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Beetle BoyBeetle Boy

by M G Leonard

Primary List 2016-17

So far we have received 25 reviews of Beetle Boy.

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Eoin from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

Its a very good book and its one of my favourite book decause of the mystery's in it I love the design of the book and the pictures in it so that is why Im giving it a 9 out of10

Marks out of 10: 9

Eoin from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

It was a really good book and I liked it because at the start it is a mystery and very entertaining I also loved the design of it and I would like to read more mystery books

Marks out of 10: 9

emily from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

I think this book is really good at first I read the first page and it was boring and the I kept reading it and then it turned out to be really good. I would recommend this book to anybody because its really funny, its about a boy called Darkus is amazed when a huge insect come out of the trouser leg of his horrid neighbour, its a giant beetle and wants to communicate. this book is by M.G Leonard and down the side of all the pages there's beetles.

Marks out of 10: 10

Ellie from Year 6, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

This book is amazing for people who love adventure and beetles M.G.Leonord is an amazing author.

Marks out of 10: 10

Stella from Year 6, Woodfield Primary:

I think this book is wonderful and I would vote for the author to RULE THE WORLD because it made me laugh.

Marks out of 10: 9

Lynne from Year 6, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

This is my review and it is brilliant,

Marks out of 10: 8

Ruby from Year 5, Town Field Primary School:

i like this book

Marks out of 10: 10

Tasha from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

When a boy called Darkus sees a large insect comes out of his neighbours trouser leg he has no option to be amazed and terrified.Is it a giant beetle? Yes it is! Darkus is so excited. This book is funny. Extremely funny should I say. It brought a smile to my face throughout. I just loved this book! I reccomend this book to 10+ as they would lie the humor. I don't believe that older children will like it as much as it could be a little bit babyish for them. It's excellent! You'd be foolish not to read it.

Marks out of 10: 8

kacey from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

this book was the worst book I have ever read it was not even interesting

Marks out of 10: 1

Grace from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

I loved reading this book. It has such a great story line and it is very adventurous. It is exciting and it makes you want to read on to find what happens next.

Marks out of 10: 10

Sophie from Year 5, Windhill Primary School:

Beetle boy was a interesting book but it could have been better. In this book there is a boy called Darkus and he can't believe his eyes when a beetle falls out of his horrible neighbour's trousers and the beetle tries to communicate with him. Also his father goes missing as soon as the beetle falls out. It's a good book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes adventure books and mystery books.

Marks out of 10: 8

tom from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I liked it because it is hilarious, the character's are great and it is gust epic!

Marks out of 10: 10

olivia from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

This book is about a boy called Darkus. One day he sees something peculiar fall out the bottom of his neighbours trouser leg. Whatever came out of his neighbours trouser leg seems to know how to communicate. But can a boy be friends with a creature- even more so a insect! does this beetle,baxter, have something to do with his dads disappearance. also does the beetle have any thing to do with Lucretia Cutter arrival, however she wears rather strange jewelry. as an older student I didn't particularly enjoy this book as it didn't envolve most features which my sort of books include.

Marks out of 10: 5

Jayden from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

You may have read my reviews on the Highwayman and The Wolf Wilder. This is worse than that. It is about a boy called Darkus who's dad goes missing in a museum. Their neighbours aren't very nice. Darkus owns a rhinoceros beetle and he goes to a place to speak to someone called Novak. Afterwards, he hears noises and he thinks it could be his dad who's gone missing. Do you like long and adventurous stories? This is probably the one for you - not for me. If you like The Wolf Wilder, you will also probably like Beetle Boy. This book should be age rated 11-16.

Marks out of 10: 1

Chloe from Year 5, Windhill Primary School:

The little boy named Darkus finds a beetle, which falls down from the trouser leg of his new neighbour. The beetle communicates and becomes friends with the boy. I like the design of this book, especially the front cover because there are beetles and other insects on it. I like reading books by M.G.Leonard he is a good author. I would rate this 6 star.

Marks out of 10: 6

Jade from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

Absolutely amazing this book is! Well done M.G Leonard. You should make more amazing, funny books like this one! It definitely is a darkly funny adventure. It's Quirky, Funny and most of all adventurous!

Marks out of 10: 10

Eleanor from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

Are you engulfed in insects? Want a beetle bonkers book? Well Beetle Boy is the perfect book for you! Meet Darkus! Darkus has moved to a new school as problems with is family have sprouted up! Just when darkness lures upon him with bullies filling him with misery, one tiny beetle saves the day and is Darkus's new best beetle friend! Join beetle boy Darkus and his friendly fun beetle as they conquer new challenges that they are faced with! I enjoyed the book Beetle Boy as it really interested me in insects. People in our days a lot of time are mesmerised in technology and not in the fresh air outdoors. Reading Beetle Boy interested me in what fascinating creatures you can discover outdoors and maybe this appealed with other readers too! I gave this book a 10 first of all because of the subject of beetles in this book therefore leading me to research about the many beetles in the world. Second of all, the juicy story line with Darkus and the beetle felt very realistic therefore I felt like I was actually at the scenes in the book! I just couldn't wait to pick up the book and read it! Lastly, I gave this book a 10 because of its imaginative presentation including the pictures of beetles on the side of the book! This was definitely the icing on the cake! For all beetle lovers out there, feel your brain with the amazing story of Darkus the beetle boy...your in for a treat I can promise you!

Marks out of 10: 10

matthew from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

it focuses more on the beetles than the humans however it is still really good

Marks out of 10: 6

Jade from Year 7:

This is a really good book for people who like spooky but adventures things and definitely like to read books with lots of fun, crazy twists and turns and people who like M.G Leonard should DEFINITELY read this one. In my opinion I've read loads of his books I mean almost all of them, in my spare time but this also in my opinion is the best book he has wrote yet! I gave this book a rating of 10/10 because it's the type of book I would read and it's what I'm used too.

Marks out of 10: 10

Finla from Year 6:

I come from Brooke primary school and we love are books ,so I had high expectations. And it met them.I LOVED IT.I loved all the turns and cliffhangers. When I read the last page I was SPEACHLESS.all the characters have a huge part ands I loved the mysteries

Marks out of 10: 10

Wiktoria from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book has interesting characters but I feel like the pace is a bit off and the plot is too unrealistic to take the book seriously,making it hard to feel sorry for the characters.

Marks out of 10: 7

matthew from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

good book however it gets repetitive after awhile

Marks out of 10: 5

shania from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

this book didn't really get. . but it was interesting what you read about. this book didn't like

Marks out of 10: 5

Libby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I like this book because its full of mystery and adventure. My favourite bit was when his brave , almost cute , beetle ( Baxter ) saved him for the bullies. I rated it 7/10 because in the middle it got a bit boring. My favourite character is Darkus because even when the police gave up finding his dad he still tried. I would recommend this book to 9 to 12 because it does get a bit boring and some words they may not under stand.

Marks out of 10: 7

Benjamin from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book... WOW! I just cant believe somebody could write such a gripping, thrilling, mouth-watering , eye-popping novel! I first believed that this book was for people who likes insects like my friend. But within a chapter I was tranced to enjoy the book and that magic did not end there as I went out of school to read it again! when the final page came to a close I was disappointed in myself for reading so quickly. I loved it from head to tail and in my opinion anybody who dislikes it is just doing it for attention. Great work Ms Leonard, Keep it up!

Marks out of 10: 9

 

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