by Chris Riddell
Primary List 2016-17
So far we have received 48 reviews of Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright.
You can read them below.
kacey from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
I think this book was ok but not the best one I have read . I gave it a 3 out of 10 it was my second favrot one so far . Kacey
Grace from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:
Quite interesting. I would probably read it again.
imogen from Year 6, Green Top Primary:
I fink this book is a good book for 7to14 yeas old because it has a lot of drama my favourite bit of the book is all of it I would recommend this to anybody I love it
Eleanor from Year 8, Ridgewood School:
Goth girl I believed at first would be a mind blowing story about a young girl who lived with many wierd and wonderful people. Of course, I did get part of this right. This book includes many unusual characters that throw new ideas and adventure into this book and there was always an adventure to be reading about. My favourite character of course was Goth girl herself because she was very curious! One thing I liked about this book was it was very mysterious and it most certainly made you think a lot. However, I did find it hard to keep track of characters and many of times lost focus. I do love a juicy page turning book and I believe this was not one of them. However, because this book is based for primary children, my perspective may be different to a younger student. Overall I would rate this book a 6 because it did have some mysterious and exciting moments but it was not a book I would remember for a long time.
Pamela from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:
I read the first one I now i loved it but i forgot what it is all about.
Jessica from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
I would rate this book 10/10 because it is a really interesting story about a young girl called Ada and all the different people who come to visit her home which happens to be a great hall known as Ghastly-Gorm. Her father, Lord Goth, has arranged a literary dog show inviting great authors and their pets to the hall. Amid all the comings and goings of the guests something mysterious and suspicious starts to happen that Ada and her best friend Emily must try and find out what it is or who who it is! I would recommend the age of this book to be for 7 to 11 year olds. I think that this book would appeal to both boys and girls although the front cover might put boys off because of the picture of Ada on the front. The story however includes lots of things boys would find interesting and there is humor which everyone will enjoy.
Scott from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:
Goth girl and the Wuthering fright was an excellent book which I would give a 10 out of 10 for because it had a bit of drama in it because at the start you see some mysterious Monkeys which causes tension and this book was also very funny and it partly reflex on real life situations this is why I gave goth girl and the Wuthering fright a 10 out of 10
Scott from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:
Girl and the Wuthering fright is one of the best books I have read I think this is a brilliant book to start off with it describes the characters brilliantly and it also has great inspiration and fancy inspires people to solve different mysteries like goth girl and think on their feet this this book is also a funny and it has a bit of mystery in it this is why I gave it a 10 out of 10
Libby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Do you like a book with a mystery ? Then you will want to read Goth Girl and The Wuthering Fright . I love this book mainly because of the funny names like Hands Christmas Anderson, Sir Walter Splott and Homly Dickson .This book made want to never put the book down . I would recommend this book to 8-11 year olds. This book is very funny and I think it is the best book ever.
Stella from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:
This was my favourite book so far and i would like to read it again
Tegan from Year 6, Woodfield Primary:
This book was phonomanal packed with co-ordanating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions there were lots of modal verbs such as will,should,might.I rate this book a ten because there are so many conjunctions and that can help with my learning and give me better idears.
Charley from Year 7, Ridgewood School:
Chris Riddell is an outstanding author with superb intellectual understanding. Therefore, I believe he let himself down with this book. While many think this book is a thrilling page turner with a highly rated plot, I disagree. In my opinion it was hard to keep track of the many characters and the individual personalities of each of them. I gave this book a very thorough read but still misjudged many of the characters due to the complexity of each individual person. The plot may be fascinating and (at times) the story is comically genius, but I still found this book partially dull. Even though this all may be true, I am a secondary student reading a book on the primary list. Because of this, I understand a book like this is meant for someone unlike me and is sure to impress some others! I would still recommend this book to any primary school children.
Khadijah from Year 5, Stirling Primary School:
I didn't really enjoy this book as much as I thought I would of the first seven chapters were so boring they just kept on talking and introducing different characters then finally on chapter 8 it started to talk about the actual fright but even after that it started talking about something else the last chapter when bramble turned into a wolf it didn't really make sense because he wasn't even hardly in the story ALSO the words in it are so complicated it should only be for 10 or over I think the story doesn't flow I don't recommend this book to anyone under 10
Rhiannan from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
I really enjoyed this book though it could have done with more detail in some chapters . When I read the first page, I thought it was going to be really boring but once the story got going and you got what it was about it was really good. I would definitely recommend this book.
kady-leigh from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
Goth Girl was sitting in an arm chair reading a book as well she is obsess with this monkeys what keep taking books from the shelf
Ava from Year 3, Green Top Primary:
I enjoyed the book Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright a lot. My favourite was the monkeys because she only found out at the start of the story and one was running away and she followed it. I thought the book was a mixture of scary and fun because the pictures made it look a bit scary. My favourite part of the story was when I saw the picture in the book of the map where she was living. I would recommend this for people who like books that are a bit scary.
Jacob from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book is quite hard to understand so I might recommend this book to older children like 11 years old, my complaint is that it goes on for ages. It is about a girl called Ada Goth and she is the daughter of Lord Goth and she is suspicious about a strange man
Vanessa from Year 6, Woodfield Primary:
I really enjoyed reading `Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright`because the characters are all so kind in particular Ada.I hope there will be more series of these books.
Kayleigh from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:
This book is called goth girl and the main character is Ada i like the book at the beginning but as you went further on it got boring and it was just like loads of words put together so i give it a 5/10xxxxx
Lacey from Year 5, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:
Goth girl is a really interesting book that I would recommend to others. It is about a girl called Ada who has never been to a school before. They have an annual dog contest and the story is about this. I liked the characters in the story. My favourite character was Ada because I like Goths and skulls. I enjoy reading books like this because they contain my favourite things in books which are comedy, thriller and adventure.
Nichole from Year 6, Windhill Primary School:
Goth Girl was a very interesting book. I cant say it was my favourite but its not terrible and my favourite part was that one of the dogs was named after one of my friends Emma. The best part about it though was when Ada (the main character A.K.A Goth Girl) and Emily ,Charlotte , Emily and Anne Vicarage went sliding down the snow heap on serving trays. It made me giggle and then when bramble turned into a wolf I looked at the page funny at first but then I burst out laughing. This book all together was just, I guess different and if I didn't go in book club to read this book then I would have missed out on it. I am glad I read this book but on the other hand I do think it was a bit too girly for me but I did enjoy it. Nichole <3.
amy from Year 11, Rossington All Saints School:
im reading this book at the moment and i like it because it is very interesting so i give it a 10 out of 10
libby from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
this book is all about a girl called goth girl I think this book would be sutable for 10 and over so yes I would recommend this book
Cerys from Year 7, Ridgewood School:
WOW... What a book... this book is so amazing, one of the best Goth Girl books I have ever read. this fabulous book is full of exciting and very random words, unusual characters and lots and lots of fun! Personally I found this book a great read as it uses exciting and made up words to capture the readers attention. only after reading through the first few pages, I suddenly realised that I couldn't put it down. you must read this book. Read it now!!!
cara from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
I think this book was very exciting. It had lots of unusual words to challenge your reading.my favourite character was bramble because he's very shy but he over comes this. I would rate this book a 8 out of 10 because it took me a while to get into the book but once I started learning about the characters I found I really enjoyed it. I'm sure you will toooooooooo
Paige from Year 5, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School:
The book was really good it was a bit funny with the pictures I mark it 8/10
Mia from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:
This is a good book and I was really exited to read it. as you read unfortunately it gets a bit boring and doesn't make you want to read more.
molly from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
Overall it was a okay book , but it's a long time before the exciting part happens. The build up is too long so it makes it boring.
Gracie rose from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
Goth girl and the wuthering fright is an interesting book. Lots of peculiar things start to happen around Ghastly-Gorm Hall as the judges and contestants start arriving for sir Goths literary dog show. Lots of authors and their canines come to enter in the show for example sir Walter Splott and his lanarkshire lurcher. Every one is excited and ready to win until paw prints appear and chewed shoes show up all over the Hall. With their new friends the vicarage sisters, the attic club must solve this mystery! I would recommend this book to anybody up for an exciting mystery!
Wilson from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book was a very interesting book. The way how it was worded and all of the mysteries all the time just made me want to read more.
Megan from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
One word to describe this book is 'adventurous.' This is because Ada goes to a dog show and lots of other places. Ada is a really curious girl who likes to know everything.
Wilson from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book was a fantastic book. How it was worded and all of the mysteries that kept on happening just made me want to read more. The main part of the book isn't just the amazing bit but the illustrations are awesome as well. I think this book would be for ages 7 to 13. This book was truly amazing so that is why I rated this book a ten.
Jacob from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book is ok but it is toooooooo long! It is a bit hard to understand so maybe it's just me but it could be a bit confusing. It is about a little girl called Ada and her father Lord Goth, Ada wants to go to school with her best friend.
Ruby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Do you like a book that has got lots of mysteries? If you do then this is the book for you. This is a good book but it in not one of my favorites.Its about a girl called Ada and her Friends. There has been mysterious things in the night like howling and shoes wreaked. I rated this book 10 because there are lots of mystery's and i like mysteries. I would recommend this book to people 9 and over because there are lots of tricky words. My favorite bit was the dog show at the end and the bit were they go snow- traying.
Caitlin from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
I gave this book a 3 out of 10 because it didn't really interest me. I felt I couldn't really get into the book because it would just bore me whenever I read it. It was about a girl and her family and friends that would go to a different school .Ada would wait for them to get to ghastly Gorm hall, so she could go with them to see the litetary dog shows.
Sophie from Year 5, Windhill Primary School:
This book is really good because its very mysterious and it is about dogs.The girl in this book is called Ada and she has to find something out before the full moon.Also in this book there is a lot of characters like a girl called Emily, all the dog owners and much more. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventures. Also I gave this book 8 stars because I really like it.
lilly from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
I don't like this book but it still is quit interesting
Madison from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
this book is a really good book it has funny bits such as when the dogs are doing the contest. I would recommend this book to lots of people. I enjoyed reading it.
lily from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
like this book about mysterious paws
libby from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
it is not a good book to read but I is funny
Jayden from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
I have read Goth Girl over the previous few weeks. It was difficult to understand, especially at the beginning. It is about the Ghastly Gorm Hall Literary Dog Show. Ada was finding something suspicious, so should she see it and find out what it is before the next full moon?. At the dog show, the best authors attend with their dogs. I rate it 4 because as I said, it is very hard to understand and is unsuitable for boys (I am one). A minority of the book Is fun. Not reccomended.
eleanor from Year 7, Healing School - A Science Academy:
This was a good book. I enjoyed it because it was very interesting with lots of funny jokes, and a strange (in a good way) story line.
jack harry from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:
ok book was a good type as well
Stephanie from Year 6, Woodfield Primary:
Dying to find a book that has originality and stands out from others? Do you love animals and spooky stories at the same time? Then I would definitely recommend reading Goth Girl and The Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell. Wonder at the mysterious animal prints in the middle of the night; gasp as the literary dog show takes place and tremble as something very unexpected happens... In my own opinion this book ,as most people have already mentioned, is a bit confusing to remember the personalities of all the characters but all in all I found this book a good read and would beyond any doubt read this book again. I would recommend this book to the age range of 10 and above as noting back to my opinion it is pretty hard to memorize the individualities of all the characters. As well as its front cover the book seems to stand out within its genre because it is beautifully detailed and would fascinate many future artists. I rated this book a 9 just because I thought there could have been something a bit extra. I would like to say thank you to Doncaster book awards for giving my school the opportunity to read this book and I would also like to give a big thank you to Chris Riddell for writing this book I hope other people will enjoy it as much as I did!
kady shanay from Year 6, Thorne Brooke Primary School:
I really liked this book although I have read better books because it takes a long time to get on to the exciting parts in the book and when it does it doesn't make that much sense. Although I like the suspense it brings and you cant put it down. my favourite character is doctor cabbage because he is kind and jolly. when I read the tittle I knew it would be about dogs but I didn't know it would be mysterious. I enjoyed reading the bit when the literary dog show was on; finding out what mischievous and clever things the dogs could do. Also I recommend this book to ages 8-12. This book is worth the read if you like dogs or mysterious things. The book would be good for both girls and boys although boys might think its a bit girly by the front cover but it has a lot of things boys could find interesting to.
Serena from Year 6:
I think this book is alright. This book is about a girl named Ada Goth and she has got to solve the mystery of the Ghastly-Gorm Hall literary dog show.There are mysterious paw prints everywhere, howls in the night ans suspiciously chewed shoes.There is a lot of suspence in this book. You have to wait to get to the exciting and interesting parts in the story but it is worth the wait once you get to those parts.I would reccomend this book to a 9-11 year old. This book is for both boys and girls but boys may think it is a bit girly at the start but just wait till it gets to the problem.I enjoyed this book and would reccomend to my friends.
Serena from Year 6, Thorne Brooke Primary School:
I enjoyed reading this book because it was really funny and has lots of detail. It is about a girl called Ada goth and she has to solve a mystery. While authors and a poet all pamper their pooches ready for the Ghastly-Gorm Hall literary dog show Ada has to solve a mystery... There are mysterious paw prints everywhere, howling in the night and suspiciously chewed shoes. Which dog is it? Or is it it a even a dog??? Read the book and find out. My favourite character in this book is Ada because she is smart and curious. This book is for both boys and girls even though boys might find the beginning a bit girly. I would recommend this book to my friends. I would also recommend it to a 9-11 year old. This book is really good but you have to wait a bit to get to the mysterious and interesting parts but it is worth the wait. Chris Riddell is a really good author.
Libby from Year 6, Thorne Brooke Primary School:
I think this book is very good because the characters are very interesting. It could be improved by making it a bit harder because personally i think its a bit easy. The house is a very big house called ghostly gorm hall and if i was the girl i would get lost. I think more people should read this book because it is very interesting and people 6+ would enjoy it and i would personally share this with my family.