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Children's adventure tale, not really dated after 60yrs (book 14)

Advantages: Exciting adventure story
Disadvantages: May be a bit too 'middle class' for some

Background The Famous Five books are a series of 21 stories written almost annually by Enid Blyton. The Five mentioned in each title are three siblings - Julian, Dick and little sister Anne together with their cousin Georgina (who insists on bei ...

rolandrat123 13.03.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Five Have Plenty of Fun - Enid Blyton

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Lord of the Flies Meets X-Men

Advantages: thrilling, captivating, a book for teens
Disadvantages: not for the faint-hearted

‘Gone’ fills the wide gap in the teen reading market. It won’t be a book which gets everyone to start reading, but it’s extremely well written, and surprisingly original for something that has basically combined Lord of the Flies, X-Men, and Stephen King’ ...

Tristan009 08.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Gone - Michael Grant

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Gone in 0 seconds

Advantages: Exciting and absorbing story, interesting premise
Disadvantages: A faster read than I had hoped

Gone by Michael Grant is the first novel in a series which, like many book series, is named after its first novel. It is a young adult novel, something I wasn't actually aware of before I read it. One day, in a Californian town called Perdido Beach, e ...

eilidhcatriona 30.04.2013 · Read full review
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Gone by Michael Grant - one of the best books that I've ever read

Advantages: Fantastic, original plot and character interaction
Disadvantages: None

Gone is in my opinion one of the best teenage fiction books on the market. Once I had read the first chapter I couldn't put it down! The plot is completely original and never boring or predictable, whilst meanwhile providing enough answers to make it comp ...

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All Loose Ends are Finally Tied Up - The CHERUB Way

Advantages: target age group, storyline, a great final outing, final epilogue
Disadvantages: strictly not for younger readers

‘Shadow Wave’ is the twelfth and final CHERUB book from ‘series 1’. (Muchamore is writing a ‘second series’ of CHERUB, the first book of which has already been released.) ‘Shadow Wave’ ties up all of the loose ends, giving us an idea of the lives all of t ...

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Review of Shadow Wave - Robert Muchamore

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