November 24, 2020
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10 years, Grade 4, Hong Kong International School, HK

Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series 
By: Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a great series. It is very funny and when you start reading them you can’t put the books down. The books are about a boy named Greg Heffley. He has a younger brother and an older brother. His older brother is Rodrick and is usually very lazy but when it comes to pranking Greg he is all of a sudden very energetic. Greg’s younger brother’s name is Manny and ever since he could talk he has been annoying Greg. Rowley is Greg’s best and only friend. Greg has just started middle school and he is relaying on Rowley to help make it through. Greg likes to play video games, but his dad wants him to play sports. He is not good at sports and doesn’t like the outdoors. He would rather stay home watching movies and playing games.

There are 14 books in the series. I recommend this series for ages 7-12. The author of this series is Jeff Kinney. I like this series because there are so many funny jokes and funny situations that the characters get themselves into. And I also laugh at all the problems Greg creates and the solutions he comes up with to get out of his problems.

My favourite book in the series is The Long Haul. It’s about Greg and his family taking a road trip and they keep making strange enemies. My least favourite book is… I can’t decide because all of them are amazing. I highly recommend this series.

10 years, Grade 5, Peak School, HK

Book: The Mystery In Venice, Geronimo Stilton
By: Elisabetta Dami

Have you ever heard of the book, The Mystery In Venice? It is a book from the Geronimo Stilton series. In this action-packed book, Geronimo unwillingly goes on a trip to the flea market where Petunia buys him an ugly, glittery, crystal gondola figurine. His clumsy and mischievous cousin, Trap, accidentally breaks it causing Geronimo to find a note inside the gondola which leads him on an adventure in Venice. During his adventure Geronimo meets a female mouse who thinks he is Venetian, resulting in her becoming his ‘admirer’. She chases him around Venice, messing up stuff for him and Geronimo struggles to find polite ways to deal with her. At the end of the book, Geronimo’s family and friends come to Venice and help him complete his adventure. I don’t only recommend this book because it is fun and interesting to read, but also at the same time it is very educational and teaches you about many interesting topics, such as The Historic Regatta Of Venice, The Grand Canal and making/shaping glass. I recommend this book for 6 – 8 year olds.

12.5 years, Grade 8, Canadian International School, HK

Book: A Place Called Perfect
By: Helena Duggan

This book is about a girl called Violet and the town of Perfect, where she just moved. ‘Perfect’, led by the Archer twins, is unlike any other place in the world. People go blind days after they arrive! Scientists say it’s because of how close Perfect is to the sun, but Violet’s dad has come to investigate further into why this happens. When Violet meets her current best friend Boy, they realize the twins are hiding something from all the Perfectionists. It is such a mysterious, adventurous book and is very fun to follow along with Violet and Boy’s adventures. I am so excited to read the next two books in the series and I definitely recommend this book.

8 years, Grade 3, German Swiss International School, HK

Book: The Twins at St Clare’s
By: Enid Blyton

The Twins at St Clare’s is one of my favourite books because it made me feel like I was actually there. I felt like a character inside the story, standing right in a corner of the room with all the other characters that no one could see or hear but myself. I even have a face in my mind for each character. Reading it made me want to be there, with all of the girls as my friends. The book is about two twins, named Patricia and Isabel O’Sullivan who were sent by their parents to a boarding school that they did not want to go to. But in the end, they had a great time and decided to stay on with their friends at St Clare’s.

8.5 years, Grade 4, Canadian International School, HK

Book: Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants
By: Dav Pilkey

This is one of my favourite Captain Underpants books because it has tons of humour in it and great illustrations. It also has fun facts and silly stuff inside. Captain Underpants series is about two Grade 4 kids named George and Harold who are great friends and love practical jokes. When their school gets a new science teacher named Professor Pippy P. Poopypants, the students make fun of his name and create a comic strip to mock him. Prof. Poopypants loses his mind and decides to teach them a lesson. He creates a giant robot called Gerbil Jogger2000 and using his inventions, shrinks the school. He also forces everyone to change their names to be equally silly. With Captain Underpants’ help, the kids manage to bring the Professor to his senses and control the situation. I would highly recommend this book if you are looking for a funny, imaginative and engaging story!

  • Geetanjali Dhar 3 months ago

    Dear Veer,
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid series seems to be THE BOOK to read during free time. Thank you for such a lovely review which made me interested in it. I look forward to reading more reviews so that I can get the right books straight away.
    Mrs Dhar

  • Geetanjali Dhar 3 months ago

    Dear Rhea,
    I hope you will keep writing reviews like the one for ‘A Place called Perfect’. Can’t wait to read Violet’s adventures. Keep up the good work!!
    Mrs Dhar

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