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Dahl-Style Satire on Human Behavior
Review of The Bfg - Roald Dahl by Brain2271

Advantages: fun book, easy to read and add to the imagination.
Disadvantages: -

Do you fear the most when you were 9 years old ? Ghost in white hovering ? Head ghost walk without a body? Or tall black shadows that raced at night ? Well , each one of us always keep a childhood fear that different from one another . Sophie, 8 years , ... Read review

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Too difficult to read and contradictory in places - surely Sophie is a girl, and yet you refer in the second para. as "he". Wondering if this has been auto-translated. " Apparently he did this habit to help the tomato man of giant ambush her" re reading this it makes even less sense, sorry. by RICHADA
Sorry for the low rating but the review was just too much hard work to try and read through. Such a fantastic book though :) by ljackson24

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10.04.2014 18:59
I've got your number.
Review of I've Got Your Number - Sophie Kinsella by stacey2911

Advantages: Story, characters.
Disadvantages: None

Poppy Wyatt, just your average physiotherapist until the day she becomes engaged to Magnus. Just like every girl Poppy throws a huge engagement party to show off and let all her friends try on her emerald ring, during all the hype and excitement she gets ... Read review

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10.04.2014 18:50
Love and death in Stalin's Russia
Review of One Night in Winter - Simon Sebag Montefiore by koshkha

Advantages: Fascinating setting in terms of place and time
Disadvantages: Quite a lot of loose ends

All men are equal - but some are more equal than others 'One Night in Winter' a group of teenagers who love poetry – and adore the dead writer Pushkin – dress up in costumes and go out in the streets to play ‘The Game’. Shortly after two of them lie d ... Read review

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fab review though ciao isn't allowing me to rate it grrr by angelboouk123
Sounds deeply disturbing and intense - not surprised some is of it is based on reality, psychopathic power crazed egomaniacs are not uncommon but people keep forgetting that to get on with the mundane trappings. Excellent review. by ladyofflame
exceptional

09.04.2014 20:23
This book will take over your time.
Review of The Host - Stephenie Meyer by ChattyPants

Advantages: This book is a great time passer.
Disadvantages: You may be late for work a few times.

The Host is a wonderful book about love and self sacrifice. This book is science fiction, but in my opinion, is one of the most heartwarming science fiction stories that I have come across. This book is about the clash between two different worlds, ou ... Read review

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You actually write better than many starters here - given some research and following the advice given below, you have the makings of a good reviewer. R. by RICHADA
I know this book and your enthusiasm shines through, however, apart from giving away the plot you do not really tell a consumer what they need to know to make a purchasing decision. pgn0 has commented excellent advice that writer could build on. by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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09.04.2014 18:08
Learned a lot about Greek Mythology from The Book .
Review of Favorite Greek Myths - Bob Blaisdell by Brain2271

Advantages: nice illustration, affordable prices, increase knowledge
Disadvantages: -

This book is great for someone who has never read the earlier Greek myth . I enjoyed it and learned a lot . The book includes Gods & Titans , Hercules , Heroes and Monsters , Argonauts , Odysseus and his men came pouring out of the Trojan horse . An int ... Read review

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What age group or key stage is this for please? Also, where can I buy a copy and how much would I expect to pay? by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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09.04.2014 15:02
Just William goes political
Review of William The Fourth - Richmal Crompton by JOHNV

Advantages: Timeless humour for youngsters and the young at heart
Disadvantages: Some references will be rather dated for today's children and need explaining

As one who spends a good deal of time reading fairly serious non-fiction for research purposes as well as book reviewing (often but not always necessarily for ciao), I also spoil myself with what you might call the reading equivalent of a packet of sweets ... Read review

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The Outlaws aren't so tough. Their leader wears knickers! :-) by Dentolux
I hadn't realised the books weren't aimed at children either...interesting. Great review. by IzzyS
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09.04.2014 12:10
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How Amazing Amy became Gone Girl
Review of Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn by brokenangelkisses

Advantages: explores interesting issues, good pace, portrait of a marriage
Disadvantages: ending will not suit all readers

My teetering TBR pile and haphazard reading choices mean I always seem to reach the ‘must-read-book-of-the-year’ just after everyone else has finished reading and talking about it. Gillian Flynn’s third novel, ‘Gone Girl’, is a case in point: hyped as TH ... Read review

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Yes, you do have to suspend disbelief quite a bit when reading this. I did enjoy it though by dee7778
Fantastic review xx by sweetdaisy

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09.04.2014 08:53
Magic And Sarcasm...What's Not To Like?
Review of Rivers Of London - Ben Aaronovitch by missrarr

Advantages: Fresh, original and funny
Disadvantages: I suppose it takes a certain type of humour and preference in fiction

My last jaunt to the library threw up two brilliant finds – fantastic writers that I had never previously encountered. One, already reviewed, was Tom Holt, and the other was the second book that caught my eye on a rebellious day when I picked up books at ... Read review

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Well reviewed x by xmum2fourx
Great review by Listerbelle

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08.04.2014 23:05
A tale of friendship and how it changes over time.
Review of The Secret Shopper Affair - Kate Harrison by cha97michelle

Advantages: can be a stand alone novel as the plot is well explained and written, characters are engaging.
Disadvantages: nothing really.

I came across this in the library. I thought the title sounded familiar, and from reading the blurb I realised it was a sequel to another book I had read, The Secret Shopper's Revenge. Since reading this book, I now realise there is also a third book that ... Read review

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I probably wouldn't enjoy this personally. by anonymili
Not sure that I'm quite chick enough for this particular lit. R. by RICHADA

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08.04.2014 10:16
Rage Against A Killing Machine
Review of Rage Against The Dying - Becky Masterman by gothic_moon

Advantages: Well-written, witty & sharp, gripping premise
Disadvantages: Slightly dubious aspects in some of the premise

I came across this in WH Smith around Christmas time when there was an offer on their books with the O2 app. I hadn’t heard of Masterman before but the blurb on the back made it sound like my cuppa tea, despite the rather glaring pink cover (which had ini ... Read review

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Thorough and your thoughts made it even more helpful. by ladyofflame
I really like this review :) It told me all I need to know - it is now on my reading list! - without spoiling the book, so that I still want to read it! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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08.04.2014 09:41
Classic Story of a Fun and Intelligent
Review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle by Brain2271

Advantages: text is very simple, very educational for the children to read
Disadvantages: -

It is one of the children's books of all time . One sunny day , a caterpillar pops out of an egg . He was very hungry and started to look for food . Caterpillars eat holes through all the food , holes really pressed into the pages of this book . It's a ... Read review

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Good review. =) Louise. by CoffeeQueen68

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07.04.2014 19:08
A tragic tale of suicidal sisters
Review of The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides by ljackson24

Advantages: Wonderfully written, easy and quick to read
Disadvantages: Other than the obviously sad subject nature - none

The Virgin Suicides The Virgin Suicides (1993) is the debut novel of American author Jeffrey Eugenides. I bought this book about ten years ago, when I was 15, and have since read it countless times. I have some kind of morbid fascination with b ... Read review

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Great review. I'd heard of this before but haven't felt motivated to read it before seeing this. Thanks. by missrarr
The fact that over the years you have really gotten "under the skin" of this novel has lead to a particularly insightful review here. R. by RICHADA

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07.04.2014 13:05
The State We're In
Review of The State We're In - Adele Parks by euphie

Advantages: Easy to read, good characters, well written
Disadvantages: Slightly predictable in places

...was recently on offer for the Kindle, I snapped ... Read review

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I like Adele Parks too! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
Well reviewed x by xmum2fourx
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07.04.2014 10:04
Before She Was Mine
Review of Before She Was Mine - Kate Long by jules.34

Advantages: Good characters
Disadvantages: A bit of a long read

The main character of this book is Freya. Freya has been brought up by Liv, her adopted mum but has regular contact with Melody, her biological mum. Freya is stuck in a bit of a rut. She has dropped out of university and is working at a garden centr ... Read review

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It does sound quite sad, one for a mellow mood. by ladyofflame
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07.04.2014 09:43
Adventures with The Jolly Postman
Review of The Jolly Postman - Allan Ahlberg by Brain2271

Advantages: This book can be read whole family
Disadvantages: -

This is a wonderful book filled with fairy tale characters and color images with lots of interesting little details that you can explore for hours ! Kids will love to take a REAL postcards and letters from their original envelope that you will find in a ... Read review

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Hello and welcome to Ciao. The price you paid for it and where it came from would be useful additions here. R. by RICHADA

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06.04.2014 19:05
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