Ghost of a Chance
I read this book 2 years ago. I cannot remember this book well, but I remember it being my favourite book. It’s the tale of four friends on a haunted island. I personally find it similar to “We were liars” except the Sinclair Island is haunted and the water around the island is covered in a thick, mysterious fog.
Island of Fog – Keith Robinson
The Island of Fog is a great start to an amazing series. I enjoyed how at the start you had no idea what was going on and that everything was shrouded in mystery. My favourite character was Hal because he was a very brave character who was skeptical with what was happening around him. My favourite part of the book is when most of the children meet up to talk about all the changes which were happening to them. I found it funny how they all were weary around Miss Simone and that they were not trusting of the adults. I relate to the kids because they were scared and didn’t know what was happening and I find fault in the parents for that. My least favourite part of the book is just most of the start. I found it a bit boring and hard to continue when nothing was happening. After some events it was harder and harder to put the book down and not stay interested in what was happening. If you read this book, I would say to keep on reading even though the start can be extremely boring. The whole series is a good way to pass your time so I would definitely recommend.
The Return of the Jedi
I would always watch Star Wars movies with my dad when I was younger and even now and I always enjoy it, this movie was especially my favourite because of its plot. This is the movie where Luke Skywalker finally overcomes his fear and defeats the empire and the dark side of the force. This movie is about Luke growing up and showing that you can make your own destiny. I have enjoyed watching all of the Star Wars movies with my family and i would highly recommend them for anyone interested in a science fiction adventure. I would rate this movie a 9/10
I would recommend Twilight.This is my favourite book of all time and I have had to have read it at least 16 times. In my opinion this book is amazing and better then the movie. If you enjoy amazing romances then this is the book for you! I would think the age group this book is best for is 12+. My favourite part of this book was when Edward introduced himself, I do prefer midnight sun to Twilight, midnight sun is Edwards point of view in the story. I found it more interesting because you would be able to see what Edward was thinking. I rate this book 10/10 because I really love this book and it has been my favourite for a while, certainly the best one of the Twilight saga series.
The Book Thief- Markus Zusak.
I love this book very very much. It is set in Nazi occupied Germany, and the story follows a young girl called Liesel Meminger, who is given to Rosa and Hans Huberman as a foster child. She is a defiant and very intelligent little girl who loves to learn. Hans, her Papa, teaches her slowly but surely how to read, to stop the teasing form her classmates and teacher.
I love the way this book really describes what living in this time would have been like for an everyday German citizen. Many WW2 books talk only of the people being directly impacted, like the Jewish people or the soldiers on the front line, because these topics often make for a better story, but ‘The Book Thief’ is about Liesel. It is about the way she and her town live life, and the little but big things that happened for them everyday.
This book is touching and sad, and absolutely an amazing read. I would definitely recommend reading this and sticking with it, because the story is truly heartwarming.
The Fault in our stars- John Green.
This book is a very heartwarming but sad tale of a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster and her journey with cancer. She meets a boy named Augustus Waters and they become friends, and slowly fall in love.
The book goes through twists and turns and really changes the way you think. I love the way it gives a complete insight into the mind and experiences of a person, young or old, who is being forced to go through a horrible event like cancer.
This book is a funny and romantic rollercoaster of happiness and sadness. I absolutely loved reading it and watching the film with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort playing Hazel and Gus.
The book enthrals you and brings you in and then when you finish, you sit there wondering what happened. I really enjoyed the story and would absolutely recommend reading/watching it.
Dork Diaries- Rachel Renee Russel
This book is amazing, when you hold the sparkly book cover, you won’t be able to put it down. The main character is Nikki who comes from Westchester Country day school can not live without her diary who keeps all her secrets, this book is basically based on her diary, thats why it is so good. Nikki’s locker is next to the most popular girl at the school and the leader of the CPP ( cute, cool & popular) group. Thats where all the drama comes from. This would be great for girls around 8-15 who loves drama and a silly romantic. The ending is always great, something happens that she wanted to happen at the start, she just needed to find it. Nikki has two best friends Chloe & Zoey who are both hopeless romantics. She also has a crush Brandon who Mackenzie really likes as well. I would rate this book a 8/10. This book is great!
I would definitely recommend the book ‘The Earth is Singing’ to anyone looking for a good read. It is really exciting, but also very sad. The main character’s name is Hanna, and she lives in Riga, the capital of Latvia. This book is set in WW2 and Hanna and her family are Jewish, so it has a very dark subject matter. The book is very insightful, but heart wrenching and overall very sad.
Hanna dreams of being a ballet dancer, and throughout the book we see her progressively get poorer, skinnier, hungrier, sadder, until eventually she isn’t allowed to go back to dance school and is forced to give away her dream.
Hanna is also betrayed in the book by her boyfriend, who turns out to be a nazi soldier instead of the kind police officer she thought he was.
This book shows how horrifying and scary those times were, and really tells the reader exactly how Hanna feels in the many tragedies that ensue over the course of the story. I love this book, and I think it is a great read!
IT is a scary, creepy, mind boggling movie that will get you on the edge of your chair. The characters are hilarious and so confident. I recommend this movie for people over the ages of 14, because of the rating. I highly suggest!
A tv show I would recommend to watch is Stranger Things. The show is so intriguing and you literally cannot stop watching it once you start. It’s so mysterious and thrilling and all of the characters have their own stories. The kids that take place in the series are friends and they have different experiences with the horrifying ‘upside down’. Toothier, as friends they work together to find out more about this strange world and things going on around them without getting themselves into trouble. I would recommend this series to nyone who enjoys a captivating thriller to binge watch!!!
I thought that Grown Ups is one of the funniest comedy movie around, every time I watch this movie I crack up laughing. I really loved this movie, I thought it was SO funny and a great laugh. I think that not only children will love this movie, but also adults will love this movie. I also thought that there was a great choice of actors, as I really love the actors in this movie. I believe they some how managed to find three of the funniest actor and put them together in one movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a comedy or Adam Sandler, Chris Rock or Kevin James.
The Maze Runner is an action packed drama filled amazing movie. This movie had a storyline that I could not fault, the storyline was amazing and is defiantly a movie worth watching. I love all the characters especially Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster). All of the character has a special connection on set which made the movie so much better. I would recommend this movie to any one who loves an action and a drama movie. I absolutely loved this movie, I would give it a 10 out of 10.
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Based on the loved Roald Dahl tale, this fantastic film follows young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe as they join a small group of contest winners who get to tour the magical and mysterious factory of strange candy maker Willy Wonka. I thought that this was such an amazing movie, I actually preferred it over the original. I thought that this movie was so adorable and I really enjoyed the storyline. i thought that Willy Wonka’s (Johnny Depp) humour was quite hilarious and I think this is a movie that is defiantly worth watching. I give this movie a 9 out of 10.
I found the Art of Getting By to have a a really interesting storyline. I felt that this story could be related to a lot of people out there who have a hard tim concentrating in school. I thought that the drama that drama between George and school was so intriguing and kept me at the edge of my seat. I also really enjoyed the romance between George (Freddie Highmore) and Sally (Emma Roberts), I thought that they had a really cute connection that made the movie worth watching. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a drama and a romance. I give this book a 8 out of 10.
As Harry is caught wondering who put his name in the Goblet of Fire, Rita Skeeter (the writer of the Daily Prophet) is praying on Harry’s every word and as Harry and Ron’s friendship weakens, Harry finds himself an easy target for the journalist. I think the storyline has no faults, although there are a few unnecessary chapters which I feel drag the story on and put you off reading. I thought the tension in the last chapter was great and made you feel that you don’t want to put the book down. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves the Harry Potter book, but also to people who love a bit of mystery and drama and of course MAGIC.
Nona and Me: Nona and Me is the story of a young Australian girl named Rosie, who is in conflict. When her sister Nona starts attending her school, Rosie’s first start asking questions, one of whom is Nick, Rosie’s first love. Rosie must choose whether to deny her sister and keep her friends and boyfriend, or embrace who she really is a return to family. I thought that this book was quite an amazing one, even though Rosie and Nona don’t take much during the start of the book, you can tell that they have a very deep connect beyond friendship. I thought that this was an amazing book and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a love story and a good drama. I would give this book a 9 out of 10.
I would recommend the movie Descendants 2, it is by far the best Disney movie I have ever seen.
The movie begins where the first one left off, with Mal (daughter of Maleficent) turned good but as the movie goes on you start to believe she is turning evil again. This is soon made sure when Mal tries to go back to the banished island for the evil as she can not handle people always wanting her to be good.
Ben (son of Beauty and the beast), Mal’s boyfriend goes back with Mal’s friends to bring her back but, when they are there Ben gets kidnapped by one of Mal’s oldest enemies, Uma (mother of Ursula) and only Mal can save him and take him back home.
This movie takes you though many emotions including happiness, sadness and shock! This movie includes some of the best songs including ‘Chilling like a villain’ and ‘What’s my name.’
I would rate this movie a 10/10 and would recommend this movie for anyone over 7.
Between Shades Of Grey
This book is the emotional journey of a young Lithuanian girl named Lina who is just a normal girl that loves art and has a promising artistic future until one day everything was turned upside down and she was captured by a gang of ruthless Soviets who took her and her entire family. During the ride she gets separated from her Dad and has to try and contact him without any Soviets getting hold of the information, She just wants to let him know that they are alive but will she ever find her dad or survive?
My favourite part of the book is definitely when she finds love with a boy named Andrius a young boy going through just as much torture as her.
This is a brilliant book and I rate it a 9/10
Puss In Boots
It sound really really childish but then you watch and you fall in love with it.
The story line was so cute and I loved the way it came out. My favourite character was Puss because he was so funny and entertaining. I would definitely watch this movie if I was you. recommend it to people of all ages and rate it 10/10.
I recommend this book because it is intense and just a great book in general.
Auggie himself is a very convincing and poignant character. The things he goes through show that there is more to a person than just there face and I think it is a great example for “bullies” because Auggie got bullied and there was more to him than the people thought.
I recommend this movie because it is a great story and most people know about it. This book shows people that when times are tough not to give up. Bethany is a strong person, she is determined, loving, strong and is extremely passionate. I give this book a 8.5/10
Although many people think finding dory is a very childish kids movie it as actually a really good movie with lots of very cute characters especially dory she is so cute and I love how this movie although very different to finding demo I love how they both relate to each other I would give this movie a 9/10 I would recommend to the age of 3-12
The Boss Baby
In the movie, the boss baby is about when a new baby has arrived impacts a lot on the family. We can say that this boss baby is unusual, he arrives at Tims home by taxi and also wears a black suit, white shirt and a tie while this is not all and he was carrying a briefcase something is totally different with this baby. Tim was slowly catching on to things that the baby was doing and then knew what he was up to The boss baby was a spy on a top secret mission that he could not talk about only with puppies and other babies. I would rate this movie a 4/10 I would say to grade 3 and 4 to watch this movie.
Of Mice and Men: Of Mice and Men is a story of George and Lennie, two friends that live in this time of the Great Depression, the 1930’s. These two travel together to find work so that they can eventually make enough money to live on a little ranch by themselves and not have to work for any one. I really loved this book the author John Steinbeck really demonstrated the friendship of George and Lennie and how loyal they are to each other. I thought that this book was definitely a page turner. I thought that this book definitely demonstrated what live was like during the Great Depression. I would recommend this for people above the age of 12 and anyone who likes a sad drama.
The final book of the Harry Potter series, I can’t believe that I have finished this series once again. J.K Rowling is a fernomianl writer who is able to write a novel which allows children across the world to become captivated and imagine themselves attending the famous Hogwarts. As we say goodbye to all so famous characters we have grown up to love across the 7 books, I say it is an amazing way to finish of the series. In conclusion I rate this amazing novel a 10/10
I love this novel. Yes it is written to express individuals who are vapid and shallow people who live selfish and hedonistic lives, and treat other individuals as non-human but instead ‘playthings’, but within the pages there is elegance and restrain tot he prose that manages to express, both doomed love and the breakdown of the american dream. Some individuals may even say its the ‘greatest american novel’. In conclusion I rate this book a 10/10.
This heart wrenching is the powerful and deeply moving memoir of Ellie Wiesel’s personal experiences as a Hungarian Jew who is sent with his entire family to the infamous concentration camps of Auschwitz and later Buchenwald found in Poland. The most chilling, and dark aspect of this narrative for me as a reader was the calm, and causal way that no many of the nightmarish and inhuman ordeals in which Ellie witnesses on an everyday bases. This life-altering and painful action is done so quickly and in such an off handed bureaucratic by the Nazis that trying to grasp the reality of it made me as a reader physically sick. In conclusion I rate this memoir a 9/10.
Australian author Markus Zusak’s brilliant and ambitious young-adult novel is startling in many ways, But as most teenagers do they recognise the length of the book. It seems as though its a lot of wording, and on going pages, but once an individual picks up this intricately structured book, about a young Book Thief who is met with Death at least 3 times in her life time. We are not met with the Grim Reaper everyone is so familiar with, we as the readers are met with a kinder, gentler death, who feels sympathy for his victims. In conclusion I rate this book a good 8/10. It is defiantly a must read.
House Husbands is a wonderful show and this TV show follows and lives of 4 particular families. This TV show is based around drama, Love, comedy and is full of exciting lows and highs thought up the TV show. I love how the TV show is filmed in Melbourne Victoria. This TV shows tell us that you don’t all ways have to have a dad that works you can be a home stay dad. It’s a story that shows us day to day issues they are faced with as parents and friend. The TV show that when there is a down you can always have an up side. I rate this TV show an 8/10 and I would say the people who should watch this tv show that is aged 13-19 years old.
I recommend a movie called Pitch Perfect which is directed by Jason Moore. This movie came out in 2012. I love this movie so much because it has many famous and funny actors such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. I don’t have a favourite part of this movie because all of the parts were all very funny! Rebel Wilson is one of the funniest character you will ever meet. My favourite character was Fat Amy who was played by Rebel Wilson. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to have a good laugh.
I really enjoy the Tv show upper middle bogan. Upper middle bogan is a TV series that is about a woman names Bess who has the perfect life until she finds out she is adopted. Bess starts to wonder who her real family is and why they gave her up for adoption. Bess and her family has many life changing experiences. Bess finally gets to meet her real family and she discovers the reason she was given up for adoption. Bess and her families life is turned upside when they find out who their family is. My favourite part about this Tv show is that it is very funny and you don’t always know what’s coming which is great! I like all the characters, but my favourite would have to be Amber or Bess. I would recommend this TV show to someone who likes adventure and someone who likes comedy. This Television series would be suitable to someone over the age of 14 because there is some language used in this Tv series.
Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular series of novels written by Sara Shepard. Pretty little liars is my favourite show because it has so much drama and adventure in it. The show is based on 5 high school aged girls that find themselves getting a new set of challenges when being sent anonymous text messages from “A” threaten to expose all their secrets. All of the text messages start to appear as soon as one of the girls go missing. You never know what is going to happen in each episode. My favourite character is Hannah because she is so much like me, we both love to shop! This Tv show would be suitable to a anyone over 12 years old.
Modern family is a great show for anybody to watch. It’s a great television show that can entertain the whole family or just yourself. All of us can relate to someone in it or have a relative that can, no matter what age you are its always great. For anyone who only saw the pilot (which I watched by accident and loved) please don’t give up on it, it is really good comedy. I can’t decide who my favourite character is, Cam, Phil…all of them, each week another one cracks me up. I watch a lot of TV probably to much, but this one has me hooked! I would recommend this to everyone! It is an amazing show that will never get old! I would not change anything about this TV show because it is perfect!! This show is a show you can rematch and you can still love it, start from episode one or fifty it doesn’t matter because its so funny.
Greys Anatomy is my favourite TV show, it is such an eventful show! Grey’s Anatomy is based on the medical drama that focuses on a group of doctors at Seattle Grace hospital. The main characters start there careers in the facility as interns. As the show goes on you are able to watch all of the Doctors grow into independent Doctors. The TV show is called greys anatomy because one of the main characters is named, Meredith grey and she is a daughter of a famous surgeon. Grey’s anatomy originally started back in March, 2005 and still continues to this day which is pretty amazing. My favourite character is Meredith Grey because she was emotionally and verbally abused by her Mother but you watch her grow into an amazing person. Meredith is such a funny charter! I don’t really relate to any characters in the Tv show but when I watch the show I feel as though I’m in the show and I’m living it. Obviously the saddest part of the television show is when my favourite characters die! If I could change one thing about this show it would be saving my favourite characters and making sure they don’t die!! I would definitely recommend this show to others its so amazing! A suitable age to view this show would probably be 13+. If you like stories the involve drama, mystery, medical shows then this is the show for you!
A tv series I would really recommend for everyone to watch is river dale! It is such a good series that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout all of the episodes. I love all of the characters so much and it is my favourite show of all time. It is a murder mystery in a high school. I think everyone should watch this great show !
I recommend the movie The World’s End. It is a comedy about a group of old friends who reunite in their home town, only to find that the town has been hijacked by aliens. It is very funny and at times heartwarming. I would recommend it to those who like a good laugh. I rate it 7.5/10.
I recommend the book Gone Girl. It is a very thrilling and interesting book that will keep you guessing. It is the story of a man who is suspected to have killed his wife but he swears he didn’t do it. I would especially recommend this to people who are interested in crime and books about psychopathic people. It is quite dark and mature so I would recommend it to people at least 14 or over. It has also been made into a movie but the book is quite different to the film adaption. I rate this book 8.5/10.
I Loved the series of Ellie Quin by Alex Scarrow. In this series there s five books. The legend of Ellie Quin, The world according to Ellie Quin, Beneath the Neon Sky, Ellie Quin in wonderland & Ellie Quin girl reborn. My favourite character in this series is obviously Ellie Quin. She is an amazing, strong and passionate about her friends and family. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great read above the age of 12. If you enjoy adventures, mysteries or action this is a fantastic book for you.
If you can’t already tell from recent reviews, I’m addicted to TV and movies! One especially outstanding, epic action movie is James Bond, Specter. The action packed movies leave you on the edge of your seat for the entire 2h and 40 mins. Daniel Craig deserves a round of applause for his outstanding performance. I give this movie a 9/5/10, I only didn’t give a full score because of the extended amount of time.
The Harry Potter series is something everyone should experience throughout their lifetime. The 7 book series, is about the wonderful world of wizardry and brings your imagination to life one book at a time. J.K Rowling uses her words in ways I can’t describe, I rate these books 10000/10!!!
I’m a big fan of TV shows because I know every time I finish an episode, I know there is another episode waiting for me around the corner. The TV series ‘Riverdale’ captured my attention and drew me in immediately. The characters are all so unique and funny in their own ways. The story line is based of the old Archie comics, which is something unlike any other TV show around! I give this series a 10/10 for creativity and comedy.
The movie Up is such a classic family movie that will get the whole family laughing. I was so in love with Russel and his funny ways. The story line of the movie really moves you. This adorable loving movie I rate 10/10!
I would recommend the book ‘The Face on the Milk Carton’ by Caroline B.Cooney. It is a thriller and mystery that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire read. It is about high-school student Janie, who one day sees a picture of herself much younger on one of the missing child ads on the back of a milk carton. As Janie’s parents are loving and kind she couldn’t possibly see how they would have kidnapped her. This book is a really good read and I would rate it a 8/10 and I think it is best suited age 13+.
I would recommend the movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ It stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and many other amazing actors. This move is an action adventure and will keep you hooked throughout the film. It is about a pirate named Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and how he and his new friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) set out on a journey to rescue Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley) and take over the Black Pearl. I would definitely encourage people aged 12+ to watch it and it is great for a family movie! 9/10
Zootopia is a funny and engaging movie designed for all ages whilst still having a truly memorable message based on inclusiveness. Zootopia is a place where animals from every environment are invited to live and be apart of. Despite this, as the first bunny on the police force, Officer Judy Hopps struggles to demonstrate how she can handle this big new world. Determined to prove her worth, she jumps at the chance to crack a real investigation along with the help of a newfound fox friend, Nick Wilde. This movie really does demonstrate in the most positive and uplifting way, how and why it is important to break stereotypes all around our world, in in order to live peacefully with one another.
I recommended the film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. An iconic 80s film directed and written by John Hughes, it documents the day of American high schooler, Ferris, who fakes to his parents that he is sick and, therefore, can’t go to the school. In shock that his parents actually fell for it, he enjoys a reckless day of stealing a Ferrari and driving around Chicago with his two friends.
My favourite scene in the movie is when Cameron is acting depressed and low. He is sitting by the pool and falls in. Scared for his safety, Ferris dives in to save him to then discover that he was faking it the whole time.
This film is such as legendary film and a must watch for everyone. I rate it an 8 out 10.
This is what gets me through Mondays; the thought that it’s the night that Channel 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention? is on. If you want something to watch in the evenings, watch this. If you’re in need of some family friendly TV (maybe over the age of 14 though, so maybe not so family friendly), watch this. If you want to have a good ol’ laugh, watch this. My favourite panel members are Sam Pang and Celia Pacquola. They are hilarious.
The best part about this show is actually that you’re being educated on current news and celebrity gossip, all while being in hysterics as the panel take the mickey out of politics, foreign affairs and everyday life.
All in all, it’s very entertaining and I recommend the show to anyone and everyone. I rate it a 9 out of 10.
Cat on a hot tin roof (play script version)
In class for literature we read Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, and I really enjoyed it. It was my first time reading a play script and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. The script written in the early 1950s, explores conservative topics and themes. Its about a pressured to be successful and wealthy family, and their news that their father is dying, and the fight for his inheritance. This play shows the brokenness of the family and their lack of communication which tears hem apart. I would recommend for mature readers, year 11 and above and would rate it 9/10.
Well this movie is just ‘Incredible’. Animated Hero’s are band and are left to live ordinary lives, well thats until a villain (a former fan of Mr. Incredible) takes over the city. This villain isn’t all evil he just wants to be a hero. So he concocts a plan to make him look like a hero after letting out a dangerous machine. The Incredibles are a family who all have different powers (Mr. Incredible strength, Mrs. Incredible Flexibility, Ms. Incredible invisibility, Master. Incredible speed and jack jack has a variety). I really enjoyed this movie it was funny and jam packed. Go give it a watch
I recommend the book Fault in our Stars for ages between 13-16. It is a real eye-opening book about having cancer and what is like to have cancer. I follows two main characters; Hazel Grace Lancaster and Gus Waters who both have cancer and they meet at a cancer support group and for in love with each other. I t is a very sad and touching book to read and the author real makes you feel what are going through. There is a movie to it as well if you don’t like reading. So I really recommend this book for anyone who has read or seen the movie yet. I just love this book and I’m so happy to found it to read.
WOW!! I recommend the Movie Beauty and the Beast, as it is a movie for all ages to watch. Beauty and the Beast is a mind blowing movie, about a man under a spell of being a beast and the spell can’t be broken, unless someone falls in love with him for being the beast. A young girl from a small village meets the beast and sees something in the beast that she loves. I fell in love with the beast and his character towards the end the movie, as he had such a loving and caring heart towards the girl from the small village. I just admire and love this movie and recommend for everyone to watch who has yet seen it. Overall I rate this movie a 10/10 without a doubt.
I would recommend the book stronger than you know to anyone from the age 13 to 16. Stronger than you know really makes you realise how much we take our lives for granted as teenagers. In the book we meet a girl called joy who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks due to abuse and neglect as a child. The book lets us take a look at the disgusting issue of rape and abuse and we realise how well off we actually are. Joy has learn to control her anxiety and face the next challenge of her life high school.
I would recommend the book the fault in our starts to anyone from the age 10 onwards. The fault in our stars is a beautifully written romance book about two cancer patients who meet each other at a therapy class. If you’re not a fan of reading, the fault in our starts is a movie as well which i also highly recommend as the actors played the characters in the book extremely well. I cried so much in this book and it really gives you and insight into the life of someone with cancer.
A book that i recommend is Stronger Than You Know. It is such a great book about a girl who has dealt with life far from normal. With an abusive past, Joy moves into her cousins house, trying to begin a new life. However, this proves to be really hard as she is so scarred from her past. She deals with anxiety and panic attacks that she can’t escape, and she can’t help but feel crazy. I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a really intriguing and drama filled book!
‘Allied’ starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard is a drama and thriller film which will keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot has many unexpected twists which keep you thinking throughout the whole movie and the ending is not even close to how you imagine it to be. If your a fan of historically based films and love a bit of mystery and suspense then this is a must watch.
If you go to the the movies I suggest that you go and see Beauty and the Beast.
I really enjoyed watching Emma Watson play the role of Belle. It is a great love story.
i would recommend this to people of all ages. i would rate this a 10/10.
I recommend Dance Academy: The Movie.
Being a dedicated watcher of all three seasons of the Australian dance drama series since it first came out, it was my number one priority to go and see how the continuation of it’s plot line translated onto the big screen.
The film went above and beyond what I expected. My favourite scene was when the whole gang was together in Ben’s hospital room and they were even joined by Ms. Raine. They joked and they laughed and it felt like old times when they would hang out together around the academy. Without a doubt, my favourite character is Ben Tickle (played by the talented Thomas Lacey). His character is so bubbly and fun and he always knows how to make someone smile. Ben always puts other people first which is why is it so sad watching him get sick and be rushed to hospital.
I wouldn’t change this movie for the world – it didn’t ruin the TV series and it wrapped up the story beautifully. I rate it 9 out of 10 and a must see for lovers of the show.
I recommend to anyone going to the movies this weekend to go and watch Their Finest. I went to go watch the movie on a whim, and it’s undoubtedly the best movie I’ve seen all year, maybe the best movie I’ve ever watched.
The movie centres around a woman living in London during the tense times of WWII. In London, she finds a job writing for a film company. During this time movies are made specifically to boost moral for the Allies; encourages more boys to go to war, women to work in the factories, and provide hope and a sliver of goodness in people’s lives despite what goes on around them. It’s a bit of a feel good comedy, drama, period-piece, romance, but heartbreaking nevertheless.
It’s so beautifully made. You just have to watch it to understand. It’s amazing.
I recommend Pretty in Pink, an iconic 80s high school film starring Molly Ringwald. It’s about Andie Walsh – she is an outcast, wears clothes that are considered different and she lives in the part of town that’s a little rough around the edges. Out of the blue, the popular, rich kid asks her out. Throughout the film, Andie is faced with difficulties surrounding her going out with the rich kid from a polished social standing compared to where she lives with her unemployed father.
The film is really great and opened my eyes to the social standings in high schools, which really shouldn’t be there. It taught me, and many others, to not to afraid to stand out and that the opinions of others don’t matter. Even though it’s predictable, it’s such a sweet, light-hearted film. My favourite scene is definitely when Duckie, my favourite character, mimes “Try A Little Tenderness” is the record shop – it was totally out of the blue and hilarious to watch. I rate Pretty in Pink, a film written by the talented John Hughes, an 8 out of 10.
I really enjoyed the book “She is not invisible”. It’s a great story about a girl who was born blind. she goes to New York to try and find her dad after he goes missing. she meets a lot of people along the way. it’s a great read and I highly recommend it!
‘Titanic!’ This is movie that is well thought out and the scenes are incredible. The two main characters staring in the Titanic is Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who fall love in the movie. However, the movie mostly about the titanic sinking, which is actually a true story that happened in 1912. It is a great movie to watch if you like romance, as well as adventure. There are some really touching moments throughout this movie that you feel. The author is amazing how though of all the ideas to make this movie to real and truly phenomenal to people eye site. I just love this movie ‘Titanic’, and I would recommend it for all teenagers who haven’t seen it before, as they will be blown way. I definitely rate this a 10/10 without a second guessing it.
I recommend the movie, ‘Nerve!’ It is such a greta movie to watch and will have you hooked the whole way through the movie. It is jam-packet with action and drama, so if you love movie that that, then get on board and we will love the movie ‘Nerve’. It is about a video game, however any normal video game you have seen, you either choose to play or watch people do dares. It follows a girl called V in the movie and she plays the video game and chooses to play, and through the game she meets a boy. This movie is one of my all time favourite movie that I have seen before. I recommend this movie for teenagers between 13-16, as you can sort of relate to V the teenage girl. I rate ‘Nerve’ without a doubt a 10/10.
It is an intense sci-fi movie that will leave you on the edge of your seat. It is a Youtube Red movie staring many familiar youtubers including Logan Paul, Peyton List and Lia Marie Johnson. I would recommend it to everyone eager to watch an energetic and intense movie which will make you question the future of education and the world.
It is about the main character Blake Redding ‘Logan Paul’ and his friends trying to end how the horrific education system works. America is overpopulating and the only way to decrease it is by only have the top 5% of the smartest students attend school. Blake Redding is not the smartest student but his dad is in charge of the education government which can cause problems when Blake fails the test. Everyone who fails the test is taken to the thinning. But once you go into the thinning there is no way of getting out. If you like a good action, sci-fi movie like Divergent, Maze Runner and Hunger games make sure to check out
I recommend the movie, Shutter Island. It is about a Detective and his partner who come to an asylum for the criminally insane to investigate a dangerous patient who has gone missing. This movie is extremely clever and the ending will leave you asking many questions. I rate it 9 / 10. I would recommend it to people who like creepy, suspenseful movies.
Nona & Me -Claire Atkins
This book is a gorgeous tale however it displays a hidden important message about racism and the Aboriginal culture. This book should be read by every Australia as it might be difficult for white Australian’s to realise the messages profound in this book but will help them learn. The story is set in the intervention of the Northern Territory. Rosie’s parents are separated, but keep in contact. They both are strong in their beliefs of supporting their local communities and have raised Rosie to be accepting, respectful and treat others with dignity. A political announcements highlights divisions between the Aboriginal community and the mining town, Rosie is placed in a difficult situation. She will have to choose between her best friend, first love and oldest best friend. This fascinating book, beautifully told, with rich insight into a deeply Australian but little-known community.
I recommend the movie ‘Whale Rider’. This movie is a very emotional movie about a girl named Paikea who when she was born, her twin brother and mother died. After this incident, Paikea was considered a curse toward the family. Her grandfather really wanted to have a boy instead of a girl as it is known for a boy to become the next leader of the community. Pike wanted to change that tradition and fought for her rights to becoming the first leader that was a girl. This movie is very touching and moving. I rate it an 8/10 and recommend it to ages 13+.
If you are looking for some light hearted entertainment then I would recommend the TV series How I Met Your Mother. The show follows the life of Ted Mosby and his group of friends as they advance in life. I absolutely love this show because of it’s wicked sense of humour and unexpected plot twists.
Neil Patrick Harris steals the show as Barney Stinson, a hopeless single who knows how to suit up and make every night legendary, as long as it’s after 2am.
I personally did not really enjoy the movie Sing. Though it is aimed at a younger audience, i thought I would still get something out of the movie. However, There were some scenes that I did like, those being in the pigs house with all of her babies. I would recommend it to anyone under 14 and I would rate the movie and 3 / 10
TimeRiders – Alex Scarrow 1-9 Novels Genre: Sci-Fi
TimeRiders is a time travel story about three young teenagers Sal, Maddy and Liam who are saved from death to protect the future from time travelers who mess with time. A minute before they die a mysterious figure appeared to them and said “You can come with me and live or you can stay with me and die.” Now Maddie, Liam and Sal are stuck in a time loop in the year 2001 with a support unit called Bob and loads of High-Tec computers.
This book is a fantastic and I am extremely looking forward to reading the others. I rate this 10 Out of Ten.
cathy cassidy – Daizy star
I haven’t read this book in a while but i remember really enjoying it.This is my third review on a cathy cassidy book. Daisy star has wished forever for a pink guitar. Even though she has no idea how to play it. Daisy is ready to dazzle everyone with her new pink guitar and she might also find her star quality! But then Daizys Dad comes up with a crazy idea! He wants to move the Family to Africa where he can continue his dream of helping children learn. Daisy despretly wants to stay but there is only one option. Daisy needs to show here parents how badly she wants it. Daisy enters the battle of the bands, she has to win or she says goodbye to friends, sleepovers and worst of all! Custard Doughnuts!!!
Finding Olivia – Micalea Smeltzer
Finding Olivia by Micalea Smeltzer is hands down the best book I have read. Ever. I have read it about 50 times over again and it still has the same effect on me. The storyline of this book is a girl called Olivia who wants to leave her old life and start over again. To do this she creates a list of all the things she wants to do to find herself and who she is, she calls this her ‘Live’ list. Along the way she meets the handsome Trace Wentworth, and he helps her to complete her list, but along the way she forgets about her list and lives The reason why this is my favourite book is because it is about being resilient even when facing adversity. It’s about living in the moment and while you can, because you only get one shot at life. I rate this book a 10/10!!
Kidnapped – Suzanne Ferrell
In this book Suzanne Ferrell really captures the challenges that are faced by Samantha and Jake as they are on the run from the most wanted criminals in America. Even though Jake kidnapped Samantha, she is determined to help Jake and the boy he saved, Nikki, catch these criminals and put a stop to their schemes. I really like the way this book is written, because it is very descriptive and I also like the romance between Jake and Samantha even under their circumstances. I rate this book a 10/10 and would recommend it to readers who like crime, mystery with a hint of romance.
A Perfect Mess – Zoe Dawson
Aubree has finally escaped her hometown, but when she gets a tragic phone call from the sheriff 9 months later that her aunt has ‘fallen’ down the stairs and was in hospital, she returned immediately to help her recover. Nothing seems to be going her way, especially when she runs into town ‘Badboy’, Booker, whom she shares a dark secret with – and holds the reason why she left in the first place. It turns out their secret is connected to her aunts accident. Join Aubree and Booker on a journey of romance, mystery and freedom to finally uncover their secrets and the person behind it all. This book is so well written and I recommend to older readers, as there is come language and difficulty in this book. I rate this book a 10/10!!
The Name of this book is secret, is the first book in a five novel series. It all starts when Cassandra finds herself in the secret basement of the anonymous P.B – who loves chocolate by the way. Soon her and her friend Max-Earnest find themselves in a dangerous yet thrilling adventure, where they don’t know who they can trust and people are not what they seem. In order to defeat the enemy, they must befriend them but they cannot be found out! I recommend this book to readers who are looking for an exciting, adventurous novel, and I rate it an 8/10.
Inkspell is the first book in a trilogy, and I must say it is a very creative book. The author Cornella Funke truly does take you on a journey to a land where nothing is as it seems and ordinary people have powers greedy rulers envy. When Meggie’s father Mo reads aloud from the enchanted book Inkspell, the evil ruler Capricorn enters their world from out of the book and starts and army far away in the hills. When an old friend of Mo’s meets him, all hell breaks loose. Not only can he transfer characters from a book, but he can transfer people into the book. Read this book to find out where Meggie and her father’s journey ends! I rate this book an 8/10.
My teacher read this book to my class in Grade 4, and it has long since been a favourite. Tales of a fourth grade nothing is just the first book in a whole series of books about Peter and his crazy family – who annoy him to the end of the earth. His best friend Jimmy and him have had a life long feud with Sheila – the ‘golden girl’ at their school – and through Peter’s crazy home life he also has to deal with Sheila the Great. This book has lots of humor and I can honestly say that I can relate to Peter in more ways than one. No matter how old you are, I can assure you that you will get a good kick outta this book and highly recommend it!
I cannot begin to describe the emotional rollercoaster I went on while reading Caesar the War Dog. Sometimes I cried – a lot – sometime I was laughing or sighing in relief. This is such a well-written novel about a courageous dog and his owner during the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. It all starts when Ben – an army officer – picks out Caesar at the dogs shelter. Throughout the start of the story – and the journey throughout – Ben trains Caesar to be the best war dog he can be. This book is based on a true story, and aside from being adventurous and entertaining, it was also factual and I can say that I learnt a lot from it – and not just about the war. I would recommend this book to literally everyone!! I rate it a 10/10.
The Book Thief is probably one of the most difficult books I have ever read. Between the different point of views between ‘death’ and Liesel, and the constant change between German and English it was overall a challenge to read. However, it was a very well written book and after finishing it and also watching the movie after I understood it a lot better. The book is about Nazi Germany and the war between Hitler and the Jews. I really love how compassionate Liesel and the foster parents are towards the Jews, even though if they are caught doing what they doing then they could possibly face the wrath of death itself. This is a beautifully written book by Markus Zusak and I would recommend it to older readers ☺
Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children is one of my favourite books to read. The way the author describes the peculiar children is amazingly descriptive and you can clearly imagine was they would look like and what the magic in the book is like. I also like this book because there are photos that are of these peculiar children and that it was this book is based off. I also like the rivalry between Enog and Jacob and the romance between Jacob and Emma. I would rate this book a 9/10 and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun, interesting, adventurous read ☺
In the book The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart has beautifully captured the challenges 4 young children are facing alone. When and ad appears in the paper for mind challenging tests, dozens of children enroll to take the test. In the very end, only 4 children will succeed, and those children together will take on the mysterious and dangerous unknown – some would say it is too much for a child to handle. But these intelligent and talented young children are given the task to take down a disguised mastermind who plans the unfathomable! Will they be able to do it? This book is part of a series and I recommend reading all of the books. I rate this book and the series a 9/10.
I would recommend the book ‘A Hoboken hipster in Sherwood forest’ by Marianne Mancusi.
This book is the sequel to the as hysterical and entertaining ‘A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur’s Court’.
This story is through the eyes of Chrissie Hayward, a fun and loveable fashion magazine photographer, who is sent back in time to save her co-worker Kat. You’ll fall in love with Chrissie as you continue her journey in the book and find out more information about her past.
I was unable to put this book down, because of how action-packed and fast-paced it is and same goes for it’s previous book in the series.
This book is good for those who want a good laugh while on holiday or chilling on the couch on the weekend.
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This movie is quite weird at times but is very good. Olive is a teen that has very boring weekends. At school, her best friend asks her what she did on the weekend and so she makes up that she had sexual intercourse with a college guy. In the bathroom though, their was another girl listening and so the rumour spreads. Can she find a way to stop the rumours or will she just keep making more to see what people think
I recommend the book “5 People You Meet In Heaven”. This book was very emotional and it kept me hooked all the way through. This book is very sad at times but also very uplifting and I am glad that I read it. It was given to me as a gift during a sad time and I found it enlightening and also very interesting. I would recommend this book to everyone because everyone will find meaning in it. It will make you think about life and the afterlife differently and it is very hard to put down.
I recommend the musical, Hamilton. Although, it’s not a movie, or a tv show, the musical is still amazing. You probably won’t be able to buy tickets to the musical either, they are all sold out or they cost more than my wages in a month. However, I recommend reading the biography, listening to the soundtrack, following the cast, discovering the history.
The musical is set in the end of the 1700s, in America, at the time of the American Revolution, and it follows Alexander Hamilton, a man with an inspiring work ethic, that got him put on the American 10 dollar bill. The musical is amazing, and I suggest to anyone who has the opportunity, go watch it.
Sense & Sensibility
This movie is a romance and is based on the book written by Jane Austen. The movie is about two sisters – Elinor who is very sensible and proper and Marianne who doesn’t worry about the rules too much and is very open with her thoughts. The movie starts with their fathers death and the family needs to move out of the house because it has been left to their stepbrother.
Before they move out Elinor meets Edward and they start to like one another but Edward has to leave suddenly and Elinor moves away.
The family moves from a beautiful mansion to a small cottage and don’t have much money. They are supported by their friends Sir John, Mrs Jennings and Colonel Brandon. Marianne meets a young man called Willoughby and falls in love. Colonel Brandon also seems to be falling for Marianne. Willoughby looks like he is just about to propose to Marianne but then leaves suddenly.
The two girls are invited to London with Mrs Jennings and Marianne hopes to see Willoughby again. She sends him many notes but he doesn’t reply. While they are in London, Elinor finds out that Edward has been secretly engaged for four years and even though she is upset keeps it to herself. While they are in London they go to a ball and Marianne sees Willoughby but he ignores her and she finds out he is marrying someone else. People also found out about Edward’s secret engagement. The girls are heart broken and leave for home with Colonel Brandon.
On the way home Marianne gets very ill and nearly dies. As she recovers, Marianne and Colonel Brandon spend more time together and fall in love. Elinor thinks she will be alone for the rest of her life when all of a sudden Edward turns up – he has not married and proposes to Elinor.
The movies ends with each of the sisters very happy and in love.
It’s a great romance and the costumes are beautiful. If you like Jane Austen you will love this movie.
I recommend the movie, Another Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits, the 2016 movie. It was so nostalgic, cringe-worthy, and awesome. All of them were fairly cringy, but this one probably takes the cake, it was amazeballs. The music was unique, and I loved it so much I downloaded to my iTunes library. Definitely go watch it, so us people can do random, surprise musical numbers together.
Catching fire is one of my all time favourite books. It is the second Hunger Games book and it is just as good as the first. In this book, Katniss gets resent into the Hunger Games with other past winners and again this book shows how she struggles through the games, but in a different way. This time she is not alone, she has people with her that also help her, but it is still really tough for her. I think that this book is amazing because it is inspiring, shows enormous amounts of perseverance and optimism on some peoples behalf. I would recommend this to anyone above the age of 13.
The hunger games mockingjay is the third and last book in the hunger games trilogy. Join the remainder of district 12 as they rebel against the capital and try and recover Peeta who has been hijacked by the capitol. I really enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone over the age of 12 because it does contain some fairly visual/descriptive violent scenes.
I had Seen Castle (Book)
I had seen castles is a novel about a man called John and a woman called Ginny. They fall madly i love right before John has to leave because he enlisted to go to the war. It is about the hardships they faced of the time and how the war effected everyone. It effected John’s mum, dad, sister, Ginny and all the girls like Johns sister, in the town who would go around and get engaged with several men because they would do anything to please them because most of America’s men were going off to war. I recommend this book for people 9ver the age of 12, as it does have some graphic describing scenes, and we read it for our year 9 english class.
The Hunger Games (book)
The first hunger games book is absolutely fantastic, it was of one of the minority of books I can’t put down and genuine enjoyed. It was a book starring Katniss Everdeen and Peter Mellark. It was a book about war and family and life struggles, although it also had a love story within. Peeta is absolutely in love with Katniss and when he gets put in the Hunger Games with her they become allies and are romantic beneath all the chaos. The pair then start to get sponsored and become capital favourites and are known as the star crossed lovers from district 12. Although they do love each other they are sort of faking it to make it. At the end they are the last two standing and go to both poisonous berries because neither of them could live without each other, well at least thats what they had the capital thinking. They were about to eat them when they got told the games were over, they had both won. this made President Snow very unhappy, and he needs to get even with them, but that will all unfold in the next book in the trilogy. I strongly recommend anyone to read this book, I read it when I was about 11-12, and I adored it.
I recommend the novel ‘Nona & me’ written by Clare Atkins.
This deeply heartfelt novel was truly inspiring. It shows the issue of inequality related to cultural differences and the impact discrimination has on the Indigenous people of Australia. I felt the significant power of friendship and family in this novel made it such a good read.
Rosie a white Australian girl is immersed in the Indigenous culture from birth. Generations ago, her family was adopted into an Indigenous family and into their culture. Today she lives in an Indigenous community but goes to a school that a majority of white Australians attend. This book expresses the major importance of family in the Indigenous lives and explores how prejudice perspectives can interfere with these family bonds. I was intrigued at the two completely different worlds Rosie lives in; The one with Nona and her Indigenous family and the one with Selena and Nick, and how there is collision between the two after certain events.
Although this book had to be read for school purposes, I really enjoyed reading it and was really moved by the strong themes it held. I recommend this book really for anyone as it is a good read as well as educational. It really gave me an insight into the lives of the Indigenous Australians and the pain we have caused them. I recommend Nona and Me 7/10.
Even though in year 9 you are required to read this book, I would like to recommend it anyway. This book follows Lennie, who was born with a mental disability, and his friend George. Even though they get on each others nerves, you can see the true friendship between them which you can tell will last a lifetime. It is set in the Great Depression and Lennie and George have to find work on a ranch. Throughout the book you see people with different lives going through different types of misfortunes and people who are struggling under the power of others. You learn about hardships, friendship and care, and through the sad ending you can see that sometimes doing what needs to be done is harder then not. I would like to recommend this book to anyone 13 years and over.
Of Mice and Men is an enticing novel that we read for english this year. It is based on two men, George and Lennie. George is short clean-cut and smart. Lennie is big and dopey, always accidentally getting the pair into trouble, although Lennie has a disability, but in those days disabilities were hidden and shameful. The novel takes us on a journey of their lives, and the extent they have to go to to get and keep a job. In the book themes I saw were disability, racism, gender equality and hardships. I enjoyed this book and recommend it for all ages.
I really enjoyed reading the novel Pretty Little Liars. It’s a saucy and scandalist novel written about a group of girls, their missions to find A and all the dramas in their lives. I would definitely recommend it for teenagers especially or anyone over the age of 10. It was a very good book that I just couldn’t seem to put down. Pretty Little Liars is also a TV series and I enjoyed that also.
I really enjoyed the book shift by Em Bailey. I read it in year 8 lit circles. It is about a girl named Olive, who is recovering from what she only refers to as the Incident. It has left her medicated and loaded with guilt over the resultant disintegration of her family unit. Her father has left. Her little brother Toby wakes up screaming. Her Mum seems to only just be holding it together. Yet Shift is not an oppressive read. Olive is, in fact, a vivacious protagonist who addresses life with the wit and bravadery of someone who has survived. At her high school she has morphed from popular-girl-and-Chief-Assistant to Katie (the Queen Bee of the school) to regular-Olive, who doesn’t give a damn what she looks like or whom she offends by being herself. I would definitely recommend Shift as it relates heavily to teenagers and the difficulties that are the reality of most high school students.
The boy in striped pyjamas is a book is about a nine year old boy named Bruno, who has to leave his five storey house in Berlin to move to an isolated house out of the country, he is extremely annoyed as he has to leave behind all his friends and he would have no one to play with there. Bruno likes to explore, one day Bruno meets a boy named Shmuel. Shmuel wore ripped old striped blue and white pyjamas, and his head was shaved. Shmuel and Bruno were separated, by a large fence with spikes on the top. The two boys were both young and innocent, although their friendship was forbidden. Bruno regular came down to the fence even though his parents disagreed with their children making contact with people on that side of the fence, and Bruno knew this but still went and saw Shmuel frequently. One day Bruno goes to visit Shmuel and he doesn’t come. Bruno persists, but Shmuel doesn’t show. Shmuel was captured and put in a camp with other innocent Jewish citizens, controlled by Hitler’s Natzi’s. Shmuel and his family were killed the day Shmuel didn’t go see Bruno. This novel I read in year 8 for english, and I honestly cried. It is so sad and when I watched the movie it was even sadder. Shmuel is an adorable little boy and to think that him and others his age who were innocent were killed is just sickening. Although a tear jerker I would highly recommend this book to people over the age of 10.
I recommend the novel Nona and Me. We read the novel for our English task this term and I honestly enjoyed it. It’s hard for me to find a book that I actually like and want to read but with Nona and Me I found myself up until all hours, just wanting to know what happened next. I found it more relatable since most of our english novels are set in the old days, and because Nona and Me was set in the 21st century and Rosie and Nona were similar age to me and my friends, it felt more real. Like most, my favourite aspect of the book was the romance between Nick and Rosie. Other than that I enjoyed reading about the Aboriginal culture that is evident throughout the book, and I also related to Nona because I have Aboriginal ancestry, so both girls in the book were relatable.
I would recommend the book Davita’s. This book is amazing, and it gives you an amazing insight on what really happened during the war. The book is about a little girl named Ilana Davita who loses her dad and uncle to war and has to grow up is a world of inequality. Ilana is strong minded and extremely smart, even when she loses the people she loves she handles it. The book goes through Ilana’s life in America with just her and her mother until her mother remarries. She then had to learn how to live her new life with new people at a new school but through all her struggles she comes out in the end. Overall this book is inspiring and shows you that no matter what you are going through, you can always come out strong in the end. I would like to recommend this book to anyone 13-14 and over.
I would recommend the movie ‘the interstellar’. This movie explores space and the many aspects towards it. It is set in 2050 where the world is dying and it’s there last hope for saving the human race. If you are interested in space and time travel and loop holes or black holes than you will love this movie. The movie can be quiet confusing at some points because space is a very hard thing to understand so I would recommend researching the meanings behind some of the things they explore in this film to help you understand these things. I would recommend this movie to all ages for anyone who likes space! I would rate this movie a 10/10!!
I recommend the book ‘I was here’ by Gayle Forman. This is quite an interesting book as it explores a girl named Cody and her journey after her befriend, One that she has known ever since she was little, committed suicide. The story shows her journey in trying to find some closure and trying to uncover what truely happened to her best friend. The story picks up some romance throughout the story which is interesting to follow along. Cody’s character is also very interesting as she goes through the emotions she faces after the death of her best friend and the lengths she goes to, to find closure and help her get over the death of someone she has been close to her whole life. I would recommend this book to 15,16, 17 or 18 year olds as it may confronting for some younger people to read about Cody’s best friend who committed suicide but overall this was a very captivating book that you will want to read! I would rate this book a 10/10!
I recommend the novel ‘Pretty Little Liars’ by Sara Shepard.
I have seen the series before so I was already familiar with the storyline of the novel . However whilst reading the novel I was surprised that it went a little off the storyline depicted in the film. I loved how the book explored way more into the lives of Aria, Hanna, Spenser and Emily and their connection to Alison and all their secrets they held with her. This, I believed made the events in the novel oh so much more interesting!
The girls who separated after Alison’s disappearance are forced to reconnect 3 years later when more news of Alison DiLaurentis arises and each girl starts receiving frightening texts from the mysterious ‘A’ threatening them with private secrets from there past and present. Could it be Alison, No, How could it be. Although not all answers are revealed in this book, I loved the suspense, drama and secrets this book built.
If you are a Pretty Little Liar fan and haven’t yet read this book, I would definitely go and do so! I recommend this novel to any teenage girl who love a little bit of drama, mystery and romance! I rate Pretty Little Liars 8/10
I recommend the novel ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ by Melina Marchetta.
The book is in the perspective of an Italian girl named Josephine Alibrandi, who lives in Sydney, Australia. She has always faced the issue of fitting growing up, but now in her private high school she is comfortable among her diverse personality friendship group. Josephine’s journey is about her search for identity. Josephine is brought up very Italian cultured and has had to face teasing through her childhood years. Although this concept does not relate to me I felt how it was written, I was able to understand and empathise her situations.
I loved how this book was able told from a teenage perspective and there were many themes that I could relate to such as; school, boys, etc. Josephine’s journey to finding herself and finding the man that has been missing from her life is truly intriguing and not to forget the family secrets she uncovers along the way.
I recommend this novel to any teenage girl, I rate it 8/ 10!
I recommend the disney classic of Aladdin. This is one of my favourite Disney films and I love it every time I watch it. Based on the street urchin of Aladdin falls for the beautiful princess Jasmine. He finds a genie in a bottle to help him capture her attention to allow her to fall in love with him and eventually marry him. However they face great difficulty when Jafar the villain of the story interferes. My favourite character is genie because he is buy far the funniest and most lively character of the movie. My favourite part is the musical number when Aladdin strides his way into town with all the genie’s magic productions he puts on for Aladdin to win the attention of Jasmine. I don’t know why but I really feel this as a favourite Disney movie and recommend to lovers of Disney and magic.
I recommend the TV series, Supergirl. Based around the idea of Superman, this TV series shows Kara Danvers, Superman’s cousin’s, life on earth as a Kryptonite. The first season is the only season available to view however the second season airs very soon. Kara Danvers works as an assistant as a major media empire with her friend Winn and it’s only when she is forced to use her powers does National city her hometown really show interest in their very own superhero. She fights crime in the city whilst working at a media empire just like Superman. The TV series is based around the comic book superhero of Supergirl including Superman as well, however adapted to fit the DC Cinematic Universe. I love this TV series so it is very hard to pick a part where I could change or do not like. My favourite character is Kara or Winn, or there friendship. Both characters aare passionate about their jobs and always hiding something that is so interesting to uncover. I really enjoy the concept as I am a big fan of superheroes and I wouldn’t change anything abut it. I recommend this TV series to people who like anything superhero based and drama. I give it 8/10!
Nona & Me – Clare Atkins
I quite enjoyed this book because it was easy to read and cleverly written. This book shows Indigenous culture and traditions from another person’s point of view. My favourite part of the book is when Nona names her baby Rosie in significance of her best friends Rosie. This part shows how kind and warm-hearted Nona is. My favourite character was Nona as she was always loyal to Rosie and was a overall good and interesting character. My least favourite part of the book was when Nick (Rosie’s boyfriend) was racist towards the Indigenous culture and people as this was quite mean although it did depict and set the tone for Nick’s attitude. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read or would like to learn a little more about Aboriginal culture and traditions. I rate this book a 8/10 🙂
I have grown up absolutely loving the movie speed and I have watched it so many times. Speed is a 1994 American action thriller film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, and Jeff Daniels. It became a surprise critical and commercial success, it won two Academy Awards, for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing at the 67th Academy Awards in early 1995. The film tells the story of an LAPD cop who tries to rescue civilians on a city bus rigged with a bomb programmed to explode if the bus slows down. My favourite thing about this movie is how is constantly keeps you in suspense. You think that the movie will go one way and they it completely surprises you. This can be seen at the end when you think everything will be okay after they survive the bus with the bomb attached to it, but all of a sudden something goes terribly wrong. I love this movie and give it a 9/10.
I’m not normally a book person and despite this book being very long, I thoroughly enjoyed the Book Thief. While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. I love how this book is narrated by Death as it truly gives an insight of the atrocities faced by those during WW2. It is a story about love, strength and horror as we are told the details of young Liesel’s life. This is an incredibly powerful book which has also been made into a movie. Overall, I would rate this book an 8/10.
The romantic film between Jade and David is another classic cliché love story, where two youngsters fall in love from other sides of the track. My favourite thing about this film is how the quite and innocent Jade, manages to come out of her shell from someone completely opposite to her. I loved seeing David transition into the romantic guy, and I loved seeing their relationship grow. It was clear that they both loved each other, but didn’t want to hurt others that they have loved in the process. My favourite scene was when the broke into the zoo, and just as they had got caught, David wanted to save Jade from getting in trouble from the police, in order to save her reputation. My least favourite character was Jade’s Dad because he was extremely unaccepting of David, and believed that due to his past he was a terrible person, however he was the one cheating on his wife while on a family vacation. I think this film is for a young teenage girl, about 15 and above. I would rate this movie a 10/10
Fresh off the boat is a tv series based on the book written by Eddie Huang. It’s a comedy series, which is not dissimilar to ‘Modern family’ or The middle’. It centres around a Chinese family who are trying to fit into the american way of life. Having just moved from Washington to Orlando to work at there restaurant, the family have to adjust to their new neighbourhood. The mother of the family steals the show with her excellent acting and facial expressions. I love the way they try to blend the two cultures. I throughly enjoy watching this tv series and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good laugh.
A Kiss in the Dark:
This book is about a girl called Kate and a girl called Alex. Alex is a girl that wants to become a boy but isn’t sure how. At a concert one night Kate and Alex meet, but Kate thinks that Alex is a boy in the dim lighting and by the clothes that she is wearing. Alex thinks that Kate is such a bubbly and kind person and instantly falls in love with her, letting the lie continue on without saying anything. Kate also starts to fall in love with Alex and thinks that ‘he’ is the dream ‘boy’ for her. One night though the romance is destroyed when Kate walks in on Alex wearing a dress! Kate wanting to get her revenge on Alex for lying and ultimately being a girl, does a drastic thing that in the end would leave Alex humiliated and forever scarred by her actions. But, does Kate go along with her plan? Does the love of just two humans conquer all? This was such a great book. It is such a insightful novel that gives as a close up of what life is like being a transgender and the lives of people around them. it also gives us a lesson on love and how not to judge others just because of their appearance, we are all humans after. As well as the hidden lessons it also gives us good messages about life. This book is so great in the way that it was written and it is good for all people who love romance novels. It is for anyone 12+ and it was such a good book that I could not put it down. I rate this book 10/10!
I Had Seen Castles – book
I Had Seen Castles is a book that we are required to read in Year 9 English. It is a book about John Dante and his experience of the World War and America’s participation in it. He at first doesn’t have an opinion about it and just follows and believes all the propaganda and talk proposed by the public, until we are introduced to Ginny. Ginny changes his life forever. Ginny is definitely my favourite character because she is very honest about her opinion and respects everyone else’s as well. She is very influential to John, before he goes to war. She doesn’t want him to go to war but he still does and we know that he regrets it for the rest of his life. This book is really good and I absolutely loved it. It is educational, but also touching with romance and information about the war at that time. It is a superb book that I would recommend to others who aren’t already going to read it. It is suitable for all ages above probably 13 years old, even though I think it is meant for elderly people because of the type of language used in it, but it is still a really enjoyable novel that I will soon read again! 8 out of 10!
Laurinda – book
Laurinda is a fictional book based in a young, intelligent girl (named Lee, I think)’s shoes in which is transferred from her ordinary school in a dodgy area of Melbourne to a very prestigious, private all girls school in the heart of the city. She takes us through her experience at Laurinda (her new school) and the decisions she must take to find out where she stands in this strange place. Her parents are very strict on her education and insist on her achieving her best. My favourite part is her speech at the end of novel about her experience at Laurinda because it is really good, also when she finds her real friends. If I could change one thing it would be that the mean girls at her school (the Cabinet) stayed out of her life as it would have made her experience at the school a whole lot easier! It is a really good book and I would recommend it to probably all teenage girls as it best fits that age group, and boys probably wouldn’t like it. There is a little bit of romance, lots of drama and the sequence of change in this girls educational experience at the school (on her scholarship there). It is a really good book that I really enjoyed and would rate it a 7/10.
Boy in the Striped Pajamas – book
During Year 8, we are required to read the amazing book: Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which is based on an adventurous, young boy named Bruno who is forced to move from his beautiful home in Berlin to an ugly and depressing home near the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Bruno and his family move there due to his Father’s new job. Bruno does not enjoy their new home and tries to find something to do whilst at this strange and boring place. One day, he finds himself on his side of a fence in which people dressed in striped pajamas are placed on the other side. He becomes friendly with a boy his age named Shmuel. Without spoiling anything else, I really enjoyed this book and definitely shed a few tears. It is based in the eyes of Bruno and his confusion of the world around him and the innocence in which he possesses. It is a beautiful book, and for me to not spoil anything I mustn’t say what I’d like to change in the book, but maybe if the whole Holocaust never happened this tragic and touching book would have never been written! (not that I didn’t enjoy it, it really is just terribly sad!) But of course the introduction of Shmuel and Bruno’s relationship is a lovely part of the book. Of course I cannot relate to any of the characters, but I can try to imagine what it would be like in all of the characters positions and all of them play significant roles in the story. A beautiful and extraordinary book in which is almost meant for children, although it is much too dense and mature for a child to understand so I would say anyone over the age of maybe 11-12 should definitely read this book because it is really, really good. The movie is just as amazing, if not better! 10/10!
Finding Dory – movie
Over the holidays I went to go see the sequel of one of my favourite kids movie, Finding Nemo, and was surprised at how happy I was with it. Finding Dory is actually a really good movie and I would recommend it for all children (and even teens) who loved the first movie. It is really funny, cute and entertaining and would definitely recommend taking younger siblings to go see it. I would say what my favourite part of the movie is, but I wouldn’t want to spoil anything! If I could change one thing in the movie, it would be the octopus as he was almost creepy and sketchy when first introduced, but all is resolved toward the end of the movie. When Dory is searching for her parents after having flashbacks, everyone hopes that she gets to find them and the movie is based on these lost memories of her parents that sends her on an adventure to find them. It is a really good movie and I will probably watch it again. Not as good as the first one, but still really enjoyable 🙂
Central Intelligence – movie
I would like to recommend the movie Central Intelligence. I saw it over the holidays and I really enjoyed it because of the humour and actors involved. I honestly didn’t think I was going to like it because the trailer didn’t seem as good, but it definitely rose above my expectations and I was really surprised at how good it actually was. My favourite part of the movie was pretty much every part that Kevin Hart’s character was in because he is just really funny, especially when he meets The Rock’s character as The Rock is so different to what he is like in real life. My least favourite part is when Kevin Hart’s character (I’ve forgotten the name of the characters) breaks up with his girlfriend because they seem really good together, even though you can predict they will get back together eventually. I wouldn’t change that part in the movie though because or else it wouldn’t be as good. I would definitely recommend this movie to others because it’s really funny and is a lot better than you expect! Probably people any age could watch this (not that it’s a kids movie, but they would probably find it funny too) so maybe 6-7 year olds + ? Really great movie 🙂
Me Before You
I just recently watched the movie “me before you”. It is a romantic comedy. It is about a young cheerful girl who got a job to look after a man who is paralysed from an accident. She looks after him and they bond a close relationship. They go on adventures together and start to fall in love with each other. I would recommend this movie because it is a really sweet movie. It will make you laugh, cry and go aw. I would give it a 8.5/10.
I recently watched the movie finding dory. It is a squeal to finding nemo. Dory is a blue fish who suffers from short memory lost. When she was just a little kid she lost her parents, ever since then she hasn’t seen them. She starts to remember them and goes looking for them. Dory keeps remembering little things about her parents that gets her closer and closer to them. Watch the movie to find out if she ever finds her parents. I would recommend watching this movie because it is a classic movie to watch. I would give this movie a 8/10 because it is a nice and friendly movie to watch with anyone.
I recently went to the movies to watch the movie “Central Intelligence”. It was really funny and a great movie to watch. It is about a kid who was bullied as a teenager from being fat, who worked out 6 hours a day for 20 years and became a very built and strong man. He works for the CIA and he is wanted. He finds the star person from his high school who is an accountant and convinces him to join him to save their country from the people trying to take over it. They form a friendship and double cross each other. This movie is funny and has lots of action. I would recommend this movies and I would give it a 9.5/10 because it was really good.
There is a fourteen year-old girl Ashley who is one of the most popular girls in her class, but she isn’t the smartest kid. But her step-brother thirteen year-old Stewart is indeed very smart, but has the worst social skills. One day Stewart’s father and Ashleigh’s mother decide to move in together. Stewart is so excited to meet Ashley, but Ashley is 120% not excited to meet Stewart. Ashleigh is so scared that she will move down the social ladder because of “Spweart” and she already has to hide about her dad’s real reason for moving out. Read more to find out if Stewart and Ashleigh finally become friends. This book is full of laughs, drama and much much more…
We are all made of molecules, the best book ever! I really really enjoyed reading it because I really liked the characters and I loved the story line. I really liked Stewart because he saw the best in people and was always giving people a chance. He seems really nice and caring. He is so kind and really smart. I also liked Ashleigh because she was really funny and made the story interesting. If you have a sibling you can relate to Ashleigh. This book was sooooo hard to put down. It was so funny and made you laugh. It is full of drama and very funny. This book is a nice easy read that would be perfect to read in the winter with a nice hot chocolate by the fire or in summer by the pool. This book made me sad at times, laugh at times and throw my book at the ground sometimes. This book is very interesting and funny. If this book was a movie, I would go watch it right now. I loved reading this book and I think you will too. It will have you hanging off your seat, peeing your pants and nearly in tears. The story line is amazing, the characters are great and the front cover of the book is nice too. Everyone likes a nice front cover. If you aren’t a huge fan of reading, read this book. When you get home order it from the library, buy it, anything. Trust me you will fall in love with book.
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
I read this book for my english class. It is set in World War Two. It is about a boy called Bruno who is a German boy, whose father is a solider in the war. His father gets a big job in the war and has to move to a concretion camp called “out-with”. Bruno one day looks out of his window and sees the camp. He goes exploring in the backyard which is not allowed and ends up going to the camp. When he reaches the camp he sees a young nine year old boy the same age as him sitting on the other side of the fence. His name is Shmuel and he is a jew. They bond a friendship that is like no other. Keep reading to find out more. I would recommend this book because it is a easy read, educating and there is a movie too. I would give this book a 8.5/10
My book review is on the book the dons by Archimede Fusillo.
This is a great book, paul moving on from all the difficulties through life ~ moves on from his dad’s death and go into a new life, totally embarrassed of his grandpa to understanding that his Nonno worth much more that what he thought. i loved this book it totally relates to my life and i can totally understand that why paul is so embarrassed of his Nonno!! Archimede Fusillo is a good writer and should continue on with the story because “the Dons” has a bit of a bad ending and should continue the story. I would be interested to find out what happens next and I’m sure that other people would like to as well. I actually found this book really interesting because it portrays perfectly how teenage life, especially to do with family, can be difficult at times. It’s a great example of how italian teenages, who are born in Australia with Italian born relatives near by, deal with the daily stresses of normal teenage life along with trying to keep dignity in the family. Overall I would rate this book a 8 out of 10 and really recommend it for people who enjoy comedies and family sense books with a little bit of sadness.
Me before you.
Me before you is a charming romantic movie with so much emotion and energy that sends and important message. I 100% recommend you watch this movie it will break your hart the love Lou and Will share. but don’t forget about Mathew!
Book- Pippi Long stocking
I really enjoyed this book because it had a lot of character and I believe the book is for teens and kids. The book is about a girl who has lost both of her parents and is living by herself, however she likes it! This book explains her adventure living by herself, making new friends and just being a regular kid. I enjoyed this book because it shows determination, courage, bravery and many other factors. I would definitely recommend this book for others because it is a novel that will hook you and you will definitely not be let down. I would rate this book a 9/10 because it is so imaginative and amazing. I love it and I know you will like it too!
I strongly recommend reading the series “The Hunger Games,” if you liked watching the movies because the books are much better than the movies. In the books there are more events that happen and there are more details. They are an adventurous, thrilling, tragic and romantic action novels.The book goes more into depth than the movies do. The books are appropriate for high school students as they ages are relatable to the characters. I would rate them 8/10.
The Secret Life of Bees – Lily Owens begins her adventure with bees in the summer of 1964. At 14 years of age she has no mother and lives with an abusive father and their housekeeper. This was during a time where black people were not acknowledged and her housekeeper Rosaleen is black. When the Civil Rights Act is passed Rosaleen goes to vote but gets into a scuffle with some white men landing her in prison. Lily then has to sneak into the prison to get Rosaleen out and they decide to travel to the town of Tiburon. The story then leads them on a quest to find more about Lily’s mother. It is a bit of a slow book at first but then it gets quite intense in the later stages of the book. I studied it in Year 10 English and found it to be one of the better books we have studied.
The Carrie Diaries – This is a prequel to another tv series, and follows the life of Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school. It is set during the 1980’s and follows Carrie’s career of being a writer at a very successful company in New York. We are shown all her struggles and her triumphs throughout the short series. It is definitely a romantic series but also full of humour, would definitely for those who love a good chick-flick
The Fault In Our Stars – This novel written by John Green and is now a movie. It follows the life of Hazel Grace Lancaster as she battles cancer. She is a very troubled young girl with little friends and a realisation that she will die. One day when Hazel attends a church group for cancer survivors she meets a boy named Augustus Waters, who too was a cancer sufferer. They fall in love and face lives challenges together. This story is truly compelling and you definitely a tear-jerker, however I would strongly recommend this movie.
Gossip Girl – This t.v. series follows the lives of privileged children on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Serena, is the main protagonist and is loved and adored by everyone. Blair, her best friend is also known throughout Manhattan but not to the extent of Serena. Nate is Blair’s boyfriend but he is still in love with Serena. Chuck Bass is extremely rich and a wealthy person. Dan Humphrey is the new boy in town but is seen as an outcast as he lives in Brooklyn. Gossip Girl is a mysterious blogger who keeps tabs on everyone’s whereabouts throughout the series. In the final episode Gossip Girl is revealed. I would strongly recommend this series as it’s full of drama and also very funny.
I recommend the TV show, the originals. It’s an off series to the Vampire Diaries and I absolutely love it. I think it’s a great series and it’s very intriguing. If you like any Vampire sort of show this is one for you. I’d rate it a 8/10 and I look forward to watching it of a Friday!
The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle — Rick Riordan
This book is a ‘spin-off’ of the Percy Jackson series, it follows Apollo, a Greek god, who has been cast out of Olympus and sent to live in the mortal world, as a mortal.
I think the book was awesome! I liked seeing the classic setting of camp half blood again. But the best part of the whole book was definitely seeing Percy Jackson again. Even if this book wasn’t about him, I feel like authors love their original series the most and always want to go back to them; Percy Jackson was involved. I love seeing Percy Jackson, glimpses of what he’s become within the Apollo storyline.
Another great part was Apollo himself, Apollo wasn’t just mortal, he was a 16 year old boy with acne, and all of his egotistical personality from when he was a god. This was incredible to read. I felt like I was having the same struggle Apollo was having, tied to the fact he once was a god, but now, simply a human; like when he met his demigod children, ‘oh hey…kids…wait no, my son is older than me’.
Anyway that was a lot of rambling, but you may not understand it, but you have to read all of the series to find out! I promise it’s amazeballs!
I would recommend the book the ‘Diary of the Wimpy Kid series’. I read this series years ago in primary school, and even reading a few pages today cracks me up. It is a diary form series easy and simple to read. The point of a diary is to extend and write your thoughts and feelings, which is why to why I liked it. It’s a different type of text which is fun to read and it breaks down the story. As for the actual book, the storyline itself is very interesting because it interesting to read through a middle school student diary. Greg the narrator of the diary, talks about his siblings and his days at school for how they go. It is interesting to read an American student diary when we don’t know what American schools are like. The book may be fiction but some events may be real life events that has happened and that the author has incorporated into his novel. You may know the American lifestyle and some events in the book may be true, it would be enjoyable to read. You will never know unless you read. I rate this book and the series 8/10.
I recommend the Fault in our Stars. I know we have all seen the movie that was recent in 2014 and we were all over the romance and the drama. But have you read the book, you may not know, but the book explains far more events than the movie. I admit the movie is one of the hottest movies especially Ansel Elgort who plays Augustus Waters. But I guarantee the book is a must and you have to read. It deeply explains the message the author is trying to tell us. And that he expects people for who they are and not what they look like. In this case Hazel, she was diagnosed with cancer when she was 13, until she meets a stunning wonderful person who falls in lover with her for who she is. But that person Gus has kept a secret from her. Do you wonder what it is? Are you curious to find out? Did Hazel ever find out? I guess you have to read the book and find out for yourself. The romance in this book is not cliche and not what you see in movies it’s different and remembered forever. Believe me Gus and Hazel will definitely remember the moments they had together for her, it will be sacred to them. I rate this book a 9/10 for the author deep understanding of the real life situations but don’t necessarily end happily.
I recommend the book The Fault in our Stars. I know many of you out there have all persuaded your friends to read, which by all means do so. But I’m sure there are those out there who haven’t read it, well I guarantee you will read the book when you read what I have to say about it. I admit, the movie is amazing but many of you chose the movie instead of reading the book. The movie is as well as not instead of, the book on the other hand talks beyond more to what it shows in the movie. The author was very detailed throughout the book that you can picture everything in your mind. You can picture the sense of tone which is very difficult when writing only in text and not direct speech. The storyline itself is beautiful, where Hazel the main character is diagnosed with cancer until she meets a guy who falls in love with her for who she is. He has a secret that he kept from her from the very beginning when they first met. Did he tell Hazel his secret? Can’t tell. The genre of the book is romance, but the romance is unpredictable in the real world until you read the book and its written in a form that it is very real and people will accept others for what they look like or who they are. I rate this book a 9/10.
I recommend the book Divergent. Now we’ve all seen the movie and the hot actors in it, I mean, Theo James wow. And Tris played very well by Shailene Woodley, that’s what made the movie amazing. But have you ever read the book. This is just another Hunger Games tale accept this is divergent we are talking about and the book is always better than the movie. What I always say, the movie is the remake the book is original. Remember that. The book is performed to be written in future tense from 100 years from now. The city is divided into 5 factions to help maintain the city. Dauntless the brave, Erudite the smart, Abnegation the selfless, Amity the kind and Candor the honest. Everyone in the city is placed within a faction to help sustain and grow the city. However, there will be those who fit in none called the factionless and there will be those who fit into many factions named divergent. Tris chooses to be dauntless and trains mentally and physically the way dauntless do. But can she pass the tests they offer? Can she remain quiet to not reveal her secret Read and find out? I rate this book 9/10 and if you like this book read the rest of the Divergent series, I guarantee you will love it.
I recommend the book ‘Sold’. It is a unique book and thoroughly explains the tragic events that happen in our world right now. It’s very emotional and heartbreaking, it puts you in that image of torture when the main character, Lakshmi explains her feelings and thoughts at that point in time. The book is based on a young girl called Lakshmi, she and her family are poor and needed money, so Lakshmi travels with a lady who offered her am efficient and effective job opportunity. However, the lady lied to Lakshmi and poor Lakshmi there was no way she could escape. She had to spend the rest of her days as a prostitute with only a little money earned. It is truly heartbreaking to hear the torturous words coming out of Lakshmi mouth how she has to suffer in the chamber with one guy after another. Did she ever make it out of the horrible chamber and saw the day of light again? Can’t tell. Read and discover. I don’t know about you, but this book gave me a clear picture of the scenario happening in our world today, it makes me want to take action upon this. I rate this book a 9/10, the author did a fantastic job on writing a book that she hasn’t been in herself. It takes a lot of deep thinking to achieve this and I think she has.
I recommend the book The Hunger Games, now we can all say that we love the movie but I don’t. The book is much more descriptive and it includes every single little detail of each event happened and scene. The movie gives you the visual of the book, however, did you ever think that the book is different to the movie. Oh yes you must read the book to compare the two and the book is the original, the movie is a remake of the book. Both very different sources. So I suggest reading the book to know what really happened. The book itself is a thriller, I mean, how can you not love it. I certainly do love the book. Katniss (the main character of the book) takes you on a journey of survival, it likes being there in the moment with her surviving in the bush and may have to murder your own peers to be the one left to see the day of light again. Would you kill anyone? Now it may sound a little dry just trying to survive in the bush with 24 other tributes being the last one to live, but did I mention love can save you big time. Yes, their is a little love in the air out in the arena and this love is crucial to survival because it just might save your life. Don’t believe me. Read the book. I rate this book 8/10.
I’m reading Allegiant right now and I’m recommending the whole Divergent series. There’s so much drama in these books that i actually had to stop reading them for three months. But I’ve almost finished the series now and I’m really excited. My favourite character is Tris because she is strong willed person, but she needs to look after herself better. I recommend this book to people at the age of thirteen.
I am recommending the book Ink: Paper Gods Book 1 by Amanda Sun.
Katie just moved to Japan to live with her aunt after her mum’s recent death. As Katie wishes she could live with her grandparents, she has to get use to life in Japan.She meets new friends but can’t seem to get her head around some of the simplest things. The language is hard enough! When she meets Tomohiro and sees his drawings things start to get weird. She is seeing drawings come to life and she seems to be getting into some deep trouble.
I enjoyed reading this book because it included so much detail about Japan and their daily life. The author researched well and the plot itself was so creative. She even included a glossary of all japanese words in the book. It was different to other stories and I can’t wait to read the second book in the series. I would recommend this book for ages 13+ because of its detailed storyline.
I recommend the book The Fire Chronicles, this book is very dramatic and adventurous. This book allows you to picture the moment travelling and finding clues and unlocking secrets. It is very suitable for our age and that we are mature enough for the book to read a little young love romance when living our last few days which could mean life or death. It is based on young teenagers trying to unlock the secrets of the fire chronicles each teenager has their own role that they play which therefore they formed a great pack. One maybe the fighter, one may be the saviour and the other trying to stay alive. Together they look out for each other to unlock the secrets. But did they unlock all the secrets?? I can’t tell you that now can I. Wouldn’t want to spoil the book. I have given you too many details already so please read the book yourself. It an entirely different them and genre to what I like to read but I rate this book 8/10. If you like adventures and discoing secrets than this is the book for you.
I read the book I had Seen Castles. It is about a boy called John who ives in the time of WW2. He experiences many challenges which he must face coming from his family and the love of his life, Ginny. John realises that as we age, our view of the past changes and end up as things we later regret. I loved this book. It took me a while to get into it but once I did, I couldn’t put the book down. I would rate this book a 9/10 and I would recommend it to people who are above the age of 13 other wise they wouldn’t understand the context of the story. Overall I believe it is a great book which gives you a greater perspective on life.
I recommend the book Hetty Feather, this book is unique and very real. It puts you into the character shoes, it allows you to breath and see what the character sees and feels. It is based on a girl who grows up with her foster parents and siblings and she strives to find her real mother. Unfortunately for her, she gets put into a school for foster children and learns the ways of the camp. I wish I could say more but that would ruin the heart of reading the book. Believe me, it is very much a true story probably happened in the early 1900s. The author herself is very exclusive and differs the character from what you read in other books making the character which is named after the book Hetty Feather, different from everyone else. This book requires boxes of tissues because it hooks you into the story and furthermore engages you to read the series. Who knows, maybe you will discover if she ever finds her birth father. But first read Hetty Feather to discover if she ever finds her birth or not, is there a twist ending. I will never tell. I rate this book 9/10, personally, when I read other books I like them but not love them. When I love them I can’t put them down, but for this book, I literally didn’t put it down. So read it, please!
I have recently read a book called For One More Day. The Book is about an Athelet thats life is ruined by Alcohol and Regret. He tried to kill himself after discovering that he wasn’t invited to his own daughters wedding. When he goes back into his home town he discovers that his mother who died 8 years eailer, is still there as a spirit, and when Charley walks into the house he can feel her welcoming him back home. Charley tried to kill himself numorous times eg. Jumping of a 70 meter water tower etc. 5 years of trying to kill himself he died…..
I love the movie mean girls because of the story line and how funny everything is. My favourite line on mean girls is “We wear pink on Wednesdays”! I love all the characters on mean girls. This movie is great for anyone over the age of 8. I rate this movie a 9/10!
I would recommend the movie Up by Disney Pixar. 78 year old Carl Fredricksen has a life long dream of becoming an explorer. When he realises his life has no meaning anymore he decides to add some excitement into it by tying thousands of balloons to his house and flying away to the South American Wilderness and there the adventure begins. This is a movie for all the family. Expect lots of laughs and tears along the way.
Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular series of novels written by Sara Shepard. Pretty little liars is my favourite show because it has so much drama in it. You never know what is going to happen in each episode. My favourite character is Hannah because she is so much like me! This Tv show would be suitable to a anyone over 10!
I love this show. I didn’t know if I would like it or not, because I’m not a big ER fan, due to the depressing parts, however “Grey’s Anatomy” has a lot more depth to it on so many levels. Let’s face it, who really wants to talk about death? This show involves some humour, unlike ER, but you also get the blood and guts popping out, very sad moments, more involved stories about the DR’s personal life’s. My favourite character in this Tv show is Meredith. My favourite parts of this Tv show is when everyone is happy and I really like it when Meredith and Derek are together. If I could change something in this Tv show it would be to get rid of Addison! I am not a fan of Addison at all! I would recommend this Tv show to anyone who likes romantic shows or comedy shows.
Upper middle bogan:
I recommend the book, Choker. Choker is a book about a girl called Cara who is bullied at school. She likes a boy called Ethan. Ethan’s girlfriend is her worst enemy because she bullies Cara all the time. One day, Cara’s old friend Zoe shows up on her doorstep and asks if she can stay at her house. She explains that she has been having some trouble at home. Cara is reluctant but agrees to hide Zoe in her room. Over time, Zoe starts to act stranger and stranger. She snoops through Cara’s room and says weird things. I won’t spoil it, but there are many twists. I thought the ending was a little disappointing. There are many cliffhangers so it is a very interesting book to read. I rate it 7/10.
A Streetcar Named Desire
This is a play written by Tennessee Williams and it is set around the mid 20th Century. We had to study this for Year 11 Literature and I really enjoyed it. Not just reading it but studying it also. For me, it was enjoyable because Williams wrote in such a progressive tone because the issues presented still felt relatively relevant to our time. It was a play of passion and love and the destructive strength of desire, as well as other issues like gender roles. To my mind, the most prominent issue presented was the debate between illusion and reality and I chose to study that further for my assessment. In reading this play and watching the movie, I came to understand the role of illusion in our lives and the harrowing nature of reality. Williams writes in a way that is entertaining to read but at the same time, making you contemplate issues you may not have otherwise contemplated before. I rate it a 9/10.
This is a T.V series that is extremely funny and is good for anyone for all ages and both genders. It is about an American family that experiences awkward, funny, silly and sad times in there life. The family consists of the Granddad who has a young wife and two children originally, a step son and a new born son with his new younger wife. His two original children both have a family of their own, the daughter has a son and two daughters of her own and a husband and the son has an adopted daughter and a partner. In this series the audience laughs many times as it is a comedy and it is just one of those shows that you can’t not watch as it can become fairly addictive. I really enjoy this show and it is up to its 7 season so I definitely recommend it.
10 Things I hate about you;
This is a great movie especially for audiences ages between 13-22. This movie explores the relationship between a girl and her sister and the girl and her peer that eventually becomes her boyfriend. This movie is about a girl called Kat, who is experiencing the pressures of being a teenager and a high school student. She learns that she shouldn’t do what others want her to do but finds herself doing what the rest of her school is doing when she meets this guys. This guy called Patrick who is played by Heath Ledger is being payed by a richer student to take out Kat so he can go out with Kat’s sister as the father has strict rules. At first Patrick does it for the money but soon finds himself falling for Kat who also eventually falls for him. This is a great chick flick and a really recommend it.
Gattaca is a very interesting and innovative film. It explores the idea of the evolution of science and the power that science has as it can change a society. It is about the main character, Vincent and his journey as an invalid in this particular century. An invalid was someone who was a God child, someone who was conceived naturally not made through genetic engineering. As the movie proceeded the audience see’s that Vincent literally changes physically as his height, looks even blood and urine using samples from a valid that believes he cannot give anything else to this world. This was a movie that was eyeopening and interesting but I most likely will not watch it again just because it wasn’t one of my favourite movies but I do recommend it to others that have an interest in science especial genetics.
I really enjoy the series the last 13. Set in a present world, Sam finds himself plucked from his high school in a helicopter and crash lands in a backyard pool. Sam dreams things that happens in the real world. He gets rescued by the academy and goes to the Swiss alpes. His mission to dream and find the rest of the last 13 through out the books. Along the way he has to avoid Solorais, enterprise and Stella the rouge enterprise agent. Solorais is a fire throwing physco, Enetrprise plucked Sam from his high school and Stella has tried to kill Sam many times. I enjoyed these books and ht them recommended to me by my cousin because she said they were so good. The series start a book 13 and go downwards and stop at 1. So if you are looking to buy them buy number 13. I recommend this book to ages 11+ because it is a little violent at times but not very often. I give these books a 8 1/2 /10. he last 13 are trying to save the world and Solorias is trying to stop them from doing that. This book was the best and I really enjoyed it.
Wonder by R.j. Palacio is a heartwarming story of a young boy; August Pullman who has been homeschooled all his life, until one day his parents decide to enroll him at Beacher prep. Although it isn’t all as easy as it sounds, he’s not only the new kid but August isn’t a normal boy, although he may play video games and act like a normal kid, he was born with a facial deformity which makes having a normal life and going to school hard. I really loved this book and think it has a beautiful story, courageous and determined characters and a strong and thoughtful message; don’t judge a book by its cover. My favourite part of the book is how it’s written in each characters point of view because you can understand why some people did what they did even though it may of hurt someone they did it for another reason which I find really interesting. My favourite character is Olivia; August’s sister because she doesn’t stand anyone making rude comments or being mean to August, that is what a big sister should always be like. I would definitely recommend this book to people looking for a great heartwarming story full of adventure and courage, ages 10+
I really enjoyed the series of “The 100”. There are three books and in each one tells a really good story, with a mix of fantasy, romance & action. I recommend people who enjoy genres like them to definitely read at least 1, 2 or all of the books! I would rate the series overall a 9/10 and people who are 12+ to read it! There is also a tv series which helps you understand the book but of course tv shows/movies are never the same to the book which is quite annoying!
I recommend the book Juniper Berry by M.P Kozlowsky. Juniper is 12 years old living in a mansion with her famous parents and all their staff. Juniper and her parents used to be so close but suddenly they started caring more about their acting career. As Juniper tries to find out what happened to her parents she meets Giles who has had the same thing happen to him. Will they save their parents? Will there lives ever be the same? (This is not the original blurb) The only thing on the back of the book was “Be careful what you wish for.”
This book was great. I loved it so much. I had read it when I was really little but I hadn’t understood it, so when I reread it I got a hit of nostalgia. I recommend it for ages 11+!!!!
Where She Went is a beautiful sequel to If I Stay, both by Gayle Forman. After the epic love story of If I Stay, many questions are left unanswered, and it is up to Adam to ask Mia the questions that have been haunting him for the past three years. I really loved reading this book because of course I had always wondered what had happened next, and this book answers all the questions I had and more. My favourite part of the book is the ending because how everything fits into place perfectly. My favourite character is Mia because how forgiving she is and how she moved on after the incident is truly remarkable and courageous. My least favourite part of the book is when Adam and Mia first meet and how awkward it was between them, but it was kind of expected and it made everything make sense, so I wouldn’t change anything about it even though it’s not a good part of the book. I would definitely recommend this book to others who like me need the answers to If I Stay, ages 10+.
Boy overboard is an adventurous story full of hope and determination about a young refugee; Jamal, with one huge dream to one day play soccer for Australia. Although it isn’t all fun and games for the young boy, he must first take the treacherous trip to find his family. I wasn’t a huge fan about this book but I definitely didn’t hate it because it had a great story and beautiful message. My favourite character is Bibi, Jamal’s younger sister because she is so positive and determined, despite losing everything that matters to her. Luckily, I haven’t had any experiences like Jamal and Bibi, but I have read many stories about refugees and know what they go through even though I may not know their feelings. I really don’t like the ending of the book and think it’s a let down compared to the rest of the book. I would definitely change the ending to something more happy and exciting to what it is now. I would recommend this book to people wanting to discover more about refugees or just to read a beautiful sad story, ages 12+
The Choice (movie)
Both heartwarming and heartbreaking ‘The Choice’ is one to watch. Seeing this movie with four of my friends, and each of us shedding a tear, it is easily a movie for a girls night! The love story is gorgeous and I definitely recommend this movie to those aged 13 and up. I give it a 9/10
I love this movie, revenge, romance and heartache, this movie is one to watch. I know many people who liked this movie and I know that many more will too. Whilst it may be confusing at times and somewhat crazy at others it is one for definitely people aged 13 and up. I give it a 10/10!
Bones (tv show).
I absolutely love the tv show Bones. It is jam-packed with mysteries and suspense, murders crimes and much more. I definitely recommend this tv show to all those who love shows like NCIS and CSI, it will leave you on the edge of your seat the whole time, I guarantee.
So Much To Tell You.
I really enjoyed this book. It is about a girl, Marina and basically her life at a boarding school, it is all written in diary form. She was in an accident in which acid was thrown at her face, causing her to become emotionally damaged in which she doesn’t speak at all. I recommend this book to people in high school as it is based at that time period.
I Had Seen Castles
The first chapter of I Had Seen Castles was really confusing. It was a bit dull and I didn’t understand what was trying to be said. But after I started reading through chapters two and three I started to really enjoy reading this book. I have always had an interest for war stories but this one was different. Exploring the thoughts that John Dante had before he signed up to join the war and after he was finished serving and came home was interesting. I didn’t have a favourite characters or a favourite part in the book. I liked certain traits and elements of each characters and had times when I didn’t like them at all but then they would do or say something and become one of the characters I liked best. Overall, I really liked this book because it was well written with a great story line. I rate this book a 4 out of 5.
I recommend The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 2 movie.
I really enjoyed this thrilling end to an amazing movie franchise, because it was never shy of a bit of drama or action. The storyline was well thought out, and stuck to the main concepts of the last book of The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins.
The movie was directed in a way that it followed not only the events of the book, but the emotional journey the characters went through. The actors showed emotions so well that I constantly found myself crying at the loss of yet another beloved character, and felt Katniss, the main protagonist’s anger towards President Snow.
My favourite part of the movie was the end of the movie, the Epilogue, because I love happy endings, and I felt happy seeing the characters at peace after such a traumatic series of events, such as the games and the war in Panem.
I would rate this movie an 8.5/10, for it’s exciting ambience and compelling storyline.
My favourite part of the longest ride, is how the time changes. So parts of the movie are about Ira and Ruth and their relationship when they were young, and the other parts of the movie are about Luke and Sophie, and their developing relationship in the present. These couples felt with their own problems, like Ira and Ruth not being able to have children because of ira’s war injury. And Luke keeps getting injured when he is bull riding, and Sophie dropped everything for him (even her promotion in New York). The artwork is the key in this whole story. It is what ties the two couples together, both the women loved the artwork, and the men loved that they loved it. When Ira dies, Luke purchases the cheapest artwork, but because it meant so much to Ira, he gets the whole collection of famous artworks. I really enjoyed this movie, and I rate it a 10/10.
The Breakfast Club
This movie is such a classic and it is one of my favourites of all time. The Breakfast Club is a film about 6 high school students who all find themselves in a Saturday detention for various reasons; an athlete, a princess, a criminal, a brain and an outcast. They have nothing in common at 7am when they walk in to the library but throughout the day they form an incredible bond of friendship and are known to themselves as The Breakfast Club. My favourite part in the movie is when they are running to get back to the library and not be seen Mr. Vernon, the teacher, mainly because the music is amazing and the scene is just hilarious to watch. My favourite character is Brian and I feel like I relate to him the most – always worrying about my grades at school and trying not to get into trouble. I think this movie is amazing and everyone should see it at least once in their life. I rate is 5 out of 5 stars.
I loved the movie the longest. My favourite part was how the scenes kept on changing form the different couples in different time. I liked how their love stories were so alike, and they figured everything out in the end. I rate this movie 10/10.
Finding Nemo is a fun movie to sit down and watch with your little sisters and brothers. It is like you are going on an adventure but you are actually just watching the movie. I would rate this movie a 8/10. This movie is rated PG. this movie is appropriate for all ages. Sit down and watch the movie and help them find Nemo.
I love jackie french’s books! One that I have recently read and loved was Oracle. For Ages 10-14 It is a great book, set in an exciting world in the past. Here is a bit about the book; After Nikko and thetis are taken from their village, their amazing acrobatic skills save them from slavery and make them the focus of the Mycenaean court. the courtiers are in awe of them; the King is enchanted. But thetis may destroy them both when she tells the King a truth about his future that he doesn’t want to hear. Nikko and the daring horse dancer Euridce must travel across Greece to find his sister again – and the extraordinary future that awaits them all – in Delphi. Can one young girl change history? Jackie French waves history, myth and fantasy together into one enthralling tale of horse dancers, earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as love and courage, from beyond recorded time. I give it a 9/10! If you enjoyed this book another good one by Jackie French is Pharoah.
i really enjoyed the series the maze runner! it was very creative and a storyline you never would have thought of! Thomas is a very brave and cunning character and i loved reading from his point of view. this book was full of thrills and adventure and i loved it!!!
Ella’s gift has got to be one of my favourite teen books. I love how the crime and romance have been twisted together in this book. Ella really likes Simon, but is unsure of his feelings towards her. While their relationship grows stronger, they are challenged by the discovering of Simon’s brother’s body. Ella uses her physic powers to find out the truth about his death, and come quite close to death herself. Will Ella find the truth in this crime? Will Simon and Ella find the happily ever after they are looking for? I rate this book an 11/10, it so good and anybody would enjoy reading this romantic suspense.
A book that I loved reading was Divergent. I bought this book because I needed something to read for the last week of the holidays. I read the first chapter and I was hooked. Learning what Divergent meant was a whole new thing for me because you hear the same thing sometimes in other books but this is different. Amazing book, almost finished the second, ten out of ten.
I absolutely loved the Maze Runner. It was really hard for me to get into because I was thinking of other books and wanting to read those instead. Eventually I needed something to read and this book was just the thing. It was suspenseful, adventurous and its own version of humour. Can’t wait to finish the second book.
I would like to recommend three AMAZING books;
1. I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
3. Theodore Boone by John Grisham
Sister Missing, is a great second book in the series. I love how Lauren, Shelby and Madelines relationship is still strong even though they are in great danger. I also love how Jam and Lauren’s relationship is rough , but they still figure it out in the end. I rate this book a 10/10.
I really loved the book Girl Missing. My favourite character was Jam, because he was always supporting Lauran, and going along on her adventure, even though it put their lives at risk. They run into criminals as they find out about Lauran’s parents, and are close to death. But luckily, Jam is there to save the day. If you are looking for a romantic suspense novel, this one is for you. I rate this book a 11/10.
i really enjoyed the book paper towns. It was a really fun filled adventure and it was really sweet. I really liked the character Quentin he is really kind and would do anything for margo. i definitely recommend this book to everyone who is looking for a good book to get stuck into.
i really enjoyed the divergent series they are full of adventure and thrills. i really like Tris’s character because she is strong and brave, she never gives up no matter how everyone else treats her or says to her. i definitely recommend this book!
I thought Watership Down by Richard Adams was incredible. It’s about a group of rabbits and their adventures. Fiver is a small rabbit with a sixth sense. He can sense that something terrible is about to happen to the warren. Led by his brother, Hazel, a small group of the rabbits escape out into the night. They encounter many horrors on their journey through the hills. When finally they reach a land named Watership Down. Realising they need more rabbits they set out into the unknown once again.
This story is also about the similarities and differences between man and beast. A quote from Richard Adams: “Animals don’t behave like men,’ he said. ‘If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they do not sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures’ lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.”
I definitely think you should read this book, it is an amazing story.
I am currently reading The 5th Wave and I love it! I highly recommend this book to anyone above the age of 12+. It is written really well and I give it a 10/10
I recommend the book Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman. It is a moving story about an unbreakable bond between a horse and a boy. This book is such a great book and i just couldn’t put the it down. I loved this book and couldn’t stop crying at the end. I suggested this book to all my friends and they all read it and loved it too. I recommend this book to readers who love war books, sad books or books about horses. I bought this book because i have read lots of Morris Gleitzman stories and thoroughly enjoyed those too. He is an awesome Author and this book is one of my personal favourites. He wrote books like:Boy overboard, Girl Underground, Once, Then, After, Two Weeks With the Queen and many more. Loyal Creatures is a real tear jerker and i believe it has such an amazing story line. I cant resist to rate this book with a high mark because i absolutely loved it even though its not extremely long it is such an incredible book. I would give it a 9/10!
The Nicholas Flamel Series are great books. I love how Michael Scott has used all of these myths and legends to create a 6 book series. This book is great because there is some truth and some fantasy. My favourite characters are the twins Sophie and Josh Newman, and there auras of silver and gold. An evil doctor is trying to loose all of these dangerous animals over New York City, and it is up to the twins to save the world from utter destruction. Can they do it? I rate this series a 9/10.
I loved the book, The Giver, because it is set in a completely different world and
you got to experience different laws, rules and traditions. My favourite part of this
book was when Jonas, the protagonist, saw colours for the first time because I
liked the way he described them and talked about them. My favourite character
was Jonas because he is a strong character and isn’t afraid to voice his opinion
as some of the other characters in the book are. Even though Jonas has to deal
with pain he still doesn’t give up. He comes up with good ideas for the better of
his community. I think I can relate to Lily- Jonas’ little sister, because she is very
curious about the world around her and loves to learn new things just as I do.
My least favourite part of the book was when Jonas was given his first memory of
pain because they described it in a scary way. If I could change something in this
book I would make it go longer because the ending was a bit abrupt. I would
recommend this book to anyone who liked the divergent series because these
books have many similarities.
I recommend, If I Stay. I found this book very addictive. I just couldn’t help myself. I really opened my heart to the story line it just made me realise how lucky we really are. This book is creative, emotional and heartwarming. My sister has read this and had the exact same effects. I recommend this to 13years and up. I rate this book 9/10.
The Fault in our Stars.
I love the fault in our stars, It is a movie/book that always keeps you interested.
It’s filled with both a HUGE physical journey with an even bigger emotional journey.
Any way the book is a bout a girl called Hazel who has a problem with her lungs which
Effects her breathing and she could die any day. Because of this it reduces the activities
That regular teenagers can do, like traveling, sport etc.
One day her mum makes Hazel go to a place where she talks her problems, while she’s there she meets a guy called Augustus who also has a problem with his lungs but is still different to Hazels.
Hazel and Augustus fall in love and Travel the world together there is ups in the book, and downs that can even make you cry. But nonetheless it is absolutely magnificent book/movie that I would recommend to all the years levels at sacred heart, from 7-12.
Wonder is an amazing, heart warming and thought provoking book. It really gets you thinking about the concept of bullying. The book is about a young boy who has a physical disorder that caused his face to be undeveloped. Despite how August looks he is a normal young boy who likes to do normal things that normal young boys do. When August and his parents decide to enrol him into school his whole wold changes.
I recommend the book, The Longest Memory is about a young black slave, who lives on a Plantation farm working for the white man. Chapel who is the slave goes through adversities and you follow his story of his short time alive. I liked the book, however I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite book ever. It is quite an easy book to read however the chapters are a bit jumbled up. My favourite part of the book was the love between Chapel and a female character. However my least favourite character would have to be Sanders Snr. because his morals are absolutely horrendous especially the things he does to innocent slaves. If I could I would change the chapter order in this book because it is a bit hard to understand but after a while you do understand exactly what goes where. I rate this book a 7/10 and would recommend it to people who have strong opinions and enjoy a book with little pages.
by Ann Brashares
This book BROKE my heart. This review will be extremely hard to write, because if I say why it broke my heart, I will give the whole book away. Lets just say that there are more than a few tear jerking moments for one sister in particular…
Sisterhood Everlasting is based 10 years after the last escapade of the sisterhood.
I literally can say no more, otherwise I’ll give the whole book away. If you like all the other Sisterhood books, you’ll love this.
It’s sad, hopeful, tragic but most of all, it implies the everlasting bond of true friendship.
Boy Overboard. To be honest I wasn’t really interested in reading this book because I thought it would be all about learning and boring stuff since it was for and English assessment. But after reading this book with my class as the character of Bibi, I really enjoyed it. The harsh laws of Afghanistan force Bibi and her family to flee the country in hope of ending up in Australia. Boy overboard is full of different journeys that each character takes. Bibi wants to explore the world, experience different things and live her life to the fullest, but the strict and unfair laws of Afghanistan restrict her from doing anything out of tradition. Bibi and her family’s journey across the wild seas were never going to be easy and the tough trip soon confronts them with the harsh reality of maybe not making it to Australia. I quite liked this book until we reached the ending, which I really didn’t like!! I talked to some of my friends and they said the same thing and that the ending was lacking a happy resolution. I really would have liked to see the re-connection with Bibi, Jamal and their family also them all reaching Australia. I think that this would have made the book better in a sense of happiness, but then again it is symbolizing a true story as a lot of boats don’t make it to Australia, so I rate this book a 7 out of 10.
Dance Moms. I have really enjoyed watching this TV series because it has so much drama and arguing between the moms, in general it is just very entertaining. It is based on a group of kids at the ALDC (Abbey Lee Dance Company) who are growing up whilst learning amazing dances under very strict instruction. The group of girls that Abbey teaches have such amazing talents and and a passion for dance that strives them to improve every week. The dances that the girls perform every week have a strong story line that draws you into the dance and makes you wish that you could dance. I am not a dancer but after watching these girls dances I always wish that I could do the tricks and moves that are involved in their dances. I love this TV show and would rate it a 10 out of 10. If you don’t watch it, I highly recommend you do because you will get hooked onto it and won’t stop watching!!
I would recommend watching this series ~The 100~. It is an action, romance and a little bit funny. The movie is about the world having no oxygen and everything goes bad in the earth. All the people that survive went in a space ship called the ark. It has been about 100 years since they have been on the earth. 100 teenagers are sent down to the earth. The 100 of them are criminals or there parents were. The earth is survivable, but there are grounders who try and attack them. I would recommend watching this series because it is so good. There is 2 seasons and each episode goes for about 50 minutes. I would rate this series 9/10!
the movie Greese. Could be called an oldie but a goodie. This movie is a romantic movie full of funny moments. It is full of songs that you can learn easily and that are very catchy. I have watched it about 1 million times and it never gets old. Danny and Sandy have a summer romance and then have to go there separate ways until they end up at the same school and end up in different groups. Until there love prevails and they end up in a fun house at a fair. I especially love the end scene when Danny and Sandy fly into the air in a flying car. i really love this fa,milk movie and highly recommend you watch it.
I highly recommend Pretty Little Liars. It consists of 5 thrilling seasons that will leave you wanting more. I find this TV show full of drama and action and there is never a boring moment. Since Alison went missing best friends Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily have gone on with their lives, though they’ve grown apart. As the years go by, each girl finds herself facing new mysteries when anonymous text messages from “A.” If you start to watch these episodes it won’t take you on to be hooked in until you realise that you have watched them all! I highly recommend these episodes because I rate it a 10/10!!!
I would recommend reading Chinese Cinderella. I read this book for school. It is about a unwanted child. Her mum died after she had her. Her family members say she was bad luck and said it was all her fault. Later on she goes to a boarding school. All the children leave and she is the only student left. Her step mother’s sister picks her up and takes her on boat to hong kong. I won’t tell you how it goes. I would rate it 5/10
step up is and amazing movie and i love every single one of the movies all of them are about people getting together and doing what they love,i no i’m not the best dancer but i love doing it and thats why i really like the story line of all of these movie and say that you should watch them. i rate these movies a 8 out of 10.
you would think that this movie would just be another one of those “cinderella stories” but it’s really not it’s a really beautiful story were her dads dies when she was young he married her step mother.and she lives and has o follow her orders and it’s about how she gets to live her life and she gets to go to her collage that she has been saving up for and i would defiantly recommend this movie. i rate it a 7 out of 10.
Boy over board
i wasn’t really that interested in reading the book but now that i have i enjoyed it but i hated the ending i was hoping that Jamal made it in the big time for soccer and Bibi was aloud to do things and have fun and most of all i was hopping that they would find there parents and at-lest get to Australia and they didn’t even get to do one of those things.so i would rate this book a 4 and a half out of 10.
this is probable my favourite movie right now, I love how they can do anything they just push themselves, they service though thunder, don’t get a infected that would kill them. They never leave a men behind until they have to. i love the maze runner so much i never thought that they could make one even better, but they did and i think they left this movie to finish at the perfect time, because i know that i definitely want the next one to come out now because it will be amazing i know it. i would rate this an 11 out of 10.
at the start of the movie non of it really made since to me i didn’t really understand, but as the movie kept on going i really enjoyed it the suspense was killing me. I love how Thomas wasn’t even a runner but he still lasted the night in the maze and was the only one that had ever killed a griever and was the perfect spot to finish the movie because it was so go i couldn’t wait for the next one to come out because the maze runner was so good. i rate this movie a 10 out of 10.
this is a beautiful movie that tells you to never give up on your dreams and to help others the way you want to be treated, i love that it is based on a true story to, even though the movie made me more afraid of sharks.i still love the movie and when i first heard of the movie i thought it was a scary movie and could never watch the part were the shark bit of her arm and now even though it still is said she still gets back out there to for fill her dream. i love this movie and rate it a 9 out of 10.
was one of my favourite movies of all time, even though it’s a little old i just love listening to the songs and i still laugh at all my favourite parts but i have to say i didn’t like Greece 2. i think it was the story line and mostly the songs they weren’t very good. This is a great movie to just relax and have a great time watching i definitely recommend watching this, if you haven’t already watched it! I rate this a 10 out of 10.
pretty little liars
I love this series because it has so much mystery, It’s one of those shows were you just want to watch more and more. see the movie all starts when A- starts texting all the girls messages and no one knows who a- is. but i am so loving it and can not wait to watch more. all together i would rate this a- 8 out of 10.
i recommend the movie UP i thought up was a great family movie and is a great movie to show kids if you set your mind on something you can do it.This movie is an inspirational movie about a man and his wife named carl and Elli .This cute couple always wanted to go on the adventure of a life time to a place only one person has been before.but Elli died before this adventure could start.carl lived a lonely life and one day met a boy called Russell who was trying to earn his elderly service badge. carl lifted his house off the ground and into the air to start and finish the adventure of a life time him and Elli didn’t get around to.when carl flew the house away he didn’t realise Russell was still on his front porch and now had to experience the adventure with Carl.this story shows the determination of carl and he wanted to do it for Elli.i rate this movie a 9/10 i thought it was so inspirational and is a great kids movie i recommend this movie for viewers 5+ only because there is a bit of fighting and animals get hurt.if you love a pixar film and want a bit of cartoon reality this is the movie for you.
I would like to recommend the webcomic Paranatural! This comic is mainly in the point of view of our main character, who’s name is Max. Max has just moved to Mayview with his father and his sister and despite being upset about it, agrees to get fully integrated into town life as soon as possible. However, the town is full of these strange purple monsters and Max begins to think he is going insane. I truly love this comic, from the art-style, to the facial expressions (They are the literal best no joke), to, of course, the storyline, this comic is awesome! They even have realistic expectations for characters of a younger age group (which most forms of media don’t seem to display much these days sadly). I would have to rate this comic 10/10 because I didn’t stop reading it until I hit the latest update. Now I check the site twice a week like a sucker because I am waiting for an update, it does update pretty regularly though so nothing to worry about!
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I just finished reading `Ways to live forever’. Ways to live forever is about a boy named Sam who has cancer. He starts to write a book. He shares his adventures with Felix, his best friend. This novel is a good and calming novel. You just need to make sure you have tissues! I loved this book because it made me cry, laugh and want to read more. I recommend you should read this book because it is fantastic.
I would recommend the movie ‘Erin Brockovich’. I would advise anyone who is interested in legal studies or a good debate would love this true story. It is both funny and serious, and knowing these events really happened makes it feel more real when watching it. Starring Julia Roberts, I think this movie is very cleverly done and being made in the 2000 adds great effect in contrast to movies we see today. I rate it a 9/10.
Another recommendation I would like to add to Fict.it.ious is the game Borderlands, which I have just recently begun to play. At the beginning of the game you get to select your character type, and begin your journey to the nearby town, with a voice in your head to help you along the way. This game features minor character customisation, and is fuelled by completing a large range of quests, to help you to level up, and unlock new abilities, areas and weapons. The enemies include a vast array of vicious wildlife, as well as the occasional bandit, or heavy muscle. This game is an open world game, and with the use of lots and lots of amazing minor details, is really quite fun and addicting to play! I would rate 9/10, and my age recommendation would be 13-14+.
I would like to recommend the video game, Portal 2. Portal 2 was the first video game I ever managed to complete, and so it quickly became one of my personal favourites. This game is puzzle-based and the player completes level upon level of puzzles using their dual-portal device, or more commonly known, portal gun. During the journey through the Aperture Science Laboratories, you meet a friendly robot, Wheatley, and together you attempt to escape the laboratory. This game is rated PG as there is no gore whatsoever, and the only violence you encounter involves taking out sentry turrets with the use of your portal gun. I rate this 10/10 as it is an amazing game!
The movie I recommend is ‘Jurassic World.’
I absolutely loved this movie however was a bit scary at times, so wouldn’t recommend it for every age. Such a clever and amazingly made movie, that it doesn’t surprise me that it broke records. A long movie but you come out of it thinking differently about our world and with questions about our history. I have to say it’s a 10/10.
The movie I recommend is ‘The Longest Ride.’
Obviously being a Nicholas Sparks movie you know it’d be great, but it was just so cleverly written and directed, I really enjoyed it. It always seemed to keep you on your feet and personally taught me so much about love and family. I recommend it for teenagers in particular, however I can see this being a classic like ‘The Notebook.’ I rate it a 9/10, due to it being a bit cheesy in areas, but at the same time it was a cheesy movie.
I would like to recommend a webcomic (if they can be recommended) called “Homestuck”. Homestuck was created by a very imaginative guy called Andrew Hussie, and is over 9000 pages long and counting, but DO NOT BE DETERRED! despite the slow and really confusing start the comic keeps on getting better and better, and pretty soon you get hooked! The comic is not a very child friendly comic due to violence and swearing, so I would only recommend to people aged 13+, although some of the things that people have created based around that can be a little odd and you may want to exit the tab pretty quickly. But despite all the weirdness that comes from it being popular to a very large group of people, it is popular for a reason. There are so many different characters and points of view to this Sci-fi adventure! The storyline begins by following the adventures of a group of kids as they attempt to survive a game that brings about the apocalypse, and transports them off earth to their own individual planets tailored to suit them and their qualities. From there they must fight to protect Skaia (The Game Board) and claim the ultimate reward from a faulty session. Since you are able to see through every single character’s point of view at least once in the comic there isn’t really a main character. The closest thing to a main character is John Egbert whom you meet at the very beginning of the comic. Homestuck comes in a wide array of different types of media such as short clips (with music), flash games, images and gifs along with the ever present pester log chats that display the dialogue of the characters on each page. All the way through the comic you meet many, MANY different characters a large portion of which are aliens, some of which were created by the game, others previous players of the game from their own home world. This comic has so many different layers and is so well thought through, the universe is just so thoroughly painted, even from the beginning, with each character having a rich and entertaining backstory to add to the big picture of the comic.
The comic is not yet finished, but if you are planning to start reading, this shouldn’t bother you too much!
If you wish to read the comic you may begin here => http://www.mspaintadventures.com/
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The movie ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ reflects on the Disney’s cartoon Snow White except for older children and adults. Kristen Stewart plays the character of Snow White and Chris Hemsworth plays the role of the Huntsman. I thought this movie was very intriguing and left me on the edge of my seat wanting to know more. I thought it was very interesting to watch but not to be viewed but children younger than 8 because there is a lot of violence in the movie. Over all I thought is was an excellent movie and I would give it a 9/10. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a drama movie and who loves an adventure.
The movie ’50 first dates’ is a really great movie. Adam Sandler plays Henry and he falls in love with a girl that has a brain injury and can’t remember him. This was a really touching movie to me because I could feel some of Henry’s pain, it’s as if you want something so badly but you know inside you can’t have it, that’s what it feels like. When I first watched this movie I was really eager to find out what would happen in the end and I can happily say that the ending is a good one. I would give this movie a 8/10 and I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves romance a tear-jerker and who loves Adam Sandler.
The movie ‘Mean girls’ is a really great movie and I think reflects on some people trying to fit in. It is about a new girl moving to a different school, there she joins the popular group and becomes all mean to other people. This I think can be based on many people because they are all trying to do what others tell them to fit in. It was a really good movie and I wanted to find out what would happen next as the movie went along. I would give this movie a 7/10. I didn’t really like the ending I just thought it was too expected, I thought they could have done something that would come out of no where and was unexpected, but I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes a chick-flick and drama.
The movie ‘Freaky Friday’ is about a mother, Tess and her daughter, Anna who don’t always get along. They are always arguing and yelling at each other. Then when they go out for Chinese food a Chinese woman casts a spell on them and she switch bodies. They have to find a way to get themselves back to their normal selves. But I won’t spoil the ending. I was really eager to find out what would happen next and I think you will feel the same. I thought it was a great movie and really interesting to watch. I would give this movie a 7/10 and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a chick-flick.
I recommend the book All Fall Down by Ally Carter to be featured on Fictitious. It is a well written book, and is set in Embassy Row. I found that by reading this, I learnt a great deal about Embassies and the role they play on society, and surprisingly, despite the topic of politics, it was really interesting! The characters have a wide range of personalities, and never fail to have a swirl of mystery surrounding them, which is what makes All Fall Down so intriguing! The main character Grace is a complex puzzle, with her complicated past and the story behind her mother’s death.
The book centres around her life, and follows her in her struggles of constantly being denied of what happened the night her mother died. She is certain of three things:
1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.
Although, no one believes her.
This novel is an amazing mystery, I highly recommended it for those who love adventure and mystery novels. I rate All Fall Down 8/10!
The movie ‘Mean girl’s is about a new girl joining the popular group at school. Cady moves from Africa to a new school in America. There she joins the popular group and becomes one of the most popular girls in school. When her friend Regina, the Queen-B of the group, gets back together with ex-boyfriend which turns out to be the guy Cady likes, Cady strives to make Regina’s life difficult. She pretends to be Regina’s friend to gain her trust and then acts like all the things that are happening to Regina aren’t her fault. But Regina finds out what Cady is doing and makes her pay for it. I rate this movie 7/10 and I would recommend it to people who love a chick-flick and drama movie.
The book ‘Chinese Cinderella’ is a heartbreaking book, it is a true story about a girl named Adeline who lives in China who has lived the story of Cinderella. After her mother died from childbirth, Adeline’s family considers her unlucky and treats her like dirt under their feet. Her father re-married and her stepmother doesn’t like her. Her brothers prank her and do terrible things to her and make her feel sad and unloved. After a couple of years her stepmother decides that she is too much trouble and she send Adeline off to a boarding school a long way away from home. There she never leaves to see her family, she stays there for Christmas and all other holidays. I loved this story and I felt Adeline really captured her childhood pain. I recommend this book for people who love a tear-jerker. This was a moving story and I was welling up with tears at some points. I give this book a 9/10.
The Fall of Five
by Pittacus Lore
This book, as with all the others of this series, is a heart-stopping blend of action, drama and a little romance.
The Garde have discovered the whereabouts of Number Five, another Loric Garde from their planet. But the characteristics of their so-called ally will bring their whole group down.
This book is seriously amazing! It was a little less romantic than the books before it, and I felt like this book was really tightening the tension of the series, rather than focussing on the romantic side of the story.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has started the series(as it really starts to all come together)and anyone who loves action and sci-fi type books.
I recommend the TV series Doctor Who because it is a really good TV show about the Doctor who is the last time lord after his race got wiped out after the great time war against the daleks. Now he goes around in his T.A.R.D.I.S saving the world and other parts of the known universe. It’s a great series and it’s for all age groups!
I recommend the TV show ‘Pretty Little Liars’. I really am enjoying it because it has a lot of drama and I really like the story line. My favourite part so far has been when ‘A’ their stalker tells them to do all these bad things or otherwise he will do something bad to them because it gets creepy and interesting. My Favourite character is probably out of the girls Hannah and out of the boys either Toby or Caleb. I would recommend this for at least 11 and up because some of the scenes are a little violent and I would rate this a 5 stars.
“How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”
This movie is a “chick flick”. It is sort of different to other chick flicks, but it is pretty predictable. A woman makes a bet to her friends that she could lose a guy in 10 days and they pick a man that they see. She also works for a magazine company and has to write an article about what happens. The strange thing is, the same man that they pick has made a bet with his friends that he could get a girl in 10 days. When she approaches him, he picks her. The woman does all the annoying things in relationships to try and break them up. I won’t spoil the ending, so you have to watch it to find out. I would rate this book a 6 and a half out of 10.
i recommend the movie Annie!
Annie was the best movie. i love how they have made it so different and exciting! how they have changed Annie makes it so modern and new and everyone i know that has seen it said it was amazing and i think it is too. i defiantly think everyone should watch this movie!!!
Reign is a TV series about the life of Mary Queen of Scots, but it is not as boring as you may think it sounds. It is not necessarily pin point historically accurate because the storyline of her life has been dramatised but it is a good kind of dramatised. It also has some not so historically accurate dresses, however they are gorgeous dresses.
It all begins when Mary returns from her sanctuary at a convent back to court, alongside her hilarious and fun friends Mary enters into a world of backstabbing, politics and love. Of course it has it’s love triangles and power triangles but it will sort itself out among schemes, attempted assassinations and festivals. My least favourite character so far is King Henry II because is he a power hungry bully and a brute. However, I have only watched the 1st season and so who knows what will happen. I would rate this show a 10/10, and recommend it to anyone who loves a good historic story, but over 13 years of age because there can be some blood and guts spilt.
This movie is one of my favourites because I just love how it’s about teenagers and their problems, also I love Miley Cyrus and she is the main character. My favourite part of the move is when Lola (Miley Cyrus) falls in love with Kyle (Douglas Booth) and they go on a school trip to Paris together. My least favourite part of the movie is when her mum finds her diary and starts reading it while Lola was in Paris. If I could change one thing about this movie it would be changing the part where Lola has the party and the Grandma gets drunk and there are so many people that Lola didn’t even invite. i recommend this book to any teenage girl looking for a chick flick to watch with her friends or anyone sitting in bed wanting to watch a movie on a friday night. I rate this movie a 7/10! 🙂
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
I think this book is very sad but it shows what like was like when Hitler was in charge. This book really touched me and I think that it would be good to anyone who needs a cry or would like to learn more about life when Hitler was in charge through a child’s eyes. My favourite part of the book is when Bruno finds Shmuel and finally has someone to talk to. Shmuel is my favourite character by far because he is so nice and innocent but he is a Jew and is not meant to be talking to Bruno. My least favourite part of the book is when Bruno gets so excited to go over to the other side of the fence because something really bad happens (I don’t want to spoil it) because it’s so sad. I recommend this book to anyone who likes books that touch you and wants to know hat happened during that period of time. I rate this book 8/10! 🙂
I recommend the Kane Chronicles. These books are action-packed and are really funny and are by the same author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, Rick Riordan. In these books you learn about Carter and Sadie Kane and how their lives turned upside down where they entered the world of the Egyptian gods. They go on exciting adventures together trying to stop Chaos for rising. I recommend these books for people aged around nine or ten. Enjoy!
I recommend Every Man In This Village Is A Liar written by Megan Stack. Although this book may seem ‘boring’ to some, it offers a great insight into the war on terror and allows readers to fully understand what events occurred as a result of the September 11 attacks. I liked this book because it gave me another perspective as to what really happened after these attacks and enabled me to see into the past and its events. The character I admired the most was Megan Stack herself because although she was not trained to report on issues such as combat, she went into the country anyway and gave it her best effort. She was put through many hardships and was tested in many ways, although this showed in how she was writing, she always seemed to be able to get through this and pushed herself to look beyond the superficial ideals of the war and find out what was really going on.This book is not for the lighthearted as it is a heavy look into the war and how different cultures had different views on the topic. I would recommend that more mature readers choose this book as I believe they would be better prepared for it and would understand it more. However, someone who was interested in history and especially this topic would find this book very exciting and would not be able to put it down.
I recommend the Harry Potter Series. Although they came out a long time ago I recently read them and they brought back so many memories. My favourite book in this series would definitely have to be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. My favourite character is Hermione because I have always wanted to be her and she is a great role model in the world of magic. I can relate to her because she is a girl who knows what she wants and tries to see the best about everyone she meets. My least favourite part of this book is when many of my favourite characters were killed during battles. I definitely recommend people to read this book if they haven’t or read it again if they already have. I rate this book a 10/10.
I would like to recommend the book ‘Looking For Alibrandi’. At first when we were told to read this as part of an assessment for school I thought that it was going to be one of those boring old books that has a predictable story and unlikeable characters. But when I started to read this it amazed me and shocked me! I realized that I had so much interest in this book. I felt that when I was reading this book that I was their with the characters and it was so amazing! I would rate this a 8/10!
I recommend the T.V series dance moms! Dance moms is an American show but it’s really amazing!
This series is hilarious, even though the dance mothers and coach are so serious and have a bit of a potty mouth in the end it was so worth it.
I love this show because of the dancers that the girls performance they are amazing and so talented dancers. They learn new dancers in 3 day and then go and preform it on stage and are expected to come first! The girls on this show train from 4-10pm at night it’s insane! But the girls are truly amazing! I like all the episodes in the tv show! This show has drama just like any show but it’s so funny! My favorite dance mom is Christ (Chloe’s Mum) Even thought she has left this season she was my favorite Mum because she always knew what to say and she read my mind! She is never afraid of what other people think and I love that! I would rate this series 9/10 because you can’t stop watching it and I would say that ages 13 and up just because there is some language used that younger kids shouldn’t listen to!
I recommended Mean Girls! This movie is one of my many favourite movies!! I was introduced to this movie in year 8 when we were doing the program soar and when I watched it I fell in love! (It was like love at first sight!) This movie is so relatable and funny! It explain half of my life! This movie will give you a really good laugh! This is one of the movies where you can watch it 1000 times and not get sick of it! If you havn’t watched this movie then you have to go and watch it right now! I would rate this movie a 10/10 it’s amazing! This movie would be suitable for ages 7 and up!
I recommend the movie Annie! I know that there is a lot of different versions of Annie but my favorite Annie is the one that was made in 2014! Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. I love this movie because It makes me so grateful for my life and what I have! My favorite part of the movie was when the inspector from child services comes over and cheeks to see if the kids are well treated and are doing good. This is my favorite part because Annie becomes very cheeky in this part and you just have a great laugh! I don’t like the part when she’s goes to the corner café and wait’s there every Friday night to see if her parents come! It makes me so sad so I hate that part because it always makes me cry!! I would recommend this movie to someone who like comedy, and drama but also some sad senses! This movie is good for ages 8+!!
Home and away
I recommended Home and away. I love home and away so much because it has so much drama and I’m a really big fan of drama and I also love a good love story! In Home and away there are some many different parts that I love about this book, but my favorite part would have to be when there is a bus crash and people are hurt but most are all okay. There is a lot of drama in this sense but most of all I love how the whole town comes together to help each other and supports one and other. In home and away my favorite character is Phoebe. Phoebe is my favorite character because she is really bright and always has energy and is always looking for ways to help others and be apart of the community! If you are someone who love drama then home and away Is for you! Home and away would be appropriate for ages 9+
I recommend Quidditch Through The Ages by J.K Rowling.
I love Harry Potter and like any fan I was so devastated when it ended so when the books from the books were released I had to have them all! These small books give you an sort of behind the scenes look into what wizards were reading at school. With cheeky little library notes and scribbles throughout the book, it makes you feel apart of the world you have definitely fantasised about. It explains the rules and regulations of Quidditch and techniques that you can use to play. Its one of my favourite books and it is incredibly easy to read. I rate it 10/10 and recommend for any Harry Potter fan no matter what age!
I recommend the movie brothers. It is an inspirational movie about 2 brothers of complete opposites. One is in the military, with a wife and 2 daughters, whilst the other is going with the flow and doesn’t have a stable job. This movie highlighted the important job the military does for us, but also the fact that these people are given scars that can never be healed. The scariest part of the movie was when Sam was so overdone with emotion, that he was going to shoot himself. If I could change something, I wouldn’t put Sam in jail for he owned the gun out of mental fear, and he would never hurt anybody with it, so he didn’t deserve to go to jail. My least favourite part was when the people in Afghanistan forced Sam to kill the friend he was with so that he could live. The saddest part was when Sam had to tell Joe’s wife that he had killed him. This movie really makes you think twice about the fantastic efforts that our Navy, marines and army do to protect us, and all the things they leave behind to help us. I recommend this move to ages 15 and up as some of it is quite frightening and you have to be mature to understand that content. I rate it a 10/10 and highly recommend it!
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
This was a book given to me when I was 9 years old and I didn’t read it until I was 13. I read the whole thing in 1 day because it was so incredibly interesting. In the whole book there are roughly 10 stories and mysteries that Sherlock and Watson solve. Some are murder mysteries and others are robberies etc. It was so clever and unexpected the way Sherlock Holmes sees things and how observant he is. I was always trying to solve the mysteries myself but they always took unexpected turns that I had no idea were coming. The intelligence of the author was always something I admired and that is why I recommend it to you. This book is for mature audiences only since there are some gory and thriller scenes, and I rate it 10/10.
I would recommend Banksy Wall & Piece.
It is one of my favourite books and even thought its not really a novel its a fantastic book by one of my favourite artists.I have a little obsession with Banksy’s work and when I saw that he released a book explaining all of his artworks I knew I had to have it. Banksy’s political views are very interesting and when he explains them in this graphic novel, we get a behind the scenes look at his work. For a reasonable price you get to glimpse at the life of Banksy, the could be multimillionaire who is notorious for being an uncover able street artist.
I would recommend it for a mature audience aged 14+ and rate it 11/10!!
Book Review – SOLD
I highly recommend you the book Sold. For those people who love to read reality and what is going on in our world right now to an innocent girl who goes through pain and finds her way through, than this the book for you. I warn you this book his horrifying because of the torture described, if you can handle that than there should be no problem. It can be quite confronting at times where you are in that orchard position in the book. They way the author wrote the book in a style and structure is appropraite. My anger is directed at some characters in the book who betray Lakshmi, an Indian girl. They lead her down syco paths where she has no right to be in the position she is in parts of the book, where she isn’t free from hardship. It does make you feel irritated but that way the book gets intense and exhilarating. My favourite part in the book is where the author describes the connection Lakshmi has with her friend at the beginning if the book and where her friend is like her mother. The person she relays on to support,help and care for her. Lakshmi doesn’t have a mother but she has a profoundly brainless and foolish stepfather that all he is in for her is money. This book is about bravery in some ways and courage in other ways, altogether this aspects leads to a solution in a unique way
Movie Review- The Lion King
The Lion King is one of my favourite movies of all time and even though it is animated I still love it. The Lion King is very sad at the start of the movie, and some parts throughout it as well. My favourite character is Simba, because he stands up for what he thinks is right, even after he thought he had made a big mistake. My favourite parts of the movie are all the singing parts, because they just make you happy. My least favourite part of the movie was when he didn’t want to go back to his home, and so I was happy when the movie changed a little bit. I would recommend this movie to anyone, because I think it could teach everyone a lesson about standing up for what you believe in.
Movie Review- 13 going on 30
13 going on 30 is funny, inspiring and sad, and that is why I love this movie. I have watched it a couple of times now, and it’s a movie that you can just keep on watching again and again. It is about a 13 year old who wants to be popular. Things don’t really go to plan and she wishes to be 30, and somehow her wish comes true. She finds out who are her real friends and who are not, and who actually care about her. My favourite part of the movie is at the end when she goes back to being 13, because she finally realises that the people who she thought were her friends don’t care too much about her, and she finds out who truly love her. My least favourite part was when her friend betrays her and gives her work to the other magazine company. I didn’t like this because she put so much effort into her work and it just goes to waste, and the other company gets credit for it. I would recommend this to people aged 12 and up because I think that it is a great movie to watch.
Book Review- Blue (Sue Mayfield)
I am reading this book at the moment, and it has been one of the most heart-wrenching stories I have ever read. I have to say that it can be extremely sad at times, and can be hard to read because of how sad it is. I like this book because I think it really makes you put yourself in other peoples shoes and helps you to understand what some people go through in their lives. It is a story about a girl named Anna who is friends with a girl named Hayley, and then Hayley completely turns against Anna and stops being nice to her. The book has two different perspectives in it, and one of them is from Melanie’s perspective on the whole thing. At some points Melanie gets stuck between Hayley and Anna, and that is very hard for her. I love the part at the start when Melanie calls Anna her best friend, because it shows that Anna does have people that actually are kind and care about her, unlike Hayley. I would recommend this book to people 13 years and over who are able to handle sadness and bullying.
I would recommend the book called a secret garden. I adore this book because the adventures that mary has are unbelievable. Finding out about the history of colin and hers mothers, twins, and getting close to her uncle. it is amazing how the teach teach colin how to walk. I rate this book a 9/10
I recommend the movie Grown Ups 2 because it is HILARIOUS I LOVE that movie it is AMAZING I have watched it so many times and i always laugh and Talor Lautner is in it. The movie has really good characters.
Chinese cinderella is a really good book it resembles cinderella a-lot, thats why it is called Chinese cinderella, it is very sad but has very good detail it is also true that is what makes it even sadder I red this book when I was in grade 6 and I loved it I told everyone in my grade about it. I could always know how she felt and I did not like the stepmother at all.
This movie is a very action pact movie! I originally didn’t want to go and see it but when I did I absolutely loved it! It is all about living in a different kind of world almost and when you hit a certain age you have to chose another group to go to, the girl moves to a different group to her parents and finds out she is Divergent if they are divergent they will get killed. This girl manages not to get killed or anything! If you don’t like a lot of action movies I don’t really know if you will like it or not. This has another movie coming out soon and I am really looking forward to it! I really love this movie and it is one of my favourite recent movies! I would recommend this movie a 9/10.
This is a really good movie! If you don’t like blood I would recommend you watch this because there is one part that is really grusome, Soul Surfer is a true story about Bethany Hamilton who got her arm bitten off by a shark, it all started when she was little and loved going surfing and then one day she went surfing with her friend and then she got attacked by the shark, this movie has lots to do with healing and the changes that her family has to make and the changes that she has to make in the end she gets to surf again and her dad helps her by making surf boards for her. This movie is one of my favourite movies and you could watch it over and over again, this movie is one that you don’t really know what is going to happen next. I would recommend this move a 9/10
The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe
We have been watching this movie in class and its the first time I have seen it, it is all about these kids finding a new place just through a wardrobe they meet so many new people and also there enemies, this is also an old movie, it has lots of action in it and so if you like lots of action then I would recommend you can watch it, the actors and actresses play their parts really well! Its very sad when the lion dies but he makes them so happy when he returns. They are such a close family and look out for each other what ever happens, I have only watched it once but this would fit in with some of my favourite movies! I would recommend this movie a 7/10.
This is a really good old movie, it is about a husband that goes back in time to his 17 self and with his wife who he has had a divorce wit, everything doesn’t always go to plan, his family members are really curious why he is so close with them but they don’t know that it is actually his husband/dad, this is a funny movie so if your into comedy I would recommend it, it is an old movie but you can’t really go wrong with good old movies, this is for all ages so you can watch it as a family if you want to this would turn out as a really good book if someone wrote about it! I would rate this a 8/10 it takes me back to my younger days as well.
I recommend the novel ‘Every Man in this Village is a liar,” written by Megan Stack. This book is quite an amazing story of Megan who is a journalist traveling through different parts of Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world. Her story reflects upon what she encounters over in countries during the war. She interviews a number of people and they place their trust in her. She has seen the fear on people’s faces and the horror of some of the places she visits, it reminds you how lucky we are to live in such a safe country. My favourite quote Megan mentions would probably have to be “Here is the truth: It matters, what you do at war. It matters more than you ever want to know. Because countries, like people, have collective consciences, memories and souls.” The novel is written beautifully and I loved every bit of it, because when you read it it feels like you are actually there with Megan on a journey looking through the eyes of those who have different stories to tell. It is very thrilling however dark, and emotional in some parts. I rate the novel 4/5 stars. I recommend it to those who like adventure, and are 12+. Enjoy 🙂
The ‘Schindler’s List’ was probably the saddest most emotional movie I have ever seen. It is a true story based in Kraków. During World War II, the Germans had forced local Polish Jews into the overcrowded Kraków Ghetto. Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German, arrives in the city hoping to make his fortune. This movie was really confronting, and you truly see the terror the Jews encountered back then during WWII. This movie shows us the true horror of the world’s history and it shouldn’t be ignored. The movie is all black and white, however there is a little Jewish girl is wearing a red coat, and you see her only twice. This film was really confronting and I only recommend it to those who can handle the sadness, and horror of what the Germans did back then to the Jewish people. It truly is a story of determination and survival. It looks so real and in some scenes you forget it’s a movie. I will always remember this movie and I think it will stick with me because it is so real, and it’s hard to imagine what all those people went through during the time of WWII.
‘The Last Song’ was a beautiful film about Ronnie a 17 year old girl who blames her father for the divorce between her parents. When Ronnie and her little brother stay with him, he has a chance to reconnect with his daughter, however she is obnoxious and horrible towards him. But when she learns the truth about what happened to her parents it helps her connect with her father and she then realises how much time she has lost. It’s a very emotional journey for Ronnie and her father and it is a beautiful story. It is very sad in the end and I remember I cried a lot. However Ronnie finds romance, and eventually the unpleasant Ronnie disappears when she meets Will, and she turns her life around. It is an inspirational story that everyone should see. I rate the movie 5/5 stars, because it was truly inspired me and made me think about spending more time with my family, because you never know whats coming next…
‘Wild Child’ was actually the funniest movie, and it made me laugh so hard. The film is about a spoiled teenager Poppy Moore, living with her rich father. After she ruins all her father’s girlfriend’s belongings, her father tells her that he is sending her to a boarding school in England. Arriving at Abbey Mount, Poppy makes an instant enemy of the school’s head girl, Harriet Bentley. This rivalry between Poppy and Harriet is what makes the film so funny, because they pull pranks on each other. Some pranks however go too far. I loved this movie so much, in fact the actors were hilarious, it is truly one of those movies where you can sit down, (even if you have had a bad day) and laugh so hard. There is a little romance in the film, but the comedy is probably the best part of the movie. I would rate the film 4.5/5 stars! So if you just want a laugh this is the movie to watch.. Enjoy
The film ‘Titanic’
Based on a true story ‘Titanic’ was honestly the most amazing film I have ever seen, and I have never cried so much before. The film is told by the main character, Rose, who is 90 years old, and the story she tells is of two lovers who meet on the major, luxury cruising ship, the Titanic. I thought the film was very cleverly made, and the costumes were elegant and amazing, the director, set design and costume design did an amazing job. When you watch this film you get a glimpse of what it must of been like for the passengers on the ship, and you follow the journey of these innocent souls who boarded the “unsinkable ship.” This academy, Oscar, award winning film was truly an amazing experience and you will love every bit of it, and be prepared it is very sad. But it is one of those movies that you can watch over and over again. I rate it 5/5 stars.
I recommend the novel ‘Brooklyn’ written by Colm Tóibín. It is truly an amazing book, full of romance, love and the determination of a young girl. Eilis Lacey. Based in the 1950’s in Ireland, Eilis with the help of her sister Rose finds work in Brooklyn and emigrates to take up a job in a department store, and she also takes night classes in bookkeeping. This story is beautiful and will bring you to tears, the radiance of the words will keep you reading into the night, and you won’t be able to put it down. I really enjoyed the novel because I found I could relate to Eilis a little, and I would definitely rate it 5/5 stars. So if you love romance, radiance and a little bit of sadness this novel is definitely for you; honestly you will love it 🙂
If you are looking for a feel good book then I would recommend to you Gingersnap by Cathy Cassidy. This books about a girl called Ginger (obviously) who is quite popular until she meets this boy. Her best friend doesn’t approve of him though. She has to make a choice – chase the boy of her dreams or stay with her popular best friend. I would rate this book an 8 out of 10 and for female readers 10 – 13.
I also recommend the movie captain Philips.
I loved this movie, although it was bait scary I thought it would a good insight on the dangers of being captain of a ship in those areas of the world. I thought the main actor was really good and suited the role a lot. I think that the movie was very actioned packed and there wasn’t a boring bit. I thick that it drags on a little bit, but overall it was pretty good. I rate this movie a 8/10, I think that it is an educational story and just to add it is a true story. I recommend this movie to people over 10 years old because there is a bit of violence and can be a little bit scary. My favourite character is the captain because he keeps his cool throughout the whole movie and from minute one stepping onto the ship he was organised for something like this to happen.
I recommend the movie chasing mavericks
I LOveeeeeee this movie it is so good. Again it is a surfing movie bout a young boy named Jay who has a dream that he wants to surf mavericks (The biggest waves in the world) This is a movie of courage and resilience. I think this movie is clever because it teaches young people to follow their dreams and to try their best at everything. I rate this movie a 10/10 it is like my favourite movie. My favourite character is Jay. He is so cute and he is courageous. I love how he keeps trying and he wants to be such a good surfer and keeps trying his best to be the best surfer he can. I recommend this to people over 10 because it can be a little bit scary !!!!
I really recommend Geek Girl because it is a really good book for girls who love a good girly book and a bit of a laugh and a cry here and there, Geek Girls is about this girl who finds out that she wants to be a model, even though her best friend wants to be one, and has since for ever, but she steals her dream and all starts going wrong, maybe Harriet just wasn’t meant to be a model, but what happens next?
Into The Woods
I am not usually one to watch musical or majorly sing song movies but this was a great exception. It was a good musical movie to me because it included a fair amount of jokes and the fairy tales that are used in the story are from the original books. They are more gruesome that the Disney fairytales. My favourite song is ‘Agony’ because it is hilarious to watch in the movie. The ending to the movie, in my opinion, was a little long and could have been compacted but i’ll let you decide if you watch it. I also like the costumes and general music themes in the film. Some of the cast of this film you may be able to recognise, for example – Cinderella is played by Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) and the Witch by Meryl Streep (Devil Wears Prada). I would rate this movie a 8/10.
How To Train Your Dragon 2
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is amazing! I love how it has moved on from the 1st movie, which I also loved. It is set 5 years on from the first movie and depicts Berk as the total opposite of the first movie; accepting and caring for dragons. Toothless has be my favourite character. He is so funny when he tries to walk like a human and when he plays around with Hiccup (which I thin is just an awesome name – Hiccup!). I do heed warning that the ending is sad and cool at the same time. I would rate this movie a 10/10. And I’d recommend it to anyone of any age but I would definitely advise to see the 1st movie before seeing this one.
I would definatly recommend Hidden. If your into Anne Frank this is your kind of book. It has a twist though. All of the stories are about jewish kids who surrvived world war 2. It has some really sad stories. The titles of the stories are my favourite part. They have really unique meanings. Some quite sad. If you ever get a chance to read this book, please write in and let me know what you thought. If your anything like me, you’ll think this is a great read.
Forbidden Friends is a great book about two girls with a history that they are unaware of. I love the mission that lizzie and bee are on to find out what really happened the night Lizzie’s brother died and why bee’s dads gone missing. I loved this book because it was a great mystery but also about a true friendship. I would recommend this book to anyone from 11-21. My favourite character would have to be Bee because she is such a strong character and has such a friendly personality.
THE TREASURE HOUSE (book)Linda Newbery
The Treasure House is a story about a girl called Nina who comes home one day to find that her mum is missing! her dad goes to find her but Nina finds lots of clues which could help to find her mother. I would recommend the treasure house to anybody who likes mystery because this book kept me guessing and although I thought the ending could have been bit better, I didn’t mind though because, all throughout the book there were twists and turns and I just wanted to keep reading.I didn’t really have a favourite character because there were so many great characters in the book.I rate this book an 8/10 because I really would have loved the book even more if it had had a better ending.
WINTER (tv show)
Even though I have only just started watching Winter, I am already hooked! W My favourite character is Detective Sergeant Eve Winter (Rebecca Gibney) because I think that she is a beautiful actress and is perfectly fit for her role. I love the suspense in this show, as it always leaves you wanting more. I recommend Winter to people who love drama/thriller/mystery shows, such as The Blacklist. I give this show 9/10.
I throughly enjoy this tv series as it is extremely funny and gives an insight into how hard working this girls who dance at the Abbey Lee Dance Company are. My favourite person in this television series is Abbey Lee because she is hilarious and always has such expectations of the girls who dance with her. I recommend this tv show to anyone who enjoys drama and watching reality television series. I give this show 8/10.
I really like watching this show as it gives an insight into what doctors and nurses go through, as well as making this show interesting to watch. My favourite character is Dr. Meredith Grey because I feeling like her personality and how despite all she has experienced still tries to remain positive. I recommend Grey’s Anatomy to anyone who enjoys drama, but with a twist. I give this show 8/10.
i would definitely recommend the book ‘Hope In a Ballet Shoe’.
it is an amazing non – fiction book about a girl called Michaela De Prince and tells her story from when she was an orphan in Africa to how she was adopted by a wonderful family in America (who face challenges of their own) and would finally live her dream of becoming a ballerina. The book is breath-taking, to know and realise the horrible experiences she witnessed at 3 years of age to how even though in America was soon to face the challenges of racism in the ballerina industry and also in her normal everyday life.
i recommend the book greatly and hope that it becomes more and more popular throughout the year.
The Secret Life Of Bees – DVD
The movie ‘The Secret Life Of Bees’ is one that can be enjoyed by the whole family. This movie filled with life lessons explores many aspects of life that younger generations may be unaware of. The touching story line of the movie keeps you hooked from beginning to end which is what makes this film so great to watch. I would recommend this film to anyone aged over about 10 as there are a few themes in the film which may be difficult for young minds to understand but apart from that, it really is a film for the whole family. The secret life of bees explores the toll racism takes on many individuals as well as stresses the importance of family which makes for a well balanced film. The main characters are all of such varied age and culture which results in there being a number of personalities to become drawn to as well as to relate to. There are many familiar faces throughout the film which makes for interesting viewing by both parents and children. This really is one to watch
The film Lucy, about a young woman who gains the ability to control her brain, is one that can be enjoyed by both men and women looking for an interesting movie. ‘Lucy’ follows the story of a woman who through no choice of her own becomes caught up in a drug trial for a substance which allows you to gain access to areas of your brain that no person has ever been able to control. Although ‘Lucy’ is an intriguing film, it does contain a reasonable amount of violence and themes which make it most suitable to be watched by people over 15 years of age. Starring some of the worlds most familiar faces such as Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, you are guaranteed to be hooked from beginning to end. Due to the unrealistic nature of the film, few characters in the film are relatable, however there are some aspects to the film in which some people may share similar experiences. Although it is quite out there, it is a very good film that is well worth watching.
Friends With Benefits
The film Friends With Benefits, is the ultimate romantic comedy that can be thoroughly enjoyed by many. Friends With Benefits explores the complexity of a friendship with benefits and leaves you eager to watch more. I would recommend this film to just about anyone in search of a romantic comedy however due to its MA 15+ rating, I would have to suggest it to people over 15 more so than younger people. Starring some of the most well known celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Mila kunis, this film is far from uneventful. There are many aspects to this film which viewers may be able to relate to which makes this film or the more enjoyable to watch. Whilst it is not the kind of film where you have a specific favourite character, each and every person in the film is likable which makes the film thoroughly enjoyable to watch!
I recommend the movie american sniper. it is a movie that brings you to heart and tells you about what happen in Iraq.Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind. i would rate this movie a 9/10 because it explains the movie well. this movie would be a movie for girls and boys that are 15th and up.
I have been contemplating watching ‘Life of Pi’ for a while now and the other day I decided to watch it. And it was actually really good. It is about a man who tells a story of his life as a boy. He had a very interesting life. He was involved in a shipwreck and ended up on a life boat in the ocean with a tiger. He was out there for so many days and by the end of it was friends with the tiger. It was such an amazing story. If you’re like me and didn’t know whether to watch it, I recommend that you do. It is worth it. I would suggest this to anyone 10 and over.
Just recently I read the book ‘Paper towns’ by John Green. After falling in love with his novel, ‘The fault in our stars’ I just wanted to try reading more of his books, and gee am I glad I did. Paper towns is a fantastic novel about a girl, Margo and a boy, Quentin who go on a fantastic adventure one night before the margo disappears. It is then a mystery as Quentin follows the trails to find where she is. I liked every bit of this novel and there is nothing that I would change. It is the type of book you just can’t out down. I recommend this for anyone age 12 up and rate it a 10/10.
I recently went to the movies to see ‘Paper planes’. This is an Australian movie done very well. It is about a young boy who takes up the hobby of folding and flying paper planes and who seems to have talent in this area. He goes to participate in the state competition and from that makes it to nationals and ends up in Tokyo, Japan at the world championships. There are ups and downs along the way but the result in the end is worth it. It is a fun, happy, sad, funny, inspiring film perfect for the whole family. I definitely recommend that you watch it and I rate it a 9/10.
I went to the movies to see ‘Penguins of Madagascar.’ It was an absolute crack up. I have always loved all of the Madagascar movies and the penguins are always so funny. So this movie being all about the penguins was fantastic. It is about the life of the penguins from when they were young to when they are older. The movie involves penguins from all over the world and also involves a villain which is half human half octopus. It is a story of the 4 main penguins Skipper, Private, Kowalski, Rico who join forces with a secret agent group to conquer the mystery of the missing penguins. It is a very clever movie with hidden funny things. It is a movie for all ages and I rate it an 8/10. I do recommend you watch it.
I went to see the new movie Paddington and it was so good. It is about a young bear who moves out of the woods to live in the city with humans in search of an explorer who once came to visit him. So he is a cute, curious, talking bear. As he doesn’t know how things work in the human world he makes mistakes often and this is very entertaining. It is a very funny movie perfect for the whole family. I would recommend this to any age form young to old and would rate it a 9/10.
I recommend the book Think Smart, Hazel Green, the last book in the Hazel Green series. My favourite character was Hazel Green. I love the way you never know what she is going to do next, all her actions are unpredictable which keeps you in suspense.
Mr Volio’s bakery has been sold to an anonymous buyer and he has to leave the shop. There will be no more Chocolate Dippers, no more delectable pastries. But Hazel can’t acceptt this. She and Yakov battles this dilemma in their own way; Hazel in her illogical, unpredictable way, and Yakov in his very logical, mathematical way, but both helping each other. But the law is the law and business is business. Residents of the town have split in half and Hazel struggles for a way to find a solution to save Mr Volio and his Chocolate Dippers. I think this book is suitable for most ages and is a wonderful read.
I want to recommend the book it’s called Looking For Alibrandi. I first had to read this for school book. Before I read it I thought it was going to be a stupid old book where you knew what was going to happen. But it shocked me as soon as I started reading, all of that changed and I actually started finding the book a lot more interesting than I thought it might be. The charters become more and more better. I would recommend this book to people who are 12 and up! The book is a fans tactic book for everyone even if you don’t like reading you should read it because its amazing. There are a few things about the book that you should know before you start reading at the start it sounds boring but you have to give it a chance because the most amazing things and not so amazing things happen that you don’t expect!! I would rate this a 8.5 out of 10! Im not a big book person I’ve only read 5 books in the last 3 years and 4 of them where for school but if your like this then I’m sure you’ll love this book!
Black Beauty (book):
This book is amazing! Black Beauty is a must read and a classic book. Even if you have no interest in horses you will still love this. The author of this book wrote it so well that you feel every emotion that Black is feeling and you feel like you are experiencing everything with him. This book is happy and sad all at the same time. I have read this book over and over again and I never get bored it just makes me want to read it again. I would recommend this book for any age, it is a 1 chapter per night bed time book for children and it is an unforgettable book to read for every other age. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!
Life in Motion: and unlikely ballerina (book):
I loved this book! I would recommend this book to anyone that likes dancing especially ballet and likes fiction books. This book is about a girl named Misty Copeland and her journey to becoming a famous ballerina. You really feel inspired to do anything after you read this book, it is very empowring. I would recommend this book to someone who is at least 12. I don’t read many fiction books but I really enjoyed this book! This book talks about the challenges that Misty had to go through to get where she is now such as being african american and form a poor family.
Phillipa Fisher and the dream makers daughter (book):
This book is full of magic and has many twists in it. I would defiantly recommend this book to someone between the age of 11 and 14. If you like reading books about friendship, magic and mystery then you will defiantly enjoy this book. At first I thought this book was a bit young and I wouldn’t enjoy it but it proved me wrong this book had so many twists and surprises that I couldn’t believe it that just goes to show you don’t judge a book by it’s cover. My favorite part of the book would have to be when Phillipa’s fairy, Daisy comes to visit because it is a really funny part of the book and it has a big surprise.
I recommend the movie maze runner. It is such a great movie and it is so creative in the way you find out about the world of the maze the same way as the main character Thomas does this is such an intense movie and keeps you excited. Although I disliked the ending as it is one of those they are safe until now! “watch the next movie” however I would still recomend you watch it as it is fabulous I hope to see the next movie when it comes out!
Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy is a must to read during these school holidays, Dizzy lives with her dad in a flat when on her 12th birthday, her hippy eccentric mum sweeps her to a tour of hippy festivals. This book is very relatable because Dizzy is the age of Year 6/7/8 and that is the audience this book is for. My favourite character in this book is Finn because he is a complete dream boat and anyone who reads this book will fall in love with him as I did. I rate this book 8.5/10 because I loved it and when I was reading, all the descriptive words made me feel as though I was there with Dizzy, Finn and Mouse.
The Mortal Instruments:City of lost bones
I recommend you read this book along watching the movie,or even read the series. This book involves a slight bit of horror,fantasy and adventure. I will give you a brief summary of what its about. There are two parents and child that live in a fair place. The girls mother is a demon hunter, secretly hunts for demons in the outside world. Her husband was one of the greatest demon hunter and fighter in all times. Her daughter had no idea until she released that she could see demons that could transform into any living thing but no other person can see them. And so it begins read the series to find out the hidden secrets.
‘The Daughters’ by Joanna Philbin was a nice, fun and light to read. The story is based around three famous people and their daughters. Carina the dare devil, Hudson gentle and Lizzie character is in between the girls. I really did like this book I thought it had a fantastic story line with some very surprising events. My favourite part would have to be either when Lizzie the main character and Todd the guy she likes ends up getting together or when she is doing the shoot for Martin Malloy the most famous Fashion Designer and she walked out on him. These are my favourite parts because they are both magical, special, courageous and show great strength. My favourite character was Lizzie because she is shy but has courage and speaks from her heart. I couldn’t relate to any of the other characters but at times I felt as though I knew how Lizzie felt, the author was really good with detail building the storyline. There were no faults in this book at all, there would be nothing I would change a part from it lasting longer, I just wanted to keep reading and reading this book I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who likes fashion, drama and romance it has everything in it. I researched the author and discovered she has written three more books in this series, I can’t wait to read them.
Despicable me 2- Movie
This is a funny family movie for all ages.
This movie is a follow up from Despicable me 1 and is even funnier! It is about Gru now loving his adopted children and not just using them for business, a lady comes from the anti villain league in search of Gru because they know he was a villan before this and he knows how they think and plot. My favourite part was at the start of the movie at the birthday party of Agnus it was so funny because the fairy for the party didn’t come so Gru had to dress up as a fairy and entertain the little girls, it was beautiful because Agnus was so excited and afterwards she went up and said “I know it’s you Gru” in her sweet voice. Some teenage girls can relate with Margo the teenager because she was on her phone talking to someone and Gru was very concerned if it was a boy in the end she has a boyfriend and it is very funny was the controversy with Gru and him trying to separate them which is unsuccessful. My favourite character was Agnus because she was so cute, sweet and innocent she was so nice to everyone and very funny. If you are a bit of a kid even if your older you will like this movie and it is a real young family movie. I rate this movie 8/10 and for ages 3+
I recommend the book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. When we were told to read the book as part of a class project I thought that it would be one of those boring, run of the mill books, but I was very wrong. The book is centered around Bruno, a German boy who’s father works for the Nazi’s. One day while exploring Bruno comes across Shmuel, a young Jewish boy trapped within a concentration camp, and then their friendship begins to grow. I found the book very interesting and at times also quite daring, and I applaud the author for being able to convey such a horrible part of history without making it too over the top or undermining it. I found most of the interacting of the characters very interesting as well, as each character would react differently to things said. Also every character was very fleshed out and developed well, that from just reading the name of a character I was able to get a picture of the type of person they were and their personality. Overall this is an amazing book packed full of emotion, I would recommend it to ages 14+, as some of the themes are quite dark and disturbing. I would rate this book a 9/10.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
This is a tv series following the lives of the Kardashians and there hectic schedule and family issues. The Kardashian clan includes;
And all of there friends and family. There are nine seasons of this show and it’s full of comedy, drama and tears. This gives you an insight into the extremely crazy world of the Kardashians. I love this show but would recommend it for people who are 13+ as there is quite inappropriate themes as well as language. I would give this show a 8 / 10!
Dance Moms – T.V. series
This is a show about dance mothers living vicariously through there children. The cast includes;
Maddie & Mackenzie Ziegler
Brooke & Paige Hyland
These dancers compete at a competition every weekend as well as dealing with their insane mothers and Abby Lee Miller how is the dance diva as well as they’re coach. This series follows the lives of the girls as the travel around the country preparing for the nationals at the end of the year. Abby screams at the girls as well as the mothers sometimes enough to make the mothers and the girls cry. This is a hilarious show with lots of mumma-drama as well as humor, I would recommend this story to 10+ as there is quite a lot of swearing. I would give this show a 10 / 10!
Divergent – book
This is a extremely intriguing and interesting book, many of the themes in this book as mature but it’s full of action packed adventure as well as drama. It all starts of with a young girl named Beatrice, she is originally from Abnegation. However today is the day where she is going to chose the faction she will be with for the remainder of her life, and although her parents are political leaders in Abnegation she choses to go with Dauntless how protect the city by fighting and guarding. This is when she meets “Four” the fearless trainer of the initiates being transferred. Dauntless has many secrets it’s holding back from the rest of the factions and there is sure to be some adventure further into the book. Overall this is a really exciting book, and I would recommend it to anyone 11+. There is also a movie which is really good as well.
I’m Not Scared – Book
This is a coming of age story regarding a nine year old boy in the small village of AquaTraverse situated in the South of Italy. Michele is a young boy who has typical childhood fears; witches, monsters, werewolves however when he is forced to do a forfeit summoned by Skull he makes a very interesting discovery. Michele ends up finding a young boy trapped in a hole with no food or water and he is very dirty. At the first glance Michele is repulsed by his appearance but as this situation continues to get interesting, there is a story behind why the boy is there. This story is really intriguing and interesting, it’s also part of the Year 9 curriculum so you need to read it. I would recommend this book for 12+ as it deals with some mature themes as well as being confronting. I give this book
7 / 10.
I recommend the movie ‘The Fault In Our Stars’, this is actually the saddest movie i have ever seen. It is inspirational and heart touching movie that is full with drama, romance, adventure, and some comedy. This movie is about a teenage girl who has cancer in her lungs, and she doesn’t think that she has much time left so she goes to a group talk and meets a boy call augustus, he had cancer and lost his leg to it but they shared many things and talked everyday! they were like ying and yangs that fitted perfectly together, there is a huge twist at the end that is mind blowing and the most greatest thing ever! You have to watch this movie and i recommend it to all ages and rate it a 9/10
i recommend ‘Titanic’, it’s one of the most saddest movie i have seen, it is romance some adventure and drama it touches your heart and you can’t stop thinking about it! It’s bout a massive boat that sails out into the ocean and hits an iceberg, the ship doesn’t have much time until it sinks so there is drama and mystery to who’s going to live, if they jump in the water they wouldn’t last more than 2 hours because it’s like -2˚. It is a great ending and anyone who watches it will ball their eyes out because of the emotion that draws you into the movie. I would recommend this movie to ages between 10-90, i rate this movie a 8/10
I believe that the ‘Divergent Series’ is a great series and I would definitely recommend it to to girls around the ages 13-15. I loved this book because it includes action, adventure, drama, romance and lots more. I will not spoil the ending, but I would definitely recommend you to have a box of tissues near yourself while you are reading the last book. I would love to just say that I “liked those books,” but I really can’t, because I utterly LOVED these books. My favourite character would have to be Tris. I know that everyone just chooses the main character ‘because it’s about them and you get to know the most about that person,’ but that’s not true, because in the last book Allegiant you get a little bit on each character because you get to see the story from their point of view. I loved Tris because she has such a loving personality, it’s hard not to love her. She shows us that you can be: kind, selfless, intelligent, honest and brave, all at once and I think that that is the main moral of the story. My favourite part of these books was the end of the second book, Insurgent. I won’t spoil the ending for this one either, but there is a big twist, and it really just made me want to read more. I can relate to Tris because she sometimes feels that she is responsible for a lot of things, even when she’s not, and then when one of those things go wrong, she feels like she has let a lot of people down, but the thing is, she hasn’t. If I could change something in this book, I wouldn’t change anything, because I think that if I changed one single thing, it might ruin it. I think that someone that loves: adventure, romance, action and someone that could handle a tear-jerking book, would absolutely fall in love with this book, just like I have.
i recommend the tv series hawaii five-o, it’s a crime show filled with investigation, comedy, drama, and definitely can get sad at some points, after i had watched a couple of times i became attached to it and just couldn’t wait until the next show came out. It’s about a crew of five that work with crime and investigation, it can get a bit inappropriate at some points but it is still an amazing series and would definitely recommend this show for ages 10-50
I recommend the tv series modern family, it is one of the funniest shows i have ever watched! it is full with laughter, romance, drama, adventure and anything else you can think of, there are three families that are all related to each other and every episode they have there own problem and it always ends up being to do with each other, it’s a great show and appropriate for all ages, they are filled with humour and i am sure any one who watches it will love it, i recommend this show for all ages and both gender.
Frozen is the best family/animation movie of the year!! The soundtrack is even better and the reviews and awards it has won really reflect the movie. I am seriously confuzzled as to who is my favourite character in this movie. Elsa or Anna? I like Anna because she is so innocent and adventurous but Elsa is all powerful and has a great voice. However, as it comes to me now, Olaf trumps them all. He is just fantabulous. The story line to this Disney fairytale great to fit in with the Disney princess profile while also being modern in concept and still invigorating enough for teens and parents. This movie is a clear 10 out of 10 and nothing else!! I recommend this movie to everyone and anyone.
The last book of Divergent was captivating, action packed and bursting at the seams with emotion. Four is still my favourite character in this series but however I loved Tris, the conclusion to the Divergent trilogy was right for it. In other series the characters have always hung on at the last moment or defied their fates and Veronica Roth (Author) was brave enough – like Tris – to do it. The change of setting in the book is something that I strongly disagreed with while reading the book but again, the conclusion suited it perfectly. I recommend this series to anybody that wants an adventure or the chance to feel what a broken heart truly is and I strongly urge those who have only read the first or second of the series to savor the moments they have.
This a beautiful movie that is bright and vivid with animation and is true to the fairytale. While the conclusion is not expected nor is the beginning, however they are the best parts of the movie. I think it lost it self slightly in the middle and the fairies were definitely my favourite characters. They were so bright and bubbly, however naive and extremely innocent – they’re outfits were sooo cute too. The actors chosen to portray the movie were just right for they’re parts. I rate this movie an 8/10.
Okay, so I’m recommending the Blood lines series by Richelle Mead.
I wish that I could say it that simply, shrugging it off as a “yeah, I like that book” but sadly it isn’t like that at all.
These books are the best thing I’ve read all year, and being a nerd, I’ve read a lot. And I mean a lot.
But they are also the worst thing I’ve read all year. For some, that’s hard to understand, and I don’t know how t explain it, so I’m going to give you a John Green, who is my hero, quote, which goes like this:
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
This series, particularly the latest one out, The fiery heart, has heart-throbbing deaths that made me want to rip my eyes out. But it also had mind-cleansing love that made me want to fall off a cliff with such beauty.
To get to the point, the story follows a young woman, Sydney, who is a alchemist. Alchemist are people who brew chemistry and medicines, who are highly intelligent, and basically clean up after vampires.
Before you have a picture in your mind of pale, blood sucking monsters who burn in the sun, let me tell you that there are 3 types of vampires, and the stereotypic one is a strigoi. There are also Moroi and Dhamphirs (btw, the word “dhamphir” is really fun to say in a posh voice)
Any way, it’s about this girl who falls in love with one of these vampires, a moroi, which is forbidden, sort of like Romeo and Julliet, and they have to be kept in secret. In this she also has to take care of a princess Moroi, where she plus some dhamphir guards are hiding as students in a small high school.
As being a girl who dreams of being an author, I would say that if there was an author I would want to write like it’d be either Cassandra Clare, John Green, Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan or Richelle Mead. Thank you, Richelle, for ruining my life with your perfection 😉
Well, I would like to recommend the movie Nemo:) I know its a kids movie, but it really states the matter and symbolises the truth and equality of love. And, also, it sends out a great vibe and message. My favourite character is Dory, because she says “just keep swimming” which is a very well known quote now! That is also my fave part since it is so fantastic and beautiful. I can relate to Dory since I can be very forgetful sometimes! My least favourite part is when the mum and eggs get eaten by the fish because its very sad 😦
I would change that, except then it would be kinda boring! I would recommend this if you are sick of cheesy movies and need a throwback to the childhood lane, and for any young children, ages preferably 0-100! Beautiful movie, 10/10!
I would like to recommend the book Sold. Sad story is what the sticker says on the binder of this book, although I could replace it with so many other words. True, Heartbreaking, Tragic. All of these words resemble how I felt after reading Sold. Some nights I would lay in bed talking to myself about how I feel and how I want Lakshmi act. As I think back now I know that I couldn’t control the way she acted because I have never been in her situation. This story has stamped my heart and taught me how lucky I really am. I don’t think I have ever felt this way about a book before even though I had many expectations to start with. This book to me some what resembles a parable, a very long one in fact. Sold had an extremely strong message and meaning. The message I took out of it was that every single individual on this planet has a voice and we shouldn’t be afraid to use it. In the end Lakshmi’s voice set her free. “My name is Lakshmi. I am from Nepal. I am fourteen years old. These simple 13 words that were bundled up inside of her proving her true identity, set her free. When I read this I beamed straight away. I would defiantly recommend this book to any year eight. Yes it may be sad, but it’s a reality check about how lucky I really am and one I really needed.
I recommend ‘Grown ups 2’……. it is such a good movie, I love it even more than the first one!! its such a funny movie with heaps of humour and gives a good laugh, I would definitely recommend this movie o everyone.
I recommend the book The HUnger Games. Although some of you have sene the movie the book is worth reading. The book is more detailed and exciting than the movie and would strongly recommend it to anyone. Like most people my favourite characters are Peeta and Katniss, they are both strong minded and are very brave in both the film and the book. I loved this book, I couldn’t stop reading it. It was amazing on so many levels and is a book that needs to be read. Anyone that loves books with exhilarating and thrilling moments, this is the book for you.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell is a wonderful and intriguing book. I recommend every single page from the first to the last. Although a harder read, written and set in the 1800’s it brings different perspectives of classes in that time. Following the beautiful and elegant Margaret Hale as she is taken away from her simple clergyman daughter’s life to the working city of Milton it takes you on a roller coaster journey. Not only does it have a complicated romance, with much scorn, disdain, passion and general confusion but the main character also deals with the social justice issues of the time. Mingled with laughter and tears, I think any avid reader will love it just as much as I did. This book enriches your knowledge of the 1800’s, but also pulls you into the story. It was an excellent book and I recommend it to anyone who likes reading different types of books. I would put this book at about 13+, but it really depends on whether you can understand the more old fashioned language.
I highly recommend the book And ‘Then There Were None’ by renowned murder mystery author Agatha Christie. It’s a nerve-jingling book which keeps you on edge long after you have finished reading. Described as a “Detective story without a detective” it is situated on a lonely island said to have been bought by a millionaire. A group of ten are invited by an unknown host to the island but the host doesn’t show up. Then, one by one accidents, unfortunate mistakes and murders slowly start killing them off. Is it the unknown host, another person on the island or…. one of them? The book, while reading and afterwards, leaves you jumping at every creak and trusting nobody. Throughout you’ll have 101 hypothesis and none of them will be right. I adored this book even though I was scared out of my wits. Just one warning that I think everyone should abide by is DO NOT READ THIS BOOK AT NIGHT!
Definitely for over 12’s, but in the end it depends on how brave you are……..
Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Invincible summer is a story of the McGill family, told in the point of view of Chase McGill. Over the course of 4 summers, Chase and his other family members change so much and the family often face a lot of conflict. Chase has an older brother called Noah, a younger teenage sister called Claudia and a younger brother called Gideon who is deaf. Chase wants everything within his family to be perfect, but the more you read this story, the more you understand that they are far from perfect. It is a story about childhood ending, family and love. The reason I loved this story is because it has humour, drama and it can be very sad at times. My favourite character was Chase, because he cares about his family and just wants everybody, including himself, to be happy forever. There is a really sad part in the end of this story which I don’t want to give away and although I didn’t really like this part happening, it still gave the story a great dramatic event. I recommend this book to teenage girls and I already have recommended it to one of my friends who read it and loved it. I give it an 8/10.
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
When I began reading this book I was already searching for answers. Although I found the story line to be quite strange at times, I did enjoy the book because it was really mysterious and you never knew when the narrator was telling the truth or not. The narrator of this story is Micah Wilkins, who is a compulsive liar and no matter how many times she swears she is telling the truth, you can never be too sure. She is 17 years old living in New York with her parents and the beginning of the novel explains that her boyfriend Zachary has been found dead, after being missing for a long period of time. She promises to tell the whole truth at the beginning of the story, but as the story unfolds we find out all the things she has been lying about, and what parts are true. My least favourite part of the book is something I can’t say without giving the story away, but I do recommend it to somebody who loves a mystery. You’ll be seeking answers the whole time you are reading it, and it was really difficult to put it down. I recommend it to ages 14+. I really enjoyed this book.
The Fault in Our stars.
This was a novel that I was coaxed into reading by my friends as it is not the kind of genre of book I would usually read. But what can I say, when you read a book in 5 hours straight nothing more can be said. This is a novel set inside the life of a young teenage girl – hazel lancaster. Hazel has a lung problem and John Green sends on an extreme ride through year of her life, through her ups and downs alongside friends, family and a boyfriend. It was an emotional roller coaster and at the mention of it I just melt – you feel soooo much in the reading of this book and I salute my hat to john green in his successful studies of how much the heart can feel and take in so short of a amount of time. I cannot comprehend how the movie could ever delve so deep into the human heart the way this author has – if anything, it will either scratch the surface or prove john green’s studies wrong.
The life of Pi
I really recommend that you watch the life of Pi. It is packed with so much adventure. I really loved this movie because it told Pi’s story. It started of from when he was a boy and his father owned a zoo and then they tried to move to Canada then the adventure begins. I really like the book because it gave me many emotions. One minute I was crying and the next I was smiling. One of my favourite parts of the movie was when Pi eventually trained the tiger which he called Richard Parker. The part where he tries to train hime are very emotional. My favourite character was definitely Pi and Richard parker. Richard Parker because i’m such a big animal lover and Pi because he is determined and persistent even when the going gets tough. I have to say on of my least favourite part was when Richard unfortunately killed and ate some animals. This is a great movie which has a great moral to it. I rate this movie 9/10.
I Recommend you read Poison Study by M.V.Snyder.
I really enjoyed this book, it was a great page turner! I really loved it because it had a lot of action as well as a bit of romance. Poison study is the 1st book out of a series of three. The main character is Yelena Zaltana and then Valek follows.
The story starts in a dungeon where Yelena Zaltana will have the choice to decide weather she wants to be executed or become the commanders food taster. Yelena chooses to be the commanders food taster, with Valek as her teacher for poisons. She first has to have a test which she passes and from there her adventure begins.
My favourite part of the book would have to be the end because all of the little pieces that you have been trying to put together along the way finally fit in. It is as if you have just completed a 100 piece puzzle (yay!). I won’t tell you what happens at the end because I will spoil it. I’m just going to tell you that you will probably like it.
My favourite character would have to be Yelena because she is stubborn, persistent and always put others first. This is book gives you all emotions. It is a great book full of adventure. I can assure you that you will LOVE it!!!!
I recommend the funniest movie ‘Saving Mr Banks.’ The movie is about Pamela “P. L.” Travers who reluctantly agrees to travel to Los Angeles to meet with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) at the urging of her agent Diarmuid Russell. Disney has been courting Travers for 20 years, seeking to acquire the film rights to her Mary Poppins stories, on account of his daughters’ request to make a film based on the character. I thought the movie was full of comedy and drama. I would recommend it to those aged 12+, and rate it 9/10. It was truly one of those movies that you will never forget. 🙂
I recommend the best movie in the world ‘About time.’ It is about Tim Lake, a young man from Cornwall, England. He grows up in a beach house with his father, his mother, his uncle, and his free-spirited sister, Kit Kat. At the age of 21, Tim is told by his father that the men of his family have a special gift: the ability to travel in time. After his father discourages Tim to use his gift to acquire money or fame, he decides that he will use it to improve his love life. In doing so Tim is able to fix his mistakes by traveling back in time. I loved everything about this movie because it was so cleverly made. It is full of romance, adventure and action, and I would definitely recommend it to those aged 12+. I absolutely adored this movie and could watch it over and over again. 🙂
I recommend one of the saddest and heartwarming movies ‘World War Z.’ The movie is about Gerry Lane, his wife Karin and their two daughters, who live in Philadelphia when the city is attacked by zombies. Everyone bitten by a zombie quickly becomes one as well. As chaos spreads, the Lanes flee to Newark, New Jersey and take refuge in the apartment of a couple and their young son, Tommy. This movie touched my heart and I cried several times while watching it. It is a story about hope and survival through romance, adventure and action. I would recommend it to anyone aged 15+ as it could be scary for some viewers. But it was truly an amazing story that I will never forget. You will love it 🙂
I recommend the movie ‘The Spectacular Now,’ directed by James Ponsoldt. This movie is about Sutter Keely a hedonistic, charming, and popular high school senior who prides himself on living in the now. With poor grades and no plans for the future, he spends much of his time drinking and attending parties. Until he meets Aimee Finecky, a girl who turns his life around for the better. I loved this movie so much as many unexpected things happen over the course of the movie, and you start to become attached to the characters. This is a romantic, funny and adventurous movie that I would recommend to 14+. It was definitely one of my favourites. Enjoy 🙂
I recommend the movie Goddess to anyone aged 11 and over. This movie is about a mother who loves to sing whilst taking care of her twin sons when her husband is overseas working. As she goes on her way taking care of her twins, her husband gives her a webcam so that she can connect with him. Of course he is too busy, so Elspeth decides to use it to sing with. When she gets offered a job as a singer in New York she has to decide to leave her family or start a new life.
I rate this movie a 9/10!
The Muppets most Wanted
I went and saw this movie in the holidays with my friend and we thought it was really good. I went home and told my mum and dad about it and he said it sounds nothing like the original muppets shows. After I saw the fist movie I was waiting and waiting for another movie of the muppets to come out because I enjoyed it so much. When it did I was so excited. My friend was also really excited to see it she also loved the first one.
The Lego Movie
At first I thought I would like this movie, then I went and saw it. Once it had finished it felt like it had been going on forever! At the end my dad thought it was for littler kids younger then my age I thought it too. But once I watched it again on the internet I changed my mind and I really liked it.
I definitely would recommend the TV series ‘Teen Wolf,’ as it is a gripping tale about werewolves, and other make believe animals. It’s about Scott McCall a high school student and social outcast who is bitten by a werewolf while looking for a dead girl in the woods. Scott attempts to maintain a normal life, keeping the fact of his being a werewolf secret from everyone, with the exception of his best friend “Stiles” Stilinski, who helps him through the changes in his life and body, and another mysterious werewolf, Derek Hale. It is a trilling tale that puts you on the edge of your seat at the end of every episode. The teen drama is full of horror, Comedy-drama, Supernatural, Action and Romance, I would definitely rate it 10/10, because I absolutely love it, and season 4 is coming out in July 2015. It is truly a fantastic show that I recommend for everyone.
I recommend the book ‘the fault in our stars’ written by John Green. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. The book is full of sadness, hope and love, I would recommend it to anyone aged 12+. This book is written from the heart and is full of romance, action and adventure. It is truly an inspirational book that I could read over and over again. I loved it and I know you will too.
I recommend the movie ‘We’re the Millers,’ because it is the funniest movie I have ever seen. It is about David Burke a small time pot dealer, who wants to keep his profile low. However in order to wipe the slate clean-and maintain a clean bill of health-David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s (his boss) latest shipment in from Mexico. So David creates a ‘fake’ family pretending they are on vacation to get across the border. Many problems arise, but it is full of comedy and a great movie for those aged 15+. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh, as words can’t describe how funny it really is. As well as comedy it has drama, romance, and adventure situated in it. It is truly a movie that I will never forget.
I really enjoyed the book, The Stepdaughter. It is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys crime. It is about how how Livvie Palmers mum marries another person and age war he’s a crime show and then thinks she sees a picture of what looks like her step dad.
Hug the Pug
I recommend the children’s book Hug the Pug to anyone!! It teaches life lessons like your never alone. Hug is a pug who is trying to find friends. Unfortunately Hug has a problem, Whenever he sneezed he would wee. This book is all about Hug trying to find a friend but all throughout the book he can’t seem to find one. He tries to make friends with 3 dogs; Dottie the dalmatian, Chewy the chihuahua and Pooey the Poodle. Finally at the end of the book he makes a friend. I don’t want to spoil the story but you will never guess who he makes friends with. I rate this book an 8/10!
I love the series Love Child! Even though it may have finished, it is starting back again in 2015! It is based in the 1960s. When Annie’s baby had been taken away from her and put up for adoption Annie tries everything to get her back. When her so called friend adopts the baby and calls her Rose everyone who is on Dr. Patrick’s tries and makes up excuses to say that Annies baby is dead. Annie’s best friend Joan tries everything to help Annie when she isnt really getting anywhere. The main actors and actresses in this series are; Jessica Marais, Grace Gilbert, Jonathan LaPaglia, Mandy McElhinney and loads more. I recommend this series a 10/10!
Grown Ups 2
I recommend this movie to anyone 11+. This movie is hilarious and and great continue of the first grown ups. When the families all move back to their home town lots of wonderful things start happening. When Lenny, Eric, Marcus and Kurt decide to go swimming in a spot they used to as kids, some snobby college boys decide to play pranks on them. One of the pranks is to jump off the cliff naked and of course they did. When Lenny decides to throw a party, the college boys want to destroy it! The actors and actresses in this movie are great and fit these characters perfectly; Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and loads more. I give this movie a 9/10!
I recommend the movie Parental Guidance, it is a very funny and entertaining movie. As Barker, Turner and Harpers parents leave to go on a luxury cruise, Barker, Turner and Harper are left with their Mum’s parents. As their grandparents try to make the kids’ day as normal as possible, of course everything goes wrong. Some things that happen is when the grandfather also known as ‘Fartie’ straps Barker into his toddler seat too tight and can’t get him out. Some other things are that the Grandmother, Diane seems to keep calling ‘soisauges’ , sausages and of course that can’t be right either. The main actors and actresses are; Billy Crystal as ‘Fartie’, Bette Midler as Diane, Maria Tomei as the mother of the kids (Alice), Bailee Madison as Harper, Tom Everett Scott as the father (Phil), Joshua Rush as Turner, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Barker and loads more. I give this movie 7/10!
I recommend the book Divergent by Veronica Roth. I really liked this book because it is all about the future and it is conveys the message that not everyone has to fit into a certain group to be able to survive. My favourite part of this book was when Tris plucked up enough courage to jump off the train because it showed that she wasn’t afraid of anything. My favourite character was Tris because she overcame any problem she was faced with and believed that with hard work and dedication, she could do anything. I can relate to Tris in this book because she is a person that doesn’t want to be classed in a certain group and she fights for what she believes in. I can also relate to Tris because she believes in doing what is right and tries to follow by that throughout all her actions in life. I think others would like this book because it is all about following your heart and believing in yourself even in times of danger. I think mostly teenagers would like to read this book because it appeals to their age group the most and is targeted towards this group.
I recommend the movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Even though the first Captain America movie wasn’t all that good, thankfully this one is better. It tells the tale of Steve Rogers as he goes through the journey of taking down an evil organisation which has grown for years right under their noses. I found this film very entertaining to watch and I think that many people will enjoy it. My favourite part was when there was a shocking revelation about who the bad guy was, and it made me gasp. I loved that they could shock me like that and smiled because of it. I enjoyed this film and I really think that others will enjoy it also. I rate this movie 7.5/10 and recommend it for all ages.
I recently saw The Lego Movie, and although it looks like a kids movie, it’s really enjoyable and my whole family liked it. It tells the tale of a man who goes on a special journey to be The Special. It has great animation, as it is all made from actual Lego bricks, and there is never a time when you think that the animation is bad. The movie flows seamlessly, and I personally never had a boring moment. My favourite character was Dumbledore, and while he only had a short time on the screen, I enjoyed trying to pick him out of a crowd with his purple robes. There are many times in this film that make you laugh, and I would watch it again in a heartbeat. I really enjoyed the song ‘Everything Is Awesome’ and currently enjoy singing it over and over again while my family suffer – it’s a really happy (and repetitive) song. I think that absolutely everyone should watch this, from kids, to teenagers, to adults, to the elderly – EVERYONE! I rate this movie 10/10 and recommend it for ALL ages 🙂
12 Years A Slave is most definitely a confronting film about the times when African Americans were slaves. It tells the tale of a man who was once free, who is put into slavery against his will for 12 years and the things he has to go through. This film is very informative about how they were treated during this time, but it isn’t a film for people who can’t stomach it. The acting for this film is amazing and has won Oscars. My favourite character was played by Benedict Cumberbatch, because it seemed to me that even though the main character, Solomon, was going through so many hardships, Ford was the nicest white person to him, he listened to his ideas and even gave him a present, which was an amazing thing to do for a coloured person in those days. He even saved his life. There were some really disgusting characters in this film and I hated them with a passion. The saddest thing about this film is that it’s based on a true story and I feel truly sorry for the people that went through this. I rate this film a 10/10 as it is a really good film, but only for those 15 and above as it is really confronting as well.
I have recently seen August: Osage County, and I think it’s a brilliant movie. The plot is a little confronting, but the acting is simply brilliant and enjoyable to watch. It tells the story of a family who go through many things together in a short space of time, that changes how they interact with each other. There are many revelations and discoveries during the film and they change the characters by the end of the film. This film is almost heartbreakingly tragic is some senses as they discover new things, and I feel so sorry for them at times. My favourite character was Little Charles, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, because he was so adorably innocent and young. He played him brilliantly, and whilst all around him his family was going crazy, he was calm and almost unaware. Even though everyone in the family went through hard times during the film, they all go on with their lives and survive. I enjoyed this film even though it was a little dark, and I rate it 8.5/10. I recommend it to everyone 15 and above and I think that most people should watch it as it is very interesting.
Even though there is a page on the first Hobbit film, there isn’t one for the second film ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’. In my opinion, this film is better than the first, and I really enjoyed it. It features all these new characters and characters that weren’t in the first film. They continue on their journey to slay the dragon, and make it all the way to the mountain. The film has thrilling twists and turns and leaves you on the edge of your seat, with never a boring moment. The cliff hanger at the end will leave everyone, including me, wishing that the new film could come quicker. The plot is wonderful, as well as the acting. I especially loved the voice of Smaug, which was deep and scary, just as a dragon’s voice should be. Even though I am a fan of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, I think that everyone should see this film, as well as the first one, as well as the Lord of the Rings series, because they’re all just brilliant. My cousin went to see this film and she loved it even though she isn’t a Hobbit fan, so I think everyone will love it. I rate this film 10/10 and I seriously -seriously- think everyone should see it.
I recommend the book The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas E. Sniegoski. This is a great book for any one out there that loves reading about fallen angels, or angels in general. I loved reading it. From the first chapter, I fell in love with it. Every page I turned made it impossible to put down. The story is about this ordinary boy living his life with an adopted family. One day he discovers he has unusual powers, being able to understand and speak any language in the world, even understand animals! Now, what he doesn’t know is that some people, or rather, angels, are after him. I think I will stop there with the explanation, because if I were to continue, I would take the fun out of reading the actual book. I loved this book and recommend it to anyone that loves action, supernatural, and mystery themed books. I rate this book a 10/10. Happy reading!
I recommend the book Cleo the cat who mended a family by Helen Brown. It’s an amazing book although it makes you cry, it’s a true story from the Authors point of view. It’s about her son Sam who picked out a kitten who didn’t want to be separated from it’s mother and then was hit by a car and died in front of his younger brother before he got the cat, their family was in devastation and no longer wanted the cat except for his younger brother who said sam wanted her. They eventually got the cat and went with the name that Sam picked out, Cleo. Cleo mended their family and was with them for around twenty three years and had to eventually be put down. It’s a great book even though it can make you cry but it will intrigue you and make you want to keep reading.
I highly recommend the movie The Spectacular Now. It is the most amazing movie you will ever see. The movie is an independent American film so it wasn’t out at the movies but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t anything short of absolutely amazing! The film is about two seniors in High School who are completely different. One a popular high school funny guy and the other a quiet keep-to-herself nerdy kind of girl. Both have never had anything to do with each other until one day they meet officially in an unusual way. The girl, Amy does the guy, Sutter a small favour. Sutter then takes on the roll of making Amy’s senior year the best it can be, which soon develops into being her boyfriend for a favour. Sutter then realises that Amy is totally amazing at that he has changed his life.
What started as an innocent favour develops into something more. The movie, taking you on a journey through the highs and lows of both people as they help each other grow up in the most extraordinary ways.
This movie is my favourite movie, I love it to absolute bits and I highly recommend it to anyone. I rate it 10/10!
I recommend the 3 part book series, The Land of Eylon by Patrick Carmen. The book is about a 12 year old girl Alexa Daley who lives in the Land of Eylon, a magical land filled with mysteries that are yet to be sold. Alexa who is a very curious and daring girl is eager to unravel the mysteries of Eylon, or just go on an adventure. The little world she lives in, in the Land of Eylon is walled off from the lurking dangers outside the walls, but the further Alexa goes into the mysteries the more she discovers that maybe those dangers are lurking within the walls. The series follows Alexa as her hopes to go on an adventure become true as a dear friend sends her on a mission to discover and finish the dangers, which have become bigger than Alexa ever thought. She must save the Land of Eylon before it is overruled by a dark society. I rate this series a 9/10.
I recommend the book ‘Flipped’ by Wendelin Van Draanen. This is only short and sweet book but I still loved it to pieces. There is a movie based on this book which is also really good and sweet but it’s always best to read the book before watching the movie. The book is written in a dual narrative from which means that it is written from two different perspectives. So one chapter is spoken from one of the characters perspective and the next chapter after that will be from a different characters perspective.
The story follows the lives of two 8th Graders, Bryce and Julianna, who live opposite each other and go to school together. Julianna has had the biggest crush on Bryce ever since he moved into her street when they were seven. However Bryce is basically repulsed by Julianna, he absolutely hates her. Until one day Julianna’s father tells her something that makes her see the people she knows differently. She begins to think more into Bryce’s words and actions, and starts to see beyond his blue eyes which she is totally in love with. Bryce then starts to look at Julianna in a different way and listen to her words. He begins to find her weird ways interesting and attractive. Both of them completely flip.
I love how the author writes this book. Explaining each event from different perspectives. I thought that with a dual narrative it would be a bit repetitive but Van Draanen writes it so well and different from the perspectives that it’s not.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a short, sweet and cute story to read.
Wow. I really shouldn’t post this because it’ll make me cry and re read the series (again), which will just ruin my life all over again.
Okay, so I’m recommending Percy Jackson.
Before you scroll away, think “This is a little kid book.” WELL NO.
Sure the first book or two is kind of more of a child book, with easy to understand words. But the more you read into the series the more you will feel for the amazing character.
By the time you get to The titans curse, when the real stuff happens, when it all hits the fan, you will cry your eyes out with misery when “it” all happens. I am seriously considering going through the dictionary to find the right adjectives to describe how much YOU NEED TO READ IT!
So yeah, sit through the first few books, which are actually really funny, you get to enjoy to SASSINESS (Caps to show how sassy the characters are) and adventure of the second series. There are some bad things of course, as all books do have bad things.
I should mention that this book is about greek mythology, and it takes a while to memorise all the names of the gods, but even though there are heaps of enemies (12 titans, Gaia, Kronos who is part of the titans, monsters, minor gods, evil rivers, pits to hell, a stupid demigod called Jason, many more) the heroes outshine it all.
Oh, and if saw the movies, and are considering reading this, ERASE ALL KNOWLAGE OF THOSE MOVIES BECAUSE THEY SUCK! Okay, a bit of an exaggeration, but honestly, I need your attention. If you are considering reading Percy Jackson, which, if you have the time to sit on a computer and read this stuff, you can pick up a book, then forget the movies exist.
If you have already read these, or are in the process of reading it, hats off to you, sir. Hats off to you.
The first book: Percy Jackson and the lightening thief, Rick Riordan
LOL is a great movie i loved it, its really mature but its really good. I loved it because its a really good movie to watch for rainy days as well as any other day (preferably when seriously bored) My fave character is Lola because she is really cool and funny but she sorts herself out and ends up getting with that cute guy! (Forgotten name!!) My favourite part is when they go to Paris and have to eat snails and sheep’s brain, also when they’re out shopping. I recommend this to girls, over 10, and for a person who likes a good movie that isn’t boring and can fill up your time!
Mean girls is a funny and entertaining movie that everyone loves. It’s awesome because Actress Lindsay Lohan, stars as a new comer to high school since she has just come from Africa. Cadie Harren (Lindsay) is not ready for the “plastics” who will do anything to be the most populist and hottest girls in school! My fave character is Cadie because its so funny to watch her become one of them but then she changes back to her normal self. My fave part is when Kadie wins the top queen of the year or something and breaks the crown into heaps of pieces and gives it to Gretchen Weiner, Regina George and Janice. I recommend this to girls over 9 years old because its rude but mostly funny, but I still liked it. I think people who will like this, well, its a good movie to get you in the right mood and great for a rainy day. Loved it.
The book thief (movie, haven’t read the book yet). Loved it, its so sad, and amazing at the same time.Its such a gripping tale and its as if its a romance/upsetting/historical movie all in one. I really enjoyed watching it. My favourite character was Leitzal (or whatever the girls name was) because she was the main character and she was so eager to learn to read and write, and get some books, that I just decided that she was awesome. I can kind of relate to her, through me stealing lollies! And also because when I was little I loved to read and write and always wanted to be the best!! My least fave part was the start when you could see the brother dead and I thought that was awful! I would’ve liked to change that! But other wise I loved the movie and thought it was very gripping. I recommend this to any people who enjoy romance, war, history, tearful movie-watchers and this movie could be for any age (preferably over 10?) 10/10!!!
A million angels by Kate Maryon. I loved this book, just because it was such a nice read and it got to my emotional side.
My favourite part was when Jemima drew a million angels on her arms, because she showed that she is brave and she won’t wait for her dad to come home fem war, she wants him there, with her. She was my favourite character since she was the focus and it was written from her point of view, so I could see how she felt and related to that. My dad goes to Waurnambool every two weeks and thats hard for me let alone its only for two nights. So I felt really connected to this book. No fave parts, it was all a fantastic book and every page gave me something to else to think about. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I would recommend it especially to year 7’s since Jemima is about 12/13, and also to emotional, thoughtful and loveable readers.
I would recommend ‘The Lucky One’ for females aged 15 years and over. It is of the romance genre, and demonstrates a lot of personal suffering through the characters of Logan and Beth.
My favourite character of the film was the main character Logan, played by actor Zac Efron. It was clear that he had suffered from fighting in a war, and I liked how he moved to the country so that his sufferings wouldn’t take over his life.
I would rate this movie an 8/10 and believe it’s a film worth watching.
I would recommend “Playing for Keeps” for people aged 15 and over. It is a movie that demonstrates how easily trust can be lost and how hard you’ve got to work to earn it back.
My favourite character was the main character, George, played by actor Gerard Butler. I liked how he took responsibility for his mistakes, as this enabled him to move on and be a better person.
I would rate this film a 7/10 and believe it is a film worth watching.
I would recommend “Bridget Jones Diary 2” to females above the age of 13. It is an awesome movie that is quite amusing.
My favourite character was the main character, Bridget, played by actress Renee Zellwegar. I found that Bridget was very easy to relate to, as we all feel like an idiot from time to time. She also demonstrated the pressures that are placed on females to get married and have children. I loved her optimism though, and thought her courage and resilience was admirable.
I would rate this film a 10/10 and believe it’s a film worth watching.
I would definitely recommend the movie ‘now you see me’ because it was truly one of the best action and adventure movies I have ever seen. It is all about four magicians and at the start they are all brought together by an unknown person, and then one year later they make their own tv show about magic. Known as the ‘four horsemen’ the four magicians are on a mission to find the ‘eye,’ but during the course of the film the FBI gets involved and start to track the four magicians, and also keeping a close eye on them is a man named Thaddeus who makes money by revealing the secrets behind other magicians’ tricks. There is a plot twist with the story as the ending is so unexpected. I found that this movie was suited for ages 12+, but it is a fantastic film and I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves action, adventure, magic and a bit of romance. I loved it so much. Enjoy 😀
I love the hunger games, just the detail and the base of the story is awesome. It seriously got me crying for days about Rue’s death and everything else. Highly recommended for you! 10/10 by far!! The movie is also really good, s after the book you will understand it so much better. Watch both the movie and read all three books because its so worth it.
Charlie st cloud is one of the saddest movies i have ever seen! but it is a fantastic movie filled with drama, adventure and romance. This movie is about a teenage boy that has a great relationship with his little brother and are sailing champions, it was one awful day they had a crash and something when wrong but. But this teenage boy could see ghosts and that means he could see his brother and they saw each other everyday until one day and thats when the romance steps in. It’s a great movie and will fill your eyes with tears but i recommend this movie for ages 10 and up because it’s confusing at some points, i rate this movie 8/10
Frozen is a movie i would definitely recommend for nearly all ages, although it seems like a movie for only little kids it’s a great movie to watch filled with comedy, romance, drama and adventure. The first time i watched this movie it was a great movie i could laugh and cry with my friends about. Frozen is about the queen of a little town who has ice powers and eventually ran away into the snow then the princess came looking for her and met a man to help her, on the way they met a snowman who is hilarious! I won’t tell you the ending because it will give it away but great movie to watch and it would be suitable for all ages, i would give this movie a 9/10
I would recommend the movie/ book ‘my sisters keeper’ it’s a great movie and it is full of all different surprises, this movie/ book can make you feel sad at time and other times it can make you feel lucky to be a healthy and active human. My sisters keeper is about a girl that is sick and needs a lot of treatment and surgery but when she was little she needed a bone transplant and no one in there family was the same blood type so the parents made a baby that would have the same blood. After the baby they made was 11 years old the sick sister told her to stop giving her her bones and live a normal live so she fought for self. After a while the sick child died, it’s a really sad movie but i would definitely recommend this movie to people of the ages 9 and up. I rate this movie a 81/2- 10.
I highly absolutely definitely recommend the movie we bought a zoo, I absolutely loved this movie !! I thought this was the bet movie and I LOVED it
this movie is about a family who’s mum dies from cancer while the children are still quite young. This family is just mourning the loss of their mother. The father decide she wants a new start !! he wants a new house- new town – new school etc.
so one day the father and the daughter go out to look at houses
each house they went wasn’t what they wanted until they found one house in the country, this house to them was just what they had been looking for as all hopes went towards succouring this house the real-estate agent told them it was a zoo.They blight the zoo and were getting it ready for opening. They went through ups and downs through the worst – like nearly being in dept. And were trying to come to terms with their loss. This movie is so emotional and heart braking but at the same inspirational. This is a TRUE STORY about heart brake and hope. I rate this movie 10/ 10.
If you tend to cry during movies get a box of tissues.
If you have not seen this movie you must it is an inspirational journey and a real eye opener to be thankful for what you’ve got a be persistent and your dreams will come true !!
I recommend the movie anchor man one this movie is so funny i love it
this movie is based around when the only people who could read the news were men !!
This movie is so funny
the characters in this movie are hilarious and are real characters.
I recommend this movie for people over 10
in this movie it is a group of men working in a news reading company. Then all of a sudden a girl if asked to join the reading panel. The men are annoyed because in those days news reading was meant for men.
My favourite character in this movie is brick , he is so funny and a little bit weird, brick is the weather reader and always does silly things. My favourite scene is when they get pushed into the bear cage when they are supposed to e broadcasting one of the biggest story’s in the world.
I rate this movie a 7/10 it is good but isn’t one of my favourites
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I recommend the movie diary of the wimpy kid 3 ( dog days)
this story is about a young boy named greg Heffley. Greg has entered high school and is seen as a geek. Greg try’s his best to be cool but with a friend like Rowley he isn’t getting very far. This filmed is based on the super-popular book series ! This film is a hilarious family film and is great for all ages. My favourite character in the movie is manny he is so cute and funny. Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military school if he does not stay out of trouble. Greg finds all new ways to get him self in trouble. LIke when he pretends to work a the country club where Rowley’s parents have a member ship, when really greg is only going to the country club to get time with his crush holly hills. This movie has heaps of funny scenes and is a GREAT movie. I rate this movie a 10/10 it is so funny
if you havn’t seen this movie yet then get watching !!
hi recommend the movie charlie in the chocolate factory
it is a funny weird movie that is great for kids.
this movie is about a fantasy chocolate factory that every kid in the world wanted to own.
Willy Wonka one of the main characters, who owns the factory offers 5 kids who can find a golden ticket to come on a world first tour of the factory. There are a few versions of this movie, but i think that the original is the best. In the newer version of this movie Johnny Depp stars as the famous Willy Wonka. This movie is very mysterious and in every scene is a new excitement. The songs in this movie are great and are very catchy. There are these cute people called umpa loompa’s who are small and funny. The main characters in this movie are
little poor charlie bucket
charlie’s grandpa joe who once worked in the chocolate factory and
Willy Wonka the sweet tooth owner of the factory
i rate this movie a 10/10 is is a great movie and is one of my favourite’s
all up I love this movie and if you haven’t seen it you need to
I absolutely recommend the movie parental guidance it was hilarious and was a GREAT family movie.My favourite character was the grandma I thought she was funny and was a bit crazy.I really enjoyed the movie because it was really funny i have watched 5 times and laughed the whole time.I think the movie was a great family movie and i would recommend it for viewers 5+ it was great.I thought the r life was awesome and I really wanted one in my home but it would get annoying .my favourite part was when barker asked ardie if he could call him fartie.I didn’t have a least favourite part I thought all of the movie was really good.i really really really liked this movie and i have would watch it with anyone it was actually that good. I rate this movie a 9/10. I highly recommend his movie.if you are looking for an appropriate kids movie that is funny, family friendly and happy that is a kids comedy this is the movie for you.
About Time is a fantastic comedy family movie that just leaves you wanting more. You can’t help but feel the character’s emotions whether it be happy or sad, in love or jealous. This movie is a bout a young man called Tim who finds out from his father that all the men in his family can time travel. He used this new found skill to find love although of course it doesn’t come without complications. He eventually finds love, starts a new family, encounters many problems along the way and watch his life change around him. I loved this movie and recommend it to viewers probably 12+. This is such an amazing film that you can’t just stop at watching it once.
This film is about a typical teenager. She is basically Malibu Barbie! She grew up in a wealthy family and is very spoiled. When her new stepmother comes to stay she takes it to far. That is how she got sent to Abbey Mount School; a boarding school in “cold, wet, dreary England!” But little does she realise, going to Abbey Mount Boarding School for Girls will completely change her life. I don’t want to give away too much but she is an amazing girl that meets new friends, boyfriends, mean girls, encounters new experiences and journeys, one being that her mother (who passed away when she was six) also went to Abbey Mount.
I really enjoy the TV series BONES! It’s packed full of drama and it gets really addictive! Every episode has a new twisted case that leaves you guessing until the end.I would recommend this show to people who can handle seeing blood and gory scenes, if you can’t I wouldn’t recommend you watch this show. This TV series is rated MA 15+ and I give it a 10/10! It keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end and you just can’t take your eyes off the tv screen until it ends!
I recommend the movie Moonrise Kingdom.
This movie is a very different and quirky movie. Everything is a bit weird, even the camera view is different to other movies. Based in the Summer of 1965 the movie is about to kids, a boy and a girl aged 12 and they fall in love and make a pact and runaway together in the forest. The girl runs away from her parents and the boy, an orphan, escapes a boy scout camp. Everyone, from the girls family to the boys scout group try and hunt them down and separate them from each other. The pair come across many obstacles on their journey among other things. I really like the weirdness of this movie, it’s no your cliché, children’s adventure so I would recommend it to everyone who wants to see something a little different.
the book is called the faults in our stars by John Green.
Possibly the best book about cancer and love, and emotions of all time. Take a bow John Green. You have officially ruined my life!
I know that movie of this book is coming out soon and everyone wants to see it but I highly recommend reading the book before you see the movie.
As soon as I read this book it immediately became my favourite book of all time.
The book is about an uncommon love story between two teenagers Hazel and Augustus. This is a romance book but its not your typical love story where everyone is happy and everyones life is perfect. The story deals with hard and serious issues that I can’t even begin to imagine what its like to feel what they are feeling. The author, John Green, writes the story so well. His writing is very sophisticated and mature. I love how he is able to capture exactly how the character is feeling and make you feel for the character and really feel quite sad or happy for them. When reading this book I felt like I knew the characters, like I had met them. My favourite character would have to be Hazel. Her personality is so different to a typical teenage girls, maybe because she has different circumstances to those of a normal teenage girl. She is nerdy and weird but cool and different at the same time. She’s brave, determined and she speaks her mind. And despite her being a book character I really believe that she is a role model. John Green reels you in in this romantic drama and you begin to fall in love with all the characters. Their different stories are inspiring. I rate this book a big fat 10/10!
Teen Beach Movie
This movie is a fantastic and cool movie. This movie is set in a movie. When Brady and Mack get stranded out on a beach of Brady’s favourite movie Wet Side Story, Mack starts to panic! They are now stuck on the beach of a movie and have no idea how to get out! When they start to have fun they accidentally change the movie! When one of the characters Layla who is a biker was supposed to fall in love with Tanner a surfer, instead Tanner falls in love with Mack and Layla falls in love with Brady. They try everything to get the movie back on track but when they get captured by the Evil villains, Les Camembert and Dr. Fusion Layla and Tanner unite the bikers and surfers together to save Brady and Mack! This movie is a great movie about friendship and fun! I rate this a 10/10!
Dork Diaries Series
The dork diaries book series is a very funny girly books for girls aged around 8-13. The main character Nikki is a very dorky girl who is trying her best to get through school the best way she can. One thing that gets in her way the most is Mackenzie, she is a spoiled brat and one of the CCP (Cute Cool Popular) group. Mackenzie always tries to find a way to embarrass Nikki. The one and only thing Nikki and Mackenzie have in common is having a huge crush on this guy named Brandon. Lucky for Nikki she does have some friends who help her take down Mackenzie. Zoey and Chloe. I recommend this book series who likes a bit of drama and humour and revenge. I rate this book series an 8/10!
I recommend the book wonder to anyone! The book wonder is amazing and also a bit sad! The main character August has a face malfunction and is having trouble fitting in at his new school. His Mum and Dad try anything to help him. As his face has had so many surgery reconstructions he has been home schooled. August finds a girl named Summer who likes August for who he is. Where as a boy named Julian starts leading the bullying attacks! I recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit of a sad story. I rate this book a 9/10.
The movie frozen is a very wonderful movie for kids and even teenagers. It teaches girls that they don’t always need a man to save them. This movie is recommended to anyone who likes a bit of drama, humour and love. One of the characters Olaf is the funniest and sweetest snowman ever! He is always giving the person who is watching the movie a bit of a laugh. The main actors and actresses Indiana Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathon Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana fit the rolls of the main characters wonderfully! I recommend this movie to anyone at any age! I rate is a 9/10.
This is a very funny movie and great for girls. This movie teaches girls that school and life is not all about being rich or fabulous or gorgeous or popular. This movie is great for girls in high school and also teaches girls to keep your close friends instead of pushing them away for some ‘popular group’ or because a cute guy. It tells girls to try anything they want even if your friends tell you not too. The main actresses Lindsay Lohan, Rachael McAdams, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried. Very good actresses and I think any girl who enjoys a little bit of humour and drama will love this movie. I rate it a 10/10!
I recommend the movie Saving Mrs. Banks. It is a great movie that is all about the making of Mary Poppins. There are flash backs which make the movie easy to understand and the set up is great. My favourite character is Mr. Disney because he has a great personality and always thinks on the bright side.
Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups 2 is a fantastic comedy film that is great for any age. It is not only full of humor and surprises but just like the first Grown Ups, it incorporates a lesson that is taught whether it is about your family, friends or believing in yourself. Again in the sequel to the first movie the actors perform their roles to perfection. My personal favourites, the five boys: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. These childish men still having the time of their lives although they think they are too old to throw a party. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and recommend it to everyone. I rate it a 10/10.
This comedy movie is a hilarious family movie that everyone can enjoy. This movie is about two middle aged men that lose their jobs as salesmen and get internships at Google. It is a relatable story and really a true life situation of trying to understand communication problems, financial troubles and discovering the true meaning of friendship. “The Internship” star well known funny actors who perfect their roles in this film. My favourite part was when the teenage interns tell Billy and Nick to look for the Professor when trying to get into the minds of the creator. They mindlessly go searching for Charles Xavier (professor in X-Men) I loved this movie and rate it a 9/10!
WHO HAS SEEN WILD CHILD!!!!!
You know how your parents say you should watch a movie that you will learn lesson from. WELL THERE!!! you proved it. This movie is about a girl who learns a very important lesson and you will learn it to. This girl is definitely a wild child. She grew up in a wealthy family but very spoiled. But sometimes she goes to far and thats wear she got sent to Abbey mount School!! I think i have given away to much information. But going to Abbey Mount School her life will be turned around. I don’t really have a favourite charcter but a girl just makes me laugh i don’t really know her name but when you do it will probably be your favourite to. I just think a its and an incredible movie. But one girl in the movie is jealous and when you see it you will understand who.
THATS ALL FOLKS!!!
Zac and Mia
This book is so different and has this way of making you feeling sad but happy at the same time. It was an amazing book, I loved it so much. To be honest I didn’t really have a favourite part because all of it was fabulous each chapter had something different going on that made you want to find out more and more until suddenly you had finished that book. My favourite character was Mia, she was off the rails and that made you keep guessing which had you on the edge of your seat. I can’t relate to any of the characters because they are all eighteen and they have cancer so I don’t know how they feel, I could only imagine.I don’t have favourite part or a bit that I would change because it was such a well written book and I never ever skipped any parts. I din’t think that their is a type of person, I think everyone would love this book.
This book might be the best book I have ever read! I really loved it, so much that I read it in hours. I got so drawn in. The Originals was so exciting and always had me on the edge of my seat, especially in my favourite part when Lizzie was going to investigate there mum and left her sisters that are actually clones in the house, she found out all these things, then when she got back they were gone. I was so intriguing, you just wanted to keep reading and reading. Lizzie was most definitely my favourite person in the book because even though they where clones of the Original person, they still had their own unique thoughts and mannerisms. But when one experienced high emotions they all could feel it. Lizzie was more like my self so I could relate to her feelings on some points. If there was anything I could change is for it to be longer, I just didn’t want it to end. I would recommend this book to everyone, I truely don’t think that there is a type of person who would like this because it has a bit of everything in it.
Looking for Alaska
I was really intrigued by this book, you never really knew what was going to happen! It was a bit of a mystery and adventure book. I haven’t really read anything quite like it, John Green really captures the characters emotions. To me the best bit is when they play the prank on their teacher all of the junior students got in on it and it was so funny. My favourite character was Alaska, she was out going, funny and always looking for trouble. I was drawn to her because I’m the complete opposite. I can’t relate to any of the character’s but I don’t think that matters very much if the author writes it so well that you almost feel like them. I don’t have a least favourite because things were happening every chapter and it would draw you in. I would definitely recommend this book if you want a book that you can’t put down. A person that likes mystery and adventure would love this book so much. Also it you like a bit of twist at the end.
I loved this book so much because it is so different from anything that I have ever read. It was so intriguing and think that when a book can pull you in it means it’s the perfect book. My favourite part is towards the end because thats when they had all of these twists that made re read it so you could understand. Their was much going on that you thought you’d missed parts. My favourite character was London, the author wrote her so well that you felt like you were in her position, I can’t really relate to her because she doesn’t have a right memory. I don’t have anything bad to say or anything I would change about it. I would recommend this book to everyone, I don’t think that their is a ‘type’ of person that would like. I think it’s an all rounder
I really enjoyed this book, it was a bit confusing at the start but once I realized who was who, it made perfect sense. That would be the only bad thing that I would say about it everything else was really good. My most favourite part in the book is when she wins the completion but I can’t give away the full ending because it’s just so fabulous. Angel is my most favourite character, she is so down to earth and you can relate to how she feels in most situations. I don’t have a least favourite part because I feel that in each chapter there was something interesting going on that you wanted to just keep reading and reading, I didn’t want to end at all, I think that should make a second for sure. I would most defiantly recommend this book but more to girls who are in to fashion and Paris. The author writes the book so well, that I think that anyone would pulled into this book.
I loved this book and recommend you should read it because the characters are so well developed and the storyline is so clever. It tells the story of a geek- Harriet who accidentally gets discovered by a modelling scout and she then is offered a job. But can she go against her stepmothers wishes and even if she does she will be betraying her best friend.
As you can see Harriet is in quid a pickle. I love the way the author shows the character by describing her so well. No wonder they made a follow up. This book I highly recommend to those who are either (a) a geek or (b) a fashionista.
I have searched for these series of books so man times. I have found them in the lc though. Its the My story series. I’ve seen a few on here but known of the older ones. Could I have ones like, Blitz, Titanic, Slave girl and The Hunger up here? I’m unsure wether the lc has some of these but I have seen a few of these there. I love the historical reads. Especially about the Wars and Major Events like Titanic. I also like ‘My Royal Stories’ but those are harder to find than the ‘My story’, ‘My Australia Story’ Series. Most follow young women around the age of 14-20. I have seen only some with Males being the lead (Roman Invasion is the only one I could find, But I bet theres way more). This stories are awesome, the characters being around our age too. They also have suggestions in the back of the book, to know what to read next and Photographs (Or Anything That people have found in that time period.). Go Edie.
MY THIRD FAVOURITE MOVIE IS THE HARRY POTTER SERIES!!!!
I love the magic,wizards, a little romance and great fantasy. SERIOUSLY!!!? I can’t think of any other better series that involves magic and wizards. look up the trailer on youutbe as what you think. Did i tell or did i tell you? I really don’t want to spoil the movies but maybe i will tell you a little of what it is about. There was this enemy that kills all do gain power. This enemy shows no mercy. But one boy survived. How? watch the movie and you will find out. That boys name was the great and unbelievable HARRY POTTER!!!! He is a great character but my favourite character is would definitely be Hermonie. I’m san come on, what would you do without the genius. She is there for everything.
THATS ALL FOLKS!!!
I ALSO LOVE THE HUNGER-GAMES!!!!! WHO WOULDN’T?
You may be familiar with the movie called HUNGER GAMES seriously if you haven’t watched it, you better. As i said with my other movies it does have a little of violence but it not something to be afraid of. It also has a little ROMANCE eeeeeeeeewwwwwwlalalala. But that is not the hit of the movie. But it does have a great effect and a magnificant story. there is also the HUNGER GAMES CATCHING FIRE!!! I do recommend that you should watch that as well.I have done enough talking time for you to start watching. THATS ALL FOLKS!!!
I LLOOOOVVEEEE THE DARKEST HOUR!!!!
It has a little violence but a great idea and story. i will tell you this of what it is about the movie. these enemies come to earth. they turn any living human or animal into dust, but you can’t see them. How will the group of teenagers no when they are coming? It is not scary but very imaginable. How would you feel if you were one of the last survivors on earth? My definite favourite character is Shaun. Why? because he works out how they can see the enemies. If you watch the movie you will understand.
You will not regret this movie!!!!
I recommend dork diarys
I recommend the movie Frozen. This movie is a great kids and even teenage movie! My favourite character is Olaf as he is the funniest yet sweetest snowman because he never seems to think of himself only other. “Some people are worth melting for” is a quote from the movie. This may be a cartoon but it has valuable lessons of kindness in it. I think anyone could watch this movie as my grandparents went and watched it!! I’d give this movie an 8.5/10 !
I recommend the book Wonder. It is a really deep and thoughtful book that is not only a good read but it also teaches you life lessons.I learnt from this book not to take life for granted because we really don’t know how lucky we have it. August is the main character and he has a face malfunction. I absolutely love this book and always read it. I’d defiantly recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read or an inspiration story. This book is defiantly 10/10!
I recently read the classic: 7 Little Australians. It’s a great Australian classic that everyone should read. It’s about 7 children in the early 1900’s. Their advent ours and tragic events are just wonderful to read and if you get a chance you should defiantly give it a go! My favourite part is where the Judy runs away from boarding school and is found by Bunty in the shed. It made me laugh to think that she travelled all that way just to be home!
Ages 8+ and 9/10
The other book that I read was Crossing Over. It was FANTASTIC. Quite easily in the top 5 books I have read in my life-time. (And I have read a lot of books!). It is about a boy Rodger who has the ability to cross over to the country of the dead. It is a long book but a very good one about his adventoures in the time of wars, warriors, empires and witchery. When Queen Caroline sees that Rodger has this ability he is made her fool. And from that day on, he is wound up in the madness of the country of Glory
I recommend the movie ‘ Another Cinderella Story ‘ . I love this movie because it’s not just another cinderella story it has a twist! The movie is all about dancing so if you love to dance this is the movie for you ! Selena Gomez is Mary and she loves to dance ( and she is very good at it too!) but so does her evil step sisters, and they would do everything to take Mary down to win the award … I’d recommend this movie to anyone over 11 because it has a tricky sequence but in the end it’s a really good movie !
I recommend the t.v series ‘ The Carrie Diaries’ . I have watched every single episode since it started and loved it from the moment it began. The series is about a girl (Carrie) who lost her mum and has had to rely on her dad for everything. Although it is sad Carrie sees the good in everything and strives for her dreams which is to work in New York. In the series she also dates Austin Butler (Sebastian), who is every girls dream!!
I’d recommend this series to girls 12 +
One movie I definitely recommend is Grudge Match. It was recently released to the cinemas and I found it highly entertaining. I love Sylvester Stallone and he played the role extremely well, as did Robert De Niro. I loved the story line and how it was competitive but humorous too. Razor’s coach is probably my favourite character because he doesn’t care what anyone thinks and he is really funny. I thought Trey was adorable and it was funny how BJ and Kid were making crude jokes and Trey was oblivious to them. I loved the ending because it was the way I wanted it to end. I rate this a 10/10 and recommend it to ages 13+. There are some inappropriate but hilarious jokes that aren’t suitable for younger people.
Picture this: I loved this movie so much! It’s like the life of every teenage girl. If it seems to good to be true it probably is. Mandy gets very excited when she gets a new phone for her birthday, but her father tom calls her every 30 mins to find out what is going on. My favourite part of the movie was when Mandy discovered that Lisa had gotten the same dress as her, so they cut it to make it more attractive to the boy she was trying to impress. My least favourite part of the movie was when Lisa offered free smoothie things to Mandy and her friends, but they had some type of nut that she was allergic too in it. I like her ability to problem solve though, I would recommend this book to people aged 10 and above and I would rate it a 9/10 .
2 Broke girls: This is second favourite TV series! I love the humor and the way someones life changes so drastically, yet 90% of the time they are always saying positive things. My favourite character is Caroline because she is the most positive person and celebrates even the tiniest things, but her dad is in jail, and she has to ‘rob’ her own house to get her belongings. I can’t relate to any of the characters in this story, but if I happened to end p in their situation, I hope I can be as positive as them. If I could change something in this series I would allow Caroline to take back her belongings from the house, because I don’t think it’s right to make someone homeless, and then give them nothing they own. I would recommend this series to people because it’s so funny, probably between the ages of 12-40
How I met your mother:
I absolutely love this series! It’s funny and at the same time it can teach you some valuable life lessons! My favourite character from the series would have to be Lily because most of the time she is a gentle and caring character but then we she gets angry she completely changes. My favourite part of the series was when Ted met the mother and in the same day Robin and Barney got married. It was sort of cliché in the way that Ted’s ex girlfriend was getting married and he found the love of his life. I love this series and it is one of the only series I watch on TV! I would recommend it to ages 10 and above and would rate it a 9/10.
I absolutely love zookeeper! The movie zookeeper is so funny and really entertaining to watch. When i watched it for the first time i just couldn’t stop laughing in some of the funniest parts and the thing is, i have watched it so many times now and i still laugh every time i see it. It is about a man named Griffith and he is a zookeeper, everything seems normal until one day when he finds out the animals can talk. Now he is the only person who knows and he talks to them. There is also this girl who he was going out with but then they broke up. The animals wanted to help him to get her back but there are many complications between him, his job, the girl he thinks he loves, her boyfriend, the girl who he actually ends up loving and the animals that talk. It is the most entertaining show that will crack you up. I rate it a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone. Go and watch it now!!
I recently watched the new movie ‘The secret life of Walter Mitty’ and i thought it was pretty good. It’s a rather unusual and interesting yet entertaining movie. It is about a man named Walter Mitty who has a very vivid imagination and will just suddenly zone off and start picturing something and imagining it really happening. He works at this place where they write and make magazines and he has lost an important picture. He ends up turning his dreams into reality and travels the world in search of a man for one picture. Whilst doing all of this he falls for this girl from his work and tries to impress her. This film has action, romance, drama and probably more. I do recommend you watch this movie especially 10+ because it is a little bit hard to follow and understand and i rate it 7/10. Theres not much that i would change about it because every bit just pulls it altogether. Go watch it now!
‘Frozen’ the movie that is currently playing at the cinemas, is made by the same creators of tangled. Tangled as i’m sure everybody agrees was a spectacular movie and so too is this new movie frozen. I really enjoyed the movie frozen, it was very entertaining and was so well done. All of the animation was so effective and looked so good and i loved all of the songs in the movie (Those songs are so easily stuck in your head). The actual story line of the movie was also good, I was trying to guess what would happen in the end but it kept on suprising me. The movie is about the queen and her ice powers but she doesn’t know how to control them and it puts others, like her sister, in danger. I thought most of the movie was good except there were a few parts throughout the middle that i thought were kind of unnecessary and stupid and let down the movie for example the giant snow monster. But aside from this i, along with my friends and family all enjoyed it. I rate it a 7 out of 10 and recommend it for any one really but especially younger children 4-14.
One Direction: This Is Us
This is my favourite movie because I could watch it a thousand times and never get bored. I love this movie because I love One Direction and you get to see lots of behind the scenes footage from the 2013 Take Me Home tour. My favourite part is the London O2 Arena footage throughout the move because it reminded me of when I was at the concert. I would recommend this movie for girls who like One Direction and enjoy having a laugh. I rate this movie 10/10 because it was amazing!!
The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester
This is the best book ever! I got it for my birthday and I started reading it and could not put it down. It is the first novel by Jennifer Kloester and I love how it has a happy ending.
It is about a girl called Angel and all she wants to do is become a fashion designer and is willing to put everything on the line in order to achieve her dream, even going to Paris and pretending to be her best friend Lily. My favourite character is Lily de Tourney (Angel’s best friend) because she is a very loyal friend, she is always there for Angel and always keeps her promises. I wouldn’t change anything about this book because I was hooked from the start and I loved every page of it. I rate this book 10/10 because it has everything from betrayal, friendship, fashion, adventure, triumph and great clothes!
Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement
This is a fantastic sequel to Princess Diaries 1 because you get to see how Princess Mia’s life has changed since she accepted the role of Princess of Genovia. My favourite part of this movie is Mia’s slumber party, she invites Princesses from all around the world to a slumber party to celebrate her engagement. I really like this part because it looks really fun, especially the mattress surfing. I think girls of all ages will enjoy this movie and I rate it 8/10
The wedding planner
I watched this movie and I honestly loved it!! It was really romantic and funny at the same time! My favourite part of the movie was when her shoe was stuck in the drain in the middle of the road as the thing came down the road and he jumped out, hurt himself but saved her life. It was such a cute thing to do and I thought it was funny how she was trying so hard to save her shoe. My least favourite part of the movie was when Mary found out that Steve was actually engaged and she was going to be planing her wedding to Fran! I thought it was so rude and that Mary deserved better. I would rate this movie a 9/10
I recommend ‘Toppling’ by Sally Murphy. It is a story about two boys John and Dom. John is obsessed with putting dominoes on their small edges and making them topple. John and Dom are best friends and do everything together until Dom gets sick. John just thinks he has a cold but when Dom does’t come to school for a couple of days, John starts to get worried. When they do a presentation in class it turns out that a classmate’s dad died of cancer. It is a very heart touching book. 500/10
I recommend fast and furious 6 it is such an amazing movie this one so much action and all the graphics, effects and more gone into it is fantastic it is so great I recommend his movie to all ages it is an amazing story about drag racing in the streets of Paris / France and the group get in a bit of trouble with a data chip and they have to get it back off someone who had first stolen it off them it is a great action full packed movie with great cast filling in all of there charaters perfectly and unfortunately Paul Walker won’t be starring in the next fast and furious 7 but I am sure you will love all these movies all so great lots of little twists that you will never see coming I bet you if you watch one movie you will be hooked right away thats a promise because it is a truly amazing and I love it heaps! I rate this move a 10/10 it is so mysterious and different and just one of the best movies I have ever watched in my life you will regret it if you don’t get onto it!
I recommend Dairy of a wimpy kid because it is a very funny humorous book and it is great fun reading you can even imagine whats happening in the book in your head because it is written so well and so deeply about his life. It is a very basic story with many other books with it but these books altogether make the story fit in great together I am sure all your friends who will read it will love it just as much as you do because it is such a great book full of laughter and easy context for those who prefer easier reading books. I rate this book and 8/10 and I recommend this book to all ages it is fantastic!
I recommend Santa Claus 2, it is a great christmas movie to watch with your family around the end of year getting ready for the new year. It has a bit of comedy that all quite young ages will love you can never get sick of it ! This movie is a great magical type story about santa Claus meeting his brother and bringing his brother to the North Pole to help him with christmas one year it is a well put together movie very emotion and a lovely story twist to it! I recommend this movie to all ages really and I rate this movie a 8/10 it is a great movie to watch with the family and even friends if you wanted to.
I recommend wrong turn for those looking for a horror movie it is a great movie and all the effects and details that have gone into this movie are incredible this is a too die for movie to watch if your up to it because it is quite funny and like a crime scene investigation where they get stuck on the road as there car breaks down and one by one there friends are taken by a well we don’t know if you want to watch the rest of this movie go watch it, it is a real good movie with looks of action and I’m sure you will love it just as much as I did. I recommend this movie to 15+ and i rate this movie a 7/10
I recommend Grown ups 2, it is no doubt that this movie will make you laugh and you will probably won’t stop throughout the whole movie. Grown ups 2 is recommended to anyone. It is not the best idea to watch grown ups 2 without watching grown ups 1 that is forbidden. The cast that are in this film is what really makes it as they are relatable and there sense of humour is great for the audience. I would urge everyone to watch this film at some point it is truly a movie that you can’t miss. I rate this movie a big 9/10 it is a great movie and all the cast play there characters to merely perfection! It is such a great movie especially to watch with your friends you will have great fun with it, I promise you won’t regret watching it at all!!!!!!
I recommend Modern Family the t.v series it is a great t.v show full of comedy and sure to make you cry of laughter, all the episodes of modern family are hilarious and they need to be watched it is truly one of the most funniest t.v series I have ever experienced in my life after nearly every episode I am normally lying and rolling along the ground laughing so hard that I can feel my abs coming on! I recommend this t.v series to any age all ages will love it! I also rate these t.v series of modern family an 10/10 its put you in a fantastic mood after watching it I recommend you start watching it because i love it!
I recommend the boy in the striped pyjamas because it is such a good book and movie explaining what used to happen to the jews in that time and how cruel they were treated and how lucky we are to be here where we are protected from this violence era. It is a chance to learn about that time and observe how the jews were treated and what happens to an innocent boy that becomes friends with one of the jewish boys across the fence at the prison where Bruno the boy had just moved too. He loved adventuring but maybe his adventuring has gone too far this time, to find out what happens with the jewish boy across the fence and bruno’s friendship read the book or watch the movie. I recommend this book to ages 13+ and I rate this movie and book a 9/10 its a great way to learn a little history.
I recommend the walking dead season 1,2,3,4 they are fabulous fantastic! It is a horror movie but with so many intriguing turning twist and if you start watching these seasons it will be impossible to stop watching it! It is about a group of friends that are now basically like family and it is the end of the earth and they are the only humans left the rest have been bitten and killed by walkers (Zombies) and now are walkers and they feed on blood. It is a great t.v series if you are into any horror movies this is the one for you it is a great t.v show I recommend it to ages 14+ and i rate this t.v series a 10/10 they are great beware don’t watch it alone watch it with a friend!
I recommend ‘Insurgent’ by Veronica Roth. It is the second book to the Divergent series. I thought you might like to have it on Fict.it.ious because you have the first and third (last) book. This book is from my favourite series Divergent. I loved this book because its got action, romance and suspense. With the book it got me hanging over my seat because I just wanted to know what happens next. Insurgent has a lot of lies and secrets. The last line just made me want the book to go on and on and on. I rate this book a 10/10. I would recommend this book to ages 12+.
I recommend “This is not a drill” the movie, I recommend this book as it is not quotes so intriguing at the start but you really get into it and when you get into this book it is merely impossible to put this book down you could even say it becomes a very addictive habit! This is not a drill is about a crazy father that has been not able to see his child while his wife forbids him to see his own son so the father comes into the school and does the inscribable, you will have to read the book to find out trust me it is so worthwhile I loved every bit of it I read it over and over all the time and I just appreciate what I have today! I recommend this book to ages 13+ this book is amazing please read it and comment what you think of it because i think it was absolutely fabulous, and I promise you it is a book worth remembering! I rate this book a 8/10 very interesting and I loved it!
I recommend soul surfer it is such a great movie it really is it teaches life skills and it is about a young teenager that makes a mistake and has to deal with the rather harsh circumstances and she has to learn about herself and accept herself for who she is! This movie teaches us to life up life to its fullest and accept yourself for you and whatever life throughs at you, you can pass it with persistence and these adversities will only make you a stronger women. This girl shows us all that even though she has a certain part of her body missing she keeps trying to live her life just as it was before and continue to make herself a stronger and bigger person. I rate this movie a 10/10 the girl is this movie is such a role model to the younger disadvantaged children. I also recommend this book to the ages 12+ i recommend you watch this movie i promise you, that you won’t regret it!
‘And then everything unraveled’ is a novel by Jennifer Sturman that I borrowed from my local library and recently read. This novel is definitely intriguing after reading just the blurb. It is an entertaining book about a teenage girl and how her life changes in an instant. This novel contains a great mystery where Delia the teenage girl is searching for her lost mother and along the way she finds clues, gets tangled in all the lies, secrets and danger. Not only is this about conspiracies but also gives a fair idea of the life of an orphan, moving schools and young romance. It is and exciting book that really plays around with your emotions. It is so well written that you never want to put it down and you never get bored. The only thing that i didn’t like about the book was the ending where you expect to find everything out and get all the answers but instead it ends with, ‘to be continued!’ This irritated me so much but just made me want to read the next book. I would definitely recommend this book, probably to ages 12+ and i rate it 10/10.
I just watched this movie for the first time the other day and i really enjoyed it. I had heard a lot of people talking about it and I was hearing how funny it is, and they were right. Jack and Jill is one of those stupid comedy’s that is so pointless but actually makes you laugh. It is about Jack the Dad of his family just living normal life until his twin sister Jill comes to stay and everything is turned upside down. I would recommend this as a fun family movie. My favourite character is Jill because she is just so funny. My favourite part is when Jack dresses up as Jill in all of her clothes and make up and goes on Jills date for her. I would rate this 6/10.
Modern family is a funny TV series for any age. It is a great family show. It is about a family made up of different families and it has two hilarious gay guys with their adopted daughter, Phil and Claire with their three kids and Jay and Gloria with their son who acts so much older than his age. I really like every episode of every season and it keeps me interested because there is something new going on every time. I like the way that this show is made because it shows family life that you can really relate to because it is realistic of what might actually be going on. My favourite characters are Phil and Cam because they are both so funny. It is a very entertaining show and i would definitely recommend it. I rate it 8/10.
The TV series ‘Friends’ is my absolute favourite show ever. I love it so much and i am addicted to it. Whenever i am bored or have spare time, i watch friends. I watch it so often that i think i am turning into some of the characters. It is about a group of 6 adult friends Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Ross, Chandler and Joey. It is just a tv show of their daily life. It is so funny and totally entertaining. When i watch it i feel like i am there with them and i feel like i am one of the friends. There is nothing i would change about this TV series and i have watched every episode of every season so many times. It is about friendship, work, coffee, romance and life. I would recommend it to anyone 12+ years. I have no favourite part or favourite character because i love them all and love it all. I rate it 10/10 easily!
‘Santa Claus 2’ is another great christmas movie part of the funny and entertaining series. Again this movie is a perfect family hit and can be watched at any time of year. It is sequential of the santa claus 1 and is better if you watch the number one first so that it makes more sense when you watch this movie. My favourite part about this movie is Santa’s search for love as he needs to find a Mrs Claus by christmas eve if he wants to stay santa. But my least favourite part is when they create a toy santa to take control at the north pole whilst scott goes back home to fix things with Charlie. I get so frustrated when the toy santa turns bad and i think it ruins the excitement of the show. I rate this movie 9/10 and it another family favourite. If your going to watch the first movie, I suggest you watch this as well and the third movie so you find out what happens in the end.
The christmas special ‘The Santa Claus’ movie starring Tim Allen is definitely a movie that I would recommend. It is a hilarious movie about a young boy and his dad who end up turning into santa and living at the north pole. This movie is perfect to watch in the lead up to christmas but is so good that you could watch it at any time of year. I really enjoy this movie and i watch it every year near christmas but it never gets old. I like all of the characters in the movie but my favourite would have to be Charlie the young boy. I like every part of the movie and i wouldn’t change a thing because every part plays a part in creating the movie that it is. Although i do get frustrated when Charlie’s mum and her partner don’t believe that Scott, Charlie’s dad, really is Santa. I would rate this movie 10/10. It is a wonderful classic and i would recommend it to any ages. It is a perfect family movie and i suggest if you watch this movie to watch the second and third movie in the series.
One moment by Kristina McBride is an ebook that i read from the schools online library. I thought that this was a really good book. It started off really strongly and got to the point well and this made me want to keep reading but as it went on it slowed down a bit and i began to loose interest. But I kept reading because it may have been slow but there still seemed to be progress in new things that were happening in each chapter. This book has a build up making you think anything but it explains everything in the end and it comes by such surprise. The book was about a group of friends, and they were best friends. But something terrible happened and it shows problems that can go wrong in friendships but also the strength and trust they have for each other. This book have romance, mystery, friendship and secrets. There were definitely parts of this book that made me jump, made me laugh or cry. Parts that i loved and other parts which made me so frustrated, but it wouldn’t be the same book with out those parts. I would recommend this book for 12-17 year olds and i rate it a 7.5/10!
It is about a little girl named Adeline who lives in a very strict family which all blame her for the death of their mother. Her dad remarried a cruel french/chinese lady called Niang who treats Adeline very poorly and doesn’t like her very much. The only people in her family that believe in her is her Aunt Baba, her Ye Ye and her Nai Nai (Grandma and Grandpa). She is a very good student and is very clever and kind and is also very responsible. The only people who don’t see that are her parents and her brothers and sisters. Her siblings are very mean to her, calling her names, putting her down and pulling mean tricks on her. She dreams of going to England one day and because a writer or something more than just a girl who nobody notices. This is a very inspiring book that I think everyone would love and it is based on an Autobiography written by Adeline herself. Some parts in this book will make you cry, and some will make you smile. But altogether I love it! I really think everyone should read this book and I give it a rating of 9/10!
Julia and Julia
I recommend the movie Julie and Julia because it is a fantastic movie that can be enjoyed by all age groups. This movie about using cooking as a way of escaping the real world is easy to watch and entertaining. I can’t relate to any of the characters other than the fact that I also love to cook as does the two main characters. The two main characters are completely different ages so that leaves many people that could relate to one of the characters. The people in the movie are so real. They go to work each day, have trouble with friends and experience lots of set backs in their lives. I don’t have a favourite person in the movie but I believe that they are all great characters. Every part of the movie was my favourite because of the humour involved. Every little bit of Julie and Julia was great and is a movie that you can watch over and over. If you enjoy cooking and like romantic movies, this is the film for you. I give this movie a 9/10.
My Sisters Keeper
I would defiantly recommend this movie because it has an amazing storyline. Although the film differs from the book, it is still amazing. The acting was believable and you could really see the heartbreak of the family. But, there were also some funny moments, making the movie slightly uplifting. My favourite part of the movie was the acting. I also really enjoyed how the movie left you wondering and confused at the beginning. I rate this movie 9/10
I would like to recommend the movie Taken 2. Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a “particular set of skills” who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one. I have to be honest and say I prefer the first one of the second. I just don’t think that the second one has enough energy and is comes out to fake. It was a little bit scary than the first one but I prefer the story of the first one. I give this a 6/10
I would like to recommend the movie Taken. This movie sends out a very strong message about our world today. An ex-soldier (Liam Neeson) traveling through Europe embarks on a frantic quest to rescue his daughter (Maggie Grace) after the young girl is abducted by slave traders in District B13 director Pierre Morel’s contemporary thriller Taken.The story line of the movie is a girl who is kidnapped by human traffickers while traveling in France. Her Father who is a former U.S. CIA agent, uses his spectacular skills to track down his daughter and her kidnappers. This is a movie that is easy to watch and it doesn’t get boring at any stage. My favourite part would be when he matches the voice he filmed at the start to the guy he finds. This edge of the seat movie is filled with action and thriller. I rate it a 9/10
Wildlife By Fiona Wood
I absolutely loved this book. Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen year old Sibylia expects the gruesome outdoor education program- but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They’re extra curricula. It is a story about first love, friendship and NOT fitting in. I loved this book and I was very surprised by how much I liked it. It was just so interesting and really captured what each and every of those students felt and what they ere experiencing. Wildlife is a beautiful and bittersweet novel of heartbreak and healing, friendship and betrayal; an achingly authentic portrayal of coming of age against a backdrop of the Victorian wilderness. Rate 9/10
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
I highly recommend this movie! James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Despite the very slow start, I loved this movie. It had some very engaging scenes and left me wondering the whole time which I hated but this is what made it a good movie. I loved how to ending went and would definitely watch it again. My family loved it too. Rate 8/10.
Treasure yourself- Miranda Kerr.
I strongly recommend ‘Treasure Yourself’ written by Miranda Kerr. Miranda Kerr wrote this book to share her inspiration, so that others would treasure and believe in themselves. She encouraged others to accept who they are and have faith in their abilities. She describes many true obstacles about how she faced and overcame them. I recommend this to girls at all ages, and for those who want to follow a positive attitude to life.
Once, Then & Now- Morris Gleitzman.
This series is amazing. It is about a 12 year old boy called Felix and a six year old girl called Zelda who are in the Nazi War. Felix is the son of two jewish book owners. He gets sent to a catholic orphanage and waits for three years for his parents to pick him up – it never happens so he goes to find them. When he arrives back home he finds it is in the hands of someone else. He comes across Zelda in his search for his parents in her burning house. Her parents are dead. Her Dad was a Nazi soldier. I feel that the author really captured what a child’s mind is like. The story is one of my favourites and I recommend this to anyone!
Blue Crush 2
I would highly recommend the movie ‘Blue crush 2′. Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother’s dream of surfing Jefferys Bay. This movie shows a lot of courage and the aim to never give up because you could lose a perfect opportunity. This is a good example of determination, tenacity and strength. I would recommend this to anyone who has the love for the beach. I really enjoyed this movie and i give it a 9/10!!!
I recommend a movie and novel called ‘Chocolat”. This used to be my favourite movie of all time but then I forgot about it. I recently watched this movie again and read the book this time. Chocolat is once again my favourite movie. Chocolat tells the story of a young mother, who arrives at Catholic French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with her six-year-old daughter. Together they open La Chocolaterie Maya, a small chocolaterie. Her chocolate quickly begins to change the lives of the townspeople. My favourite thing about this book is the beautiful scenery and how the movie captures the beauty of the town. It is set at a small French village which is surrounded by stunning old maisons and chapels. This is also a very inspirational movie because even though the townspeople didn’t make them feel welcome, they continued to do what they love and try make others feel good in their company. I prefer the movie over the book because I got to actually see the scenery. I would recommend this to people aged 13+ and for those you love Europe and discovering exquisite places.
Without a doubt, Pearl Harbor is a film that touches your heart. You feel the character’s hurt, their joy and their pain. You find yourself sitting on the edge of your seat time and time again, eager to see the fate of the characters you feel so close to after only two hours of film. Throughout this movie, the bombing of Pearl Harbor is re-lived, the stories re-told and scenes seen again, this time for different generations to witness. Extraordinarily, I honestly believe that this film can be enjoyed by both males and females despite it’s graphic war scenes. When it comes time to choosing a favorite character, people will always have conflicting opinions. The two male leads in this film fight for the heart of one girl and everyone will find themselves backing one of the two men. This one just one of the many story lines within the film that leaves you wanting to know more. Pearl Harbor is without question a film that everyone must get around to watching at some point. It gives teenagers an insight into an event that most young people have little to no insight into,as well as depicts the emotional state that many of those involved in that war were in. This is such an extraordinary film that must make its way to the top of your list.
This is a film that is great to watch with family or a group of friends as it is a romantic comedy that leaves you wanting more. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters, feeling empathy for them when they need it most and getting waves of excitement when luck turns their way. Once again, the cast that feature in this movie are spectacular. This film about how a man who is told he can time travel, uses his new found skill to find love. As you can imagine, time travel does not come without complications. Viewers watch on whilst he finds love, starts a family but also watches his life shift to unsteady ground. I would recommend this film to anyone and everyone over about ten years of age as I believe that it could be most thoroughly enjoyed by people of ten years and above. This is such an extraordinary film that you can not help but want to watch over and over.
Grown Ups 2
Without question, Grown Ups 2 is a film that can be highly recommended to absolutely anyone. It is not only funny and full of humor, but morals are taught and incorporated throughout the film. As the sequel to the first film, there are several story lines that travel through both movies, however you can still enjoy Grown Ups 2 without having watched the first. The cast that star in this film is what really makes it as they are relatable and execute the role of their characters to perfection. The cast is made up of some of the most famous actors which is one of the many reasons as to why it can be enjoyed by such a vast audience. It is difficult to select a single favorite character as each is individual and plays a very different role to the next. I would urge everyone to watch this film at some point as it really is one not to miss out on.
This comedy is not only filled with humor but it is also a feel good film that can be enjoyed by the entire family of any age. This film about two men who get an internship at Google is one that gives viewers an insight into financial troubles, marital problems as well as the true meaning of friendship. ‘The Internship’ stars well known actors that possess the same qualities of theses who they play in previous films. Although somewhat repetitive, these actors so a magnificent job of perfecting their roles. The characters in this film are the kind that are relatable and people can connect to which as a wonderful thing for a film to incorporate. This is such a wonderful film and I would highly recommend this movie to absolutely anyone.
This romantic comedy is one that should be enjoyed by the whole family. This film about a series of couples undergoing a holiday to work on their marriages is filled with humor and feel good moments. The combination of well known celebrities and variation of personalities makes this film one that many people can enjoy. I would recommend this film to everyone over about 12 years of age. I could not recommend more highly of this film and I urge people to give it a go and see for themselves. It would be very difficult to determine a single favorite character as there are so many different characters, however I can safely suggest that there is a character for everyone to love. This is certainly one to put on everyone’s hit list.
I Give It A Year
Without question, the film ‘I Give It A Year’ is one of the best movies I watched during 2013. This film is not only hysterically funny, but it is a film that is heartfelt and has a romantic side. One of the things that makes this film so enjoyable to watch, is that it stars two Australian actors. Any films staring Simon Baker is well worth watching and this film is no exception. As this movie is rated M15+, I would have to say that I would only recommend it to people above the legal age. This film about two couples that end up in relationships they could have never imagined is one that can be enjoyed by many. Thee are so many different characters, personalities and themes running through the film is is one of the main reasons as to why it is such a great film. I would highly recommend this film to anyone looking for a night filled with laughter!
“Mabo” is the story of Eddie Koiki Mabo, a Torres Strait Islander who moves to the mainland after being banished from his island community. He is passionate about Indigenous rights, and when he discovers that the land on his home island, Murray Island, is actually not his under the law, he fights for his rights in the High Court of Australia to make sure his voice is heard. It also shows a story of love between Mabo and his wife Bonita, who meet as teenagers and spend the rest of their lives together. It is a heartwarming story, and one which all Australians should watch, as it teaches you so much about our country’s history and the battles which Indigenous Australian’s faced. I would suggest it to people aged 13+, as the movie does assume some prior knowledge of Australia’s history and native title rights of Aboriginal people etc.
“I am Malala” is a very inspirational and insightful book into the life of someone growing up in a disadvantaged country. Her story of survival and courage encourages everyone to work for peace and equality in the world, especially equality in education. Malala Yousafzai is such a wonderful person, and her values should be universal. I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in social justice or who wants to learn about another culture and way of life. It made me feel so lucky to live in such a fortunate country, and gave me an even greater want for world peace and universal education.
I recommend Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian. This is the 5th and last book in the series and does Rick Riordan know how to finish a series. It was wonderfully completed and didn’t spoil anything that he had written before hand. When Percy is trying to save Mount Olympus with just 40 of his demigod friends you don’t expect it to be a great finishing book seeing how it would be hard to let them end up winning. But when he so cleverly finishes it and everything ends brilliantly. You admire his work and want to congratulate him. I recommend this for 9+ and rate it 10/10!
I recommend Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth. Its the 4th book in the series and Percy’s adventures go on. His world is under attack and if he can’t find the labyrinth, thousands of monsters will enter Camp Half Blood and attack. Percy has an enormous weight on his shoulders. I loved this book because Percy’s determination is evident. Its a really imaginative story and cleverly written. I recommend it for 9+ and rate it 10/10!
I recommend Percy Jackson and the Titans Curse. The third book in the series. After a monster attacks camp and Annabeth goes missing, Percy embarks on a journey with five other half bloods to find her and defeat the doomsday monster. But when the oracle predicts that only a few of those half bloods will survive, Percy has a bad feeling in his gut that he won’t be returning. But while he is driven by pure determination and will to find Annabeth and save Camp Half Blood no matter what it takes. I recommend this book to 9+ and rate it 10/10.
I recommend Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. The second book in the Percy Jackson Series. After trying to defeat monsters in a dodgeball game gone wrong, Percy is on a mission to save Camp Half Blood after the tree that is guarding camp from monsters starts dying Percy must go on a quest with Annabeth and Grover to retrieve the golden fleece and save Camp Half Blood. As he battles the Sea of Monsters and takes down beasts, he is taken on an adventure he will never forget. I recommend it for 9+ and rate it 9/10.
I recommend Percy Jackson and the lightning thief by Rick Riordan. Its the first book of the Percy Jackson series where a young boy (Percy) finds out that he is a son of the gods. He escapes a deadly chase by a monster with the help of his new friend and Satur, Grover. They flee to Camp Half Blood. A place that is safe for all the other half bloods like Percy. Until Zeus, God of the Sky blames Percy for stealing his lighting bolt. As the battle hard against monsters and predators, Percy tries to claim back the lighting bolt. Which he didn’t steal, so the God’s wont fight against each other. They race against time to get it back. Does he or does he not retrieve the lighting bolt? I recommend this for anyone who is 9+ and loves fantasy, adventure and a great read.
I recommend Worry Warts by Morris Gleitzman. Its a great book about a paranoid boy named Keith. Who is worried about his parents and their financial issues. They run a fish and chip shop which is currently under stress. Keith hears about the opal fields and how rich he could make his parents. he goes on an adventure up to the opal fields befriending many people on the way. This is a great read and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I recommend it to anyone who likes adventurous and funny books and who is 9+.
I recommend Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson. Its a great classic story to read about pirates, adventure and treasure. It’s a great story to read to younger siblings or even just a quick read for yourself to pass the time. Its a great story with heaps of adventure. Its a oldie but a goodie. I recommend it for anyone 9+ and I rate it 9/10.
I recommend The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is an older book but it is so clever and magnificently written. You follow Sherlock through the eyes of his faithful assistant Watson as the embark on a journey through different mysteries. They uncover the truth behind murders, robberies and cunning schemes. Sherlock is a clever man and knows every trick in the book. No one can hide anything from him. He is super observant and can detect the slightest suspicious movement. This book is a great read for anyone who likes mystery, adventure and watches Sherlock Holmes! I rate is 10/10 and recommend it to people 10+.
I recommend the book Paper Towns by John Green. Its all about Quentin Jacobsen, also known as Q to his friends. He embarks on a journey trying to find his friend and secret crush Margo, the popular girl at school who loves to send people on mysteries to find her. As her parents are sick of her playing silly games and because she is 18 she is legally allowed to roam the streets. Q is determined to find her so he can tell her how he feels. It is a fantastically written book. Anyone who is into adventure, romance and mystery would love this book. I rate it 9/10 and recommend it to young adults.