A Long Way From Home

Recently, BBC Radio 2, organised a 500 word - story - writing competition for children aged between 5-13. I made lots of different stories before making the difficult decision of which one to submit. I have decided to share a few of the drafts I created on this blog. Here is the first one: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading A Long Way From Home

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinback

The Grapes of Wrath is a passionate book, it’s Steinback accusing the society of wrongdoing and it leaves you with a deep sense of social injustice. Set in 1930’s, during the Great Depression- the story focusses on the Joad family. Focussing on just one family gives Steinback the opportunity to go in-depth into each family … Continue reading The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinback

Lightning Girl-Alesha Dixon

This was a really awesome book! It was one that I randomly picked up from the bookshelf for lack of something to read. I really enjoyed it because of the pace of the story, the way the emotion depicted by the authors words was felt by me. This wasn't exactly a challenging read but it was … Continue reading Lightning Girl-Alesha Dixon

Killer vending machines wrecked my lunch!- Matt Brown

This book is hilarious! It was sort of a bit like Captain Underpants (my parents will probably sigh when they read this). I would definitely describe this book as a very easy read, though still a very enjoyable one. It's very humorous though still delivers quite a serious  message. That message is... "Being small doesn't … Continue reading Killer vending machines wrecked my lunch!- Matt Brown

Going Solo-Roald Dahl

This book is one I have been wanting to read for years, however the age group was never appropriate for me. So on finally being allowed to read this book, I read ferociously and as usual with Roald Dahl I wasn't disappointed. I love his autobiography! I love his witty writing style and adore his … Continue reading Going Solo-Roald Dahl