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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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Review of Gone - Michael Grant

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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 ...

acsh1234 06.01.2010 · Read full review
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Is it really hurtling towards us? Can nothing stop it?

Advantages: Great combination of the factual and fictional, enjoyable writing style
Disadvantages: Strange characterisation at the very start

Asteroid is a curious short story, written by Malcolm Rose and presented as one fo the short stories in the Shades collection. As with other Shades shorts, it tackles a factual element by providing a fictional tale to go over it, thus being educational an ...

pmcds 23.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Asteroid - Malcolm Rose

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A fast paced adventure with lots of excitment

Advantages: Exciting and innocent adventures
Disadvantages: may be a little dated in places

Background The Famous Five are the titles of a series of 21 books written by Enid Blyton and published between 1942 and 1963. The Famous Five are siblings Julian, Dick and Anne with the other two being their cousin Georgina (who is a tomboy and in ...

rolandrat123 10.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Five Go to Mystery Moor - Enid Blyton

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