Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
This book fascinated me all through the few days I read it in.
With twists and turns beyond all belief and wonderful imagery
it is definitely a must read. What entranced so many people, I
think, is the fact that it is so well written that it is hard
to believe you are not within J.K. Rowling's magical kingdom.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Coulfer
This is a book about a genius who, to the irritation and mystification
of scientists, uses his talent to become an unbeatable criminal
duo with his giant-sized butler. Artemis Fowl has never got anything
wrong, but that changes when he captures Captain Holly Short of
LEPrecon unit. She and her fellow officers, led by red-faced Julius
Root, are armed and dangerous.
The Wind Singer by William Nicholson.
This book follows Kestrel and Bowman Hath's fight to the last
to destroy the work of the Morah who took away the voice of the
wind singer. They live in a society where exams determine everything
you do, the clothes you wear and where you live. They hate it.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein.
This book is better than perfect, it's a work of literary art.
Lord of the Rings is about Frodo Baggins, the ring bearer, and
the fellowship of the ring. They are destined to take on Sauron
in a battle for Middle Earth, and Frodo must resist the call of
the scourge of Middle Earth.
Point Blank by Antony Horowitz.
This is the second book in the Alex Rider series. It retells Alex
Rider's daring attempts to thwart the plans of the sinister Point
Blank academy in a battle of intelligence. The story takes an
eerie turn when Alex discovers the horror of the clones made by
Point Blank and he engages in a battle, Alex v Alex.
Alavna by L.M. Browne.
This is about two children who step into the mists of time. Dan
and Ursula are completely different. Dan is the star of his class.
He is good at football, he has lots of friends etc.. Ursula, however,
just tries to scrape out a life, with hardly any friends and no
particular talents. But when they leave Alvana they both have
something in common; they both passed the Celtic test, adapting
from houses to huts and electricity to firelight. A stunning book.
Boy by Roald Dhal.
This tells the tale of Roald Dahl's life, from car crashes to
putting goat's 'poo' up his sister's boyfriend's pipe. It is divided
into episodes the best of which, I think, is the one about putting
a mouse in a sweet jar. Anyone who likes a laugh should read Boy.
Asterix by Underzero and Gosciny.
Written by Underzero and Gosciny it is the telling of the legendary
tale of the Gaul village resisting the might of Caesar's oncoming
wave of legionaries. Asterix, the hero of the story, is accompanied
by his fathful friend Obelix and Obelix's dog Dogomatix.
Northern Lights by Philip Pulman.
This is an intriguing and wholly amazing book written about the
phenomenon of the mysterious 'dust', which centres around children
in particular. Lyra travels from the security of St. Edwards to
the forbidding fortress of Bolvanger. She is excited confused
and terrified all through the journey with alliances changing
in her mind, yet not changing in reality. Anyone who likes a good
read will love this.
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