Media and Review
Book Review: Look into My Eyes by Lauren Child
Reviewed by Grace Clowrey, Year 9
Look into my Eyes is the first book in the Ruby Redfort series, which includes 6 books - Look into my Eyes, Take your Last Breath, Catch your Death, Feel the Fear, Pick your Poison and Blink and you Die.
The series is set in 1970’s America and follows a 13- year-old girl called Ruby Redfort, who is a genius at code breaking. This leads to her being recruited by a secret agency and chasing a case that takes her into deep trouble - and to some dangerous criminals. I would really recommend this book and the others in the series because it is a fast-paced, action-packed detective book, full of twists and turns, and very enjoyable.
Book Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Reviewed by Ellsia Bowman, Year 9
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (later released as a movie) is the first instalment in a, so far, 5 part book series. The young adult book is a thriller and fantasy written by Ransom Riggs with characters hailing from a scary aspect of the brain. What is unusual about this book is the author’s use of vintage photographs that make the book have an extra creepy vibe, making the characters appear real.
If a thriller book is what you enjoy, consider reading this as it's honestly really gripping. You might also try giving the movie a shot, but I warn you: it may scare some audiences and isn't for the faint of heart.
Book Review: My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
Reviewed by Christopher Sokell-Morgan, Year 8
My Hero Academia is a series created by Kohei Horikoshi, which involves a world populated by people who have powers called quirks who either choose to become heroes or villains or, in some instances, like the protagonist: powerless. Throughout the story, you see how the world can be overwhelming for normal people, since if you have no power you’re considered to be an outsider and have basically no hope for the future in terms of jobs, enjoyment and other things. The story revolves around Deku, a powerless boy in high school and most of his class and the world have powers (80% of the population) and he strives to become a hero and wonders if someone like him could ever make an impact in the world.
Book Review: The Girl Who Walked on Air by Emma Carroll
Reviewed by Sienna Marsh, Year 7
When Louie watches her roommate Jasper fall from a tightrope, she believes this is her opportunity to make her mark in the circus, as she has been secretly practising all this time. However, when she asks the circus master to let her do the tightrope, he always says no, and instead find someone else to replace Jasper. Louie initially hates this new circus performer, but starts to warm towards him as time passes. However, she decides to run away from Chipchase’s to try her luck in a different circus, only for her problems to worsen. Without giving too much away, this is a story of belonging and by the end she realises exactly where she needs to be.
In my opinion, this is a really good book, especially if you love adventures. If this seems to interest you, then do find a copy because it is a very enjoyable read!