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The 1000-Year-Old BoyThe 1000-Year-Old Boy

by Ross Welford

Secondary List 2018-19

So far we have received 5 reviews of The 1000-Year-Old Boy.

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Maggie from Year 7, Hall Cross Academy:

When I first started reading the book I was so intrigued that i did not want to put it down. The plot line is so weird and wacky but that makes me like it even more! My favourite character is Roxy Minto. I love her wild attitude however she is also very sensitive. I loved this book so much and i would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a creatively wonderfull story.

Marks out of 10: 1

Fatima from Year 7, Hall Cross Academy:

I think this book is quite interesting however I do not think that it is the book for me. I just could not get into it, however other readers may think differently since this would probably be for another type of reader. It gets more interesting further into the book but it does not seem exciting for me. I would not recommend this book.

Marks out of 10: 7

Tawhid from Year 7:

This book is great! I wouldn't be suprised if this book won the DBA! It talks about people from the past and a boy who is 1,000 years old! It's great!

Marks out of 10: 8

Chloe from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

The 1000 Year Old Boy is about, whoâ?™d have guessed a 1000 year old boy! Alve (or as you will know him, the boy who is 1000 years of age) , is a determined character who will do anything to retrieve his beloved lifepearler. Lifepearlers make you live a very long life indeed and if you take the lifepearler it does mean you can live a very long lifespan but it doesnâ?™t mean you are immortal and you can die if you are murdered, caught in wildfire, etc. Alve has no mother nor father. They both died unexpectedly and tragically. Alve s heroic father died when he was murdered when Alve was only an infant and had not took the lifepearler. Alve s mam died unexpectedly in wildfire. As you might have guessed Alve is in childcare and is sneaking around the lady who looks after himâ?™s back still scavenging for the lifepearler. Lifepearlers can make you stop having eternal life as well as giving you eternal life. That is why Alve s got his heart set on them. My favourite character is drama goddess Roxy Minto. I love this book and I would recommend this book to anyone with a strong mind and a kind heart. Thankyou for reading my review. Do you want to read this book of twists and turns?

Marks out of 10: 9

Courtney from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

The 1000 year old boy is a really good book. It is about a boy who is ELEVEN and he cuts his arm and pours a life pearl's amber liquid inside of the scar. This made him live forever with his Mam. Unless he falls ill or is murdered and dies. But he is tired of making friends and watching them grow old and die. He wants to have a normal life. Would you like to live forever? I know I wouldn't. This book also switches views from Alfie ( who is the 1000 year old boy ) and Dilan ( who is an absolutely normal boy ).

Marks out of 10: 10

 

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