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Steady for This
I really liked the themes of friendships that shone through throughout this book. It also describe how online bullying can start and how upsetting it can be. A very important theme that affect my age group, 13 year olds.

Ottilie

The Song Walker
Song Walker is so excellent that I think everyone interested in Australian aboriginal culture should read it. It is a quest where two very different girls find friendship and help each other through growing up. The plot also helps us discover aboriginal traditions such as how to find food and survive in the desert. My favourite moment was when the girls reach the "Mermaid camp" and get some rest.

Cosima

Choose Love
Choose Love is an essential read. It takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions with beautifully illustrated emotional poems. My favourite poem was "Five minutes". I was so overcome that I cried. recommended to all children from 10 and above.

Red

Safiyyah's War
I love everything about this book, from the delightful cover to the beautifully crafted story, inspired by true and little known historical events during the Second World War, in Paris. A message of hope and compassion.

Celine

Safiyyah's War
I really enjoyed this book. The author transported me to the Paris mosque with her wonderful words. Safiyyah is going thougth huge danger and heartache, but she she very brave whatever she has to face. Her dedication to face danger to help those in need is inspiring.

Red

Safiyyah's War
Safiyyah's war is the best book ever! I love how it has a twist around every corner. My favourite character is definitely Safiyyah because depiste everything that happens to her she remains brave. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes war novel, trying to show the best in people rather than the worst of the war. I you want to read a book this Summer, read this!

Chiara

The Door of No Return
The Door of No Return is a brilliant book, in an untainted culture with festivals aplenty. I very much enjoyed finding out about all of this. What I also liked about it is that at first the plot seems predictable, but then everything changes unexpectedly, when one of the protagonists is captured. Definitely 10/10. I have recommended it to my Year 8 peers.

Hugo

Choose Love
I really recommend Choose Love because it really made me feel as if I was in the narrator's head. I put myself in the refugees' shoes and felt empathy for them. This book is a rollercoaster of poems going through highs and lows. It also gave a sense of how people would feel in the wars and I loved the drawings, they gave me a picture in my head. The pictures that were not so clear made me think that the whatever is going on in the narrator's head was reflected in the pictures' chaos.

Amelia

Choose Love
I really recommend Choose Love because it really made me feel as if I was in the narrator's head. I put myself in the refugees' shoes and felt empathy for them. This book is a rollercoaster of poems going through highs and lows. It also gave a sense of how people would feel in the wars and I loved the drawings, they gave me a picture in my head. The pictures that were not so clear made me think that the whatever is going on in the narrator's head was reflected in the pictures' chaos.

Amelia

The Song Walker
This book is amazing and I can recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery. For those who don't know this book is about a girl who loses her memory and finds herself in the middle of the desert she walks for a while trying to find shelter and the collapses What will happen next? A mysterious tale showing the aboriginal culture. I would recommend this book for anyone above 11.

jemima

Crossing the Line
This book is a fast paced amazing book that makes you feel like screaming and crying at the same time. It is on the theme of county lines, a topic we have talked about at school and it really shows how things can spiral down in someone's life. I would suggest this book for teenagers who enjoys slightly darker books. I would deffenetlly give it 5 stars.

ottilie

Away With Words
Away with Words is one of the best books I’ve EVER read and definitely at the top of my recommendation list. What I particularly like about it is how the friendship between Natalie and Gala develops. It was also very sad to see how the other children treat Gala because she does not speak much English and to see her point of view when she landed in a foreign country and could not be herself because of the language barrier. At the beginning it is hard to get in to but apart from that AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!

Chiara

Safiyyah's War
This book is about a girl called Safiyyah she is is a happy and bright young girl who is obsessed with maps and loves her family. War is creeping across Europe but it has not yet reached Safiyyah and her family. For the moment, Paris is still a free city and life at the Grand Mosque is ordered and calm but then the war comes. What will happen next? This book is amazing. I loved it so much, and I would recommend it to children 9 and above . My favorite bit is when Seti is very close to dying and Safiyyah brings an orange from the black market to help restore her happiness and joy.

Jemima

Crossing the Line
Crossing the line is a great book, filled with hardships and love, losses and triumphs, while exploring how children all over the uk are being forced into difficult situations in poreder to help for their families. So, this book raises lots of concerns for the state of our sociaty, showing just what some children have to go through at such a young age. This is an amazing book, which I recommend to Year 8 students.

Hugo

Away With Words
This book really opened my eyes to the struggles that foreign pepole in England face everyday. My favorurite part of the book was when the main character realises that life might not be the same as Spain but that dose not mean it is bad. An amazing book that every child needs to read.

ottilie

Safiyyah's War
This was a fantastic read and I was laughing and crying at many points in the book. I would love to go visit the mosque it sounds amazing! I would suggest this book for anyone who wants to learn more about the French Resistance. Definitely 5 stars!!!!!

ottilie

The Boy Lost in the Maze
The boy lost in The maze is not just another mythology book as it dives into two worlds: The present and the legends. It also dives into more than just Theseus and Theo, but also pity for the Minotaur. In the present following Theo, it really dives in to what connects Theseus and Theo- two children of fathers of mystery, unknown to them and a journey to find them. In the past following Theseus, it shows how given the sword he feels like he needs to prove himself to get to his father, but on his way he feels more and more bloodthirsty. However, when he arrives his father regrets not being there for him and leaving him the sword instead of a book. Theo also goes this journey but not alone, and finds nothing by the hands of greed. Overall the book takes me on a journey of loss, change and loneliness, but also love in finding what they truly needed. A great book.

Hugo

Choose Love
This heartbreaking set of poems really makes you think about the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. It also makes us realise how hard it is to lose or know you are going to lose someone. However, it helps us understand the world and what is going on around us and how we and our community can help or at least be aware of what is happening .

Jemima
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