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  • Book Title:   The Misterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth

    Book Author:   julia lee

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Dublin

    This book started off quite hard to follow but then it got really, really good and it just got better and better. I did feel quite sorry for Clemency though!

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Tangled Secrets

    Book Author:   Anne Marie Conway

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    Captivating yet predictable.
    I enjoyed ‘Tangled Secrets’ because there was a lot of personal content. About coping with death. I feel I can put myself in Maddie’s shoes. It was predictable because of how Kieran Black’s character was set to be the “bad boy” in the class and how he does show emotion during the story.
    I recommend this book to anyone who is/was dealing with a similar situation to Maddie.
    I love this book sooooooooooooooo much.

    Review by ‘The Lee Readers’ Ballincollig Children’s Bookclub

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Tangled Secrets

    Book Author:   Anne Marie Conway

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    This book is amazing! Tangled Secrets is about a girl called Maddie and her journey through life. Between coping with the loss of her nan and family problems, this captivating book will amaze you!

    Review by ‘The Lee Readers’ Ballincollig Children’s Bookclub

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Tangled Secrets

    Book Author:   Anne Marie Conway

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    Tangled Secrets was a heart-warming tale about a girl called Maddie who struggles to cope after losing her nan. And when Dad starts arriving home late, Mom starts acting out and Maddie’s mom signed her up for her nurture group. Will she be able to cope?

    Star Rating: = Really Good

  • Book Title:   The boy in the striped pyjamas

    Book Author:   John Boyne

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    This book would be recommended for older readers. This book was a brilliant story about tragedy. I believe that this book would be a brilliant story to read when you feel alone.

    Review by ‘The Lee Readers’ Ballincollig Children’s Bookclub

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Tall story

    Book Author:   Candy Gourlay

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    Tall story is an amazing story taken from the point of view of both Bernardo and Andy. At the start, it is quite confusing but once you get to the fourth or fifth chapter, you will get engrossed in it.

    Review by ‘The Lee Readers’ Ballincollig Children’s Bookclub

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   The Secret Garden

    Book Author:   Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    Bird. Garden. Train. Rich person. Wealthy family. Locked door. Servants. Orphan. Maids.
    I would rate this a 5 star book.

    Review by ‘The Lee Readers’ Ballincollig Children’s Bookclub

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   My Sister Jody

    Book Author:   Jacqueline Wilson

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Wexford

    Very Good but tragic,we love the characters personality !!!

    Star Rating: = Really Good

  • Book Title:   Boy - Tales of a childhood

    Book Author:   Roald Dahl

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Wexford

    There was lots of facts about Roald Dahl. There were things I knew and things I didn’t know. I loved the part when he threw a rat into a candy jar!
    ( a borrower from Gorey Library)

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Double Dork Diaries

    Book Author:   Rachel Renee Russell

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Wexford

    I like this book because it is exciting. She is always doing crazy things like falling into muck. (a young borrower in Gorey Library)

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Wonder

    Book Author:   Palacio

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Dublin

    It’s not like other books its set in the perspective of lots of characters rather than just one. I think that Auggie Pullman (the main guy) is very brave for starting school even though he has a difficulty.

    Emma Kate (age 10). Cabra Library (Dublin City Public Libraries)

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   A Boy Called Hope

    Book Author:   Lara Williamson

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Wexford

    A good story, a mixture of sad and funny. Too many misunderstandings and coincidences to be realistic!

    New Ross Junior Reading Circle

    Star Rating: = Good

  • Book Title:   When Zachary Beaver came to town

    Book Author:   Kimberly Willis Holt

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Meath

    This book is about the biggest boy in the world and how he makes friends. His friend Toby is trying to get a girl. I thought the book was funny and dramatic.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   The giggler treatment

    Book Author:   Roddy Doyle

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Meath

    The story was ok. It was about the giggler and how they put poo there and why. The illustrations were great.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   When Zachary Beaver came to town

    Book Author:   Kimberly Willis Holt

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Meath

    This book is about the biggest boy in the world and how he makes friends. His friend Toby is trying to get a girl. I thought the book was funny and dramatic.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

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