Book Reviews

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Many of the book reviews on the following pages were written as part of the Reading Record and can be found in the first edition of the Annan Academy School Library Magazine – The Magic Threshold. Copies are still available in the school library, from the school office or from the English Department.

 

 

Book Reviews by Genre

 ANIMAL STORIES

THE SILVER BRUMBY by Elyne Mitchell

 

CRIME

SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT by Derek Landy

THE THORNTHWAITE INHERITANCE by Gareth P. Jones

 

FANTASY

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN by C.S.Lewis

BRISINGR by Christopher Paolini

CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS – BOOK 5: OATHBREAKER  by Michelle Paver

WOLF BROTHER by Michelle Paver

 

FANTASY/HORROR

THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES by Malorie Blackman

CIRQUE DU FREAK by Darren Shan

VAMPIRE MOUNTAIN by Darren Shan

GENERATION DEAD by Daniel Waters

THE KISS OF LIFE by Daniel Waters

 

FANTASY/HORROR- The Twilight Series

TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer

NEW MOON by Stephenie Meyer

ECLIPSE by Stephenie Meyer

BREAKING DAWN by Stephenie Meyer

 

FOR OLDER READERS

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie

THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher

NO TIME FOR GOODBYE by Linwood Barclay

BEFORE I DIE by Jenny Downham

RED TEARS by Joanna Kenrick

CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC by Sophie Kinsella

NUMBERS by Rachel Ward

 

HISTORICAL

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS by John Boyne

THE MEDICI SEAL by Theresa Breslin

IVY by Julie Hearn

THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS  TIPS by Michael Morpurgo

 

 

 

NON-FICTION

THE NUMBER DEVIL by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

SCIENTISTS AND THEIR MIND-BLOWING EXPERIMENTS  by Dr Mike Goldsmith 

 

PERSONAL STUDY

TELL ME NO LIES by Malorie Blackman

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon

YOU DON’T KNOW ME by David Klass

GUARDS! GUARDS! by Terry Pratchett

THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker

FACE by Benjamin Zephaniah

 

SCIENCE FICTION

THE CURE by Michael Coleman

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness

THE ASK AND THE ANSWER by Patrick Ness

 

THRILLER/ADVENTURE

BY ROYAL COMMAND by Charlie Higson

SILVERFIN by Charlie Higson

 

YOUNG TEENS

THE PRINCESS DIARIES: MIA GOES FOURTH by Meg Cabot

LUCKY STAR by Cathy Cassidy

THE DIARY OF A CHAV Series by Grace Dent  (TRAINERS V TIARAS, SLINGING THE BLING, TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL, THE IBIZA DIARIES, THE FAME DIARIES, KEEPING IT REAL)

BROKEN SOUP by Jenny Valentine

 

 

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