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Dork Diaries – Rachel Renée Russell (Freya, Guest Reviewer)

Nikki Maxwell gets a diary for her Birthday. She isn’t interested at all, but eventually goes on to writing in it. She joins a new school – Westchester Country Day (WCD) and meets a new mean girl, a new crush and new BFFs, Chloe and Zoey. The three of them are total dorks, doing funny and wacky things. There’s an author meet and greet happening in New York in a while and Nikki, Chloe and Zoey need to prove to Mrs Peach that they are good LSAs so they can go.

They all sign up to be Library Shelving Assistants (LSAs) to help Mrs Peach (the Librarian) in the Library. They have tons of fun reading all the magazines and books; testing out perfume samples and catching up on the latest gossip about their favourite celebrities.

I absolutely LOVE this book. It adds the frosting on the cake by making it a diary entry. It adds all of Nikki’s personal feelings, why she doesn’t want certain people to know things, like how she feels. I especially love how good she is at art – she shows off her artistic ability by drawing in her diary, showing readers her style and copying her designs of temporary tattoos she drew on the CCPs (Cute, Cool and Popular) and dorks.

Overall, I would rate it 10/10.

The Chocolate Box Girls ‘Cherry Crush’ – Cathy Cassidy (Freya, Guest Reviewer)

This book is about a girl called Cherry, who lives with her Dad. Things soon change when they move to Somerset where a new Mum and four new sisters await. Her Dad had a chocolate-making business, and her Mum runs a B&B with her daughters.

I absolutely love this book! The way it’s written, the story…everything! I really like Cherry Costello – the way she has such a big imagination and I find the stories inside her head interesting. Most of the time, when a character is feeling different, I feel different (in a good way).

Overall, I would rate it 10/10.

The Diary Of A Young Girl [Abridged For Young Readers] – Anne Frank (Freya, Guest Reviewer)

This book is outstanding…I loved it! The way a 14/15 year-old girl in the time of war could write so normally, when there’s a battle across the world. I wish very much that she was alive today to tell others what it was like in the annexe. I especially like it being a diary, because the author normally writes about their feelings and more detailed events in their lives.

Anne Frank wrote in her diary that no-one would be interested in her – but now, thousands are! I didn’t want the book to end, and I felt upset when it did. It ended suddenly with no goodbyes or anything, as she didn’t know her life was in great danger very soon.

Anne Frank starts writing in her diary soon after her birthday, when she gets it. She then writes about her life; her parents; her sister, Margot and admirers. In a matter of a couple of weeks, a World War was announced, and the Frank family, along with some others, went into hiding. A year went by, and Anne was still in the annexe. In the middle of the book, there are some pictures of her and others who were in hiding with her.

The diary she wrote ended about one year later, when her life was at a sad end.

Overall, I would rate it 10/10.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events “The Bad Beginning” – Lemony Snicket (Freya, Guest Reviewer)

This book is the first of thirteen about the Baudelaires’ unfortunate story.

Klaus, twelve, Sunny, a baby, and violet, thirteen, are left to a new guardian – an evil villain who is after their fortune. This all happened after an accident involving their home and loved ones.

I love this book a lot because I find it very funny and enjoyable to read. The way the story’s written flows perfectly with the current event. The whole story-line is amazing, I love it very much!

Overall, I would rate it 10/10.


All The Wrong Questions “Who Could That Be At This Hour?” – Lemony Snicket (Freya, Guest Reviewer)

Today, I have a special treat for people who read my reviews and visit this blog. I have a guest reviewer, 10-year-old bookworm, Freya. I will post an interview with Freya soon, but first, please take your time to read her first contribution to the blog…

This book is about Lemony Snicket when he was twelve years old. He was the apprentice of S. Theodora Markson, and helped her to return the ‘Bombinating Beast’ to its rightful owner – but who is it?

I think this book is amazing – it tells the story very well and I love how he meets all the characters. Also, some parts of the story were hard for me to understand, but eventually I caught on. Throughout the story, there were a lot of new words  to me, and it explains what it means to do with the situation, etc, ‘Obsequious – When someone is treated like a servant when they are not one. Overall, I would rate it 9/10.