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‘Book Raves’ Posts

Friday Barnes Girl Detective By R.A.Spratt

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Elanor | 10 NSW


Imagine If Sherlock Holmes Was An Eleven-Year-Old Girl!

When girl detective Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery she uses her reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country, Highcrest Acaedemy.

On arrival, Friday is shocked to discover the respectable school is actually a hotbed of crime. She’s soon investigating everything from disappearing homework to the yeti running around the school swamp. That’s when she’s not dealing with her own problem – Ian Wainscott, the handsomest boy in school, who inexplicably hates Friday and loves nasty pranks.

I think this book for 7+.


Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - steev | 12 VIC


The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Juana | 14 NSW


Recently finished The Maze Runner, it was speechless!

The book itself is very thrilling, suspenseful and unpredictable. I definitely enjoyed this book and it kept me on the edge of my seat.

The story is about a guy named Thomas who happened to wake up in a lift and forgets everything except his name.

He wakes up encircled to a group of random boys who have also lost their memory.

You should give this a try! I recommend it to anyone who loves dystopian genre and 12+ years old.

I would rate it a 4 stars out of 5!

Zac Power: Horror House by H. I. Larry

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - James | 7 WA


Zac was helping his brother Leon when he checked his Spy Pad and there was no signal so he went on a buggy to the store room where the recharge was. Then he checked his Spy Pad and there was a BIG mission on it.

There was lots of funny parts and it was interesting so it didn’t get me bored.

I liked this book so much that I’m giving it four stars.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Juana | 14 NSW


Smile is an outstanding book written by Raina Telgemeier.

The book smile is so astounding that words cannot describe it. The book Smile is so touching and funny at the same time.

It’s basically a memoir graphic novel about a girl in year 6 called Raina who really wants to be ordinary.

One day she trips and knocked out her two front teeth at a scout.

Things get worse for Raina. From having to get braces on and off, surgeries, headgear (which I would imagine being very humiliating in her perspective) and a retainer with fake teeth linked to it.

It even gets worse adding on to all of that. She has to go through drama with boys, tremendous earthquakes and friends who turned out to be fake.

I give this book a 4 stars!

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone especially ages 9-14

Bad Dad by David Walliams

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Dylan | 9 ACT


This book was about a boy with a dad who is a ‘banger racer.’ He is forced to drive a get away car by Mr. Big who wears pajamas all day.

My favorite character in the book was Raj, the newsagent because he is always making funny deals.

I like this book because it was interesting. Thumbs said some really funny things like what meat comes from cows? Chicken?

I would recommend this book to 7-12 years old.

My personal rating of this book is 5 stars.

Vet Cadets Clever Chicks by Rebecca Johnson

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Kiera | 10 VIC


Abbey, Talika and Hannah are part of the vet cadet program at their school.

For their science assignment, they have to prove that chickens are not birdbrained by teaching them tricks.

They also want to make the school cook use free-range eggs, not caged eggs.

Friday Barnes No Rules by R.A Spratt

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Jennifer | 13 NT


I really enjoyed this book, it has several cases for Friday to solve.

With lots of awesome problem solving.

The cases aren’t the type where the reader figures out the answer before getting to the part where it tells you what it is.

I give this a 10/10

York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Daniella | 8 SA


“York” – The Shadow Cipher, is about brother and sister, Theo and Tess Biedermann, their friend Jaime Cruz and of course Nine the cat, who live in a Morningstarr apartment house in the city of New York.

Here is a map of the City of York.

Tess, Theo and Jaime plan to solve the Old York Cipher to save their home from being demolished.

They end up having lots of danger along the way.

My favourite book

Posted on: January 13th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Aarushi | 10 VIC


I liked the book Mahatama Gandhi, because it was the history of India how it get it independence by non violence.

I can learn more about the history of India by borowing more books from the library and reading them.

Thank you