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Adventure Ahead!

Advantages: excitement, adventure, fast-paced
Disadvantages: a bit dated

The Valley of Adventure is the third book in Enid Blytonís Adventure series. This series consists of eight books which follow the exploits of four children, Philip, Jack, Dinah and Lucy-Ann, along with Jackís parrot Kiki and their friend Bill. These books ...

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Blyton at her best

Advantages: imaginative storyline, fantastically written, characters that children and adults alike would to be
Disadvantages: is set in 1950s or thereabouts, so words and times have changed, and therefore certain aspects of the book seem out of date

...As a child, I lived to read books and like thousands of other children, I loved Enid Blyton, although I loved the Famous Five and The Secret Seven however, it was the Adventure series that really captured my imagination. Although all seven (or was it eigh ...

Cozmikal 02.05.2001 ∑ Read full review
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A fun flight in a plane leads to adventure

Advantages: Adventure, excitement and intrigue
Disadvantages: Can seem a little outdated by today's standards

...I am a huge fan of Enid Blyton books, but out of them all there's none I like better than the "Adventure" series of books featuring 4 children and a parrot. Unlike the Secret Seven and Famous Five series, I've always thought of the Adventure series as ...

shorn_the_sheep 05.07.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Life on the Other Side

Advantages: A clever concept, well-told, absorbing characterisation.
Disadvantages: Somewhat contrived in places, perhaps lacking the impact it should have.

This book, so reads the Guardian quote adorning its front cover, relates the story of "a moment in history that can't be told enough times". Falling within the already heavily-stuffed genre of war novels; specifically Holocaust literature, that statement ...

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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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Who is that boy?

Advantages: mysterious, attractive cover, some strong characters
Disadvantages: takes some concentration

...For personal reasons, ones of which I shall not go into, I found myself spending the Christmas period in hospital. Now, even if you have never stayed overnight in a ward, I'm sure you can imagine how incredibly boring and lonely it would be, never mind st ...

Amy69 04.01.2008 ∑ Read full review
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