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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is about a young boy named Hugo who lives in a clock in a train station in Paris. He takes care and oils the clocks, pretending to be his uncle so the train inspector doesn’t know about his whereabouts. Hugo is obsessed with the world of mechanics and often steals …

Rangers Apprentice – The Ruins of Gorlan

Ranger’s Apprentice:Ruins of Gorlan is a thrilling start to the Ranger’s Apprentice series. It has an interesting and well-written story line. It starts by telling us about a boy called Will, and it tells us that he is an orphan, which makes his past seem mysterious. The book tells us about his friends, enemies, and …

The Grandest Bookshop In The World

The Coles family lived in the grandest bookshop, in 1893. This awe-inspiring book is about two children, Pearl and Valentine Cole. These two courageous children face seven challenges by the Obscurosmith, who made a deal with their Pa. Their Pa risked his life and the Arcade’s. As Pearl and Valentine face the challenges, their memories …

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief is a half-fictitious novel based on World War 2. Set in Paris, the story follows a young boy Ruben who is hiding from the Nazis with his parents in their cellar. When too dangerous for them to stay, Ruben’s mum takes him to the Grand Mosque, to be looked after with many other …

The Ballad of Melodie Rose

The Ballad of Melodie Rose is an emotional story about a girl who becomes a ghost. The book explores the themes of abandonment and invisibility, and how the way you see yourself affects the way others see you. The Ballad of Melodie Rose makes you stop and think about the power of being heard even …