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Riddle of the RunesRiddle of the Runes

by Janina Ramirez

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So far we have received 3 reviews of Riddle of the Runes.

You can read them below.

Chloe from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Riddle Of The Runes is a terribly mysterious book with twists and turns around every corner! I really enjoyed this book and I found it extremely fascinating, I loved looking at all the runes and what they mean and what they stand for! I tried to spell my name and I loved it! Although finding what peoples names would be in runes was amazing, it was extremely challenging! Contrarily, I found it tough to get into the story but once I got going the content of the pages became more exciting as I plunged deeper into this book of bewilderment! I gave this book an 8 because although I enjoyed it, I found the start slightly tedious and lifeless. The further I got into the book the more ecstatic I became! I love this book and I would recommend it to readers who have a long attention span!

Marks out of 10: 8

Courtney from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Riddle of the Runes is a really good book. It is about a girl called Alva who has a mystery to solve. Her father went a- Viking and didn't come back. She must find out what the hidden runes on an ancient casket ( made of bone ) mean to find a hidden treasure. My favourite part is when Alva walks up Giant's Finger ( a mountain) all by herself in the middle of the night with a suspicious character lurking around to crack the code. My least favourite part is when the town seer, Sigrunn, attempts making a sacrifice to the Viking town's animals. All in all, this book has suspense, brain strengthening puzzles and much much more. Please read this book and tell me what you think.

Marks out of 10: 10

Eleanor from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I loved this book and I would recommend it to all ages and to people with a long attention span. I rate this a 9 however I didn't like where it was set for some apparent reason but all in all its a great book and I loved everything about it (except for that one fault. This is why I gave it a 9.

Marks out of 10: 9