Swords Library Book Review Competition Winners

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by Fingal Libraries on September 18, 2015 in Libraries

During the summer, Swords Library ran a competition inviting our junior borrowers to submit a review of a library book of their choice. From the entries received, two reviews were judged to have significant merit, and were  joint winners of the competition. Each of the children received a prize of an Easons gift voucher, and […]

During the summer, Swords Library ran a competition inviting our junior borrowers to submit a review of a library book of their choice. From the entries received, two reviews were judged to have significant merit, and were joint winners of the competition. Each of the children received a prize of an Easons gift voucher, and we are delighted to present both winning reviews here on our blog, along with pictures of our star reviewers receiving their prize!

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

A book review by Tabitha Ekundayo, aged ten

I like this book because it is really interesting, fascinating and fun to read. I think Roald Dahl (the author) describes the characters very well. It helps me to imagine what is happening and what is going on. In some parts of the story it made me giggle and laugh.

George’s Marvellous Medicine is basically about an eight year old boy named George who wants to get back at his old, greedy, grouchy, mean, short grandma. So why not make grandma some marvellous medicine? George is hoping to see funny reactions in return. Instead they both get an immense reaction.

My favourite part is when George gives grandma a spoonful of his marvellous medicine and gets an extraordinary reaction. My least favourite part was when the book ended! I just never wanted it to end! It’s the type of book you read late at night under the covers with a torch even when you parents have told you to go to bed! In my personal opinion I would say this book is funny, good and easy to read, especially for people who don’t like books that are too big.

You should read this book because it is by Roald Dahl and Roald Dahl always writes good books. This book is funny in most parts and is easy to read. You should read this book because you won’t regret it!

I rate this book ten out of ten!!! Terrific.

Jacky Daydream by Jacqueline Wilson

A book review by Hannah Cullen, aged eleven

Have you ever thought what inspired the authors to write the books you read today? Or wonder what their life was like when they were little? Well in this book you will find out what Jacqueline Wilson was like, from a new born baby up to an eleven year-old girl.

I love the way it’s nice and old fashioned. Jacqueline detailed it so well that I could picture the scenes in my head perfectly. I think my favourite part is when Jacqueline spends time with her grandparents (Ga and Gogan). Like when she sits down and listens to her grandmother’s stories of her childhood. I found the stories interesting and sad at the same time.

Or when Jacqueline wakes up and goes to her grandparents bed room, and they tell her to get the biscuit tin. Her grandparents have cream biscuits and have tea in fancy teacups.

I just want to say I really liked this book. It was interesting, nice and old fashioned. I give this book five stars instantly. And I can’t wait for more of her books to come out. I would recommend it to my friends and family.