SpineOut : August 14
ROCK WAR Robert Muchamore Yet another fantastic page-turner from Muchamore! Rock War takes the successful formula seen in the author’s Cherub series, of ordinary teenagers doing extraordinary things, and refreshes it with a plot centred on three competing bands converging to one epic contest. The technique of utilising multiple narrative voices, one from each band, is also used effectively, and does not get confusing. I would recommend that readers aged 13 or older delve into this book, as Muchamore, again true to his style, does deal with topics like drug use, sex and being seriously on the wrong side of the law. Whilst the book does not end on a cliff-hanger, I was left wanting more, and cannot wait for the sequel, or perhaps the next instalment in a new series, to be released. JACK Year 10 Ferny Grove SHS Brisbane Qld Rating: awesome Rating: 1/5 stars Chocolate Las Vegas His mum’s pear and custard tart Cheese on everything His invisible friend Eric who lives inside his toilet cistern. Robert Muchamore LOVES ... Robert Muchamore HATES ... Picnics Getting chased by cows Cigarette smoke Fishfingers People who do big lists of things they like and dislike because they think it’s clever and funny. RED SHADOW Paul Dowswell Red Shadow by Paul Dowswell is a story set during 1941, the time that Nazi Germany is invading soviet Russia. The story is based around two children who live in the Kremlin until they are transported to the fighting front in their sleep. In my opinion, when I first saw the cover of this book I was automatically captivated by the cover, the symbol of the USSR. I love Russian history but as they always say, NEVER judge a book by its cover. As soon as I started reading it my mind melted right out of my ears; the first 10 chapters were in my view a pointless systematic series of events that happened to these kids every day, and like I said that went on for 10 chapters. I ended up finishing the book but the end did not make up for the monotonous rant at the start. CHRISTOPHER Ye a r 7 St Aloysius Miller’s Point NSW Agreeordisagree?ReadRedShadowandmakeupyourownmind.Sendusyourreview!