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The Children of Castle RockThe Children of Castle Rock

by Natasha Farrant

Primary List 2018-19

So far we have received 4 reviews of The Children of Castle Rock.

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Imogen from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is very adventurous with some top- notch action. This book is about a shy girl who goes to boarding school and goes on an adventure with her two friends and tries to find her dad . Does she? This book starts with a shy girl and ends with a loud, confident girl. Overall, this was a brilliant book . The best part is where they find out that they have an artefact in their bag, which is worth a million euros. I would definitely recommend this exciting book for people who love adventures.

Marks out of 10: 10

Toby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

THE CHILDREN OF CASTLEROCK I enjoyed The Children of Castlerock and I think it is a good book if you like descriptive things. I could picture all the moorland and the islands. It was full of twists and turns - I enjoyed how the charactersâ?™ behaviour changed throughout the book. My favourite part was when Alice, Fergus and Jess were on the beach having fun, however, I also enjoyed seeing how the friendships change. It made me feel like I could stay up all night reading it and Iâ?™m sure many other readers enjoyed it. I would like to thank the author for putting so much detail into it. It reminded me of Harry Potter because Alice is at boarding school. Alice loves writing stories and so do I so when she wrote her stories I was thinking of my own. I would definitely recommend this book and I rate it 10/10. Will you read it next? I hope you like my review and thank you for reading. Goodbye.

Marks out of 10: 10

Kiera from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

The main theme of this book really is childrens relationships with adults. Alices mum has died, her dad is pretty useless and shes actually closest to her Auntie named Patience. Fergus parents have split up and are not friends and Jesse lives in the shadow of his older brothers and is desperate his parents over with his violin playing. The teachers at the school are a mixed bunch headed by the Major who is quirky, to say the least ex-army man who challenges all types of head teachers in childrens fiction. The book has some unexpected outcomes where childrens relationships to adults are concerned. I wont spoil it, but this isnt your typical childrens book ending.

Marks out of 10: 9

Courtney from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Children of castle Rock is a really good book with lots of exciting twists. My favourite part is when the main characters find a castle on a rock. Would you like to read it? My least favourite part is when the main character hurts herself. From relative clauses to semi colons, this book has lots of good grammar in it. Please read it and tell me what you think.

Marks out of 10: 9