I recommend ‘The glimpse’ by Claire Merle. It is a fantastic book about a 17-year-old girl called Ana. In this book everyone is divided into 2 groups, the pure and the crazies based on wether they have a mental illness or not. Ana has accidentally been living in the wrong group her whole life. The authorities have now figured out and are considering banishing Ana. Jasper ,Ana’s boyfriend, is a pure along with his whole family. His father knows the authority who is dealing with Ana’s case. Jasper begs his father not to banish Ana, and the authorities decide to let Ana be only if she joins Jasper by her 18th birthday. But as that day approaches Jasper disappears from the world.
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 story “Made You Up” written by Francesca Zappia. This book delved really deep into the mental issues of Alex, a teenage girl living with schizophrenia. The book doesn’t really fit into a genre like romance or mystery but I think that’s one of the things I love most about it. It will take you on a rollercoaster of ups and down and leave you wondering what is real and what isn’t. The book can be very descriptive and I wouldn’t recommend it for people under the age of 14 because of some of it’s mature themes. The book has plot twists, confused emotions and drama that will leave you with a feeling of “What did I just read?” This book will make you want to reread it just for the sake of fully comprehending it’s craziness. I absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend it for those interested in mental health issues or interesting/quirky plotlines.
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
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in the series and one of most exciting. Not a single dull or uninteresting moment can be found in this novel that it is so easy to read it again and again. This book truly makes it probable for the readers to lose themselves in this book. With twists, turns, astounding events and distinctive characters. Also, this particular story out of the series (so far) opens the readers’ minds to new traits and interesting information about this new world. Anyone who hasn’t read The Goblet of Fire ought to definitely consider the decision to, as this is the book when things really begin to heat up in Harry’s story, his relationships with friends and peers become more complicated, his awareness of his obligations and courage become more distinct and the plot line itself begins to move in a more certain and structured direction.
Boss Baby, the tale of an unusual baby based on the fact that he wears a suit and is voiced by Alec Baldwin. It is a hilarious film on how the arrival of this new baby affects the entire household, especially 7-year-old wildly imaginative Tim. Despite their differences, they learn how to get along and work together for a common cause. With a clever and heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and largely engaging original comedy for all ages.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes a film so different than any other Disney film, making it so interesting, unique and loved by all. The movie about a courageous teenager who sails out on a duty to save her people. During her journey, Moana, voiced by Auli’i Cravalho, meets the very mighty demigod Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson, Together, they sail across the open ocean on a thrilling journey, along the way being confronted by enormous monsters and difficult odds. With it’s catching tunes and fascinating storyline making many want to watch it over and over.
Finding Dory, tells the tale of Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, the forgettable blue tang fish, taking the journey to find her loved ones. With the help of her friends, Dory begins to regain several memories of her past leading her to her former home. Despite the movie having a funny and friendly take, it still has an emotional, heart-warming and thought-provoking story line. The movie conveys a beautifully animated adventure that adds another entertaining chapter to its predecessor’s classic story.
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.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the Harry Potter series and throughout, really begins to delve into the darker side of the magical world. The story line is based around the escape of an inhabitant (Sirius Black) at the Wizarding jail; Azkaban, an act never accomplished by any other wizard before. As far as everyone is concerned, Sirius is trying to track down Harry so that he may finish the work that dark lord started. Although it isn’t all to have seemed that way. Whilst J.K Rowling continues to make each book more engaging with great plots, this book’s edgier themes are suited to older children and teenagers.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets being the second and one of the most jaw dropping and astonishing novels in the Harry Potter series, depicts the school year of Harry and his peers/teachers in a magical and exceptional school. As the year goes on, mysterious occasions continue to occur as a result of the Chamber of Secrets opening once again. Harry along with his two closest friends persevere to find the answer to this unidentified incidence.
Just like the first, it is superbly written along with fantastic explanation of each scene making it feel as though you, the reader, are apart of the story.
The first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is full of twists, turns, and mystery. Set in a magical and unique world following, in particular, three young, curious yet mischievous students of Hogwarts school for Witchcraft and Wizardry. There is never a dull moment with magic and action all throughout making it almost impossible to put the book down. Clearly describing each character’s personality, while setting up the scenery in this new and distinctive place, creating a love for all the characters and the want to read on.
I Had Seen Castles is a novel of a young and eager boy, John Dante, caught up in World War 2’s patriotic fever. Despite his enthusiasm to enlist the day he turns 18, many years later he realizes all too well how right his friend Ginnie was. Yet, by then it is too late. The insight into this tragic and emotional time, is written by the older and much wiser John reflecting back on his own mistakes. This tale has so many sides to it, it not only projects an emotional truth and a passionate anti-war message but also depicts a love story.
Of Mice and Men is a tale of friendship that overcomes all odds. The novel brings to light the struggles and prejudices the characters endure in the society the book is set in. The story follows two companion workers, Lennie and George, scouting for jobs in order to buy their dream; a plot of land to farm themselves. To have rabbits to tend and animals to feed, along with freedom and security.
However, it isn’t as easy as it sounds with many problems occurring along the way.
John Steinbeck (the author) throughout this book captures and discusses each issue and how each and every person attempts/battles to escape from them.
I really recommend the book ‘Water’ by Geoff Havel. Tully’s life is controlled by her father’s strict rules. Keep away from strangers. Don’t stay at home alone. And never, ever go into the water. All she wants is to be like everyone else. But when a mysterious stranger comes to the door, Tully discovers the horrifying secret her father has been trying to protect her from. The author was clever and never gave away what was going to happen, it made an adventure behind every page corner. I wish there was a sequel to this book. 10/10 would recommend to girls 12+
I would recommend “the protected” by Claire Zorn. This is a very sad book about a teenage girl who’s sister dies. along the journey of the novel, a boy comes in and helps her come out of her depression and makes her life 100x better. I loved how Claire wrote this book and how it mixed with your emotions. It had flash backs from when her sister was alive. She was a popular type and knew tons of people and went out each night. However, the other wasn’t at all like her. 10/10 would recommend to girls 13+. This was one of my favourite books!
‘Stick it’ This movie is so good! It is about a girl called Haley who quits gymnastics and turned into a rebel. Her father then makes the decision that she needs to start gymnastics again, meanwhile Haley does not want to follow the rules. This movie is funny, sporty and full of drama, it’s also not a typical high school movie. This movie will make you laugh, and it will also make you feel inspired to speak up and stand your ground. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys movies that are full of drama and anyone who enjoys sport. I rate this movie an 9.5/10.
‘Pitch Perfect’ is a great movie, it’ll sure make you laugh. This movie is about an acapella group who people find quite boring until a new member of the group called Becca wants to join. Becca wants to try and make the group sound better but the leader Aubrey doesn’t seem to like her and the idea. This movie is full of laughs and drama. I recommend this movie to anyone that likes drama, a little bit of romance and it has catchy songs that they sing. You must watch this movie and it’s sequel they’re so funny!! I rate this movie a 10/10.
‘High school musical’ is easily one of the best childhood movies ever. I used to watch this all the time and I still do (well sometimes). This movie has catchy songs, love stories and it’s like a musical. This movie is about a boy called Troy who is a star athlete at his high school. Troy then falls in love with a girl called Gabriella and they both realise they have a passion for singing but their other passions might ruin their friendship. I would recommend this movie to anyone that enjoys, love stories and movies with catchy songs
I rate this movie a 8.5/10.
‘Clueless’ is a romantic comedy. It is about a girl called Cher who is the richest, popular and glamourous girl in her school. There is then this new cute class mate that starts in her class and she likes him, but then she has a cute ex-stepbrother that she kind of likes and she’s just clueless! I love this movie so much and I could just watch it over and over. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic comedy’s or a love story. This movie will make you laugh, and I rate this movie an 8/10.
‘10 things I hate about you’ is a romantic comedy. It is about two sisters who are totally different, Bianca is really popular and gets all of the boys, and Kat the older sister doesn’t have any friends. The dad doesn’t want both of his daughters to have a boyfriend at all, but he made a deal with them that if Kat gets a boyfriend, Bianca is allowed to have a boyfriend. This film is worth a watch, I love it so much. I would recommend this film for anyone who enjoys romantic comedies. I rate this movie a 8/10.
The I would recommend is ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, this is such a heart breaking book towards the end, but apart from that it is a real eye opening book about the treatment of Jews and the Nazis. It is a very adventurous and full on book, so if you love these sort of books I would recommend for you to read this. The book it based around a young 9 year old boy called Bruno, who is very smart and love to explore. He has a sister, a mum and a dad who is the Nazi commandant. Bruno is such a caring and loving characters, he his personality is one you will be able to fall in love with and adore from the very first chapter. The way the author ‘John Boyne’ is a very descriptive and uses extremely good language to make you feel involve with the book, and he will have you on the edge of your seat once you read it. I would rate this book a 9/10 for the structure for the book and how well written it is and I would say it is suitable for teenagers between 13-18.
‘All The Bright Places’ is a young adults teen novels written by Jennifer Niven. It begins with Theodore Finch attempting to jump from the school bell tower and end his life. Violet Markey is still coming to terms with the death of her sister. The novels follows their journey together, from meeting on top of the bell tower to falling head over heels for each other.
I don’t have a favourite character in this novel. Both Theodore and Violet are such complex characters and I loved their developments throughout the plot as they learn more about each other. I also enjoyed how the chapters are set out in dates (March 18, March 22, ect.) It gives the feelings that the story is real and not just a beautifully written fictional story.
Definitely recommend this novel for a mature, young adult audience. 9 out of 10.
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.
I recommend The Little Mermaid Movie.
First of all, it has the most amazing soundtrack. One of the best out of all the Disney movies. Jodi Benson, who plays Ariel, is a talented musical artist! She adds so much depth to her character. This movie, although seen as a little childish, actually is quite enjoyable to watch, even as a teenager.
The story is complex, and follows the character development of Ariel, The Little Mermaid, in her quest to become human to be with her one true love, Eric.
My favourite thing about the movie is the colourful theme it has, and the detail that has gone into the animation of the characters, even to the tiniest little fish.
This movie contains all that a good story should have, a good character, a motive, the courage to try something new, action and adventure (AKA defeating the bad guy) and a happy ending.
Although cliché, the movie is a heart-warming story that is perfect for all ages. I rate it a 9/10!
I recommend the Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy Book.
Okay so my first initial thought when I opened the book was that the story would be repetitive to the rest of the series etc. However I actually quite liked seeing Simon’s POV of becoming a shadowhunter. Despite his memory loss, he still is able to find a way to fit in, which I found interesting to read about.
But my favourite parts of the book definitely were the flashbacks to the Characters of The Infernal Devices (Hello Will Herondale). I also loved seeing Tessa and Will’s son, James, explore the academy in a similar way to Simon.
And who doesn’t love a cameo from past characters! Will’s descendant, Jace appeared as a trainer to Simon’s year at the Academy. Isabelle, Simon’s former girlfriend, also acted as a guest lecturer, which stirred the pot a bit for Simon.
Overall, this book is a short collection of stories that are perfect to read to get a daily dose of Shadowhunter Drama. In my opinion, this book helps bridge the gap between The Mortal Instruments and The Dark Artifices Series, and even introduces essential characters to the story.
I would recommended it for Shadowhunter fans, and rate it an 8/10!
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.
In literature class, we studied the book Dark Roots, written by Cate Kennedy. Its written by an Australian author. ts a book filled with short stories that explore many themes such as love, family, insecurities, lust, loneliness, ect. Each story is unique and different in their own way, and the tense, characters and themes vary. I would recommend this novel for high school aged students in year 11 or older. I would rate it 8/10.
In class we watched and wrote an essay about the science fictional film, Gattaca. It explored the world of gattaca, a utopian world that discriminates and segregates society based on their genetics and DNA. People who have genetic flaws or who have not been scientifically engineered to be a ‘valid’ are segregated and mistreated. It also explored the love story between an invalid who is desperate to be a valid, using a stolen identity and his relationship with a female valid. I would highly recommend to an high school aged student and would rate it a 7/10.
Cat on a hot tin roof (movie version)
In class for literature we read Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, and we watched the later adapted film version to compare between the original and the movie version. I really liked the film version, with the famous Elizabeth Taylor as one of the main character, Maggie. Although I enjoyed the movie so much, I would recommend reading the play script version first, as the play script explores more controversial topics that are left out in the film. I would recommend for , year 11 and above and would rate it 9/10.
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.
minimum of two
As apart of our year 11 criteria, we read Minimum of Two and I would highly recommend it. Its a novel full of different short stories that demonstrate the values of healthy relationship, family, love, and perseverance. It doesn’t take long to read and its not too hard to understand, I would recommend for mature readers , from year 10 and above and would rate it 8/10
When you come away and when you are watching Baywatch you come away thinking about many things about the movie, some of them are good but some are bad, I also wondered how did Spongebob Squarepants have to be involved. Baywatch is an action packed movie comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron based on the popular ’90s TV series. In the movie there is a lot of violence then you would expect it to have. But it is a really good movie and I would rate it an 8/10 the right age group to watch this movie is 16 and older.
’52 reasons to hate my father’ by Jessica Brody is a must read. I was fortunate enough to receive this book for Lit Circles and I’m so glad with how it turned out. Lexington Larrabee, spoilt brat of the year award is rightfully yours. This book is all about Lexi, as she completes normal everyday jobs to earn some serious money from her trust fund. I adored all the characters in this book and was excited by the plot and twist at the end. I would recommend this book for all of you looking for a happy ending.
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
52 Reasons To Hate my Father,
This is a romcom book. My jaw aches thinking about the book. Why, you are probably thinking to yourself, well I can tell you this book leaves me in complete utter shock! Lexington Larrabee is one of the most uncoordinated people I’ve ever read about! Crashing a car a few days after receiving it, I think she deserves the punishment of 52 jobs 1 job for every week of the year. She’s a brat, spoiled rotten,and is completely ungrateful for anything and everything she receives and expects the world to bow down to her. You see throughout this book the “mature” woman Lexi is becoming through 52 jobs, as well as the romance blooming between a certain two. Honestly this is a great book and an easy read, I highly recommend it to everyone
I recommend the TV series, Seinfeld. To sum it up simply, it is a show about nothing but it is the most amusing 90s comedy out there. Throughout its 9 seasons, it follows the lives of ordinary New Yorkers Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer. Their everyday lives consist of working, going to movies and eating at their local restaurant, which is like their second home throughout the show. I can’t pick a favourite character, I love each of them for different reasons but I can safely say that Jason Alexander’s character, George, makes me laugh the most. I would rate this show a 9 out of 10 and recommend it to anyone wanting to watch a hilarious show to wind down to in the evening as you can easily pop in and out of an episode / season as there is no real plot line that runs across the length of the show.
I recommend the film, Jackie. Based upon the life of Jacqueline Kennedy, it follows her struggles in dealing with the death of her husband, John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Although the film is a little slow at times, it is still a great insight into her life a few days after her husband was murdered. It really gave me a deeper understanding in how she dealt with her situation as she was right next to Jack (JFK) when he was shot and it would have been traumatic for her which I never quite grasped. I never realised how outspoken and even rude she could be at times – she really made herself look like the perfect person on the outside, when inside, she was finding it really tough. My favourite scene, however very sad, was when she had to tell her children that their daddy wasn’t coming home (I cried a lot in that scene). The film also shows the relationship between Jackie and Jack’s brothers, Bobby (Robert Kennedy) which is very interesting to watch unfold as they are trying to prepare Jack’s funeral to abide by the law and his legacy. I rate this film a 6 out of 10 as it had some real high points however it got a little boring in the middle but picked up during the final scenes in the film.
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.
One of my all time favourite T.V series, that I have seen was Pretty Little Lairs, which is an amazing story line. It follows four girl; Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, and Spencer Hastings, whose leader, Alison DiLaurentis goes missing and a person unknown called ‘A’ starts sending them text and follows them, which starts creeping them out. There are 7 season all about these girls and A, and I just love them because I love all those drama and action movies and series, so if you do to I really recommend this T.V series for you to watch. I rate this T.V series for sure a 10/10.
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.
I really enjoyed the t.v series 13 reasons why. It is a confronting t.v series so I wouldn’t recommend this to younger and sensitive people. It is based around the death of a teenager Hannah who committed suicide. Before she died she made 13 tapes as to why she killed herself and the show is exactly like the title, it’s 13 reasons why she killed herself. The show follows a boy named Clay who listens to the tapes and explores what happened to his friend Hannah. I would rate this show a 9/10 as it is genuinely a good show and would only recommend this to those of the age 15 and over.
America only want the smartest people to live and the only way that America can get rid of the rest is to set a test every year from prep to year twelve. This is a movie about lies, betrayal and how America wants the future to be. YouTube Red has created a spectacular movie that will leave you hanging off the edge of your seat. Blake Redding and his friends try to stop this excruciating test by shutting down the system and saving everyone lives from the killers. The one thing that no one knows accept the people behind the test that Blake and his friends are trying to find out, “Are the test results fake.”
Watch it as the ending will leave you shocked and intrigued to find out more.
Based upon the untold story of the launch in 1962, coloured women sent John Glenn off into space. This tells a remarkable story of what coloured people had to do just so they could make people believe that they were as good as white people. They never got any credit but these women kept on persisting just to show people that they were as good as everybody else. The movie explains how coloured women used to have use different toilets, lunch areas and different work spaces. The main character Katherine gets put to were the white men and women work as she is the smartest person there. She can calculate any number that you put in front of her. She has to walk a mile to the west wing area of NASA just so she can go to the toilet as there are no coloured toilets were the white people work. Her boss asked her where she goes for 40 minutes and she explains, he does something about it to change how coloured people are treated. Katherine saves the day and yet she gets no credit. This is an engaging story of how coloured people got treated back in the day.
Maze Runner is a great action and sci-fi movie. When Thomas’s world is turned upside down he finds himself surrounded by big concrete walls and people but only men. He is curious what’s beyond the wall but the people before him tell him the truth about what lies among those walls and the creatures. When the box turns up they realise there is no food, no survival equipment just a girl with a note. They realise that there won’t be enough survival equipment, so each one of them go into the maze and try to escape. This is a fantastic movie and I would give it a 9.5/10 as there are more movies to come because the ending was left on a cliff hanger.
Flipped is a romantic movie based in the olden days. It’s about a young girl who finds her true love, when a young boy moves across the road from her. Once Julie finds out that Bryce is going to the same school she is not shy to express her love to Bryce. Bryce is the opposite to Julie as he has no interest in her. Bryce dates other girls to make her jealous so that Julie stops loving him. This doesn’t stop Julie from loving him as she displays a strong independent girl throughout the whole movie. I would recommend this movie to people who love romantic movies.
The Boy in the stripped pyjamas
The Boy in the stripped pyjamas is the most heart breaking story ever told. What makes it a heart breaking story is that it was based upon the true events in the 1940’s when Hitler was murdering the Jews. The main character Bruno finds his life taken away from his home and moves to the country side as his dad is a part of the Nazi army. Bruno discovers a Nazi camp where they keep all the Jews but Bruno thinks that it’s a farm that people work at. He gets to know a Jewish boy that’s behind the fence and builds a strong relationship. When Bruno founds out that everyone wears stripped clothes that look like pyjamas and has a number he thinks that it’s a game but Shmuel tries to tell him it’s not a game.
‘Titanic’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is a must watch. The action packed movie contains enough excitement to keep you on the edge of your seat at all times. Even though it’s based on true events it is still certainly entertaining and informative. Will the tragedy love story the film resolves around bring you to tears in the end? There’s only one way to find out.
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A great movie is soul surfer.
It is a moving book about Bethany Hamilton, a pro surfer, who loses her arm to a shark. The movie is all about how she falls, but gets back up again, a story of perseverance and determination to succeed. She doesn’t let it get in her way, no matter how tough things are. This book is really eye opening and i loved watching it. I would definitely recommend this movie!
I recommend the series Gossip Girl,
it is such a classic, and so much drama!
It keeps you on your toes and i enjoyed every episode, it is so addictive. The characters are so easy to fall in love with. Their lives and relationships are so complicated but it makes for a great series. It is all about Serena and Blair, and they are best friends, however there is an anonymous narrator, who goes by the name gossip girl. Gossip girl blogs about their lives and stays anonymous. Read this book to find out more about serena, blair and gossip girl.
I recommend the movie twenty one jump street.
It is so funny and action packed! The actors are perfect for the role and it never gets boring. It has so many hilarious moments and the story is amazing. It is a movie I watch when I want a funny movie. Also, the second movie twenty two jump street is just as good, and is similar. They are both about undercover cops, and in the first movie they go to high school, and in the second they go to college. I recommend this movie to 13+.
A book I recommend is the Book Thief. It is so intriguing and keeps you on your toes for the whole book. You never know whats going to happen next, and it is written so well and creatively. It is set in Germany and is all about World War two and it’s devastating impacts. I learnt a lot about life back then, and the author did a great job of putting his mind into what it would have been like. This book is great for anyone from 13+ because it is very eye opening.
A movie I have recently watched and that I would recommend is Moana. It is so good and the story line is great. All of the animations are perfect and you really fall in love with all of the characters. Moana is a girl who always wants to be near the sea even though she knows she is forbidden to go near it. The movie is all about her journey across the ocean, that she has had a bond with since a young age. I would definitely recommend it for young children, but also for anyone who just wants to watch a good animation .
I would recommend the book ‘Marley and Me’ by Josh Grogan. It is funny, family friendly and absolutely heartbreaking. Marley is a playful puppy who seems to always be getting in trouble. One day one of her owners who works for a news company, starts to write strips about her and everyone loves it. Even though Marley is causing mischief her family loves her all the same. This book is very well written and you cry, laugh, and feel the love of all the characters when reading this fantastic book. I would recommend this book from the age 10 and up, I think it is definitely a book worth reading. 9/10
A new and upcoming tv show is ‘Riverdale’ it is about a small town who have just experienced something that will change their lives forever, teen Jason Blossom was killed and no one knows how. As they dig deeper and deeper for clues they learn things about each other that they never thought was possible. Riverdale is a new tv show from this year and a new episode comes out every 1-2 weeks on Netflix. This show would have to be one of the best that I have ever seen and the actors in it sell it even more. I would rate Riverdale 10/10 and recommend it to everyone at SHC.
Riverdale trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxtLlByaYTc
‘Nerve’ is a great movie. It is about high school student Vee who is finding that people think that she is too good. So she joins an online daring competition and soon realises that what she has got into is serious and scary. She meets all different people through the game and soon realise that there is more to it than it seems. This movie is thrilling and it hooks you from the start. I would recommend this movie to age 13+ and I would have to give it 8/10.
I would recommend the movie ‘Clueless’. It follows the life of Cher Horowitz who is a rich high school student trying to fix everything in her life. This movie is a hilarious and heart warming movie that most girls can relate to some part of. My favourite character would have to be Dionne Davenport as she is always helping her best friend Cher out whenever she is in a bit of trouble. The movie is set in the 90’s so it has the innocent and positive vibe about it. I would recommend this move to year 7-12 and I give it a 5 star rating.
I absolutely love the series the dork diaries. It is so creative and all of the characters are great. It gets you drawn into the book and you feel all of her embarrassment, sadness, happiness and everything else along the way. It is like a girl version of diary of a wimpy kid. It perfectly explains what it’s like to grow up in high school, the bullies, friends and crushes. I would recommend this book for many girls in high school/primary school. I rate this series a 6/10
I highly recommend the book paper towns by john Green. The book is filled with suspense and mystery. The book focuses on a boy Quentin who is crushing on Margo who is a mystery girl who always runs away from home and goes on little adventures. In the book Margo goes missing and Quentin is on a mission to find her. With a car full of people and snack the hunt begins to find Margo on a journey of a lifetime. Paper towns in humorous,suspenseful and exciting. You will not put the book down !!! Paper towns gets a 5 star rating from me.
I would recommend the tv show ‘A series of unfortunate events’ It is hilarious to watch and it always keeps you thinking. There are 8 episodes so far but it gets you hooked and makes you want more. The series is based of the book ‘A series of unfortunate events’ and keeps the similar storyline although there are some songs in the show. I would recommend this show to anyone who like something that keeps them on the edge of their seat. I think that this show is good for year 7-10 and I hope that anyone who watches it enjoys as much as I did.
I really enjoyed the book “the city of bones” It was very intriguing and keeps you on your toes at all times. The book is built around the main character clary who’s life changes completely when she discovers a secret she has been hidden from her whole life. The book is a fantasy, romance book that includes demons and angles. I could not put this book down and I had to continue the story by reading the other five books in the series. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves that fantasy style of writing. x
A movie I really recommend is Blended. It is a great family movie and is really funny. It’s entertaining and has a great story line about two families, going on a trip to Africa. It has so many hilarious moments and you fall in love with all of the quirky characters in the movies. It has a great ending and doesn’t disappoint ! I recommend this for families 8+. I give it an 8/10
mona the movie the new Disney movie is the best
I would like to recommend “The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket” by the same author as “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” John Boyne. It is an amazing book about a boy called Barnaby who lives in a completely normal family. The only thing that is odd is the fact that Barnaby Brocket defies the laws of gravity and can float. His parents are horrified by this abnormal thing and does everything they can do to get there abnormal boy to have his feet on the ground. after five years of no success. Barnaby’s parents then think that enough is enough and decide it is time to let go of Barnaby and give him to the sky. This book is an amazing three hanky read that should defiantly be in the SHC library.
I really enjoyed the book Dork diaries. It is like diary of a wimpy kid except centred on a girl in High school. My sister also liked this book as it is funny and well written. I recommend this book to people 8+. I give it 8/10
Veronica Mars, the greatest and scariest show that I have ever seen. Obviously the show is all about Veronica Mars and her life. She is a 16 year old detective and works with her father. If I said anything else I would probably end up giving away the whole television series. However, I can say that the show includes a bit of hilarious sarcasm, terrifying mysteries, and extreme controversy. At the beginning of season 1 there is a huge mystery that has to be solved and at the beginning you have no idea who did what. However, by the end of the season it all adds up together and to be honest I thought to myself “how did I not see that!” In the whole television series there are a total of three seasons however ten years after the show concluded they made a film and it is absolutely AWESOME. Although before watching the movie you should watch the series so that everything makes sense because otherwise man things will be unclear. I rate both the television series and the movie 10/10
Gilmore Girls (the television series)
Gilmore Girls is all about a mother Lorelei and her daughter Rory. It’s is filled with comedy, drama, love, devastation, and confusion. Although I have just made it sound quite bad, if I am being honest it is one of the worlds greatest television series that I have watched. If you enjoyed watching Modern Family or Friends than I guarantee that you will enjoy Gilmore Girls.I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys drama and also someone who has a lot of time to get really into the show. Once you start you can not stop. I would rate Gilmore Girls 10/10
it is very funny and mysterious throughout the series because all you want is to know who gossip girl is but every time you think you get close you end up looking in the complete wrong direction. there are many scandals and mysteries but when they final reveal who gossip girl is everybody goes “WOW”
I would definitely recommend this to all. I rate this series an 8/10.
Flipped is a romantic-comedy movie based on the novel by Wendelin Van Draanen’s novel. When Bryce moves into Julie’s neighbour hood and she sees Bryce she realises it was love at first sight, at only 8 years of age. Since that moment, Julie had never stopped thinking about Bryce, things got even more interesting when Bryce moved to Julie’s school. Bryce was very embarrassed by Julie’s compassionate love for him, so he dated girls to make Julie even more jealous.
Julie is smart, independent and is willing to stand up in hat she believes in. She is a strong character and the one thing she loves more than Bryce is her sycamore tree. Bryce is very disrespectful towards Julie but that doesn’t stop Julie from loving him, because of his dazzling eyes.
I recommend this movie anyone eager to watch a beautiful romantic movie.
I recommend ‘Treasure Yourself’ written by Miranda Kerr. Yes I know she’s a model but she’s not another ditzy diet crazy model she’s smart and sensible and since reading this book Miranda Kerr has become one of my role-models. The book is her life story from being born in Gunnedah to now. She describes many true obstacles she faced and how she overcame them. The book is filled with cute quotes and real stories about her career, life and nutritional facts. I recommend this to girls if all ages, it’s a short read but one that you won’t forget.
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
it is very funny and mysterious throughout the series because all you want is to know who gossip girl is but every time you think you get close you end up looking in the complete wrong direction. there are many scandals and mysteries but when they final reveal who gossip girl is everybody goes “WOW”
I would definitely recommend this to all and it would be an injustice to give it an other score than 10/10.
I would recommend the book life on a refrigerator door because I fund it really sad because mother and daughter Claire never really talk there only conversation is through notes on the refrigerator door, the reason this book is sad is because when Claire mother is faced with a problem she ignores it until the point were its to late to fix.
I would give this book a rating of 9/10 because its a heart felt book
Soul surfer is about a teenage surfer, Bethany Hamilton. This is an inspiring story about how one day she loses her arm from a daunting shark attack but continues to persist and follow her dream to become a surf champion.
It is a really inspiring movie and I would definitely recommend it to anyone at any ages.
There is a quote in this movie that really inspired me, “I don’t need easy. I just need possible”.
This quote taught me to never give up and to follow my dreams and taught me that if I make it, anything is possible.
I give this movie a 8.5/10
A movie I would recommend if you’re looking for a thrilling movie, would be the 5th wave.
It is about Cassie, an average teenage girl, living in a normal world. But suddenly, something big is lurking over her town with some strange creatures living inside and they are shaking up the whole world I would definitely recommend this movie to someone who loves a bit of action and likes an entertaining movie.
I recommend the book Hunger Games, It is a really intresting book that includes challenges faced by many people. It is a great read, It was such a page turner. My favourite character is Peter because he cares so much about this girl he like – Katnis. My favourite part in this book is when Peter first encounter Katnis. Anyone who loves a page turner than this is a book for you.
my sisters keeper i would defiantly recommend this movie because it has an amasing storyline and normally in sad movies you would normally cry at the end but in the movie i cried the whole way thorough its so believable and i have watch it over and over i never ever get tired of watching this movie
I am reading Charlie Bone and the invisible boy and it is an amazing book. This is a book of a series that contain eight books. It is about a boy called Charlie that has a gift. He has three evil aunts that love to sabotage him. He attends the school of Bloors Academy and he meets a lot of friends. I like this book because it is about adventure and mystery. This is an amazing book and I recommend it for all ages.
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.
Easy A –
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. I rate this movie a 8/10
This is a great entertaining, funny movie. I love all the different personalities and unique characters. I would recommend the movie to anyone over 15 and I would rate it a 7.5 / 10. My favourite character is Laird because he is really entertaining and funny. Worth the watch!
I definitely recommend reading the book “Annexed”. It is a fictional book about what it might have been like for Peter Van Pels (from Anne Franks diary). It is really great and is worth reading. If you love Anne Franks diary you will love this because it is kind of the same but everything has a different look on it.
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 would recommend the movie Lion because of how in depth the story was. It is about a young boy, Saroo, who lives in India in a poor family. Saroo finds himself lost in a different part of India where they speak a different language so he finds it hard to get help. Saroo goes to live with foster parents in Australia. 25 years later Saroo searches for his family and where they live he sits around at a laptop everyday searching. My favourite part of the movie is when Saroo finally gets to try a hot pepper because he saw them at the market but he was too poor to buy one and before he got lost his brother promised his 1000 hot peppers. My favourite character was Guddu because he kept trying to keep everyone safe. My least favourite part of the movie was when Saroo was first lost because he didn’t know anyone or where he was. The type of person who would like this movie is someone who likes sad movies. I rated this movie 9/10!
Wow what a movie to get you into the singing spirit! Sing is about a singing competition that Mr Moon holds. He has fallen into difficult times with his theatre and thought what a perfect idea to rejig it up. Its not all sunshines and rainbows in this movie, you really learn how hard life can be, but also how strong your passion can be for one of your hobbies. This movie is so inspiring, by telling people to follow your dreams and show the people that tell you, you cant do it, wrong. This is an all age family friendly movie full of comedy, drama and MUSIC!! So what are you waiting for…. Get watching!
I really enjoyed the movie Trolls. This story is about Bergens invading the Troll Village. Poppy is the happiest troll ever and the overly cautious Branch join forces to rescue there friends. This movie is full of songs that are sure to get you moving. Its been a while since I’ve seen an animated movie and I highly recommend this one, its also suitable for all ages
A movie of laughter cheekiness and discovery.
2 completely different people and personalities.
Both ones of these family decided to send the precious little ones onto a fun little summers camp and thats where they meet at a fun filled camp.They had there amazing little adventure and got up to heaps of mischief. Even on the some of the best days they had there all hap there down, they missed there family well the little part of the family they had. The had both been told that there parents were divorced when they were very young , they then got interested in each other story and sat and shared and found it that they were r…… ! ,well I guess you well have to go watch the movie its very good. You will enjoy and good movie about 2 little girl and there extra cheekiness!
I would really suggest the book WonderStruck,this book is really hard to put down. It has a whole bunch of unexpeced turns. That I really enjoyed along the way. It always takes me a while to get into books or find books I like but this one was came everywhere with me. Even thought it was a lengthy book and took a while to read I just couldn’t put it down. It had an unforgettable storyline great how pictures were involved to see the image in your head. I loved it how the story was written and every inch of it every word and every picture of it was perfect well should she should go read it now I hope nothing was spoiled too much!!!!
I Had Seen Castles- Cynthia Rylan
The book ‘I Had Seen Castles’ is a tough, lyrical little book that leaves you humble. It is about a 17 year old boy named John Dante desperately waiting to turn 18 to go to war. He is wanting to fight in WW2 against the Japanese in Pearl Harbour. He is ready to lay his life on the line in the name of his country. Until he meets a girl named Ginny who influences John’s decision of going to war. She believes war is wrong and no body should have to put their own life at risk for another’s. She believes everything can be resolved without violence and everyone should be treated equally. As soon as John turns 18 he is sent to war where he witnesses some horrific events and begins to rethink his decision. He has left everything behind, his family, friends and girlfriend Ginny with doubt that he will be returning home. Along the journey he made many knew friends who were in the same positions as him but worked together to get through hardship and struggles. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in WW2 or Romance as it is a truely touching story including some true events.
I recommend the book Titanic from the My Story series because I loved how the description made me see what was happening it was very descriptive and informative. I also liked that it was about a event in history and I love history. My favourite part is when Margaret is asked to join Mrs Carstairs in sailing across to the USA in first class to finally be with her brother. My favourite characters are Margaret her brother because they go through so much before they can be reunited. I would recommend this book to people 12+ because it is a very good book. People who like sad books would love this book because it made me cry. I rate this book 11/10!
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+.
I recommend the movie ‘Coraline’. I really enjoyed this movie as the main character, Coraline, goes on a wild adventure, moving to a new house called ‘The Pink Palace’, walking through a colourful tunnel inside a tiny door that only seems to appear at night and solving many mysteries throughout her journey of finding her parents that are taken away from her by the “other mother” on the other side of the little door. I high recommend this movie and rate it a 9/10. This movie is suitable for ages 11+ as it is scary themed.
I would recommend the movie ‘La La Land’ starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
The movie follows the challenges of a struggling Jazz musician and an aspiring actress.
Even though it’s not a musical, they do break into songs which give the movie an added dimension. The recurring theme song is super catchy. This movie may not be to everyone’s liking but aspects of it will delight. I highly recommend this movie to all ages!
I recommend ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. This book takes you on a emotional rollercoaster and gives you a different perspective of life. It is an award winning book and it based on a patient that has cancer and meets a handsome body in her cancer support group that she is forced to attend by her parents. They instanlty fall in love. This book is strongly written and very eye opening to the world. I highly recommend this book but only to 13+.
I would recommend the movie ‘La La Land’ starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
The movie follows the challenges of a struggling Jazz musician and an aspiring actress.
Even though it’s not a musical they do break into song giving the movie an added dimension. The recurring theme song is super catchy.
This movie may not be to everyone’s liking but aspects of it will delight.
I would recommend the book Jessica’s Ghost for year 7’s and 8’s because once I started reading this books I couldn’t put it down. This book is about a ghost who doesn’t know how she died and nobody can see or hear her. Jessica then meets Francis who can see and hear Jessica, thats when the story changes. This book is a pretty simple happy book at the start but by the end it is down to the last second to try and help save peoples life’s. I would rate this book 10/10 because it was the best book ever.
I would recommend the book ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by J. K. Rowling.
An adventure-packed book which is as entertaining as it’s similar/related book series Harry Potter.
Fall in love with Newt Scamander a wizard who loves to search for the magical creatures of the wizarding world, as he ventures on a journey where many mysteries will unfold.
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 love watching this when I just want to watch something easy and light. Not only is it extremely enjoyable to watch but there are also some fantastic recipes that we have used at home and even more that I still want to cook from her show. She often has very reputable guests who you can learn a lot off. I would recommend watching Poh to anyone who likes cooking!
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
La La Land
La La Land is a great film with a very talented cast. The music is great and I love the piano scenes. The story line was very intriguing and at some stages, it really left you hanging and wanting more. I loved the first scene on the bridge because of all of the colour and the happy atmosphere but I also really loved it when Sebastian played the piano. I would recommend it to anyone over 14 and I would rate it a 7 / 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 – lucky star –
Yes, i might have read this book more than 10 times…But it never gets old! Lucky star is a weird and wonderful story. When two characters meet who have the completely opposite backgrounds they form a chemistry that is unbreakable. Mouse is doing his best to stay out of trouble and Cat is doing her best to get in. The Author Cassy Cassidy is a great writer who demonstrates how relatable books can be. Not by the storyline but just the way the characters think and act. I love how I’m always on suspense when i read this book. There are lots of secrets and twists to the plot. But there can only be one winner in a game of cat and mouse.
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!!!
The Movie ‘The Rabbit-Proof Fence’
The Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington is a true story of the escape of three young girls from a settlement school, (which was a school for half-caste Aboriginal children) they were forced to attend in Australia, over one thousands miles away from their families and homes. Trying to find their way back home, brought tears to my eyes and helped me become more aware of the cruelty towards humankind how it is still occurring to this day! I highly recommend this movie to ages 12+.
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.
Easy A –
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
The game plan –
This movie is a great movie. One day Joe comes home to find a young girl at his door that says she’s his daughter. Joe never knew he had a daughter and so she had to stay with him. She says that her mum had to go on a holiday and so she is spending time with her dad. They go through many different adventures and have lots of fun. But then something tragic happens and Peyton wants to go home. Will he be reunited with his daughter??
I rate this movie 8/10
Gossip Girl –
This is a hit series that is watched by many people. Its about teens in manhattan that love to gossip and party. While they live their amazing party lives, one person (gossip girl) is watching their every move and puts it on her website. Sometimes they reveal to everyone the most embarrassing things!? I would rate Gossip girl a 7/10
Pretty Little Liars –
This is my favourite series on the whole world!!!! It is about 5 girls who are at a sleepover and one suddenly goes missing! She goes missing for over a year and then some news hits. The remaining four girls start to get threatening messages from ‘A’ and everything is twisted. It is a movie with mystery, some horror, romance and adventure which will make you addicted!!!!! I rate this movie 10/10
I love this movie!!! Its about a game like truth and dare but the dares are very extreme. One girl decides to play and she gets obsessed. She then realises its not very safe to play and so she heads to the police. It gets even worse!!!!!! I love this movie so much and I would rate it 8/10
I would like to recommend the book SEE YOU AT HARRY’S. 12 year old Fern believes no-one in her family thinks she exists. Her 2 only friends Ran and Cassie stick by her through everything, but that doesn’t count their personal life. Let me introduce you to Fern’s “beloved” family; Sara believes she is cool because of her dreadlocks, Holden is 14 and has a boyfriend, Mum thinks meditating makes everything better, Dad runs a restaurant that always comes with surprises, and then theres Charlie – named after Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. One day whilst Fern is minding him, he runs out of the shop and gets hit by a car. Well, almost gets hit by a car, but falls back and bumps hid head on the asphalt. A tragic thing happens overnight, that is supposed to bering a family together, but ends up tearing Fern’s apart. Will she be able to cope? Or will it all be too much? I would recommend this book to anyone who has a few boxes of tissues handy, and that always loves a happily ever after! I rate this book 9/10 and for readers 11+.
I recommend the movie, Saving Private Ryan. This movie is about three brothers who went to war. Two of them died in the war and one’s whereabouts was unknown. The military officials decide to bring the remaining brother home and they send a team out on a rescue mission. They encounter problems along the way, with some team members thinking it is a waste of time, being attacked by the enemy and not being able to find Private Ryan. It is a very sad movie so people who like that genre or who enjoy war movies would like it.
I recommend the movie, Before I Go To Sleep. This movie is about a woman who forgets everything every night. She wakes up in the morning only remembering back to when she was in her twenties. Her husband, Ben explains every morning who she is and what happened to her. She was attacked and she hit her head and has had amnesia since them. The movie has a huge twist that I never saw coming. I would recommend this movie to people who enjoy thrillers and suspense.
Nona and Me
Nona and Me is a book about two young girls who live in different cultures. Rosie is the main character and needs to find a healthy balance between both her old and new ties. My favourite character is Nona as she is able to constantly forgive Rosie for the wrongs she has done. Although it really annoyed me that Rosie couldn’t accept her wrongs. My favourite part of the book was when Rosie went back in time and remembered her past. I really enjoyed this as it helped me understand her decisions in the present. At some points the book did go a little slow and took a long time to read. I was able to put myself in Rosie’s shoes, because she is in high school and so am I. I recommend this book to people who like real life situations and drama and overall I rate this a 6/10.
Although not a movie or book I recommend the T.V show Gossip Girl. It’s about the ‘elites’ that live in Manhattan. It’s almost a reality T.V show. I really like how this T.V show keeps you on edge and makes you wonder what will happen next. The only thing I would change would be to make the characters more relatable. I really recommend this book to people that like a little bit of drama and reality T.V. I rate this a 8/10
Me Before You
Me Before you is a heartfelt Romance Movie, where a girl falls for the paraplegic she is looking after. I really liked this movie as it showed what the true values of love should be and that it’s more on whats the inside than the outside. My favourite character in the movie was Lou as she was able to see past Wills disability and see him for who he really is. My favourite part is when she starts caring for him and you really don’t know what to accept. I recommend this for someone who is not afraid to cry and likes a little bit of romance. Overall I rate this a 7/10, because I cried so much.
Red Queen is a young adult fantasy novel that s about a world which is divided by blood type – silver and reds. The reds are seen as normal ad commoners, which are ruled over by silver bloods. I really liked this book, because it had a lot of action and a little bit of romance. My favourite character was defiantly Mare Barrow, who was the main character. I liked how she always put her family first and herself second. Unfortunately I was unable to relate to the main character. I would recommend this book to people who like a little bit of fantasy, action and romance. Overall I would rate this a 9/10
I recommend the movie, Nerve. This movie is about a real life game of truth or dare. One girl decides to play, but when things go wrong, she tries to tell the police. This makes everything so much worse and she finds herself in dangerous circumstances. I rate this movie 8/10. I enjoyed it a lot and it was very interesting.
I recommend the movie Finding Dory. It is heartwarming and uplifting. It is also a good movie for anyone. It is the prequel to finding Nemo. I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to everyone.
Stronger than you know
Stronger than you know is about a girl who is overcoming domestic violence. It is about her journey and how she finally overcomes it and opens up to others around her. I really liked this book as I was able to get an insight on what it would be like for someone experiencing domestic violence. My favourite part was when she finally ocercome her fear and was able to talk to others around her. My least favourite part was when she was struggling and didn’t want to talk to anyone, this almost made me mad as I was unable to put myself in her shoes. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a hear-felt book. Overall I rate this a 9 out of 10
Seed is a novel about a young girl that is living in a cult. Aimed for older readers, it shows the thoughts and feelings people feel when they are living inside of one. Pearl is the main character and has been protected all her life from the outside world. In her small community they worship nature and idolise Papa S, who is the leader. Yet when someone from the outside arrives in their small community, everything Pearl has learnt is questioned. She starts plotting her escape, but the question is, will she make it out in time?
Seed is almost a real life novel that incaptures the lives of many innocent people that grow up inside of a cult. Personally I was able to get a lot out of the book as Pearl was around the same age as me. This meant I could relate to many of her decisions, even though I have never lived inside of a cult.
The Hot Chick
The Hot Chick is defiantly a chick flick. This movie shows the journey of the most popular girl in school (Jessica) accidentally switch her body with a man. While shopping with friends Jessica sees this ancient antique store and decides to go in it, she spots a pair of ancient earrings and decides to put the on. She accidentally looses one and a burglar picks it up. As a joke the man puts it on, but little does he know that he will swap bodies with the one and only Jessica. In the morning Jessica wakes up horrified to see that she has turned into a fully grown man.
This movie highlights the strong friendship she has with her best friend april, as she is the one who helps her through her time being a man. Through thick and thin the girls are able to stick through it and come out the besets of friends after.
My favourite character was April as she was so kind and stuck beside her best friend even though it would have been easier if she didn’t. I would rate this movie an 8/10 and it would be great for a girls night or if you really need a laugh.
The Book Thief
I really recommend the movie the book thief, because it is about two young teens that are living in world war 2. My favourite part of the movie, is when Rudy stick up to Franz, this shows Liesel and Rudy’s strong friendship they have. I also like when the family has to hide a Jew (Max) and Liesel reads to him everyday. My favourite character was Liesel, as I could relate to how she had to adapt to a different place so quickly. I also liked her strong determination and courage to put things right. The least favourite part of the book was defiantly the last part, but I won’t spoil it. I would recommend this to people who like and up-lifting movie and are afraid to cry a little. Overall I rate this movie a 9/10
The fault in our stars
The fault in the stars is about two young teens that are living with cancer. This tear jerking film, will leave you with an empty box of tissues. I really enjoyed this movie, because I was able to see what it would be like for someone living with cancer. My favourite part of the movie was the support group and when Ansel and Hazel meet each other, I really liked this because it shows that people with cancer are still human and sometimes their cancer can get to them. My favourite character was Hazel as she had a strong will to overcome the impossible and stuck by Ansels side, even though the easier way out would be to leave. If I could change something, I would have liked to see where Hazel was after Ansel left. I would recommend this movie to people who like a sad romantic film, overall I would give this movie an 8/10.
This book is aimed at readers 15 – 18, and is set in the present time with two main characters, Mina and Michael. Mina is a refugee from Afghanistan who is now an Australian citizen, she is very successful at school and her parents expect the best from her. Michael is an Australian who lives with parents who strongly disagree with refugee’s coming to seek asylum in Australia. The first day Michael saw Mina, he though she was beautiful, as they get to know each other, Michael starts to question everything and doesn’t know if his parents are right anymore. Each chapter has a different side of the story, so you’re able to see both Mina and Michael’s point of view.
My favourite character was defiantly Mina as I was able to relate to her, because she was close to my age. I also felt it easier, because she is the same gender as me and we had the same though pattern. Although this book was really entertaining, it did get a little repetitive about the characters background history (eg. that Mina was a refugee)
Overall this book was really entertaining and I would recommend this to high school students who are into high school drama and a little bit of romance.
After the death of their beloved childhood basketball coach leads to a reunion for some old friends, who gather at the site of a championship celebration years earlier. Picking up where they left off, the buddies — with wives and children in tow — discover why age does not, necessarily, equal maturity. I really enjoyed this movie, I thought it was SO funny and a great laugh. I also thought that there was a great choice of actors, as I really love the actors in this movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a comedy or Adam Sandler, Chris Rock or Kevin James.
The Maze Runner
Thomas, a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant maze. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique perspective that scores him a promotion to Runner status — those who patrol the always-changing maze to find an escape route. Together with Teresa, the only female, Thomas tries to convince his cohorts that he knows a way out. I LOVED this movie, it is one of my all time favourites. I thought that the storyline was amazing and once I watched it I would watch it over and over again. I would give this movie and 8 out of 10, I think that it is an amazing movie and I would recommend it to people who are interested in movies with drama and mystery.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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. Wonka has a hidden motivation for the tour, one that he will reveal only after the children in the group show their true colours. I loved this movie, I thought that the storyline was fantastic and the characters were just like in the books. I actually loved this one more than the original movie. I would give this movie and 7 out of 10 and I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves Roald Dahl.
The Art of Getting By
George is a senior at a posh Manhattan prep school, but his disaffected attitude leaves little room for toeing the line. He’d rather doodle and read philosophy, and he strenuously avoids his parents whenever possible. Unfortunately, George’s attitude is endangering his chances of graduating. Then he meets Sally. George finds himself falling in love with her, but an older artist adds a complication to the mix. I loved this movie, I thought it was so well produced, the storyline was amazing and the actors were amazing. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves a romance but also a drama.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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.
I recommend the movie, White House Down. This movie was really interesting and has a lot of action in it. It is about when the White House is taken over. Many hostages are taken and one man who works there is trying to help the president. His daughter is also a hostage and he is trying to get her out. I would rate this movie 8/10 and would recommend it to people who like action movies.
I recommend the book, Leaving Time. This book was really amazing and I could not put it down. It has massive twists and is really intriguing. It is about a young girl, a grumpy detective and a disgraced psychic trying to find the young girl’s mother. Clues are left about the twist but you will not see it coming. This is a great book and I rate it 9.5/10.
I recommend the movie, Love Rosie. It is a romantic movie and I loved it. It shows how everything will work out in the end. This movie is sad at times, but it has a very happy ending. It is a generally feel-good movie and I really enjoyed it.
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 movie, Jurassic World. It is about a new and improved park, based on the old ones. Soon, a dangerous dinosaur is loose and chaos ensues. It has a bit of each genre, which makes it a good movie for all. I would recommend it to anyone, as it is a crowd pleaser. Jurassic World is a very interesting movie and I really enjoyed it.
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.
This is a thriller disaster movie made in 1998. The movie is about an asteroid which is travelling towards earth and if it hits will destroy the planet. The US government trains a team of oil drillers to go into space, land on the asteroid to drill a hole and plant a nuclear bomb to destroy it.
I thought this movie was ok. The plot was a bit complicated and there were a lot of technical details about space and the drilling that you had to remember. There was also a lot of action and a few moments where you thought things weren’t going to work out.
The oil drillers in the team were a bit rough but they were kind and fun
Sense & Sensibility
This movie is a romance based on the book written by Jane Austen. The movie is set in the 1800’s and is about two sisters – Elinor who is very sensible and proper and her sister Marianne who doesn’t worry about the rules too much. Both the girls fall in love and even though a few things go wrong along the way, there is a happy ending.
I really liked this movie. It was interesting to see how people lived in the 1880’s. The rules about how people had to act, especially the girls were very strict and I’m glad that the rules aren’t as strict today. Even though it was set in a different time period the love story is the same as love stories today.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes romances and history.
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 everyone go see the movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was an amazing new setting, set in the 1920’s New York City, with fantastic visuals, and ‘fantastic beasts’. The creatures were so cute and adorable, with their own unique personalities. It gives us the magic of Harry Potter’s world, but a new story, and a new beginning of an amazing franchise. Although, I do admit, it does not compare with the original story of Harry Potter, however it still harbours the amazing world and mystique that Harry Potter’s setting holds.
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.
I recommend the book The Battle of Hackham Heath, by John Flanagan that recently came out this year. It was amazing, I loved seeing more of John’s interesting characters that I normally wouldn’t get to know further in his original stories; however this prequel allowed fans to see more of the great dynamic between the loveable characters, Halt and Crowley.
This is a thriller disaster movie made in 1998. The movie is about an asteroid which is travelling towards earth. It is expected to hit the earth and if it does will cause tidal waves and another ice age which will destroy the planet.
Secretly, a team of oil drillers are brought in by the US Government to go into space, land on the asteroid, drill a hole to put nuclear bombs which they will detonate. The drill team members, who are a bit of a rough and tough group are led by Harry Stamper and are trained by NASA to go into space. The team are sent into space after 12 days of training and a massive piece of drilling equipment.
In the meantime a meteorite hits China and causes a tsunami which destroys cities and the mission is no longer a secret. The drill team are sent into space and after a couple of issues with space shuttle take off they land on the asteroid. Just as they land they are hit with debris, damaging the space shuttle and killing a couple of the team. They then realise they have missed the landing spot and the place where they have landed will be difficult to drill.
The drilling team has a lot of trouble drilling to the depth they need to plant the nuclear bomb but finally achieve what they need to but the bomb needs to be detonated manually.
The team draw straws and Harry’s future son in law draws the short straw. At the last minute Harry changes places with him and detonates the bomb which causes the asteroid to break into two pieces and miss the earth. Harry sacrifices his own life to save the planet and the remaining team members return to earth.
This is a good movie if you like disaster movies which work out at the end.
Rabbit Proof Fence is a truly inspiring movie that I believe everyone should watch. It is a true story about Australia’s past of the stolen generation and shows what some people had to deal with at the time this was happening. It follows 3 girls, Molly, Daisy and Grace and shows how they walked across Western Australia after escaping from an institution where they had been put after taken away from their mothers. This book makes you really think about the diversity that Australia had and shows the policies that separated white Australians from Aboriginals. I think that this book shows the willingness of 3 young girls and as a true story, it is extra inspiring. I would recommend this to everyone above the ages of 12.
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.
10 things I hate about you is one of the best movies of all time. It is funny, sad and shows the great relationship between Kat and Patrick. It shows how a difference one person can make in your life and how you can come through tough times and still be with the person that had previously hurt you. I think that this movie would be great for anyone above the age of 12 as it really shows you to never read a book by its cover. This movie ends on a great note and is one movie that I could watch over and over again without getting bored.
I really enjoyed reading the book Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. I recommend people over the age of 5 to read this fiction book about the adventures of Harry Ron and Hermione. When reading this book I felt as though i was at Hogwarts with them and their adventures and truly magical!
I really enjoyed the book I had seen castles. It stars John and Ginny, and it is a book we read for english. Read and see the hardship people faced during the first world war. How the war effected the economy and working class people. I recommend this book for people over the age of 10 because it has some fairly deep scenes.
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 recommend reading the book the hunger games catching fire. It is the second book in the hunger games trilogy. Read this book to enjoy another action packed adventure of Peeta and Katniss and their families, and the new hardship they have to face against President Snow. I recommend this book for people over the age of 12 because it is pretty violent and descriptive at times.
I really enjoyed the book the hunger games. The main character Katniss Everdeen is elected into the hunger games which is a game where people fight to the death and the last person standing wins. Read this book to find out what happens to Katniss and Peeta Mellark the boy who is madly in love with Katniss, and follow their action packed journey! I recommend this book for people over the age of 10.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book)
Harry lives in a family of non-magic people who wizards call Muggles. His parents died when he was one, and he was left with his mother’s sister. He was never liked by them.
Harry was famous to wizards because he defeated the powers of another wizard when he was one. It was a bit of an accident, so he was still treated normally. Even this school has its ups and downs. Harry has enemies like Drako Malfoy and his least favourite teacher Snape.
There were lots of stories told about the chamber of secrets and Harry and his friends, Ron particularly tried to solve the mystery. They had to find the entrance to the chamber, what was inside it, and who had been opening it and letting the monsters inside it out to attack the students. In the end, they found out that Ron’s sister, Jinny was behind it but she had been under control by a diary. With this diary, you write in it and a person named Tom Riddle would write back. But Tom was an evil wizard so he managed to learn enough about Jinny to control her. Personally I enjoyed this story. People at any age would enjoy so long as they can understand the language used. The good thing about the story was the more they found out, the more it confused them. I recommend this book for anyone who loves to read because it is a pretty heavy book!!
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.
Hunger Games MockingJay (book)
The hunger games MockingJay is the last novel in the Hunger Games trilogy. Peeta is hijacked by the capital with a serum that controls his brain and makes him want to kill Katniss, even though he is really madly in love with her. This book is about how district 13 team up with Katniss and the rebel against the capitol, and to get Peeta back to his normal state, although he has regular spurts when it stops working. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for people over the age of 12, because it does have a fair bit of violence.
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire (book)
The hunger games catching fire is the second book in the hunger games trilogy. President Snow isn’t happy that both Peeta and Katniss make it through the hunger games. Peeta and Katniss are now living what some in district 12 would consider the good life, them and their families live in the victor village, they have money clothes and food.When you win the hunger games, you go on a victory tour in the capitals. Katniss is against this and is very scared the whole way since president snow and her had a little chat. Peet and Katniss have to convince everyone in the districts and capital that they are in love. But it wasn’t good enough so Snow announces a quarter quell. Read to find out who gets elected out of the minuscule pool of 12’s 3 existing victors. Will they survive? Does Katniss genuinely fall for Peeta? Read and find out! I recommend people all ages above 10 should read this because it can be violent at times.
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.
The Parent Trap (movie)
My god this movie is great every time I watch it I fall in love with ti more and more, my favorite part in this movie is when they swap personalities because they both have completely different lives but yet they don’t know they are related one of them never sees their mum and the other never sees her dad, they swap because they want to know what the another side of the family is like and how their sister lives! In this movie, i think it would be a great experience to play a roll or a character because it seems to me a very fun filled movie! I love Lindsay lohan in this movie and I feel like she really suits the part. This is a really good family movie and I rate this a 9/10!
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
I recommend the book ‘boy in the striped pyjamas’ because it is a really interesting book.It has really sad bits in the book and it has heartwarming sections as well.There is a lot of history in this book and it taught me so much about what happened in that time. I really like how the book is told through the perspective of Bruno because it shows how innocent he is. Bruno shows that he doesn’t know what is going on in his life and his fathers. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about Hitler and what Bruno goes through as a young child. I think it was a bit disturbing at some points so it thinks that it should be for 13+. I rate it 7/10 because I hated the ending.
Bridget Jones Baby
I recommend this movie because it is a very funny movie and was very enjoyable.
This is one of my favourite movies of all time because it hooked me in from the start. My favourite character is Bridget or Jack. Bridget is very outgoing and funny she really wants to find the right man for her. This movie is the last one of three movies, I recommend that you watch the first two movies because it might change your mind on you like. I watched the last one before I watched the first two then went back and watched the first two and I saw a different side to the characters. I think because you got to know the characters better and got to know their story better. This movie is about Bridget Jones and she sleeps with two men in the same week then finds out she is pregnant and she doesn’t knows who the baby’s daddy is. The movie is about finding out who the dad is and then you find out in the end in a very sneaky way. I rate this movie a 9 out od 10 and this is for kids 13+.
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 book ‘Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes’ by Eleanor Coerr.
I loved this short heartfelt book and found it inspiring yet sad. The book is set in 1955 and is told from the perspective of a Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki who is 12 years old. As an infant the American atomic bomb was dropped close to her home country. We see in the book how this effects her future and those around her.
I was so inspired how even through the darkest of her times, Sadako could still find the hope in her paper cranes. This book educated me on the pain and suffering faced in japan from America’s bombing in World War II. It was interesting to see the perspective from Japan during this time, as other book I’ve read told from the other side of the War including America’s perspective.
Yet this book is only a very short read, I found strong life messages that were imbedded in the book; to cherish life and always keep hope. Yet Sadako’s story had sad ending, being a true story it had an impact on others and today is significant and used as a source of inspiration for others. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoy’s heartfelt stories and wants to be inspired!
I recommend the movie, Doctor Strange. It was an amazing movie. I loved Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting, the humour was unexpected, but loved, and the storytelling and cinematography was world building and uplifting. I’m definitely seeing it again in theatres!
I recommend the book ‘The Leaving’ By Tara Altebrando.
After reading the blurb of this book I felt it would be a good read and i’m glad it say it was. At first it was a challenge, I found how it was written and structured was different to most other books i’ve read. It was in third person and past tense, so it took me awhile to get used to it but after I did, I rarely put it down.
The novel tells of 6 kindergarteners that disappear without a trace on their first day of school 11 years ago. 11 years into the present 5 return with no memory of where they had been living, with who or what they had done the past 11 years. In every chapter, the book tells the perspective of one character. It tells of each characters crazy journey’s to finding answers and peace with the situation. And to finding Max, the 6th victim who did not return with the rest. For me, I HAD to unsolve this mystery! As the book went on and more clues were discovered I became more excited. The chapters of the character I felt I enjoyed the most would have to have been Audrey’s chapters. Although she was not a victim, her journey to finding answers of her brother, Max’s disappearance had me the most entertained.
I recommend this book to preferably teenagers who like mystery’s and a bit of romance. I rate this book 7/10.
I recommend the book ‘The outsiders’ by S.E Hinton.
I found this book so intriguing as it is set in the 1960’s. It is set in an era different to the one I live in, and people’s way of living then was so different. This book told from Ponyboy’s perspective, a 16 year old boy living in a town where people are divided by either being a soc- a socialite or a greaser- an outsider, Ponyboy is a greaser. This way of life is all Ponyboy knows as he has never been outside his home-town.
I loved how this book uncovered many themes and explored both the greaser and soc perspectives on life and the hardships each face, although they are different. I had seen the film based on the book before but now that I have read the book, it doesn’t come quite as close. I found that the novel was so much more rich in detail and I was able to find out new aspects in the book that I didn’t in the film, so I recommend to read the book before watching the film.
My favourite characters in the book would have to be Ponyboy and Sodapop. I love how Sodapop always has a good outlook on life even though he and his brothers live a hard life. And i love how Ponyboy is such a deep thinker and sees beyond what most others see.
I recommend this book for any teenager and even though it is set in the 1960’s, I found I was able to relate the themes in the book. This is probably because it is written by a teenager too! I rate this book 8/10.
Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford is in dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating sister Kat finds a boyfriend. In an attempt to win Bianca, a popular boy desperately attempts to set Kat up with Patrick Verona, another rebel whom may just be able to win Kat’s heart. I really loved this movie, it is one of my all-time favourites. This is the modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves a romance movie, but there is a little bit of drama in there too. I would give this movie a 9 out of 10.
Divergent is a movie about Tris Prior, who is trying to decide where she belongs in the city of Chicago. The people of Chicago are divided in five factions, Erudite; the intelligent, Candor; the honest, Amity; the peaceful, Abnegation; the selfless and Dauntless; the brave. When the day comes for Tris to discover where she belongs, she discovers that she is divergent, she belongs to many factions. What she doesn’t know is that this secret can cost her the lives of her loved ones, as Erudite is hunting divergent’s down. I really loves this movie, I thought it was full of action and drama and even a little bit of romance. I would recommend this book for anyone who like the move ‘The Maze Runner’, I would give this movie a 9 out of 10.
Once is the first book out of the series of four books written by Morris Gleitzman. The book is narrated through the protagonist which happens to be a 9 year old boy called Felix. I admire Gleitzman’s skill in writing through the eyes of a child in such a horrific time. The author is able to portray the Holocaust and what it would be like for a young Polish boy in a very effective manner.
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is the tale of a silverback gorilla who’s forgotten how to be a gorilla in many ways. Raised in a house with people who fed him ice cream cones and took him to baseball games, Ivan grows rambunctious and ends up creating finger paintings as one of the star attractions in a mall circus. When Ruby, a baby elephant arrives, Ivan promises to save her from a lifetime chained in a tiny cage. To do so, he needs to reclaim his title as silverback, the leader and protector of his group.
‘Brave’ is one of my favourite movies! The princess is Merida, seen in an action-packed prologue as a flame-haired Scottish tomboy whose life is changed by an early birthday gift of a bow, which quickly inspires her to become the best archer in the kingdom. Merida begs for a magic spell to change her mothers mind about a decision she made. Unintentionally, the spell turns her mother into a bear. Merida and her ‘Mother Bear’ go on a wild adventure to try and turn her mother back to her real-self before dawn. I highly recommend this beautiful film but only for 10+.
I love the movie “mean girls”, i love the storyline and how it is about high school dramas and friendships. I like how Cady started off as being unpopular and a athlete and then ended up hanging out with the plastics, it shows that she acts different and has a different personality depending from who she hangs out with.
I loved the movie wild child it is really good, it’s about a self obsessed rich girl that was sent to boarding school in England to change her personality and the way she did things. When she goes to boarding school she changes her ways and makes really good friends. I recommend that people should really watch this movie.
MARLEY AND ME
Marley and me is a really good book it was really sad as well and it made me think about the way that people treat animals, I really loved the storyline and my favourite character is probably the dog because i love dogs.
I recommend the movie ‘Tangled’. This Disney movie shares a beautiful yet heart breaking story to the viewers. ‘Tangled’ displays the journey of Rapunzel’s life, living with who she thinks is her mother up in a tall tower, with no permission by her mother to leave, as it is a “scary world out there”. Rapunzel goes on an adventure, leaving the tower for the first time, finding true love and discovering good and bad things. I really enjoyed this movie and recommend it to 8+.
I recommend the movie ‘Whale Rider’. The movie ‘Whale Rider’ is a very emotional movie about a girl named Paikea who when she was born, her twin brother and mother died. Her grandfather really wanted to have a boy instead of a girl, as it was known for a boy to become the next leader. Paikea wanted to make a change in the Maori community 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 13+.
I recommend the movie ‘Coraline’. I really enjoyed this movie as the main character, Coraline, goes on a wild adventure, moving to a new house called ‘The Pink Palace’, walking through a tiny, colourful door that only seems to open at night and solving many mysteries throughout her journey of finding her parents that are taken away from her by the “other mother” on the other side of the little door. I highly recommend this movie and rate it a 9/10. This movie is suitable for 10+.
This movie was really good I loved it, it was a really good movie and also sometimes sad. When I first heard of it i wasn’t really excited about watching it but I’m really happy i ended up watching it because it was really good. I loved how in the end she ended up doing what she wanted and changed the rule she was really strong throughout the movie and i really enjoyed watching it.
I really liked this book at the start i wasn’t a big fan but as i kept reading i started to enjoy it a lot, also it was really sad. When Yen Jun-Ling is born her mother passes away and that is what causes her to get neglected by everyone in the family and also unwanted, i felt really bad for her during the book. It was really sad but also very touching and i really enjoyed reading this book.
THE LAST SONG
The last song was a sad movie but it was really good and in the movie i love how you never expected how some things would turn out and I loved the whole storyline of the movie and I loved every part of the movie all the characters played really well and i would recommend this movie to people 11 and over, it was a really good movie
You don’t know how excited I was to read this. As soon as it came out, I was in the book store purchasing my copy. Did it live up to expectations? YES!
Lady Midnight, written by Cassandra Clare is a sequel to The Mortal Instruments Series. It follows Emma and her Parababati Julien on their quest to find any connections to Emma’s parents’ killers, and whether it was due to Sebastian Morgenstern’s army, or something else.
I found this book quite intriguing, as it is a new perspective on the world of Shadowhunters. It has so many interesting plot points, and without giving anything away, Julien and Emma’s unique struggle with the Clave law provides both a large obstacle and an interesting talking point. I love the additions of moments with The Mortal Instrument characters, as I got to feel a greater connection to the story. I don’t really have a favourite character, but I really loved the family feel of the Blackthorn family, and their ranges of personalities and backstories, especially the addition of Mark’s faerie love story, which was a bit unexpected but added more detail to the book.
As the book goes on, an increased understanding of the characters is developed, I even felt some of the blackthorn family were my siblings as well!
There is so much Shadowhunter action in this book, from fighting demons at the convergence and near drowning to facing off against deadly enemies.
I would rate this book an 8.5/10, for it’s complicated, yet amazing storyline and unique characters.
The movie ‘The Rabbit-Proof Fence’.
The Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington is a true story of the escape of three young girls from a settlement school, (which was a school for half-caste Aboriginal children) they were forced to attend in Australia, over one thousand miles away from their families and homes. Watching the young girls being taken away from their families and homes and as they try find their way back home, brought tears to my eyes and taught me that in life, cruel situations like these are still occurring all around the world today. I highly recommend this movie to 12+.
I recommend ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. This book takes you on an emotional journey and gives you a different perspective of life. It is an award winning book and is based on a patient that has cancer and meets a handsome boy in the cancer support group she is forced to attend by her parents and they instantly fall in love. This book is strongly written and very eye opening. I highly recommend this book but only to 12+.
Blue – Sue Mayfield
I quite like this book. This book may seem a little sad at some points but is a naturally beautiful story. My favourite part of the book is when Melanie (Anna’s best friend) is helping Anna through all her hard times. I think that Melanie opens Anna’s eyes to suicide and the serious and real effects. I think that if I could change anything in this book, it would be the fact that Hayley bullies Anna for being too brainy. I feel that Sue Mayfield could’ve picked a different reason. But overall this book was very interesting and remarkable. I rate this book a 7/10 🙂
The Secret Life of Pets
I know most people think this movie is just another kid’s movie about animals. In fact it’s not, I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was a funny movie. I’ve seen it a few times now and it’s still funny every time. My favourite part of the movie is every scene with the hamster, Norman in it. I don’t know why I find him so funny but I do. I can relate to Norman I guess as I’m always getting lost and I’m a bit oblivious. I don’t think I would change anything in this lovely kid’s movie. I recommend this to anyone really. I rate this a 8/10 🙂
Kings of Summer
I love this movie. My friend first showed me this movie and I immediately fell in love with it. It’s such an entertaining movie and is based of three boys coming-of-age in this world. My favourite part of the movie is when Joe (Nick Robinson) and Patrick (Gabriel Basso) decide they are going to live in the woods. I like this part as it is interesting and makes you wonder what will happen next. My favourite character was Biaggio (Moisés Arias) because he is a little quirky but also caring at the same time. I recommend this movie to anyone who feels like watching a good movie. I rate this movie a 8/10 🙂
The Last Song
I recommend the movie The Last Song. This is such a beautiful and romantic movie for whenever you are in the mood to cry or just want to watch a romantic movie. I love this movie so much. My favourite part of the movie is when Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) and Will (Liam Hemsworth) first meet. This part is my favourite because I love both actors and it’s just a funny scene. My favourite character is Will (Hemsworth) because he is always supportive of Ronnie through everything that goes wrong. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to watch a good chick-flick and is in the mood for a good cry. I rate this movie a 10/10 🙂
I recommend the book Tomorrow When The War Began. It is really great book that has lots of exciting and thrilling parts that grab the reader. I found that it ws slightly slow at the beginning but at the end I couldn’t put it down! I recommend this book to people 13+. I give it 8/10.
Have you ever seen a girl who is lite as a feather or a boy who is made of bees. Miss Peregrines School of Peculiar Children is full of different children that you have never seen. When a boys beloved grandfather leaves him clues to a mystery that spans over different worlds and times. He finds a magical place in 1993 known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. When arriving mystery and danger deepens, as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their terrifying enemies the Hallos. He discovers that he has his own special peculiarity ability which can save his new friends. This Mysterious movie is also a book written by Ransom Riggs. This movie is fantastic! and I highly recommend this movie/book
Harry Potter, Is a movie series consisting of Wizards, Witches, Giants and more. This series has 8 movies full of nail bitting experiences. Harry Potter is a young boy who lost his parents when he was a kid, and grew up with his horrible Stepparents the Dursleys. One day there was a letter for Harry in the mailbox, which much to his surprise he was accepted to Hogwarts the school of witch craft and wizardry and then the story of Harry Potter begins. OH wait i forgot the most important bit! There is an evil wizard called Tom Riddle well ill go by his common name VOLDEMORT who was the murder of Harrys parents and tried to kill him but he was the only known person to survive. All these movies are about voldemort and his plot to kill HARRY POTTER!!! this movie series is a must see its a 10/10
I really loved Chinese Cinderella! Its about a girl in China who is going through a VERY tough life. This book is a true story as the author was the girl. My favourite character is PLT (precious little treasure) who is a duck. He is sooo cute and i love animals and is so obedient. My least favourite character is the girls step mum! She is cruel and nasty and her dad does nothing about it 😦 This is a great story and a quick read I highly recommend it for ages 12+ and my rating 7/10 Have fun reading
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, Stranger Things. Based in the era of the 80’s this series focuses on the supernatural world that’s presented itself because of a research facility on it’s outskirts. The plot begins when a young boy goes missing and his mother believes against all odds he’s still alive. His group of friends believe so too and try extremely hard to defy all the odds to bring him back, wherever he may be. This series touches on stereotypes in the particular era, as well as the technology of the time. For me, I did enjoy the series a lot but only found the last two episodes to bring the whole series together, so if starting wait it out to the end because it is definitely worth it! My favourite characters would have to be Eleven, Mike and Dustin. Eleven is a girl who can dot he impossible. Even though she holds little dialogue I love that she is able to express very emotion and want to help these strangers that soon become her friends. Mike is one of the friends of the missing boy and he does everything in his power to believe the inevitable, as well as his protective nature that I find adorable. Dustin is the cutest thing ever he is my favourite character just because I love his character. Overall at some points this series may be a little too much for some so would recommend to those who have an interest in the synopsis, however is a very good series overall.
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!
I recommend the TV series, Arrow. The main protagonist, Oliver Queen, is shipwrecked on an island for 5 years and shows the adversities he faces as a spoiled billionaire returning to his family during the days to the city’s vigilante at night writing his father’s wrongs. This is the first seasons main synopsis. The TV series is based around the comic book superhero of The Green Arrow, however adapted to fit the DC Cinematic Universe. I love this TV series so it is very hard to pick a favourite part however many characters I do take a liking to. My favourite character is Felicity because she is one of the smartest people on the show and plays such a vital role in the series. 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 9/10!
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 🙂
‘horses who heal’ is an autobiography by Sue Spence. Her autobiography is a story about Sue, the gifted horsewomen and the lives she has transformed. Susanne is an inspirational lady who grew up in New Zealand, and when she was old enough she moved to Australia. At a very young age Sue wanted a pony, she first needed to learn how to ride, so at age 2 Sue’s parents took her to a riding school. she began first practicing on a barrel to get the movement of how a horse would actually move under her. After a while Sue moved onto a little pony named Blackie, now we can all imagine what he looked like. After learning to ride on Blackie, Sue moved up more horses until her parents decided it was time. Sue’s first ever pony was called Sandy, she was a beautiful palomino and she gave Sue all the confidence she needed. On Sue’s first day of school she realised she was different. She never felt safe in the classroom and was always getting in trouble for not concentrating. Sue was also bullied for being ‘horse mad’ and not being able to learn the same way as the other kids at school. This is how Sue’s anxiety developed. Sue would rather be out doors playing with the animals or riding the horses. Horses healed Sue’s anxiety and made her feel safe. After graduating Sue moved to Australia. She started work as a fitness teacher and taught aerobics. Sue pushed her body to the limits and didn’t even notice. When Sue exercised it was like all the anxiety and depression would lift off her shoulders, so thats why Sue didn’t know when to stop. But guess what! Sue still had a soft spot for horses. She had two sons named Daniel and Jake. At age 28 Sue’s dad passed away from bowel cancer at age 70, leaving a hole in Sue’s heart. He was such a gentleman in every way and made her smile. Sue also had a battle with her own health and it was her horses that helped her overcome her life biggest challenges. One day Sue was riding, she had an idea. Horses had helped Sue so much so why not show people how horses can heal them as well. Sue made a business called ‘horses helping humans’ This was a very successful business and helped people all over Australia with anxiety and other mental illnesses. Sue’s business has helped peoples trust and show what partnership and respect between horse and human looks like. Sue still lives in Australia and still is horse mad, and going through this amazing journey has taught her and the people around Sue, that anything is possible.
i recommend this book to any horse lovers out there, its an inspirational book that is a great read.
Finding Dory is an absolutely great family movie and did not disappoint. Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studies and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton with co-direction by Angus MacLane in his feature debut the screenplay was co-written by Victoria Strouse and Stanton. The film is a sequel/spinoff of 2003’s Finding Nemo and features the reprised voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks. Finding Dory focuses on the amnesiac fish Dory, who journeys to be reunited with her parents. Along the way, she is captured and taken to a California public aquarium, from which Marlin and Nemo attempt to rescue her. Throughout the entire movie I could not stop laughing! I would recommend it to anyone: all children and to those who loved and grew up with the first movie. My favourite part was when Dory found his parents again because the parents looked so sad before they finally reunited with their lost daughter. Although nothing can replace the first movie, Finding Dory was excellent and I would rate it 9/10.
I would highly recommend watching the tv series The 100. The series follows a group of teens as they become the first humans to return to Earth after a devastating nuclear apocalypse: the series also focuses on Dr. Abby Griffin Clarke’s mother, Marcus Kane, a council member on “The Ark”, and Thelonious Jaha, the Chancellor/Wells’ father. Although slightly unrealistic, this tv series is packed full of action and is constantly introducing new exciting content into each episode. I would recommend watching this series because it is so good. There are 2 seasons and each episode goes for about 50 minutes. I would rate this tv series an 8.5/10.
The tv series Zoo is my second favourite tv series of all time. Zoo is an American drama television series based on the 2012 novel of the same name by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. The series premiered on June 30, 2015, on CBS, and concluded the 13-episode first season on September 15, 2015. On October 2, 2015, Zoo was renewed by CBS for a second season, which premiered on June 28, 2016. On August 10, 2016, CBS renewed the series for a third season. I love the creative story behind this tv series and I love it even more because it is about animals. I watched season 1 so quickly and I couldn’t wait until season 2 aired. If you love animals and action and adventure tv shows/movies, I could not recommend this tv series enough! I feel like not many people watch it and I don’t really understand why. I give this tv series a 9.5/10.
The movie Zootopia is a great movie based on such a creative concept that makes it entertaining to watch for a wide range of audiences. In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. I absolutely love the story behind this movie as it is very different compared to typical modern day animations. My favourite character is the main character Judy because I admire her determination to defy the limitations inflicted upon her. Judy Hops was inspiring and she was always positive, enthusiastic and never gave up on her ultimate dream. My favourite part was when she arrived at Zooptopia because the city looked very colourful and it was intriguing to see how a society of animals would function in a city as unique as Zootopia. I give this movie an overall rating of 8.5/10.
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.
Jurassic world would have to be my favourite movie ever! A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction – a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine – escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. I have literally seen this movie over 10 times and it never gets old. It has a great story line, so cleverly made and contains both suspense, action and adventure. I cannot fault it. But I can only hope that they continue to make more. A definite 10/10.
Now you see me is one of my favourite movies of all time. An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.It includes both action and adventure (which is my favourite genre of movies) and continually amazes you with all the incredible magic tricks. When I first heard that this movie was about magic I wasn’t really interested. But it is so much more than that! I would recommend that everyone should watch it as it is suitable for a broad audience. I loved this movie and give it a 9.5/10.
Night (1960) is a work by Elie about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. I especially love to read books about WW2 and Night certainty is one of the best. Given it i a personal memoir of the experience faced first-hand by Elie, it is a very compelling story which has a great emotional impact on readers. I would highly recommend this book and I give it an overall rating of 8/10.
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.
I highly recommend the movie ‘The other women’. After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he’s been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B. My favourite part of the film was when Kate destroys Mark’s office when he is out on a work trip because I love the way she explains what she had done as something milld, but in-fact she had destroyed the whole office. I love all the characters in this movie and I can definitely say that they all fit their role perfectly. For that reason, I would change nothing about the movie. The ending to this movie is absolutely brilliant! The look on Mark’s face when he sees the three girls and realises that he has lost all his money is priceless! I would rate this movie a 10/10.
Choker, Ok Choker is quite a mysterious and second guessing book! With Zoe randomly barging into Cara’s house after running away from her parents!! There is something really suspicious with Zoe as she is disappearing in really uncertain occasions, which leaves the finger pointing to her 😬
This book is cleverly written and a bit spooky i would recommend for people to read at the age 12+ as it has curse words and much, much more BUT ITS A HAVE TO READ!!! Some girls recommended it to me form LIT Circles and i totally agree 🙂 My favourite character is Sydney because she is stuck up, rude and popular but i got to admit I LOVE A GOOD VILLIAN
Go check this book out if you like creepy 🙂
The other women would have to be one of the funniest movies that contrasts what women tend to do when faced with similar situations. I think the funniest moment of the film was when Kate destroys Mark’s office when he is out on a work trip, or probably having another affair. I loved the way she explains what she had done as something milld, but in-fact she had destroyed the whole office. My favourite character would have to be Kate because she’s a quirky sort of person, and it’s funny how she managed to fall in love with someone so different to her. The main thing I love about the film, is how it’s 3 girls joining together for revenge on the man who manipulated and tricked them both. I think the funniest thing was when they closed his bank account, which meant Kate was liable for any losses, and hence destroyed his money making scheme and his job prospects. If I could change anything about this book, I would change the presence of the big dog of Kate’s. I don’t know why but it was just a bit uncomfortable and didn’t really seem to fit the theme of the movie. I would rate this movie a 9/10.
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
Mike and Dave need wedding dates:
Mike and Dave need wedding dates was a comedy, but definitely a comedy for a mature audience. It’s mature themes made it clear that this film was designed for people over the age of 16. The storyline was different to many other films and all elements in the film made it hilarious. The fact that Mike and Dave advertised for wedding dates on Craigslist was something unheard of, but created for hilarious viewing. My favourite part was when despite all the crazy events that had occurred, Jeanie and her fiancé still manage to maintain their love, and get married in beautiful Hawaii. If I could change anything in this book, I would change the part where Jeanie gets hit by the motorbike, as it really does begin the decline of their wedding events in Hawaii. I think this movie is best suited for people over the age of 16, and I would rate it a 8/10.
Tris lives in futuristic Chicago were her city is divided into five factions; Abnegation, the selfless, Erudite, the intelligent, Dauntless, the brave, Amity, the peaceful, and Candor, the honest. Tris belongs to multiple factions and this secret could save the people she loves or it could destroy her. This book is full of adventure, action, romance and finding your true self. I love the way the author includes a wide variety of characters, my favourite is Christina, because she is very loyal to the people she loves. She is also a very brave character and stands by Tris in the very hardest of times. She was born into a Candor family so she has learnt to speak her mind, and this shows especially when she meets a character named Four. I love the way the book is written and would suggest it to anyone who enjoys a good action or romance. Overall I would rate this book 8/10 because it can be read by a wide variety of readers and it is very engaging and hard to put the book down.
Girl online is about a girl called Penny who lives in Brighton who suffers with panic attacks! At the start of the book we see how her life is in Brighton, she seems nervous and unconfident. All of a sudden she embarks on a trip to New York where she meet a boy called Noah. As Penny gets to know Noah a romantic connection sparks between them as Noah gives tips on how to deal with panic attacks. But i cant forget that “Girl Online” is a blog she started to be herself and write her feeling down and have people read and leave comments and help her and of course its anonymous. As you read you get these little posts about her day and significant events.
I have really enjoyed this book and I encourage you to read this book as i have experienced the world of Penny Porter and embarked on her journey and what she has to over come
I JUST CANT WAIT TO READ THE SEQUELS!!! 🙂
I would highly recommend the Adams Family movies. ‘The Adams Family’ and the ‘Adams family Values’ As the theme song suggests, the Adams family are creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky but don’t let that stop you from watching this highly entertaining and humorous family. Its one for all ages, It has adult based jokes the younger children will miss and kid friendly jokes they’ll get. Once again like all families, they have their issues but the way in which they handle them is hysterical. Both movies are outstanding and deserve a 10 star rating!
I would recommend the movie ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2’ starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. This Action-packed film is highly entertaining and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The plot of this story is so well constructed this makes you unable to stop watching it. Katniss and a group of people must watch out for traps and deadly enemies as they go on their journey to destroy the capital. Will they be able to stop the capital before they get caught or will they have to surrender? I really enjoy watching this film and would recommend it to anyone who has watched the 3 previous movies.
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.
In Time is an action-packed futuristic movie starring Justin Timberlake as Will Salas. Time is money in this movie, so if you run out of time you run out of life. Will Salas is running low on time but by some chance he inherits a whole century causing the authorities to track him down. This movie really makes you think about how you would cope under those circumstances and how if you only had limited time to live what would you do. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a thriller and hunger games style film.
Night – this story follows Elie Wiesel and is his memoir of his experiences during WW2. It is a very compelling story which certainly draws on the heart strings. Elie’s father and himself have to use one another to survive during this time as both his mother and sister died earlier in the novel. I would recommend this book especially if you are interested in learning more about WW2.
What Happens in Vegas is a romantic, comedy movie starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. A story about two strangers who recklessly marry in Vegas and win a $3 million jackpot. This movie is extremely entertaining and has good life lessons. What will become of the couple and what will become of the money? The movie explores different gender perspectives making it a light hearted comedy. It’s a good family movie minus the younger siblings.
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 recommend the book Death Wears A Beaty Mask and Other Stories by Mary Higgins Clark. It is a book filled with short thriller and crime stories that will grip you from the very start. Even though they are short they will leave you guessing until the very end. This book is for people who don’t really like reading because they are short stories and will entertain you the whole time. There are a mix of crime and thriller stories, some that will creep you out, so these book are better for people who like crime and thriller with some gruesome themes. I recommend this book for 13 + because of the reasons above. These short stories were such good reads and I found myself reading through them all in a short space of time, so I rate them 9/10!!!!
The creative concept that this movie was based upon made it very interesting and entertaining to watch. Zootopia is a city where all animals (predators or prey) live in harmony and it is the place where Judy Hops has decided to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. My favourite character was the main character, Judy Hops as her determination was inspiring and she was always positive, enthusiastic and never gave up on her ultimate dream. My favourite part was when she arrived at Zooptopia because the city looked very colourful and it was intriguing to see how a society of animals would function in a city as unique as Zootopia. I liked discovering how a typical human city was changed to suit animals, for example the train that took Judy to Zooptopia had many different sized doors so all the animals could travel on it. I rate this movie 8/10 and this movie can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.
Se Dio Vuole (God Willing)
I recently watched Se Dio Vuole (God Willing) at the cinema and I really enjoyed it. It is an Italian comedy (with English subtitles). It is about a surgeon who is an atheist but his son has suddenly decided to drop out of medical school and become a Priest. This shock news rattles the main character and he goes to hilarious lengths to change his son’s mind. The ending is a highly unexpected cliff hanger that leaves you wondering. All of the different characters each did individual funny skits and jokes that complimented each other. My favourite character was Rosa because she made me laugh the most in my favourite scene where the main character organises his friends to pose as his “family” in order to fool Padre Pietro. This was my favourite part of the movie because each character did something different that made me laugh. Overall, I rate this movie 9/10 because it was very entertaining and the Italian scenery and culture was beautiful to watch.
A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur’s Court by Mari Mancusi is a fast-paced comedy book. A 21st Century fashion editor, Kat, is transported back in time after being cursed by a gypsy. She must pull together all of her 21st Century and olden times knowledge to get back to the present without changing history. Will Kat make it back to the present or be stuck in King Arthurs time forever?
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!
A Second Chance – Movie
This movie is an Australian movie about Gymnastics!! It’s about a gymnast (Maddie) who has a low self-esteem and believe she is not good enough to be on the squad. At school she gets bullied by girl who she competes against in Gymnastics, who makes Maddie feel worthless and humiliated. With some support of her team mates and coaches Maddie believes in herself but will she be strong enough to make the Australian Gymnastics squad? This is a very motivation movie but I think the actors aren’t as good compared to other movies. I would rate this movie a 5/10.
Expelled – Movie
This movie is so good especially as it is an Awesomeness TV production staring Cameron Dallas!! It’s about a rebellious student, Felix (Cameron Dallas) who it a troublemaker. When Felix gets 3 strikes he is expelled from high school and thanks the principle for expelling him as it means no more school! After a few days he realises that it’s not as good as he expected and wants to come back. He discovers something very bad about his principle that could ruin the principles reputation forever. This movie is very similar to ‘Ferris Buller’s Day Off’ as it has a similar storyline!! I would recommend it to everyone and rate it a 8/10!!!
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Book
I have recently finished reading the book ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ and was amazed about how third world countries or different religions are treated. This book was set in Germany WW1 and is about a nine year old boy called Bruno and his family. Bruno’s family was very wealthy as his father was the German Commander. They lived in a 5 story house in Berlin and had serval maids and chefs. Bruno loved life in Berlin as he had many friends and knew lots of people in the community. Bruno was heartbroken when he found out that his father had to move to another place far from Berlin and Bruno and his family have to move as well. When they arrived at the Out-With Bruno realised that it was nothing like Berlin, there were no children to play with, there were no shops and cafes and there was a massive wire fence separating Bruno from the other side. The fence continued as far as Bruno could see and he always wondered why it was there. One day Bruno explored the wire fence and came across a boy on the other side of the fence. Bruno introduced himself and so did the other boy called Shmuel. Bruno noticed everyone on the other side of the fence was wearing the same clothes that looked like striped pyjamas. Bruno didn’t understand why everyone was wearing striped pyjamas and why they were on that side of the fence. He could see soldiers ordering the striped people around and guns being fired. Bruno asked why and how Shmuel got there but you have to read the book to find out. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy reading out the olden days, how the world use to be ruled and what happened to the Jews. It is a very sad story that will be very hard to forget. This book is also a movie which is a bonus!!! Check out the book today and read the second book called the ‘Boy on the Top of the Mountain.’
If I Stay
If I Stay is a amazing book turn movie and I have to say they are both just as good as each other. I had heard of this book from some of my friends that recommend to watch it but they warned me that it is a heartbreaker. It’s about a shy girl called Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) who is an amazing Cellist and one day dreams to preform at Juilliard. Suddenly Mia’s life flashes before her eyes and has to make the most difficult decision to chose between life or death. My favourite character is Mia as she is very relatable and shy but outgoing. Mia’s boyfriend is the most popular guy at school and is in a very serious but crazy rock band but they have to chose whether to stay together or go their separate ways and follow their music dreams. This book and movie is very emotional and will probably bring a few tears to the eyes. I would not like to be in Mia’s position to chose whether to stay or go as it would be such a difficult choice. This book has a squeal called ‘Where She Went’ so make sure to check that out once you have read this fantastic book!!
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986 Movie)
I was introduced to this movie by my parents who loved watching this movie back in the 80’s. It’s a classic 80’s movie and just as hilarious now as it was back then. My generation can relate to this movie. It’s about 3 kids that ditch school for the day and have a blast in New York City. They get up to a lot of mischief and fool their school principle. It’s great watching this movie and seeing all the old 80’s fashion and memorabilia such as the old telephone attached to the wall with the long cord compared to the wireless phones and technology we use today. This movie takes you back in time and will always remain a favourite for generations to come. Ask your parents if they have seen this movie and if they enjoyed it. Other good 80’s movies would include The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Grease and many more so check them out today!!!
Book- The magic faraway Tree
I recommend this book for so many reasons. It has so much imagination and humor. There is not one book, there is a series of three books. They are short but detailed books. The first book especially is amazing demonstrating the life of three children discovering a magic tree and going on all of these adventures at the very top of the tree and getting into all sorts of mischief. I like this book because it is so creative and you are always hooked. However this book is for boys and girls who are younger possibly in the age group of 7-12. This book can be read by anyone if they would like. Overall it is a fun book, that everyone will enjoy! So give it a read.
Sunkissed, which is part of Jenny Mclachlan’s YA series, is a predictable, cringe-worthy teen romance novel that is completely amazing. The series follows four teenage girls, most of who are best friends. Each novel is from the point of view of a different girl, building up a series of stories that all live in the same world. Personally, I found this to be a beautiful way of structuring a series of novels, as it allows the story of the four girls to carry on while also providing a fresh, new perspective for the reader.
With in Sunkissed, Mclachlan takes us on Kat’s journey, who I gathered is the stereotypical teenage girl. She’s obsessed with clothes and technology and is sometimes a little rebellious. After upsetting her parents on numerous occasions, Kat is sent to Stockholm in Sweden for the summer to live with her Aunt. But does not want to go and try’s to do everything she can to get out of going away for the summer because that means no friends and no fun.
Pretty Little Liars
I really enjoyed these tv series, it has a lot of action and adventure and want’s you to watch more. I recommend this tv series to 12+
I loved the movie maze runner because it was an adventure, you really felt the fear that the main character Thomas felt throughout this journey. I would recommend this movie if you love action pact movies and Dylan O’brien!! As you watch this movie you get to meet the characters and learn how different personalities can work together to achieve the impossible. I rate it a 9 out of 10.
This book was very touching to me and to my group as I read this in Literature circles and again afterwards. It is about a boy who moves schools and has a disease with his face. It tells us the story of this boy and how he grows, meeting new people and just growing as a person. The book is divided into sections demonstrating the opinions and story of characters and there point of view of the boy. I like this book because it shows different emotions and characteristics. It has drama, emotion, comedy and more. This book will get you hooked and it is a novel for all ages. I personally like this book because I can relate to it in different ways. If I could rate this book, I would rate it a 8/10. Everyone will like this book due to the different factors it offers. I would recommend this for girls and boys of all ages. So go ahead and give it a read!
‘If I stay’ movie –
A story about two opposite teenagers that fall in love, he’s in a band.. she’s a bit of nerd but doesn’t seem to matter. He asks her out when she has just left band class and she says yes. Even though they are from 2 different worlds they still put theirs together and make it work. When a major complication gets in they way, will they fight for each other or loose each other? Go watch.
Boy overboard was an amazing book about the adventures of a brother and sister Jamal and Bibi who dream of sailing to Australia to compete in the soccer world cup and bringing their family to Glory. In a stressful situation trying to leave the country they accidentally split up from their parents getting on a different boat and floating out into the ocean. Meeting a friend who saves their lives by selling her dads watch in order for them to continue on this journey. They are almost there. But of course immigration here is illegal.. and their hope is taken from them when they are caught and taken to a detention centre on a nearby island.
i read the book Cinderella. Cinderella lost her slipper at the ball. She was running and the godmother said that everything would be gone at midnight. The prince said, “You slipper dropped!”. At the end, she got married to the prince. You have to read the story to find out what happens to the stepsisters!
I like this book becasue it was a fun book to read and was wrote really well. I liked it because it was a story i heard before. I think i’m like Cinderella because i do chorse, too. My parents, my cousin and my friends would like this book becasue the story that the book tells. i rate this book a 9 out of 10
This movie is one of my favourite movies still! It is based on the original book. I love this book because it has so much imagination and wonderful events. This book explains the tale of a Girl who grows up in a home where she doesn’t belong. She wants to go to school because she loves to learn new things all of the time. This movie and the book as well is for people of all ages. I love the movie because it creates an amazing feeling after reading the book and the pictures are actually on the screen. If I would rate this book, I would rate it an 8/10 because it has a bit of comedy, drama and just reality. This movie is amazing and if you want, you can also read the book before you watch the movie!
A book I would definitely recommend is ‘The Protected’ by clare zorn. Though out the book, I really loved how it was one of those hard to put down!! I loved it because I have a passion for reading sad stories. In this novel, the main character, Hannah’s sister Katie died and the book is about how hannah remembers how her sister died. she goes through tough times with the school counsellor and her family.
The book had me in tears at times but laughing at others. I was shocked and surprised as well. It was truly a great book! I would recommend you read it because you will love it!
A tv series that I would definitely recommend would have to be ‘Modern Family’! It is hilarious from episode 1 and always makes me laugh. I tis a bout the Dunphy and Pritchett family. They are normal families that are very close with strong relationships. I definitely recommend this series and watch as the families grow while still laughing nonstop. I give this series a 10/10 as it has always been one of my favourites!
A series of books that I would definitely recommend would be ‘diary of a wimpy kid’. It is a simple and easy read, but with a great and hilarious story line. There are ten books in the series and they are all great. They are all about a wimpy teenage boy, and his life at high school. There are many hilariously embarrassing misfortunes that make you laugh, and I would definitely recommend all of them. I would give these books a 7/10
A movie that I would definitely recommend would be High School Musical! It is an old classic that I love to watch and sing along to. If you have never seen this movie I strongly reccmoned it. It is al about Troy, the most popular guy in school and Gabriella, the gorgeous new math nerd. It is all bout these two high school students as they join the singing and performing world hand in hand. But they can do this without a bit of trouble. You meet Sharpay and Ryan, the musical twins who will do anything to get the lead in any play. Watch this movie to see a great classic movie, I definitely give this movie a 10/10 !
A book that I really enjoyed was Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan. It has a great story line that is all about Bea Hogg, a shy girl who is suddenly introduced to a new incredible way to dance, all thanks to her grandma. It’s called jive, and Bea loves it, she feels like someone confident and strong. The best part is, she gets to do it with the hottest guy in school! Rea this book to find out about Bea’s journey to becoming a confident, and believing in herself.
I really enjoyed the movie ‘the notebook’ ! It is an extremely emotional movie, with a great story line. It is a classic love movie that is great to watch. Make sure you have a box of tissues because it’s really sad! It is all about Ellie and Noah, two young children that are in love. Watch this movie to watch there true love grow stronger. I give it 9/10
Book- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
This book takes us on a journey of a young boy in high school who grows up and goes through problems and learns to face them with friends and family by his side. There are 10 books now, they are simple and fun and once you read the first one, I am telling you, that you will want to keep reading. I liked this book because it was fun and exciting and it gave you mixed emotions. Some scenarios in the novel(s) you can relate to since he is the same age as us. I like this book because it is very created. I rate this book am 8/10, You should go read the books, I read them all in one week!
Movie- Alice in Wonderland
This is my favourite movie. It demonstrates mystery, adventure, humour, and simply just amazing pictures that I would never dream of watching. I fell in love with this movie. The images that the director has created on the screen is absolutely amazing. My favourite character in the movie is probably Alice because she is so adventurous, brave and smart. I believe she is what makes the movie amazing. All of the other characters have there own unique personality and I believed that the director is super talented for creating this amazing movie. I would recommend this movie for others because once you watched it, you would want to watch it over and over again. I rate this movie an 8 and a half out of 10. I am looking forward also to the Alice in Wonderland, through the looking glass! This looks like a movie that is so unique and the best thing is that I will be going to see it at the IMAX theatre in Melbourne, 3D! This will be amazing so go and watch the first movie before the second one comes out!
I would like to recommend the web series Red vs Blue. Red vs Blue is an animated series made by the organisation Roosterteeth, using the video game HALO. It is also the longest running sci-fi web series of all time. Red vs Blue is a comedy series on the trials and tribulations faced by a group of colourful space marines, and their increasingly large group of friends. There are 13 seasons all in all, with season 14 coming out this May and many PSA’s (Public Service Announcements) coming out in between. Altogether it is an extraordinarily funny show, with many great one-liners and witty comebacks. I recommend this show for people ages 13+, as the jokes can be a bit inappropriate at times, as well as a lot of confusing time travel and implied messages. Red vs Blue is great for people who enjoy putting two and two together (with lots of little puzzles to solve) and if you watch it, it’s likely that you will never see maths the same way again.
Book- Of Mice and Men
This book is a short but very detailed novel for all ages, children and adults. This book demonstrates friendship and hard working men working to earn a stake and hopefully ending up to owning there own farm in the future. Two men, Lennie and George, the novel talks about there lives in a story how they survived and earn money so they could follow up there future dream of owning there own farm. I loved this book because it is so adventurous and it also includes humour. I also like this book because it has so much depth and mixed emotions some which you can relate to as you read further into the book. I would rate this novel a 7/10. This book if you enjoy it, also has a movie which is great too! I would recommend this book for all ages!
Nothing But The Truth by Kate Kingsley is the second book to Pretty On The Outside. It is the continuation from where it left off. Alice tries to forget about Tristian after he break ups with her by concentrating on another boy. But will he be what she thinks he is? This book was filled more drama than the last. Every single character is going through some sort of issue and makes the story complicated but more and more intriguing. This book just keeps you wanting and knowing more. I loved reading this book so much, it is an easy book to read but it’s got a good story line. There is a third book to the series and I can’t wait to read it. I enjoyed reading every minute of this book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes the tv show Gossip Girl, you will love this series. It’s a real girly book with lots of drama, once you read the first chapter you are hooked all over again.
Pretty On The Outside by Kate Kingsley tells the story of rich high school girls who are used to getting what they want. When Alice, the most popular girl at school, finds out that the new American girl had a summer fling with her new crush and best boyfriend Tristian she seeks revenge. This story was funny and shocking. It had me hooked within the first chapter. If you like the tv show Gossip Girl you will for sure love this series. It has the scandals, the secrets and the romance. It is cliché but sometimes that’s what makes a book so good, it has everything a girl wants to hear that loves fashion. Like Gossip Girl it gives an insight into how people live the high-life. I couldn’t wait to read the second book because it kind of finished on a cliff-hanger but also because I wanted to know more about the lives of these girls. Pretty On The Outside is definitely a book you want to read if you love stories like Gossip Girl.
I recommend the movie, Toy Story. This movie is historic, ever been that person who obsessed with Disney. Well, their is no reason to not love Toy story where toys come to life having a world of their own. Jealous has caused a divide between the relationship of Woody and Buzz. Where their owner like one more than the other. This has caused jealousy and problems grew bigger than it had to be. So lets bring our childhood movies back, I guarantee if it was on tv now you would definitely watch it or if you never have seen its good to use your siblings as an excuse to watch it with them, you will thank them. Although it caused a divine it made them closer to the end where they had to work together to escape from a house for what they might call hell. The owner treats them terribly and dis-respectively that toys should be treated even if they are fake with the owner but when alone they are real. So many themes are explored and trust grew constantly as the characters needed to trust one another help to get themselves out of the scandalous problems they got their selves in. As said before, jealousy was another theme that caused the divide between relationships and problem solving to solve problems and think of solutions. I recommend this movie a 9/10. For its great storyline.
OMG!!! What a book, I can’t believe how much Lexi changed, I mean I knew she would, but I didn’t know THAT much. I didn’t like Lexi at the start of the book, she was always thinking of herself and not others around and she took advantage of her fathers wealth. She hated the idea of helping others, one thing she hated more was doing their work. After Lexi crashed her VERY expensive car, her father made her work 52 jobs in 52 weeks to teach her a lesson. When she first started working, she hated it, she would have done anything to get out of it, only thing was; she couldn’t. Her father had hired what she called “spies” to watch her and make sure she didn’t get out work. By the end of the book, she had come to appreciate others and what they did and she realised that, others didn’t have what she did, but they had a loving and supporting family and that’s what Lexi always wanted. Lexi changed so much the book and I do believe that Lexi made her father change too.
I really don’t know what Lexi thought she was doing when she was about to leave the country with her ex-boyfriend. Thankfully some sense got into her and she didn’t end up going. How do you decide to leave the country in five minutes, that how long it took for Mendi (Lexi’s ex-boyfriend) to convince her to go to Europe. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING. Anyway she didn’t end up going, which I was really happy about.
I really hope that 52 Reason to Hate my Father continues in Lit Circles next year, I was really interesting in this book and I think that other students will be too. I found that it was a little boring at the start and it took a while to engage me in the book, but once it did I couldn’t put the book down, it kept on making me want to read more. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves reading a drama book with a little bit of romance in it. I loved this book and I hope that others do too.
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 recommend the book/movie ‘Soul Sufer’, because it features an inspirational story of how a young surfer got attacked by a shark, but that didn’t let her stop herself from achieving her dreams of becoming a famous surfer. With the help of her faith, and family she was able to get back on her board and claim a world title. This book/movie is appropriate for all ages and I would rate it 9/10.
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 boy in the striped pyjamas is extremely sad but also full of information and history about the Nazis and the Jews. I really enjoyed reading this book even though some of the parts are quite upsetting and wanted me to cry many times over and over again. Bruno is a young boy and really has no idea what his father does for a job. Greta is Bruno’s sister she is only 12 and thinks she is about 21 because she wants to be called and act older.
Pavel is my favourite character because he is so wise and is such a kind person he knows it is not Bruno’s fault about his father and takes more of an interest in Bruno and not Gretal because Pavel can see Gretal is more like father.
Over all it is a great book/movie.
The series harry potter is amazing!!! It is like a giant roller coaster ride with so many ups and downs. So much adventure and thrills. I really like the character Harry potter because he shows so much courage. But i love how Ron and Hermione stick with him through everything. It is so good and i couldn’t wait to just keep watching the other movies!!! i definitely recommend these movies.
Criminal minds (the tv show)
I really love the tv Criminal minds. It is jam-packed with mysteries and suspense, murders crimes and much more. I definitely recommend this tv show to all those who love murder, crime, adventure and scary shows! This show is suitable to anyone over the age of 12. I rate this tv show a 9/10! My Favourite season would have to be season 2 & 3 and then season 1. It’s not that I don’t like this season, but there only a few episodes I could watch over and over- whereas with seasons 2/3 I can watch most of them over and over and not get bored. Season 1 has some good episodes, but 2/3 has some of my favourites. Over all the Tv show is great and it has you on the edge of your seat and your heart pumping. So if you like shows with mysteries and suspense then this is your show!
10 Things I hate about you is about Kat Stratford who is beautiful, smart, quiet who doesn’t attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca because the house rules say that she can’t date until Kat has a boyfriend, so strings are pulled to set the door damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona. Will Kat let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick? I love this movie so much and it I would rate it a 8/10. This movie is suitable for anyone over the age of 10. My favourite part of the movie 10 things I hate about you is when Kat goes on a date with Patrick. I love this part of the movie because you never thought that Kat would actually date someone. I think everyone should watch this movie because it is a fantastic movie.
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. Mean girls is about a girl named Cady Heron who was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the city and Cady starts to go to public school things change a lot. She soon joins a group called “the Plastics,” but Cady soon realises how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname. This movie is great for anyone over the age of 8. I rate this movie a 9/10! My Favourite part of this movie was when Katie and her friends team for revenge! They start to destroy Regina George, this part of the movie is very funny!! My favourite characters in the movie are Cady Heron, Regina George, Karen Smith and Gretchen Wieners.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne – This show follows the fabulous lives of 6 women living in Melbourne. This is a reality show similar to the housewife shows shown all around the world. It is very funny but filled with lot’s of drama. There is no real story or plot, each episode is different from one another but it’s certainly entertaining. I would recommend this show for girls aged over 14+ because there are some adult scenes but for the most part it is a great show to watch.
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.
Love’s brother – Angelo and his younger brother Gino are of Italian descent living in Australia in the 1950’s. Angelo is not attractive at all which is a complete comparison to his brother. Angelo is in desperate need of a wife but every time he sends away a letter it gets returned with his photograph. So going out on a limb he sends a picture of his brother to the Italian girls and they become interested in him. This movie was one we watched in R.E. and it was very entertaining. The story line was a little but difficult to understand but it’s definitely a good watch.
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
Keeping Up With The Kardashians – This is an extremely funny series and very light hearted. It follows the lives of the Kardashians; Kim, Khloé, Kourtney, Kendall, Kylie, Rob, Kris and shows the insane reality in which they live. This show is very funny and is definitely something to watch if you are in need of a laugh.
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.
The Book Thief – Is the story of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old German girl who was brought up as an orphan shortly before WWII. She is traumatised by the events occurring around her and struggles to deal with the events of WWII. 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, I would recommend this for older viewers over the age of 14+. It is also studied in Year 11 English and a great book to study.
Goggle Box – This show is shown weekly on Channel 10 and is a show about real life families watching tv programmes. Although there is no real plot every episode is highly entertaining and full of laughs. I would recommend this to people who are in need of a good laugh and are looking for some light entertainment.
Pretty Little Liars – This t.v. series is the story of 4 teenage girls named; Emily, Spencer, Aria, Hanna and the story of their life being turned upside down when their best friend is murdered. The show begins one year after Alison’s disappearance and shows how the girls have changed. Throughout the series more secrets and mysteries are uncovered as the girls learn what really happened to Alison. I would again highly recommend this series as it’s very entertaining and very suspenseful.
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.
Book- I had seen castles
I absolutely love this book because it has a bit of everything in it. It includes drama, sadness, romantic parts and many more. I loved this book because it was never boring. It always kept you hooked and interested in what could happen next. My favourite part of the book was when the main character John and his girlfriend Ginny go on their first date. They both have never done this before and just the pictures in your mind create this amazing feeling. My favourite character was John simply because he is the narrator of the book also. The story is him writing about his life leading up the present day. John is full of wonder and experiences many emotions in the book. If I could change something about the book, it could be including more characters other than John’s family and his girlfriend Ginny. I would definitely recommend this book for others because it is a short simple but wonderful book that keeps your hooked. I rate this book an 9 out of 10.
I would recommend the TV series Galavant. An idiotic yet highly appealing musical comedy set in the medieval times. Lots of big stars in the cast including Kylie Minogue who has a cameo appearance and her soon to be husband (in real life) Joshua Sasse. You’ll fall in love with all of the evil characters as Galavant tries to win his one true loves heart. One all the family will enjoy!
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!
I recommend the book Sold. It is such a true, heartbreaking and tragic novel. All of these words resemble how I felt after reading Sold. 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. This book is a terrific reality check and I believe everyone needs to watch it.
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!
Movie/book- The Hunger Games.
I recommend the movie and the book the Hunger Games for many reasons. It has such an amazing story line which gives you pleasure and you never get bored. You are always hooked and nervous for what will happen next. I loved all of the characters because they all have different things to offer. In some scenes of the movie, you have chills down your spine because you are so nervous that something bad will happen. My favourite character what of course the main character Katniss. She is so brave and she has a huge personality. She is unique and doesn’t care what others think of her. She is strong minded person and she never gives up which is what the Games is all about. She cares deeply for her sister and her mother and this love is one of the parts that gets her through the games. There are so many factors that make the movie and the book amazing. The hooks, love, fantasy, imagination and so many more. I enjoyed reading the book first because then you have a better imagination and understanding before watching the movie. Once watching the movie you feel more knowledgeable and the words from the book just create amazing images for you. I loved the book and I would rate it an 8/10 and the movie was amazing, 9/10. I hope most of you could consider this as an option for the future because I know many others have the same feelings I do!
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 really love the movie the hunger games starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. The capitol maintains it’s hold by forcing each of the 12 districts to select one boy and girl to compete in the nationally televised event called the Hunger Games, where only one can live. My favourite part is the end of the movie because of the slight twist. My favourite character is Peeta Mellark played by Josh Hutcherson because he is willing to sacrifice himself for Katniss. My least favourite part of the blood bath and all the gruesome parts though I wouldn’t change anything in this movie. I recommend this book to others who loved the book or loved movies like maze runner and divergent.
I recommend the movie ‘How to be Single’. I think we all know why we want to watch it, it has Australia’s number 1 best actress, I think. Rebel Wilson. We have all seen her work in ‘Pitch Perfect’ and if that doesnt persaude you to watch her work in ‘How to be Single’ than I dont know what will. The movie is based on all America drama filmed in New York, what could be a better setting than New York when the movie is based on American life. It’s set on 2 ordinary girls living in New York living the moment of being single. After the period of being single, they experience having boyfriends and give eachother unpratical advice and how to accomplish this goal. This is based from the trailer and believe me the trailer does a better job showing scenery than me explaining. Rebel Wilson is a comedian and thats what hits the 5 star rating of the show, along side Dakota Johnson being the pretty one. Their partnership brings this movie to life. I highly recommend you to watch the movie and I havent seen it yet but from the trailer its an absolute thriller, romance genre.
Daddy’s home is a hilarious movie of Brad Taggart (Will Ferrell) trying to be the best step-father to his step-children until the ex-husband of Brad’s new wife comes to town and it’s dad against step-dad. I had many favourite parts in this movie, it’s so hard to choose just one. My favourite character is surprisingly the wife of Brad who is caught up in the middle of her husband and ex-husband trying to win over her kids. My least favourite part of the movie is at the end when it happens all over again. I definitely recommend this movie to others who enjoy comedies and love to laugh.
Life is Sweet by Cathy Cassidy, this book is an extension of the Chocolate Box Girls series. When the offical series ended I was really disappointed because the books were amazing. Each and everyone one was so thoughtfully planned out and I didn’t want it to end. So this book has six mini stories about the other characters in the books that were just as significant as the sisters. Each one is interesting and gives you an insight into the lives of the characters that played a big part in the Chocolate Box Girls series. I can’t decide which one is my favourite because they are all so different and unique that you can’t compare. You would have have to of read the Chocolate Box Girls before you read this because you would then get a better understanding of what’s going on. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, it is such a lovely and easy book to read.
We Were Liars by E.Lockhart was a very confusing book at first, I didn’t really get it and I had re read some parts to understand but once you understood it, it was the most amazing book I have ever read. It was definitely one of those books where you don’t have any idea what’s going on until near the end because of the way it’s written and you think something is happen but really it’s not. Then once it clicks in your head you’ll have a moment where you’re like “oh I get it now”. It will shock you what happens and you might have to re read it because you’re like “what’s going on?” but trust me it is so worth the confusion. We Were Liars is a book that you just have to read, it’s not what it seems and once you read this book you will be telling your friends all about it.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell was a book that had lots of things going on and although it was a bit chaotic and you wondered what next? It was a very heart warming book when it came to the end of the book and I think thats what I liked most. I think this book was also quite realistic and had elements of real life problems and worries which makes it easy to relate to. I feel like the ending is always my favourite part because it’s when everything comes together. Levi was my favourite character he was so sweet and nice and really cared for Cath. I felt that could relate a bit to each character, I like a book where you can see yourself in each character and I definitely could in this book. I really enjoyed the actual story but throughout the book it parts of a series from the books Simon Snow and I have never heard of that before so I sometimes skipped those bits because I wanted to know what was happening in the real story. Yes I would recommend this book to others because it was just an all round nice book. I would recommend this book to people who like books with family drama and a bit of a love story.
I really liked ‘I am Malala’ because it was a true story about a girl who fought for her education. My favourite part was the end because Malala, the main character, settled down and decided she would speak out for other girls without an education. Malala was my favourite character because she was so strong and never gave up. Even though she knew it was dangerous to speak up she did it anyway for the better of herself, her friends and girls all around the world. My least favourite part of the book was the start because I didn’t like the way girls were treated in Pakistan and the way everyone was filled with fear all the time. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read something inspirational.
I loved Girl Online so I was very excited when Girl Online: ON TOUR came out. I thoroughly enjoyed Girl Online: ON TOUR because it is romantic and exciting and it is very hard to put down. My favourite part of this book is at the start when Noah first turns up to see Penny at GBK because it is the first time they have seen each other in a long time. My least favourite part of the book is at the end when Noah doesn’t have any time to spend with Penny as he promised he would because it makes you feel bad for penny. If I could change the book I would make the ending a bit happier so it doesn’t feel as abrupt. I would recommend this book to anyone who had read and enjoyed Girl Online or was just looking for a romantic, light read.
The Summer I Learnt to Fly is a wonderful book about a teenager called Drew turning from a cautious girl into a carefree young woman. I really liked this book because it was very mysterious which made it hard to put down. My favourite part of this book is when Drew meets Emmett Crane because they get along well and it turns out to be one of Drew’s first experiences of real friendship. My least favourite part in this book is the start because it is very slow and it takes a long time for the book to get started. If I could change this book I would make the start shorter. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a mysterious, easy read.
Messenger, is probably my favourite of the all four books in the Giver series because it includes characters from the other books as well as some new ones so it is easier to see how all the books are connected. My favourite part of the book is when the main character, Matty goes into his old village to find his friend, Kira and they go into the forest together. I like this part because it leaves you feeling intrigued, wondering what they might have to face to make their way through the rapidly growing forest. My favourite character was Matty because he uses his special power of healing to help other people in need rather than using it on himself. This shows how much he cares for the other people in his community. I would recommend this book to anyone who had read the first two books of the Giver series and was ready for some more adventure.
The Land of Stories: the Wishing Spell was probably one of the best stories I’ve ever read. This magical book is the first of an amazing chronicle of four the Land of Stories. My favourite part of this book is when the main characters, Alex and Conner Bailey fall into the Land of Stories, and meet Froggy, a mythical frog creature, because it is where a lot of the magic truth is unveiled. If I could change anything about the story, I would make it that it said a little more about some of the princesses, like Princess Rapunzel. I recommend this book as a must read, to girls and boys who love reading about made up lands, magical creatures, and everything else fantasy.
When I read The Land of Stories: the Enchantress returns, I couldn’t put it down. It’s an amazing story, about a land where all the characters from our fairytales live. What I love about this story is how much description it has in it, making you feel like you are traveling through the Dwarf Forests, or through Red Riding Hood Kingdom with the Bailey twins. The character I can relate to most is Alex Bailey, who loves reading fairytales about all her favourite characters, because she finds her time in the Land of Stories an adventure, instead of just focusing on a way to get back to their world. I would recommend this magical story to boys and girls who love reading fairytales, because I do, and I found this adventurous book enchanting.
I read the book The Impossible Quest: Escape from Wolfhaven Castle, and I found it a very magical. The reason I liked it so much is because it is a very intense, mystery filled story, which had me hooked from the start. My favourite part of this book is when Wolfhaven Castle is taken over by an army of mysterious creatures, and the children have to escape. My favourite character is Lady Elanor, because she has been told how to act like a lady her whole life, but she learns to make her own choices as the story goes on. My least favourite part of the story is how the book ends so abruptly, but the next story, The Impossible Quest: the Wolves of the Witchwood, picks up where this book finishes. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery, because if that is what you enjoy reading, you will find it as hard to put down as I did.
I recently read Fish in a tree and I really enjoyed it. I found it a very inspirational story that puts life into perspective. My favourite part of the story is when the main character Ally, stands up for a girl in her class, Keisha, by sharing her bouquet of flowers with her at a school concert, after Keisha’s were taken away from her. My favourite character was Ally, because she always had trouble at school, but as the story goes on, she starts to realize that everyone has a trouble of their own. I can relate to Ally, because sometimes I get so caught up in my own troubles, that I often forget that everyone has them, and we all have different strengths and weaknesses. My least favourite part of the book was at the start of the story, where Ally covers her struggles with misbehaving and distracting. If I were Ally, I would talk to the teachers, and tell them if I were having trouble. Ally probably just lacked confidence and trust for her teacher. If I could change anything about the book Fish in a tree, I would add a prologue, telling you about how Ally was going in school a few years after the book was set. I recommend this book as a must read to girls who are in need of a reminder that everyone has different talents, and that that is alright.
Gathering blue is the wonderful book of a young girl called Kira struggling through life in a small village. This is the second book of the Giver series and although it is very slow moving at the start it has a great storyline. My favourite parts in this book is when Kira is reunited with her father and he tells her why he can’t come home and why he has been gone so long, when Matty goes to look for blue for Kira and when Kira starts to grow her garden. My favourite character is Kira because she is very brave and independent and stands up for herself. Like the first book, this book seemed to end abruptly but luckily the 3rd book in this series picks up from where it left off. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the giver and wants to read something inspiring.
I recently watched the preview of ‘Eddie the Eagle’. It was a great movie, I definitely recommend it! It’s a funny, light-hearted movie that is also really interesting! It’s a true story about Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Ederson and shows his journey to become an olympic ski jumper. I rate it 9.5/10!!!
I recently read the book the giver and I loved it. I found it really enjoyable to read because it was set in a different place with strange rules and traditions. By reading this book I was able to experience living in a different place. My favourite part of the book is when the main character, Jonas attends the ceremonies and receives his assignment because it is something really unexpected. My favourite character in this book is Jonas because has a very difficult painful assignment but continues to go through and never gives up. He also acts against the laws of his town to bring what he thinks it right to the people around him. I can relate to Fiona in this book because we are both very shy and quiet around other people. If I could change anything in this book I would make the end longer because it ends very abruptly and you don’t hear of Jonas again until book 3 (Messenger). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for adventure or just an experience in another world.
There’s this book that I read a couple of weeks ago and it’s called The Eye Of Minds. It’s by the asme guy who wrote the Maze Runner series and this series is really good. It’s about this place called the VirtNet and you can go there through your mind and you can do all these crazy things while playing. You also can’t die. I’d recommend this book to people around the age of twelve or over.
Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan. This book is a stunning, inspirational read. The characters are full of stories and emotions, with each one is as deep and as complex as the last, that it was easy for me to get lost in this book for hours at a time, (which ended up with me finishing the whole thing in 5 hours). The book situates around different couples, each entertained in a some small way, while sticking to their own story line. In the end there is no plot or real conclusion but the book leads you through the processes and what these boys had to go through. The corus, who narate the book, are the ‘souls’ of gay and transgender men who have died from AIDS, and are a beautiful addition to the book, and on many occasions made me very emotional. There are so many scenes and paragraphs that pull you away from the story, with absolutely stunning metaphors and detailed settings, and I found plenty that I will remember for a long time. I urge everyone to read this book, because I believe that it is a very emotional and inspirational read. 15/10!!
A movie I would recommend if you’re looking for a thrilling movie, would be the 5th wave.
It is about Cassie, an average teenage girl, living in a normal world. But suddenly, something big is lurking over her town with some strange creatures living inside and they are shaking up the whole world. The plan of attack for them is to take over the world in 5 horrific waves. Watch as Cassie struggles to overcome her sudden change of lifestyle and to stay alive through the tough, sad, happy and courageous battles she has to face. I would definitely recommend this movie to someone who loves a bit of action and likes an entertaining movie.
I would love to recommend the amazing book girl online: on tour!
It is the sequel to first book girl online. it is by Zoe Sugg a youtube the wrote a great book about Penny, a girl who loves photography, and loves to blog. After a few embarrassing tragedies , Penny leaves the comfort of her home to go to New York. There she meets Noah, this perfect, funny, gorgeous boy who comes into her life so suddenly. Read this great book to find out what happens to Penny! I definitely recommend this book
In the last Divergent movie is Allegiant, the brave heroine Tris cracked open a box and learned that her life — and the lives of everyone else in the walled off city of Chicago — were part of a weird, grand experiment. The mysterious message in that mysterious box invited everyone to leave the wall behind and re-enter the big, broad world outside.
Yeah. about that. Not gonna happen. Not if Evelyn has her way. Evelyn has taken charge after the city’s strange faction system finally crumbled. And while she sure didn’t like living under someone’s thumb before, now that she’s the thumb it’s not so bad. And frankly she’d like to keep everyone right where they are – in Chicago. After all there’s no telling what really be out there! Mutant dinosaurs maybe or laser-toting werewolves. The point is that it could be dangerous. so to keep everyone safe, Evelyn may have to kill people to keep them leaving.
I rate these Books and movie a big 100 out of 100.
It’s nice to know your place in the world. Or so Tris imagines. after all/ she’s has never had that comfort — even in a dystopian world where everyone’s supposed to know their place. Insurgent’s society — set in the decaying, fenced-off city of Chicago — has been split into five factions: Abnegation [where the selfless folks go], Amity [peaceful farmers], Candor [ Honey judges], Dauntless [For the courageous and athletic] and Erudite [ the smart ones]. But ever though Tris was raised in the Abnegation fraction and was accepted into Dauntless, She never felt wholly at home in either places. That’s because she is, it turns out Divergent — a blend of characteristics from more than on faction. I love it i rate this a 10 out of 10
Beatrice Prior has a choice to make. And, Frankly, it’s not a choice that the 16-year-old want to make. She’d rather just keep living with h parents and not worry about where she “fits” in society. But that’s not how things work these days.It’s been 100 years since the war that wiped out most of humanity. The last remnants of cicilization now live behind a giant wall in what was once Chicago. And in these trying times, survival of the human race demands structuring things a but differently. To be help society, everyone is told a person’s role must be made clear early on and remain consistent, I love this movie and would remonded it to anyone 10 out of 10
Take the extra terrestrial visitors that drop in on earth in The 5th Wave. At first, they were like awkward 6th graders at a middle school dance – simply circling around the place in their gigantic spiky spaceship. And while that’s all well and good — who couldn’t use a stop of extra shade now and then? — it became pretty obvious that, like all bad guests, they showed no intention of leaving. And then they started trashing the place. First came the electromagnetic pulse second they took \heir city then they took their loves and next they took control and who know what the 5th wave is until you watch it. I rate this a 9 out of 10.
Marlin and coral are young and in love. they’ve just moved to a new neighbourhood, found the perfect house and are waiting expectantly for their first baby to be born. Make that babies. Hundreds of babies. Life is good for the young couple. And then it’s not. A Ferocious attacker kill coral and devours her offsprings, leaving behind the frightened Marlin and a single tiny egg.
To find Nemo is to discover underwater treasure. He animation has the depth of the ocean itself. The adventure is both fun and fulfilling. And the lessons just keep on swimming. i give this movie a 10 out of 10. I loved this movie
Criminal minds (the tv show)
I really love the tv Criminal minds. It is jam-packed with mysteries and suspense, murders crimes and much more. I definitely recommend this tv show to all those who love murder, crime, adventure and scary shows! This show is suitable to anyone over the age of 12. I rate this tv show a 9/10!
10 Things I hate about you is about Kat Stratford who is beautiful, smart, quiet who doesn’t attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca because the, house rules say that she can’t date until Kat has a boyfriend, so strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona. Will Kat let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick? I love this movie so much and it I would rate it a 8/10. This movie is suitable for anyone over the age of 10.
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 highly recommend watching the movie ‘The Kid’ starring Bruce Willis (in his younger days). Russ (played by Bruce Willis) is an image consultant whose life changes unexpectedly when he meets his eight year old self. I loved the idea about having my younger self come to the future to remind me of why I am who I am. You’ll have a laugh and shed a tear. Make sure to watch this with your parents, they will love it more then you, lol.
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.
I love the movie White Chicks. Whit chicks is about two FBI agent who are brothers. The brothers accidentally foil a drug bust. As punishment, they are forced to escort a pair of socialites Maitland and Anne to the hamptons. where they’re going to be used as bait for a kidnapper. But when the girls realised the FBI’s plan, they refuse to go. Left without options, Marcus and Kevin decide to pose as the sisters, transforming themselves from African-American men into a pair of blonde, white women. This movie is great for all ages! My favourite part of the movie was when the two brothers pretend to be sisters that made me laugh a lot!
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!
Home and away:
I used to watch Home and Away when I was a kid but as I grew up stopped watching it. I recently started to watch it again and it has changed so much! I am starting to love home and away again. Home and Away is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and commenced broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. The shows is on Monday to Friday and I would recommend this show to anyone 10+ and someone who loves a good laugh. Ray Meagher plays Alf Stewart, Shane Withington plays John Palmer and Ada Nicodemou plays Leah Patterson-Baker. These are my favourite characters.
I just want to say that I love this show!! It is good family entertainment. I believe all of us can relate to someone in it or have a relative that can. For those of you 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 rarely watch TV 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!!
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.
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! 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.
Upper middle bogan:
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.
I really enjoyed the book, the boy in the striped pyjamas. This book is about a little boy; Bruno, who had a wonderful life with his 3 best friends for life and his house in Berlin with 5 floors until one day he is forced to move to a horrible place called Out-With because of his father’s job. Although he meets a new friend; Shmuel which makes his time at Out-With enjoyable. My favourite part of this book is when Bruno meets Shmuel and Shmuel tells him his story and why they are here. My least favourite part of the book is the ending but I wouldn’t change it because it is loosely true. I would recommend this book to others who love sad books and even want to learn a little bit about World War 2
I really love the movie divergent based on the book by Veronica Roth because it has such a great story line, characters and message. My favourite part of the movie is when Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) finds out who she is, how different to everyone she is and she can’t tell anyone her secret, not even her friends. I also really like the idea of the idea and theme of the book, everyone being in these sections on their personality. I would definelty recommend this book to others who loved books such as the maze runner and the hunger games.
I would highly recommend the movie ‘The Intern’ starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. I’m not one to cry but I did shed a tear during this movie. It’s a really good family comedy that tackles real life issues. 70 year old Ben Whittaker is coming out of retirement and taking on a new job as an intern for an online fashion site. Having been out of the work force for so long Ben has to embrace new technology and he finds it challenging. Will he take on the challenges he has to face or slink back into retirement?? Do yourself a favour and grab your parents and some junk food and watch this movie, it won’t disappoint!
I recommend ‘The Land of Stories’ series, by Chris Colfer off Glee, there is four books out right now, and there my absolute favourites. Its about the Bailey twins, Alex and Conner, Alex who is a goody two shoes, who gets straight A’s in everything, not to mention she’s her teachers favourite by far. Conner, a mischievous boy with a talent for writing about there adventures. They lead a normal life, until their father was in a car crash and passed away when they were eleven. After a year of renting houses, their grandmother gives them a book, a book which has many surprises…
And thats all I’m gonna say, if you are interested, I completely recommend it! It has a great storyline and amazing sequels. Its a fantasy book, with fairytales, and its a great novel. The books are about 550 pages long each, but you get through them in the blink of an eye!!
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.
I recommend the book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, yes this is a hisotrical based novel based on World War 2 of the Nazis. However, it truly puts you in the moment of a young boy seeing the reality of the Jews treated harshly and the experience of trauma. When you read the book it allows you to see through the boys eyes, the feelings and emotions he experiences in the moment. I believe its a great historical book if you want to know what happened during Warld War 2 and how authority and the Germans ruled and ended the Jewish lives horrificly by being put into gas chambers. Is it making you want to read now? not convinced, well, did I mension that the young boy sees the light of the Jewish camps by helping a friend save his father, being dressed into the rotting pyjamas that are uniforms and runnning around the camp in mud. This little boy has so much love for his friend and is willing to sacrifice his life for his friends father, if thats what it takes. Did they ever find his friends father? Read and find out. I will tell you this, it is herroundsly the most tragic ending and hangs you of a pedistle of tears. if you dont belive me, read and discover I gurantee you will know how I feel when I read the book or for a simpler alternative watch the movie.
The Running Dream-
This book is about a girl called Jessica. Her whole life evolves around running until one day she gets in a car accident and loses her leg. She gets lots of support from her friends and family. But will she ever be able to run again?
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.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
I love this movie and it is one of my favourites. It revolves around a young Greek woman Toula who is completely subjected to the typical Greek lifestyle dictated by her heavily Greek family. The problem is, Toula doesn’t want that. She doesn’t want to work for her dad, she wants to study. But the worst; she falls in love with a non-Greek. This movie is all about the struggle for acceptance and the strength of self. Although it is a bit of a Rom-Com, it really touches on topics everyone can relate to. I love how the movie follows Toula’s drive to emancipation and her will to be accepted by her family as well as achieve a life of her own. Everyone can learn something from this movie. I rate 10/10.
Minimum of Two:
Reading this book at home, I had to force myself to get through each short story. The way in which they were written made them seem like they were all connected and related, which they weren’t. Similar themes were explored in each short story which created extra confusion. It wasn’t until the meaning of the book was explained to me by my teacher that I actually understood that some stories were related but not all. Reading single stories at a time unpacked each story a lot easier and it also helped me understand the meaning and story line of each story line a lot more. Despite reading the book through twice now I’m still very confused as I mix the stories up and the characters and their lives. The Jerra and Rachel stories were interesting and once the reader can figure out which stories are related to these characters you get an interesting look into their life, past and present. Some stories are extremely unusual, particularly ones involving murders and traumatic births.I wouldn’t recommend this book at all and would rate it a 2/10. A very switched on reader would be the only one able to understand this book and not get confused.
Ruby Redford Catch your death- by Lauren Child
This was a great book, it is action and adventure type of book, I love Lauren Childs books she is a great descriptive writer and she put a nice picture in my head of what she was writing about.
You would enjoy the book if you are into action and adventure!
The blurb to this book is -Undercover agent, code cracker and thirteen year old genius, theres nothing average in the wild.
I enjoy this type of book because sometimes they have codes for Ruby to solve, and it’s enjoyable to read!
I give this book a 7.5/10!!!!!!!
Everything Everything- by Nicola Yoon
This book is a fantastic book to read, It’s about a girl that is allergic to every thing and she has to stay in her house every day, she has to get home schooled isn’t allowed to go out side to breath the out side air.
But then she finds a boy next door who she likes and they start e-mailing each other and she just wants to go out side and meet him,they became very good friends and they wanted to meet each other in the out side world. I don’t want to spoil the rest but the ending of the book is so different of what I thought would happen. I could imagine everything when I was reading it’s a great book.
This is the blurb and when I read the blurb I wanted to get into the book straight away- Maddy is allergic to the world. She hasn’t left her house in seventeen years. Olly is the boy next door. He’s determined to find a way to reach her.
I love the movie “White Chicks”. Right now it is my favourite movie. This movie is about 2 black man who work for the FBI. They have one simple job to take two socialites to the Hampton’s. The FBI agents are taking them as bait for a kidnapping. As they were taking them to the Hampton’s the two girls bust there lip and got a huge scratch on their noes. They refuses to go. If the two FBI agents couldn’t take them to the Hampton’s safely they would be fired. The two FBI agents decide to dress up as them and pretend to be them. I think that anyone who watches this movie would laugh. It is good for all ages and so funny. I would give this movie 10/10 because it is my favourite movie.
I love the movie “27 dresses”. It is based on weddings. There is this lady called Jane who loves weddings and is always people’s bridesmaids and she is always going to weddings. She keeps every single bridesmaid dress. Jane is in love with her boss, but he doesn’t like her. One day her sister comes down to stay with her for a while and her sister meets Jane’s boss. They fall in love and a few weeks after he asks her to marry her. Jane is heartbroken, but she said she would be her bridesmaid. She meets this guy who is a author and she always says he is annoying, but they always have so much fun. He turns out to be her favourite author, who writes all the wedding articles in the news paper. Jane is always trying to be a good sister, but she loves her boss. You will have to watch the movie to find out more. I would recommend this movie because it is funny and would be a good movie to watch with your mum or sister. I would give this movie 10/10 because it is a great movie.
I loved the movie “War of the Worlds” it is a story about these alien things that attack the world. This movie is about Ray (the father) who is looking after his 2 children that he hardly ever see. On the second day he is looking after them some aliens come and attack the country. He and his two kids are trying to get to their grandparents place were it is safe to stay. They have to travel there and face the aliens and the people. Through their trip people are trying to kill them, steal their car because it is the only working car and are pushing them away, so they have a better chance to live. I would recommend this movie and I would give it a 9/10.
I really enjoyed the movie “Tomorrow when the war began”. It is based on a war in Australia and has been taken over by an enemy army. This isn’t a true story. There is two girls Elle and Corrie who decide to take a few of there friends to a camping trip down deep in the woods called “Hell”, the weekend they decide to go is during a big carnival in their town. When they come back from their trip an enemy army has attacked their town and has their town as hostages. The little group of friends who were only teenagers started fighting the army. Go watch the movie to find out more. I loved this movie and would recommend it to others. I would give it a 9/10!
I would recommend the movie “The day after tomorrow”. It is about a huge storm that hits the north hemisphere. It focuses on New York City. There is this boy called Sam, he went to New York for a school thing. His dad is a climatologist, who has found out that there is going to be a big storm. He tries to tell the government, but they didn’t listen until it was too late. When Sam is in New York there is a huge tsunami that floods the whole city and then the temperature drops extremely low and the whole city is covered by snow. He and his friends stay in the library burning books to keep warm while his dad is trying to walk from Philadelphia to New York to save his son. I really love this movie because theses types of movies are my favourite types of movies. I would give this movie a 8/10 and I would recommend watching it.
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.
Mean girls explores the hardships and relationships that are formed during high school. It is about a girls that was always homeschool until she moved back to America from Africa when she was in high school. She struggled to make friends at the beginning of the film but soon was able to form a friendship with with a boy and a girl who tough her the ins and outs of surviving the high school experience. But the main character soon finds herself forming a relationship with 3 of the most popular girls in school who change her dramatically and she soon finds herself being the most popular girl in school. When she is the most popular girl in school it is not long until she realises that her peers are beginning to turn against her as she was becoming quite judgement and an individual that she would not have liked when she first started at school. By the end things sort themselves out and she finds friends that like her for being her and everyone else also find their place in school. I would really recommended this movie as it is funny and good for anyone aged 13-20.
The devil wears prada;
The devil wears prada is a great movie for girls especially, it is a movie that demonstrates the world inside a fashion magazine company. It is about a young girl that has a dream of becoming a writer but the only way she can achieve her dream is if she does a year of working for a high maintenance women who is very demanding called Miranda. Andrea the main character was a very unfashionable women at the beginning of the film but soon wants to be one of Miranda’s favourites so she will get off her back and will not be just the ‘new girl’ at work so she changes her look and works extremely hard and soon finds herself being one of Miranda’s favourites. This is a great movie and explores how adversity can be overcome if you have a dream and some ambition.
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.
Dragon keeper by Carole Wilkinson
The book is about a slave girl and a dragon, who travel through China to reach the ocean, carrying a purple dragonstone with them and encountering many dangers on their strange quest, and journey of friendship and self discovery. A slave girl Ping escapes from the palace of Huangling with the dragon Danzi, carrying the dragonstone towards Ocean. They encounter both Diao and The Necromancer on the journey, but overcome these evil men, and also meet The Emperor. Ping makes a number of strong friendships on their journey, with Wang Cao, Danzi, Hua and the Emperor, and she treasures those friendships. think that Dragonkeeper is a superbly constructed book. Its vocabulary is very rich and full of descriptive language which helps build an image of the towns and villages of old China, in which the story takes place. Its strong themes of friendship and self-discovery are well developed by the plot, which moves at a varied pace, but is always interesting.
The protagonist, Ping, can be doubting, brave, kind and awesome, and as a reader I found parts of myself that were identical to Ping – I identified well with her.
I recommend this book because it is a terrific book, and I want to share the joy it gave me. It is exciting, it is hard to put down, and it makes you want to read the following books by the same author. I think that, because of some violence and more difficult vocabulary it should be read by children from 8 years old.
Teachers pet by Morris Gleitzman
his book,Teacher’s pet,by Morris Gleitzman, is about Ginger,who is allergic to cats,and is being picked on by the Vice Principal of her school,Mr. Napier because she had accidentally sneezed on him and made a cat scratch his head. In a recent wild dogs incident, she fought against the Vice Principal because he is going to hand the dogs to the pound, if no one is adopting them, they’ll be killed. Mr.Napier became the acting principal after the principal is wounded by one of the dogs and is over-using his power to cancel the pet’s day and to expel his enemy,Ginger. Read the book to find out what happens to Ginger and Mr. Napier. I think this book is suitable to students in elementary school because the story is happening in primary school.Only teachers in elementary school pick on students because middle school students will be able to fight back but primary students can’t.In this book,there are lots of evidence proving how Mr. Napier is picking on Ginger.For example,”Ginger,Ginger,Ginger”said Mr. Napier.”Sometimes I despair about you.How did a nice family like yours end up with a person like you in it?”and”What I don’t understand”he said”is why having your parents here affect your sister in the same way.She doesn’t lie and disobey and break school rules.These are all the evidence of Napier picking on Ginger.The evidence above explained Napier picking on Ginger by quoting how mean Napier is to Ginger. I really enjoyed reading this book and I would definitely reccomend it.
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
“The Arrival” tells not an immigrant’s story, but the immigrant’s story. Its protagonist, a young father with vaguely Eurasian features, leaves his home to create a better life for his family in a distant land of opportunity. He struggles to find a job, a place to stay and a sense of meaning in his new existence. Along the way he befriends other, more established immigrants. He listens to their stories and benefits from their kindnesses. The young father reunites with his family as “The Arrival” draws to a close, and the distant land finally becomes home. The cover of “The Arrival,” made to look like old, worn leather, establishes a family photo album motif that Tan faithfully carries through the entire book. Inside, borderless sepia panels are arranged in careful grids. Creases and unidentifiable splotches elegantly blemish many of the pages. Tan completely eschews motion lines, sound effects and any other comics storytelling devices that would not be found in photographs. Even the spaces between the panels suggest a photo album: instead of the pencil-thin gutters found in most graphic novels, he uses generous half-inch strips of yellowed paper. I liked the story and the meaning behind this book but I still prefer reading a book with words but this was good different.
i really enjoyed the movie Wonder. It was one of the most beautiful and amazing stories i have ever read. It is so gripping and engaging. It is about August Pullman a ordinary 10 year old boy who does ordinary things but he was born with terrible facial abnormality. This book is written in the perspective of August himself and also in the perspective of some of his friends and family. The book is about August finally going to school and his experience. It is a sad but funny and amazing book. I definitely recommend it!!!!! 10 out of 10!
i definitely recommend Mean girls. It is a funny laugh out loud comedy for teens. It was such a funny and good movie and taught me so much to respect other people, and be nice. It had a few funny twists and turns and was an emotional rollercoaster!!! I certainly recommend this book for anyone wanting a laugh!
I recommend the movie diary of a wimpy kid 3 dog days. This movie is based on a book, but I like the movie better. The main character is Greg Heffley he is a boy who has just ended middle school and he’s got a really good friend Rowley.nThis movie is funny and it has some really good characters like Gregs younger brother Manny who is cute and funny, then there is Greg’s mum who can at some times be a bit embarrassing. Greg gets in trouble a fair bit and his dad threatens him to go to this school called spam union. This movie is a great movie and was one of my favourite for a really long time. I rate this movie a 10/10
I really enjoyed the book, The Book Thief. I found the first few chapters weren’t really the thing that I like to read about, but I kept on reading and I found that I liked the book. My favourite character is Leisal, because she loves books, she makes special bonds with people and I really like how she sees the world. Like wen she realises that words can be ugly at times or they could fill her up. This book was a little bit of a hard read so I recommend it to 13+. I rate this book a 9/10.
Sister Missing by Sophie McKenzie is the best book that I have ever read.Right from the very start it got me hooked.It is a mix of adventure, crime, mystery and drama. It is basically about Lauren’s younger sister going missing in the exact same curcumstances when Lauren was taken 6 years ago.
Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone
I think this movie was an amazing start to an amazing series of fun adventures. Harry Potter all started on his eleventh birthday, orphan Harry Potter discovers that he’s a wizard, so off he goes to Hogwarts School to learn the ways of the wand. But it isn’t all lessons and making friends: Harry is destined for a showdown with the evil Lord Voldemort.
The running Dream
Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by the news that she’ll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that’s not enough for her now. She doesn’t just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her
The hunger games movie series are all really amazing. They are full of adventure and thrills. Katniss is a very brave and independent character. she will do whatever she can to stand up for herself and others. All 4 movies are different and each one unique and exciting! i definitely recommend these movies!!!
This book is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. It really shows that you can do anything you set your mind to. It’s a true story of the author’s childhood where she was hated and despised by her family because she is believed to be the cause of her mothers death. Despite this she is an extremely intelligent girl trying exceedingly hard at school, desperate to prove her worth. I would read this book again.
I recommend the novel, The Hunger Games. I found that this book was just as good as the movie but maybe even the tiniest bit better. This is because unlike the movie in the book it is more descriptive. The thing that i love about this book is how creative and how the book makes you love different characters. I rate this book 10 out of 10!
One of my favourite movies in the entire world is Zoolander. Zoolander is a hilarious movie, that no matter how much you watch it, it never gets old and you still find it as funny as you did the first time you watched. I love all the characters in it and if those actors didn’t act out their character then it wouldn’t be the same. I give this movie a 10 out 10!!
THE 5TH WAVE!! Is such an amazing movie! It is another intake on another romantic, action movie and my does it exceed beyond that expectation! I love all of the twists and surprises that this movie has and how it makes you ask yourself what is going to happen next. I would recommend this movie to anyone and i rate this movie a 10 out of 10 and i would definitely go see it again!
Twilight is the first ever vampire movie that i have ever seen. And my first thoughts were people die it will just be another movie but this movie proved me wrong. I was surprised by everything that had happened in this movie and it took a toll on me and it made me re think my first thought about how this movie was going to be. I would recommend this movie for ages 12 plus and i give this move an 8 out of 10!
I recommend the tv show Dance Moms. This tv show really captures the life of a competition reality dance show. It shows what goes on behind the scenes, how the competition team learns a dance, costumes and the conversations that are not heard in normal tv shows. It has interesting fights and it makes you want to watch episode after episode and you can’t help yourself! I recommend this tv show for ages 10 and up and i rate this tv show 9 out of 10.
How to keep a boy from kissing you
The following book is my favourite book in the whole world! It is called How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You. Trust me on this the book has nothing to do with the title. This book makes yo get butterflies and makes you feel things that are good but you couldn’t get out of another book. One word to describe this book is uniqueness. I am not going to spoil anything about this book so you go and find out yourself. I give this book and 11 out of 10!!
I recommend The Dress Maker. I recommend this book because i found this book to be and interesting and unique book that captures what planned revenge can look like. After reading the novel i would love to see the movie, Dress Maker. I rate this book 8 out of 10 and i recommend for ages 13 and up to read this book!
I enjoyed Figgy in the World by Tamsin Janu. Figgy’s grandmother is ill and needs medicine. Figgy and her family live in Ghana so Figgy decides to walk with her goat to America. Figgy knows nothing of America and she doesn’t even know the proper name, she calls it the United stilts of America. On her way she meets a boy who becomes like a brother to her.
I definitely think that the book “Figgy in the World” should be on fict.it.ious.
I think that “Watership Down” By “Richard Adams” should definitely be in the school library.
It’s the most amazing book, it’s about a band of rabbits who set off into the night because Fiver, a small rabbit has an inner sight, the field is covered in blood. He gets together a small group of rabbits who he escapes with into the night. They en-counter many horrors on their adventures.
This book is also very symbolic. It was a best-seller once upon a time. Here are some quotes from Watership Down:
“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 don’t sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures’ lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.”
“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.”
“Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!” – The rabbits have a language too.
This is one last quote, or snippet:
“The full moon, well risen in a cloudless eastern sky, covered the high solitude with its light. We are not conscious of daylight as that which displaces darkness. Daylight, even when the sun is clear of clouds, seems to us simply the natural condition of the earth and air. When we think of the downs, we think of the downs in daylight, as with think of a rabbit with its fur on. Stubbs may have envisaged the skeleton inside the horse, but most of us do not: and we do not usually envisage the downs without daylight, even though the light is not a part of the down itself as the hide is part of the horse itself. We take daylight for granted. But moonlight is another matter. It is inconstant. The full moon wanes and returns again. Clouds may obscure it to an extent to which they cannot obscure daylight. Water is necessary to us, but a waterfall is not. Where it is to be found it is something extra, a beautiful ornament. We need daylight and to that extent it us utilitarian, but moonlight we do not need. When it comes, it serves no necessity. It transforms. It falls upon the banks and the grass, separating one long blade from another; turning a drift of brown, frosted leaves from a single heap to innumerable flashing fragments; or glimmering lengthways along wet twigs as though light itself were ductile. Its long beams pour, white and sharp, between the trunks of trees, their clarity fading as they recede into the powdery, misty distance of beech woods at night. In moonlight, two acres of coarse bent grass, undulant and ankle deep, tumbled and rough as a horse’s mane, appear like a bay of waves, all shadowy troughs and hollows. The growth is so thick and matted that event the wind does not move it, but it is the moonlight that seems to confer stillness upon it. We do not take moonlight for granted. It is like snow, or like the dew on a July morning. It does not reveal but changes what it covers. And its low intensity—so much lower than that of daylight—makes us conscious that it is something added to the down, to give it, for only a little time, a singular and marvelous quality that we should admire while we can, for soon it will be gone again.”
The reason why I have put so many quotes and snippets in this review is because I think Watership Down affects everyone differently because it is so symbolic. I think everyone should read this story, it ‘s so powerful.
I think that the Shaun Tan graphic novel called the Arrival is a different intake on a story. I really enjoyed this book because instead of using words to create an image in your head it uses illustrations to describe what is happening in the story. I give this book a rating of 7 out of 10!
I recommend the movie The Choice. The Choice is a heart twisting movie. It makes you feel as if that you are living the life that they are living. The thing that i love about this movie is that i changed my mind on how i feel about romantic movies. It made me see that romantic movies aren’t actually that bad. I would recommend this movie for everyone aged 12 and up. I rate this movie 10/10 and i would go see it again and again!
I have recently just finished reading the novel Marley and Me. Marley and Me is a inspiring, touching and an emotional book. Marley (the dog) is my favourite character because Marley touches your heart and makes you feel all different types of emotions. Personally i felt sadness, happiness and i had the giggles. I would recommend this book for all dog lovers and people looking for a amazing book. I rate this book 10/10!
Far From Me
I had never heard to this book before I borrowed it from the library but the blurb made Far From Me sound fascinating. I was addicted to reading it since I read the first chapter, the novel was so gripping and I jut had to find out what everything meant. Far From Me is about Sophie, a drug addict who has been clean for months. But when she and her best friend, Mina, go to meet someone, Mina is murdered and Sophie has drugs that aren’t hers planted in her jacket. No one believes the real story as they think Sophie has gone back to her addict ways and lied about the whole thing. The story follows Sophie as she tries to discover who killed her best friend. My favourite character is Trev and Rachael as they are also helpful and willing to do whatever they can to help find Mina’s killer on the run. This is an amazing book that is so well written. I give it an 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to everyone over the age of 14.
This movie / book is so weird and wacky yet it is truly wonderful and I would classify it as a piece of art due to it’s creative characters, intriguing plot line and unique setting. It’s about a girl named Coraline who moves to a muddy and constantly raining city. Her house and surroundings are a little quirky to say the least. During her exploration of the house, she discovers a door in the wall that leads to the same house as hers but with a mother and father who has buttons for eyes. They give her love and care unlike her parents back at home. But when she wakes up, she’s back home and the door as vanished. I’m not sure if I preferred watching the movie or reading the book more but they were both really well told and presented. My favourite character is Coraline, hands down and 100%. I love her personality and opinions towards situations and people, constantly feeling confused yet curious as to what is going to happen as she meets other characters and explores her world further. I think everyone of all ages needs to either read or watch Coraline’s story.
My House In Umbria
This is a movie that I watched the first scenes of about a thousand times before I actually sat down and watched the entire thing. But when I did, I loved every second of it. It’s about a lady who is involved in a horrific train crash along with many other people including a young man and an a older gentleman. There is also a little girl who was traveling on the train with her parents but was left an orphan as they perished in the crash. As they were all foreigners traveling to Umbria, Italy and the lady, played by Maggie Smith, owns a house in the village, she welcomes both injured men and the little girl to stay with her after they come out of hospital. The plot is a little more complicated than that but it is such a beautiful story and is so well portrayed. All the actors did a brilliant job of presenting the personalities of their characters, the setting was immaculate and way the movie was shot (camera angles) added to the depth of understanding of the story being told. I very much enjoyed this film and would rate it a 7 out of 10.
Nona & Me
I was a little apprehensive before reading this book but as soon I as I had finished the first chapter, I was hooked. I loved the story line and the characters and how the novel jumps back and forth from past to present to give the reader a better understanding of the character’s opinions and situations. It’s about a girl named Rosie and her life in high school, friendship dramas, dating boys and partying till the early hours. She lives in a remote town in Australia and her family is close to the native Aboriginals that live there. Rosie was once best friends with a girl called Nona she moved away. Suddenly Nona shows up again wanting to be friends with Rosie again. But Rosie is torn between re-forming her close relationship with Nona and sticking to her image by going to parties every weekend and being a rebellious teen, dating Year 12s. I really enjoyed reading this book – which is a change for a book that we are studying for school in english. I loved how she broke down the characters while continuing to tell the story so we understood the plot much better. The cover is beautiful, the setting is well detailed and the plot is fascinating, thickening after each page. I’d rate this book an eight out of ten.
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 definitely recommend the movie stick it. It is a really funny movie! Haley is forced to go back to gymnastic school after she got in trouble by destroying property. she hates gymnastics but is very good at it. she makes new friends and goes through a lot. i definitely recommend this movie for someone looking for a laugh!
i would definitely recommend the book if i stay. it is very sad but a moving and amazing experience! it was such a different story line and was extremely creative. it was very descriptive and i loved all the characters! especially her parents who seem so nice and funny. i definitely recommend it to everyone at sacred heart looking for a good book to get stuck into!!!
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.
PINK PANTHER- movie
I actually just got netflix the other day and one of the first movies I watched was pink panther. I hadn’t seen it before but my sister had and she recommended it to me. I wasn’t really sure what it was about or if i’d like it but I certainly did. It is a comedy and as soon as it started it gave me something to laugh about. It is about a clumsy, idiotic detective solving mysteries. It mainly focuses on the case about the robbery of the pink panther diamond ring. My favourite part of the movie was when the main German character was trying to learn how to act american and say hamburger. But he could not say it and I was laughing so much that I started crying. Its just a fun, family movie and I recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh.
THE CHOICE – Movie
The choice is a new release movie. It is a movie based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. I love Nicholas Sparks so when I saw this was coming out I had to see it. It is a sad, romantic movie and made me cry so much. It is about the developing relationship of a couple and about the life changing decisions people have to make. I loved every part of this movie. I had high expectations considering I’d seen every other Nicholas sparks movie and loved them. And I didn’t know if it would meet my expectations. But it certainly did. In fact I cried more in this movie than any of the others which means it was really good. I love the personality/choice of the characters for this particular movie. And I think it is really well made. So I recommend everyone to go watch it.
I love love love the book 88 Killer. Yes, it doesn’t sound very pleasant, but trust me, it is so good. My favourite part is how the NYPD have lots of cases of different murders, and all it takes is a profiler to realise it is the same killer. One each body, their is a tattoo on their chest, and somewhere near the crime scene is 88 carved into an object. The Police officers must find the killer before he strikes again, while trying to keep their relationship at a profession level. But they never thought that the killer could be one of their own. This book is off the charts, so I definitely rate it a 10/10.
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.
I really enjoyed the book, The Book Thief. I found it hard to get through the first few chapters, but once I passed them, I found that it was a great book. My favourite character is Rudy, because he is always getting into trouble and he always nags Leisal for a kiss, by doing good things for her. I also like Leisal because she loves books, and she forms special relationships/ bonds with people she really loves (Hans Huberman, Mayor’s wife, Max the Jew and Rudy). This book is a little hard to understand, so I recommend it to ages 13+. I rate this book a 10/10.
Humans Of New York
This book is something I never thought I would review but it is still a book. It’s called Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton, a photographer who started this project in 2010. Since I love photography, I thoroughly enjoyed flicking through all the pages and looking at the beautiful photos in the book. There were little quotes and notes around the pages and I could spend hours deeply exploring the photographs of these people that call New York home. Brandon recently released a book full of stories of these people that he took photos of which would be amazing to read as well. I don’t have a favourite photos that is in the book but all the photos are stunning. It is also interesting to compare my life with these people from NY. This book is a treasure to have and I give it 5 stars. A piece of art and I cannot express how much I adore it and everything it stands for.
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 recommend the movie, The Martian. It is a very interesting movie and it almost feels like a documentary. It is about a team of astronauts that travel to Mars. On Mars, they encounter a terrible storm and are forced to flee. One of the astronauts is hit by debris and they assume he has died and reluctantly have to leave him behind. The rocket leaves and starts its way back to earth. The next day, the astronaut the left wakes up in immense pain and with little oxygen left. The Martian is the story of his survival on a barren planet with little food and water. I would rate it 9/10 and for people 12+.
I don’t really remember how or why I stumbled across Downton Abbey but I am do glad that I did. It’s the perfect show for me to watch as it contains everything I look for starting a new program and love whenever watching them; wit, comedy, gripping story lines, romances and drama / tension. Watching shows like these makes you love characters and hate them and I think that is why this 1900s drama is so popular. It follows the life of the Grantham family; Robert & Cora along with their daughters Mary, Edith & Sybil and all the servants and kitchen staff but other upper and middle class characters. My favourite ever episode was the Season 5 Christmas special. Everyone came back to the house for a wonderful festive season together. I laughed, balled my eyes out, was very tense and smiled so much in that episode. I think if you love a bit of drama with some witty comments and tension thrown in and are over the age of 13 you’ll absolutely love it. I rate it 5 stars!
I had never heard of this movie before I watched it but it had a similar sort of concept and vibe to Stand By Me. It’s about this new kid who moves into town and doesn’t know how to play baseball. He tries to make some friends in the group but they just tease him that he doesn’t know anything about their neighbourhood until the leader of the group, Benny, teaches Scott, the main boy, to play ball. My favourite character was Ham because he was so funny and witty and made the film ten times better. My favourite scene was when the Sandlot boys where playing baseball against the team who had uniforms, their own ground and where a lot selfish. Ham kept putting them off guard with these hilarious remarks. It is gold! I wouldn’t change anything about this film and rate it a 4 out of 5 stars.
I would like to recommend the movie mean girls. It is such a good movie and everyone knows it! Its about a homeschooled girl (caty) who finally goes to school and doesn’t fit in until her 2 friends (Janice and Damien) tell her to join the plastics (mean girls group)…….
One of my all-time favourite books is the Mother-Daughter Book Club By Heather Vogel Fredrick. Over the 6-book series you will meet 5 completely different girls. Megan, who would rather be at the mall than anywhere else in the world. Cassidy, who would try out for every sport in existence, and probably get in. Emma, who has read every book there has been published. Jess who is thinking to much about her parents to care about anything else and Becca who want’s nothing to do with anything with these girls. So when their mothers all come up with the crazy idea of starting a book club between them all, they are appalled. From lost diaries to last minute dates to the dance these 5 girls realise that they all have 1 thing in common, but is that enough to pull them close to true friendship?
You have to read this book! I recommend it to girls who like a bit of drama… 9/10!!
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.
Has anyone ever read MosquitoLand By David Arnold? If you haven’t drop everything you are doing now, and READ THIS BOOK!! Mim Malone is your average teenage girl, until her parents get divorced and her Dad drags her across the country with his new girlfriend. Mim pretends to be cool about it, but deep down it really hurts. So when she secretly overhears her Dad and talking about her mum and her sudden rare illness, Mim decides to risk it and travel just over 1000 miles to her old home, in Cleveland. On her journey she mets all sorts of quirky characters from mysterious gorgeous teenage boys to a crazy lunatic of a man, Mim’s journey takes some crazy turns that she had never expected. And will it be all worth it, will she make it in time to save her mum?
I loved this book so much and even shed a few tears in the end, definitely a 9/10!
I really recommend putting ‘About a Girl’ by Joanne Horniman on here! It’s my favourite book at the moment and is about Anna, a lesbian who has recently moved out, meeting Flynn, a girl that Anna always sees around. I love the diversity that this books has (Anna is LGBT, Flynn is aboriginal, Anna’s younger sister is autistic… It’s wonderful.) and how it is part of the story but it is not centred around it. It’s interesting to see what Anna goes and went through in her life and how she handled it, and if she did handle it badly, how she got out of it.
Chinese Cinderella is a heartwarming autobiography by Adeline Yen Mah. A story of a little girl from a large Chinese family blamed for the death of her mother. Despite her tough daily battles, in the end Adeline seems to overcome her family and show them that she can make the Yen Mah family proud. I absolutely love this book because it’s not one of those misfortunes that are in fiction books but it’s a real life story, this little girl had to go through all of these many disputes. My favourite character is Adeline because she showed me that she is strong enough to get through all she has at a very young age. There are a lot of times that I hate because of how cruel her family is to her but I would definitely not change it because it’s what makes the book so sad and controversial. I would definitely recommend this book to others 10+ with a love of sad and bitter stories.
If I stay by Gayle Forman is an epic love story telling of a young cellist; Mia, and one cold February morning down a snowy road. Alone as Mia will ever be, she must make the most difficult choice of all. I absolutely love this book not only for its romance and grief, but it is quite a life-affirming tale, making you appreciate all that you have and all that might be. My favourite part of this book is when Adam and Kim charge through the ICU doors determined as ever to seek just one look at their close friend. My favourite character is Mia because of how much courage she possesses, after everything that she knew happened to her loved ones she still makes the most heroic decision. I wouldn’t change a single thing of the book and love how it’s written not in chapters but in time slots. What is also most interesting about this book is that it has bits of information about Mia before the accident to build up her character as well as people close to her. I would definitely recommend this book for others ages 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.
The hunger games is and acting packed movie that I would rate 9/10. This movie is appropriate of the ages of 15+ Aldi this movie is rated M. I have watch this movie so many times I am still in love with it. It is amazing to see how 3 war county live. This is an amazing movie for the whole family or all your friends to watch.
White chicks is a movie that is full of laugher. I would rate this movie a 8/10. The movie has different and amazing secnce thought out the movie I would say that Thais movie is appropriate of the ages of 12+. This movie is rated I would say to you go and grab some popcorn and invite your friends over and sit down all together and watch the funny movie.
Charlie and the chocolate factory is a fun movie for the whole family to sit down a watch. I would rate this movie a 9/10. This movie is rated PG. this movie is appropriate for all ages. It is a movie that you can watch over and overhand will always love the movie.
Stand By Me
I have always been a fan of movies made in the 1950s or 60s were the main characters are kids. They have such a charm and classic touch to them and that is why I love Stand By Me so much. It focuses on the adventure of four young boys who camp out to try and find the body of a kid who died. It sounds gruesome, but don’t worry since the kid who died isn’t the main point in the movie. My favourite part in the movie is when they are trying to cross to train track that goes across a river and the train comes. The dialogue between the two boys is hilarious. After watching the movie, I thought about the message and what it was trying to tell me. I got from it that you should treasure every moment and have fun while your still young. Stand By Me is a brilliant movie and I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.
Daddy’s home is a movie that you will have joy and laughter throughout the movie. This movie is a good one for the whole family to go and watch at the movie. I would rate this movie a 9/10. the age group that is appropriate to see this movie is 10+. This is an amazing movie to see.
Point brake is an action packed movie that is rated M. The age that would be a appropriate to see this movie would be 15+. This movie has amazing scene and you never want it to end. I would rated this movie a 9/10. If you love action movie go to the movies and see it, you will never guess what will happen at the end.
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 definitely recommend the Harry Potter series. they are amazing. they are full of adventure and thrills and mysteries! i definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to get stuck in a good book!!!
The Harry Potter series are a great series they are so amazing!!! because there are so many books and they are really long it sometimes puts people of reading them but i am sure once you start them you will wish they never end. Of course from the movies harry is very brave and intelligent. it is such a great story line and is full of adventure, thrills and lots of laughs! i definitely recommend this book to everyone looking to get stuck into a good book!
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!!!
I love the book Missing girl, because it is a story of how the 4 sisters must work together to find their missing sister. They overcome hardships together, and become closer than ever. Each sister in this story is dealing with their own problems, but they fight till the end. This is a great book for someone who is looking for a little crime. I rate this book a 9/10.
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!