Author Margaret Clark has written a funny story about rollerblade skating.
You will have to read what happens after the Razorblades wrecked their rival
group’s clubhouse and the Top Boys are furious. The police can’t be called
because the shed is at the back of a factory and they really should not be
What they need someone who can out skate, out fight, out think and out smart
One attempt to get even involves laying fishing line across a path and
pulling it around a tree. However, it backfires on them when “someone comes
from nowhere, going like a jet, straight past the Razors as they’re nearly
abreast of us,” the ambushing Top Boys. “Abort! I yell, but it’s too late.
Crash. There’s a body lying in front of us, stack helmet dented,
rollerblades waving in the air like a bunch of centipedes on whiz.
I think the body’s dead.”
Find out what happens next.
The slightly true story of Cedar B. Hartley
(who planned to live an unusual life)
Lana Monroe is the pretend name of an almost thirteen year old girl who’s
real name is Cedar B. Hartley. She would like to be famous and dislikes the way her then
“hippy” mother named her after a tree. Poor Cedar has self-image problems
because of her red hair and the fact that she is “bad at maths but good at
things like jumping and bat-pole positions and discovering things.”
Cedar is told by her mother that she
“could talk the legs of a table”
because she desperately wants to go to the circus. She loves puddles because
“a puddle isn’t just what’s left behind, although sometimes you may feel
like it is.” “Sometimes it scoops you up like an avalanche would if you were
standing in the way. Sometimes it leaves behind small puddles,
possibilities, promises ….perhaps a new friend with a good bike.”
Author Martine Murray has written a very amusing book that you simply must
include on your reading list.
There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom
Author Louis Sachar’s story is about the two sides of the character Bradley
Most people see him as a boy who tells lies, picks fights with girls, is
disliked by almost everyone including his teachers who feel that he has
“serious behaviour problems”.
Then there is the other side of him which Carla likes. She thinks he is
sensitive and generous and she really enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla
is the one person who believes that if Brad is not afraid to, then he can
Grab this book and start reading. I am sure you will love it.
Harriet’s half hour
This is an interesting story about Harriet who is the undefeated Under 13
champion runner at school. She desperately wants to be a secret detective
and she grabs the opportunity to solve a crime when a neighbour’s house is
“I didn’t say anything, but goose bumps appeared on my arms and I could feel
my heart beating. This could be it! My first big case!” she thought.
Harriet had kept a diary with important things recorded in it such as
windows people left open, which neighbours forgot their keys, which houses
had alarms or those which had bars on their windows.
Who would Harriet have on the PRIME SUSPECTS list.
Read all about it for yourself in this intriguing, easy to read book.
From above with love
Andrew Matthews has written a story about Lauren, a “not dumb but ignorant
girl” who is described as “not much of a heroine.” Her appearance leaves a
lot to be desired : “No blonde hair, cornflower-blue eyes or peaches and
cream complexion. Her chin is too pointed, the bits between her eyelids and
her eyebrows are too fat, the mark on her left cheek might be a ripening
zit and she’s way too skinny.”
Lauren’s world is falling apart, and all because of gorgeous Adam. When he
tells her “I don’t think we should go out with each other any more. We’re in
a rut. It isn’t as much fun as it used to be, is it?”
Then a mysterious guy offers to solve her problems. He tells Lauren that he
is her guardian angel but she doesn’t believe they are real so she is
suspicious. You can start to imagine what happens next so borrow this book
and see if you are right.