SpineOut : June 2014
READ IT WATCH IT WRITE IT ! Preston, Year 9 Tatachilla Lutheran College, SA Boyz 'r' us Scott Monk This book is about aboywhoisin aganganda person called Wheeler who wants to be the new leader of the Marrickville Thunderjets. Wheeler is an old friend of Mitch. Wheeler asks to fight Mitch but Mitch does not want to fight, so Wheeler bashes Mitch on the train track. Wheeler bashes up a man in a trolley who was called the trolley man. He has knife cuts all over him. I would recommend this book for students from Years 7, 8 and 9 as this book does not take that long to read. People who like a problem in a book or like reading about gangs will think this is a great book. Rating: I rate this book 7/10 Ellie, Year 10, Siena Catholic Collage, Sippy Downs Qld The Haunting of Lily Frost Nova Weetman This book was fantastic from the start. It has a supernatural mystery theme and even has all the ordinary frustrations of being a teenager at times. The Haunting of Lily Frost is about a girl, Lily, moving from the city and her only best friend, into the tiny town of Gideon. She has to deal with trying to fit in at a new school, missing and losing friends and being bored in the middle of nowhere. You would think she has enough problems to worry about. But when Lily Frost moves into her new house she starts to get haunted by a ghost. I recommend this impressive book to anyone who likes novels about ghosts in creepy old houses and teenage mystery solvers. Rating: Awesome Jens, Age 17, Sydney Boys High School, Sydney NSW Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card As a book which has been made into a movie, Ender’s Game has obviously received a lot of attention. However, the book is just that bit deeper and more intriguing than the movie; ideas such as the Fantasy Game and Ender’s battle-room skirmishes have much more depth, and the access to Ender’s thoughts draws us into his conflict. The book is about a human military attempting to train a boy, Ender, as a commander for their forces. On a personal level it is about success and failure, leading others and fighting a situation which you yourself do not understand. For any fan of science fiction it is a unique read, and for others it is an excellent starting novel in this genre. Rating: Epic (Good for book clubs) Jordan, Age 16, Avondale School Cooranbong NSW Fire and Flood Victor ia Scott This book is as good as the title implies: a thrilling adventure undertaken by a teenage girl thrown into a competition the likes of which the world has never seen. Armed with only her pet fox and with the fire in her soul to save her brother, she endures dangerous environments and wild animals. Fire and Flood is the first book I have read by Victoria Scott and she has extremely impressed me with this marvelous book. She kept my undivided attention for most of the plot. Through the use of budding romance between the two main characters and the large number of fighting scenes, I just could not put it down after I got past the first few chapters of background for the story. I would recommend this book to be read by any teenager willing to enter the world of books. Rating: Awesome HANDS UP THOSE WHO WANT A BOOK TO READ AND REVIEW. IS THAT YOU ? DROP US A LINE AND LET US KNOW!