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Wilson tries 'gothic' but loses the element of surprise

Advantages: realistic, mildly enjoyable
Disadvantages: predictable, dramatic event too sudden and unresolved

This is the first Jacqueline Wilson book I have tried reading (as part of shadowing the ‘Berkshire Book Award’ and I have to admit that it was better than I’d anticipated. Wilson is famous for writing amazingly popular stories for young children, around 1 ...

brokenangelkisses 28.02.2009 · Read full review
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Review of My Sister Jodie - Jacqueline Wilson

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My Sister Jodie - saddening from my point of view.

Advantages: It sends you a message to say to appreciate life, especially with siblings like Pearl and Jodie.
Disadvantages: People are used to Jacqueline Wilson's books having a happy ending, so they may dislike the book.

In my opinion, I feel as if the book "My Sister Jodie" is a different emotional feeling from other age groups. For example, I am 14, and a younger sister, with a 17 year old older sister, so it's the same age gap. I really think that this book lets of ...

madperson876 20.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of My Sister Jodie - Jacqueline Wilson

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Good read

Advantages: For all the family to read
Disadvantages: NA

A young girl called Pearl is a small person for her age, she has no body structure to her and she is shy and quiet and to herself,she likes to keep herself occupied by making up stories.she has an older sister called Jodie and she is everything that Pearl ...

Mazzy3 22.02.2009 · Read full review
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Wonderful start to a new steampunk series!

Advantages: High on adventure, steampunk, two very likeable main characters
Disadvantages: First in a series that you'll have to commit to reading

Let me say right away, I'm a big fan of Scott Westerfeld. I adored the Uglies series and the Midnighters books and was really looking forward to this new series which begins with Leviathan. I'd never heard of the term 'steampunk' before - it seems it's th ...

clovery 05.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld

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Magical mermaids

Advantages: A lovely book
Disadvantages: None really

Take the challenge My four year old daughter recently took the Summer Reading Challenge, for which she had to read six books to collect prizes and stickers. The scheme is run each summer by libraries throughout the country to get kids into books. ...

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Review of That's Not My Mermaid - Fiona Watt

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