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A step in the right direction

Advantages: Well written and engaging with excellent characterisation and a good plot
Disadvantages: Over too quickly! Abrupt ending which is not altogether satisfying

'Break the ice' Meet Armpit. He’s not had the best start in life, as you can probably already guess. He’s essentially a good kid who’s had a few unlucky breaks and after getting into a fight over some spilled popcorn at a cinema he was sent to th ...

Spiderkid 24.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Small Steps - Louis Sachar

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What do you do after digging 'Holes'?

Advantages: A well written engaging story for young teens
Disadvantages: Quite a simplistic story

SMALL STEPS by Louis Sachar This book is aimed at young teens but as I had previously really enjoyed the book 'Holes' by this author and also liked the film adaptation. I read it back them as it was on the Hundred books to read made by the BBC some ye ...

catsholiday 29.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Small Steps - Louis Sachar

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Small Steps Big Success

Advantages: Great plot, Ideal for any age
Disadvantages: £ Was expensive £

This is a fantastic follow-up to Holes by Louis Sachar. It tells the story of Armpit and X-Ray, two friends who were at the hole-digging camp in Holes together. It is told in 3rd person, and whilst being related to Holes, you wouldn't necessarily have to ...

adampurcell16 21.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Small Steps - Louis Sachar

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It's no Harry Potter but it's still a fun read

Advantages: Is a clever story that children will enjoy but also mean learn a little from
Disadvantages: The plot lacks excitement in places, probably fine if your 8 to 13

Some of the best stories in recent years have been aimed at children. Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, The boy in the striped pyjamas by John Boyne and let us not forget the Potter boy. Now adult writer John Grisham has branched out into writing sto ...

sbw80 29.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Theodore Boone: The Abduction - John Grisham

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A sequel for Grisham's teen role model

Advantages: Easy to read, well written, suits the target audience
Disadvantages: Lacks the depth and detail of an adult novel

...John Grisham has delighted his readers for a number of years, and has recently explored a slightly different avenue, that of writing for a younger audience. This is the second Theodore Boone book, and like the first, it heavily focuses on Grisham's area o ...

pmcds 18.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Theodore Boone: The Abduction - John Grisham

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