Friday, 19 December 2014

Book in Every Stocking - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer and Shine by Candy Gourlay suggested by Bea aged 10

Today's book in every stocking suggestions comes from one of our child reviewers Bea aged 10.

Dear Santa,

I think you should stuff stocking with the following books, firstly Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, because it is full of action and is very funny.

Artemis Fowl is a great book, with loads of description and funny but serious acts. The main thing about Artemis Fowl is that it brings characters to life and gives you great ideas for books. The book is about a 12 year old master criminal, Artemis who kidnaps a fairy, Holly Short, to use her as ransom to get Fairy Gold. The imprisoned elf Holly tries to fight her way out of the prison cell by uploading her magic. Will Holly escape the war ahead of her, or will she destroy her kind? And will Artemis get his gold?

My favourite character is…Mulch…he is a criminal to fairy’s and a very naughty dwarf. He has a way of escaping underground. He will eat the soil and open his bum strap where the soil will come out the other end!

The second book I think would be great for putting in stockings is Shine by Candy Gourlay.

Shine is an AMAZING book by Candy Gourlay has lot of different imaginative ideas and facts from the Philippines, such as the disease of The Calm. This disease affects the throat, constricting it with lumps of dry skin, so people with The Calm can’t talk. Shine is the story of a young girl named; Rosa she and her mother, Kara, unfortunately have the calm. Rosa has to stay at home and hide as the local people think that people with the calm are monsters. Lonely Rosa hopes that her mother may come to visit her as a ghost.

When Rosa was young and the sun comes out in Mirasol (which is unusual because it rains most of the time) Rosa and her mum run outside to enjoy the weather.  The glorious day takes a disastrous turn when Rosa’s mother is hit by a bus and killed.

The story is told from Rosa’s point of view and through extract of her mother Kara’s childhood diary. Shine is a ghost story and a mystery as Rosa’s family’s secrets unravel and a ghost does turn up to taunt her family only this one is very much alive.

This story is such a great book and there are so many reasons to read it, so I think Santa you should use Shine in Stocking so other children can find out all those reasons for themselves.

Thank you Santa!


1 comment:

  1. Dear Bea, l thank you for choosing my book. I loved reading your reflections about it. And hey ... Mulch is my favorite Artemis Fowl character too! Love, Candy


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