The book awards are new to my blog, but I thought they would be useful to kids my age. If you are my age, like young teen and are looking for some exciting books to read, here are some good suggestions. You probably all know that I love reading – I have been very busy reading in 2014.
Here are my top four books of the year 2014!
At number 4 – A year without Autumn by Liz Kessler!
On her way to visit her best friend Autumn, the character called Jenni suddenly finds she’s exactly one year forward in time. I was recommended this book by someone on my blog, it was a great book. The writing is really good and it is quite funny!
At number 3 – The Maze Runner by James Dashner!
I loved the Maze Runner. It is about a boy called Thomas who is transported to a terrible maze, and he is trapped with a group of other children. It was nail biting and I couldn’t put it down!
At number 2 – Awful Auntie by David Walliams!
I don’t think that David Walliams can ever beat Gangsta Granny, but I read this book in 24 hours and I couldn’t put it down. It is about a 12 year old girl called Stella and her grim auntie Alberta!
At number 1 – The Book Thief – by Markus Zusak
Gosh I loved the book thief. I loved that it is so different to all the other books I have read. I am doing about WW2 at school and it is nice to see a different side of the ww2. It is narrated by Death and I liked the whole book from start to finish – this book is easily a 10/10
Well that’s it for now, I hope you enjoyed my post!
Have you read any of these?
Recently I have read Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling and I thought I would write a blog post about it.
My friends couldn’t believe that I had never read Harry Potter books before. I have tried but never really got into them. The film had put me off. However my friend lent me their copy of The Philosophers Stone a few weeks ago. It’s an enjoyable book, when I actually gave it time, I couldn’t put it down.
Basically, Harry Potter’s parents were killed when Harry was little and he went to live with his Aunt and Uncle – which he hated thoroughly! Harry started receiving hundreds of letters which his evil uncle just burnt. However they didn’t know that the letter was to tell Harry that he had been accepted into Hogwarts. As days went on the Uncle took Harry away and then Hagrid (school assistant) gave them all the good news – well good news to Harry anyway.
I really like this book because most of the time there’s always something big or small happening, the writing is brilliant which keeps you interested. I struggled to keep interest towards the end when the action got less and less but I kept on going and glad it didn’t put me off the book.
I would recommend this book for 7 – 12 year olds (boys or girls!) I give it five out of five stars!
My next book in the series is the “Chamber of Secrets”.
Has anyone read this book? Do you love Harry Potter?
Book Review Knocked out by my Nunga Nungas by Louise Rennison.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (6 Feb 2006)
ISBN-10: 0007218699 | ISBN-13: 978-0007218691
£4.99 & FREE Delivery on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1gbG461
I have just finished reading Knocked out by my Nunga Nungas by Louise Rennison.
This is third book of the Georgia Nicolson series.
It’s a book written for teens and young adults – although my teacher has read this book and he has grey hair!
Be warned – the book has some rude words in it so don’t recommend this for anyone too young!
The book is about the main character called Georgia Nicolson and her friends.
It is written in the first person and although I haven’t read the first two books, the feel of the book is about growing up in teenage years, her friends and her family. You don’t have to read the first books first because I read it just as easily as I would have done as a standalone book.
Georgia is still madly in love with Robbie The Sex God. Georgia says that she has the most embarrassing parents ever, but don’t we all think that?
The book was a fun read, it made me laugh very much in parts.
Some parts of the books seemed quite slow though, and I struggled to keep reading – however I was glad I finished it and persevered.
My favourite bit was The Snog Fest because it was one of the funniest parts and I read The Snog Fest part/chapter he fastest it was a laugh out loud moment.
I give the book 7 / 10.
I am going to read the first book after this review.
They have very catch titles… Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging.
Have you read any of the Louise Rennison books?
International Book Giving Day’s effort is encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. They invite individuals to:
1) give a book to a friend or family member.
2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read.
3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.
I heard about International Book Giving Day via Emma at http://www.mybookcorner.com.au (who is one of the volunteers helping to organise it).
It is a really lovely idea. I am going to take part and probably blog about it next month. Last year (before I started blogging) I sent some of my books to some children’s hospitals around England. The Children’s hospitals were so happy and grateful that it made me smile – it is definitely worth doing. If you want to do this though you need to check with the hospital first, as some hospitals cannot accept second hand books.
To find out more information about International Book Giving Day please check out this link http://bookgivingday.com/
I enjoyed the first ‘Hunger Games’ book, by Suzanne Collins so much that I had to pick up the second book of the shelf straight away. The Second Book is called “The Hunger Games – Catching Fire”.
The comment in my school book (from my teacher) this time was, “Excellent that you have been reading this book. What fantastic descriptions of what you are reading.”
The Hunger game’s series of books is fiction, and written in the first person. It is about the two main characters called Katniss Everdeen and Peter Melark. At the end of first book, Katniss forces the changes of the rules in The Hunger Games. In the second book intruders go into District 12 (the district where they lived) and it was completely destroyed by the intruders, many of the people died. Anyway – Katniss Everdeen and Peter Melark (still the main characters from the first book) had to go back into the games again because President Snow has an evil plan to destroy Katniss. I don’t want to ruin the story but she breaks the Hunger Games, Peter and a load of others launch a rescue mission. Then next… well… next, I don’t know because the book leaves you on a cliff hanger, which forces you to read the next one! Argh!
It is a superb book! I normally only read a chapter a night – It took me about two weeks so read! When the chapters end, you just want to read on and on!
Another tough book for someone my age to read. There are still lots of technical language and many characters to try and remember (like the first book). There is a lot going on in the book, which keeps you interested at every page turn.
The writing flair and the different feelings it makes you feel are astonishing. As a reader it makes you feel happy, dangerous and blue all at the same time.
I would recommend this book for ages 13 + It’s a bit more gruesome than the first book, in my opinion though. If the person is passionate about reading though and wants a good read then I would have a go.
I wouldn’t change anything about The Hunger Games Catching Fire. I should have another review for the next Hunger Games book (called MockingJay). I am desperate to know what happens to them next time!