think you should watch it if you like movies that you can have an easy laugh at.

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  77. Sammy M said:

    ‘Lets be cops’
    Movie review!
    Not too long ago I watched a movie with the title ‘Lets be cops’
    I’m pretty sure I enjoyed this movie a bit too much, if you know what I mean.
    You know you’re laughing way too much when you’re trying to drink water and practically spill it all over yourself!
    That was exactly what happened as I watched this funny story about two guys pretending to be cops.
    I bet you can already guess my rating for this one…. 5/5 for sure.
    I would recommend this to an audience of year 7’s or younger as it is the kind of humour I imagine those in that younger category would love.
    It’s an action and comedy movie, meaning lots of funny scenes involving lots of movement.
    Personally I prefer a movie with less talking and more movement so I don’t lose interest. If you’re with me on that one give ‘Lets be cops’ a watch.

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  78. Sammy M said:

    ‘Mao’s last dancer’
    Book review!
    By Li Cunxin
    In year 7 I had the privilege of reading a novel about an inspiring young man named Li Cunxin Journeying through a hard dancer career.
    He comes across a lot of struggle and misfortune, but amongst all the devastation and challenge is a glimmer of hope that one day his dream will come true.
    Li dreams to become a famous dancer and make his family proud.
    I highly recommend that you read this breathtaking book and join Li in his journey and dream.
    There is so much to this story and I am so glad I was allowed the opportunity to read it.
    I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 as it displayed a lot of language that may be hard for some readers to understand.
    There is a lot of information to know about customs and beliefs of other countries that you can learn about in the book of ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’
    Give it a read, you won’t regret it.

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  79. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR BY NICOLA YOON is a contemporary book about two unlikely people falling in love. This is by far one of my favourite books of all time. Nicola Yoon really brought her A game with this book as it captures immense emotion and the life of a immigrant, whether they be documented or undocumented. This book really taught me a lot about immigrants. Even though I’m a first generation immigrant as well, I learnt so much prospect about parents and how they feel about their children losing their cultural heritage. Daniel is a Korean American and a hopeless romantic. My favourite trait about him is probably the fact that he cries when he sees others cry. I also like the fact that he has long hair (I LOVE long hair on guys, as long as it’s washed and not greasy because EW) and that he continues to feel bad for his brother Charlie even though he’s a total scumbag. I feel as though Charlie and Daniel really emphasise on ‘first generation immigrant’. Charlie HATES his Korean heritage, and chooses to be more western to meet the standard of an American. This has happened to a lot of people I know. Maybe they think that trying to change their accent, wear ten shades lighter foundation, only date white people or not eating their cultures foods will make them less… like them. Has society really made us want to change ourselves to fit into the standard of westernisation in minorities? Daniel, on the other hand, is fine with being Korean. He goes out and eats at Korean restaurants, he speaks Korean to his parents and is fine with dating Korean girls. He is the other side of an immigrant. He is his culture and his culture is him. Do I feel bad that Charlie had been deemed so culturally different that he started to hate himself and become cruel to others? Yes. Did I feel great for about 2 hours after Daniel punched Charlie smack in the eye? HELL YEAH. Daniel is an interesting character. He obviously doesn’t want to go to Yale, but he somehow thinks that blowing off the interview would be a good idea? I don’t know here’s a thought: Go to the interview, try your best – if you get in, you get in. If you don’t, then hooray! I thought he was being a tad too dramatic about not wanting to go to the interview. I’m glad his character wasn’t just another Korean character to be fetishised. Daniel has depth and was developed throughout this story so well. I like that he is a dreamer and carries a book and writes poems in them. That is something that nearly stops him and Natasha from falling in love. Natasha believes in science. She uses science to explain love, she uses it as her weapon and her essence as a whole. I really loved that she spoke about science like it was her true love. Not some boy she just met. Science was her refuge. One of my favourite moments in the book was when it was describing African American hair and why it means a lot to that community. I think this passage should be quoted to anyone culturally appropriating black culture as a whole. It tell us about why women started using relaxers in their hair and why natural hair was also important. This is a topic that is among black youth nowadays. Is it hating your culture if you relax your hair? Is it a political statement if you keep it natural? I like that Natasha didn’t care about that – she decided on an afro because she thought it was pretty. Natasha and Daniel are very different. Natasha is being deported and Daniel is trying to make his parent happy by going to a Yale interview. Natasha believes in science, Daniel believes in destiny. So the fact that Nicola Yoon could make this Insta-Love storyline so real and intense and emotional and developed has me in shock. It really gave us an insight to interracial relationships in YA fiction — something that we hardly ever get (full offence). I really enjoyed the love story between the two. It was really refreshing to read and it just made me so happy overtime they had a moment. My favourite parts of the book is when Natasha just wants to see him with his hair out and when it finally does she just sort of explodes inside. The karaoke was by far my favour moment of the two. It wasn’t like any of the Insta Love storylines in YA at all. The characters actually got to know each other -as well as themselves- better all in that day. The time span of the book was one day. ONE DAY. In one day so many things can happen. In one day, you could find love and lose it all at once. You can choose to end your life or live it reborn. You could end a relationship and start a new one. You can grow. You can move on. I think Nicola Yoon really put the book together so well, teaching me countless things all at once. One of the saddest things was Irene. She worked at the immigration office (I think that’s where it was) and she was lonely. So lonely that she was going to commit suicide. But the ending of this books touches base with that, and when you read it – you shall have a good cry that I shamelessly did. Another sad story was the POV of the lady that worked at the restaurant and told Daniel to teach Natasha how to use chop sticks. She saw them together and thought of her son who married a white girl and had a life with her. Reading that whole chapter brought tears to my eyes because it could happen to me. My parents had an arranged marriage and then they moved to Australia – would they be happy with me being with someone who wasn’t Bengali? When people ask what type of books I prefer I say fantasy. Why? Because sometimes contemporary books feel too close to home, too real and painful. And I guess Nicola Yoon was trying to make it hit home – for everyone to understand the book. This story reflected on everyone in the world- not just Daniel and Natasha. Every encounter they had with strangers affected those people, whether it be in a negative or positive light. The way Nicola Yoon wrote point of views from those encountered people really brought the story to life. From the resentment of parents, annoying family members, pressure of being a teenager, fitting into western standards, suicide, immigration, cheating, lying, science and love — this book was a true gift to readers everywhere.

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  80. NOW I RISE BY KIERSTIN WHITE is the second book in The Conquerers Saga.

    Apego; attachment, addiction, inclination.

    These word describes Radu’s feelings for Mehmed. Cruel, deceit, corrupted. Pain, need, want. Jealousy, bitter and evil.

    Mehmed is using Radu. Radu refuses to believe the fact hat Mehmed is actually a awful human. He is a good leader. He is a good Sultan. He is a horrible human being. Most people in this book keep going on and on about how Mehmed is a good man and he knows what he is doing but only one part of that is true. He is deceitful and a damn good liar. But does he deserve Radu’s affection? Does he even deserve Lada’s affection? I think not, especially if he thinks he can just pull his Sultan brat act to get what he wants. I believe Mehmed will be a great sultan, but he himself will rot on the side. Radu continues not to listen to everyone when they tell him that Mehmed will not return his affection. Radu’s hope reflects on him as person. He is not one to just give up, and I would really like to see Radu grow into his own person in the 3rd book instead of just being Mehmed’s lackey.
    Bogdan did not have much time in this book. When he was introduced in And I Darken I thought that he would have key role in this book but he was just a humble servant to Lada. In a way Lada reminds me of Mehmed. She wants power. She will not stop till she gets it. And she uses Bogdan like Mehmed uses Radu. So maybe she’s just as bad a him, if not worse. But I like Lada. I think that she is a hilarious character when it comes to things like conversing about marriage or cracking jokes with her loyal men. I can’t wait till the next book where it really focuses on her first reign. It’s fascinating reading about what Vlad The Impaler would have been as girl. We get to see that it was definitely harder to have a place in society, but the way she helped certain people was quite interesting. Helping Daciana was her showing mercy, but other times she will kill someone for merely hiding an innocent truth. The story of Vlad Țepeș is truly a great story (a gruesome one) and hearing it from Lada’s point of view is what makes the book 10x better. I felt SOSOSOSOS BAD for Cyprian when Radu and Nazira were invading Constantinople. I knew that eventually the city would fall (thank you, wikipedia) but just the fact that he was giving them place to stay and comfort and a home just broke my heart knowing that Radu was just going to step all over him. The whole time I just wanted Nazira to go back to girlfriend so that the wouldn’t be torn apart. Radu is my favourite character and I really want him to have abetter arch in the next book than just Mehmed’s paperboy. This book was a good book, and I understand that the author tried her best to cut it down but it did still feel dragged on. Other than that, good stuff. Had a lotta flaws but in the end it was good stuff.

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  81. GEEKERELLA BY ASHLEY POSTON is a fairytale retelling of the story we all know and love, Cinderella. I’ll be honest – going into this book I suspected a boring generic Cinderella but modified to be slightly different (excessive stuff that no one really cares about. It’s all the same anyway). But I was so so so wrong. This book was the first book I read in 2018 and WOW WHAT A GREAT START! I loved Elle, our main character, a lot. She reminded me a lot of myself so much that it low-key terrified me. Because after I get mad about a fictional character, I too, go onto the internet and rant about it. I loved that she was so passionate about the Starfield fandom and it just felt too real. Her character was SO realistic and so relatable that you just wanted to go back to her POV chapter and hear what she had to say. At the start of the book when she was talking about who would play Carmindor, she was talking about how the casting directors “better not white wash my prince” and if that isn’t me entirely, I don’t know what is. Darien literally has my heart. And I know I say that in like every book review about other characters but c’mon! Darien Freeman – worldwide heartthrob and anonymous nerd. How could you not love him? He had his moments of conflict but that just shows us he’s not just another YA good-looking guy who’s meant to swoop everyones hearts away and have no imperfections. I’m really happy that he was a character written with self doubt. The amount of times YA boys are depicted as boys who have swagger, and are heartless and have no emotions… I could become rich with every dollar. Let boys have emotions! Let them cry, let them laugh hard, let them BREATHE. SO much toxic masculinity is written in YA books, and I’m glad that Darien is a character who learns that it’s ok to have self doubt, it’s ok to not be the perfect guy who everyone wants. In the end we are all just humans, trying to find a way to fit in. And this book specifically recounts how other humans in the world join together by one thing. Whether it be a fandom of Starfield, or books, or sappy romantic movies or even dogs (DOGS!), it’s how we all connect together – how we become people of interests in one BIG group, one team. When Elle introduced Sage to Starfield, it was her introducing someone to her special world. Inviting her into a personal space – it was just her for so long – and it was a big step. Sage is a QUEEN, I’m just gonna say that straight off the bat. Everything she had to say was sassy and/or comedic. I think I relate to her a lot since I am pretty sassy (teachers have told me that, TEACHERS) and I’m hilarious so I’m not gonna lie. She was such a supportive friend as well, and she genuinely wanted to help Elle. Her relationship with Cal was something I was NOT expecting. Usually my gaydar is pretty outstanding, so I’m ashamed I didn’t see that one coming. I think it was cute the way Cal asked Sage out! They were both stuttering and all nervous and it was so adorable. I like the fact that Cal knew that doing one favour didn’t make all the other things that she’s done to Elle forgivable. One of Elle’s flaws is that she forgives too easy and doesn’t speak up! But I guess that was adapted from the original Cinderella character. The evil stepMOMster was just unbelievable. She kept going on about how Elle’s father only cared about Starfield. But ???? Why???? Then????? Marry????? Him????? If you can’t love someone for who they are why marry them? Star field is APART of him – no one can erase that. Not even a full head of blonde hair and an undeveloped brain (see? Told you I’m funny). Chloe made me want to rip my hair out. I read till like 1am and I was SO close to just screaming out of frustration. I have NEVER wanted to fight a fictional character that much EVER. That’s saying something. (It mean’s Ashley’s writing is so good it aggravates me to the point were I want to fight my imagination of someone who only exists on paper). When Chloe interrupted the ball, I didn’t know how to feel. I mean how can such STUPID things come out a person’s mouth. She legit went off at Elle for being a “geek” but ???????? DOES SHE EVEN KNOW WHERE SHE IS ???????? I just, I can’t. I’m not even gonna say anything else, I can’t.
    After reading this review you may be thinking a couple of things.
    1. Is she okay after reading this book? – your answer is a definite NO. I’m still reviving from overdose of too much fluff and cuteness (and even abs).
    2. Why is she so mad over a book? It’s not even real. – To me, books are a form of art. Art means different things for different people and it has a different definition for every single human on this planet, whether it be paintings, music, poetry and so on. My art is books – every single one them. And as Rainbow Rowell once wrote, “Art was supposed to make you feel something”. SO there’s your answer. If I’m getting mad, or sad, or ecstatic or even a bit grossed out – it’s because I’m looking at art. I’m experiencing it and inhaling and glaring at it and surviving it. Art makes me feel heavy but light at the same time. So let me ask you instead, why is it that you don’t feel a thing when you see art?
    3. Is Darien even that great? – Answer: HE’S A NICE, HOT NERD BOY WHO’S RICH AND HAS EMOTIONS. LET ME HAVE MY MOMENT TO APPRECIATE AN ANGEL.
    So now those are all the answers and here is my review to an extent where it shouldn’t be and I just end up explaining things that no one cares about. Sounds about right.

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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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  101. 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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  102. 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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  103. 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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  104. 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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  105. 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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  106. 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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  107. 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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  108. 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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  109. 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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  110. 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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  111. 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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  112. 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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  113. 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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  114. 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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  115. 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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  116. 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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  117. 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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  118. 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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  119. 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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  120. 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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  121. 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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  122. 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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  123. 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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  124. 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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  125. 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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  126. 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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  127. 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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  128. 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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  129. 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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  130. 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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  131. 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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  132. 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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  133. 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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  134. 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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  135. 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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  136. 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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  137. 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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  138. 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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  139. 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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  140. 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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  141. 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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  142. 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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  143. 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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  144. 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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  145. 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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  146. 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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  147. 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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  148. 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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  149. 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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  150. 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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  151. 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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  152. 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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  153. 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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  154. 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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  155. 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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  156. 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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  157. 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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  158. 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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  159. 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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  160. 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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  161. 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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  162. 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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  163. 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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  164. 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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  165. 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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  166. 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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  167. 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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  168. 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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  169. 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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  170. 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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  171. 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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  172. 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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  173. 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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  174. 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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  175. 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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  176. 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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  177. 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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  178. 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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  179. 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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  180. 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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  181. 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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  182. 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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  183. 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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  184. 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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  185. 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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  186. 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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  187. 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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  188. 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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  189. 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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  190. 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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  191. 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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  192. 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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  193. 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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  194. 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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  195. 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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  196. 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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  197. 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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  198. 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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  199. 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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  200. 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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  201. 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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  202. 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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  203. 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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  204. 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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  205. 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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  206. 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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  207. 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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  208. 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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  209. 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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  210. 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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  211. 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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  212. 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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  213. 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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  214. 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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  215. 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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  216. 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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  217. 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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  218. 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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  219. 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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  220. 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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  221. 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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  222. 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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  223. 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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  224. 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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  225. 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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  226. 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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  227. 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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  228. 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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  229. 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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  230. 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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  231. 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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  232. 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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  233. 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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  234. 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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  235. 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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  236. 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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  237. 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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  238. 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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  239. 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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  240. 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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  241. 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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  242. 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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  243. 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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  244. 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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  245. 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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  246. 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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  247. 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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  248. 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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  249. 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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  250. 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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  251. 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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  252. 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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  253. 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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  254. 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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  255. 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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  256. 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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  257. 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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  258. 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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  259. 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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  260. 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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  261. 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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  262. 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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  263. 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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  264. 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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  265. 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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  266. 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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  267. 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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  268. 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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  269. 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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  270. 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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  271. 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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  272. 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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  273. 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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  274. 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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  275. 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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  276. 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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  277. 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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  278. 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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  279. 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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  280. 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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  281. 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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  282. 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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  283. 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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  284. 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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  285. 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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  286. 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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  287. 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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  288. 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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  289. 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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  290. 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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  291. 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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  292. 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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  293. 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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  294. 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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  295. 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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  296. 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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  297. 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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  298. 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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  299. 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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  300. 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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  301. ‘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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  302. ‘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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  303. ‘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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  304. ‘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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  305. 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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  306. 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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  307. 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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  308. 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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  309. 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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  310. ’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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  311. 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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  312. 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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  313. 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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  314. 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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  315. 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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  316. 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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  317. ‘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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  318. 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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  319. 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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  320. 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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  321. 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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  322. 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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  323. 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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  324. 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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  325. 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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  326. 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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  327. 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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  328. 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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  329. 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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  330. 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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  331. 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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  332. 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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  333. 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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  334. 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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  335. 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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  336. 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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  337. 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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  338. 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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  339. 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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  340. 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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  341. 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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  342. 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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  343. 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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  344. 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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  345. 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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  346. 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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  347. 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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  348. 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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  349. 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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  350. 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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  351. 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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  352. 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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  353. 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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  354. 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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  355. 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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  356. 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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  357. 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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  358. 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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  359. 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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  360. 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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  361. 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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  362. 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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  363. 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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  364. 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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  365. 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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  366. 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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  367. 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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  368. 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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  369. 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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  370. 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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  371. 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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  372. 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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  373. 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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  374. 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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  375. 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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  376. 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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  377. 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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  378. 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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  379. 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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  380. 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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  381. 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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  382. 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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  383. 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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  384. 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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  385. 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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  386. 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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  387. 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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  388. 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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  389. 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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  390. 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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  391. 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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  392. 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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  393. 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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  394. 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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  395. 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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  396. 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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  397. 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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  398. 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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  399. 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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  400. 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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  401. 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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  402. 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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  403. 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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  404. 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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  405. 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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  406. 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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  407. 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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  408. 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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  409. 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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  410. 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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  411. 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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  412. 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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  413. 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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  414. 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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  415. 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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  416. 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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  417. 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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  418. 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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  419. 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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  420. 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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  421. 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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  422. 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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  423. 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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  424. 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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  425. 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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  426. 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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  427. 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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  428. 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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  429. 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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  430. 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 t