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it was sad in the begining
18 April 2011
What a brillient book! It gripped me untill the end. Tears were in my eyes… turning the very last page. Murpugo strikes again! A fantastic book for anyone. Give it a read. You’ll love it!
4 April 2011
3 March 2011
I love this book so much. It was so gripping I could not put it down and the storyline was amazing. It was a mixture of happiness and sadness all the way through but in the end it is a happy ending and I felt really good for reading it.
14 February 2011
The first time I had ever ‘read’ this book was in Year 6, when we had to read it as a class. Now obviously, the majority of people in my class were thinking about break, and lunch, and were distracting others as usual.
Therefore no-one could actually understand what was happening. However when we finally managed to get to the end of the book, the teacher explained to us the ending, (for those who didn’t understand) and I remember thinking: ‘What a shocking ending!’ And ever since that day, I decided to get the book out again.
Then it came round to Year 8, and I took it out of the library. Now I remembered the ending was shocking, but only vaguely remembered what had actually happened. So I read it, and I was no-where near prepared for such a lovely ending. Everytime I look at this book, I feel like I have to start crying all over again. A beautiful, beautiful story, with the most tragic events that could possibly occur.
I love the way Mr Mopurgo, writes in full detail of the emotions and the clearly frightening events this boy goes through. The ending really was the icing on the cake.
16 January 2011
9 December 2010
This is a fantastic book. It is with out a doubt my favourtie book ever!! Your emotions all want to just come out at once. It really gets to you at some parts. I hope everone else loved it as much as i did!!
11 September 2010
This is definitely my most favourite book, from anything I have ever read. I don’t think I can even put into words how good it is. The author has written it so well that the emotion really gets to you, especially as there are some happy and sad parts. I would really recommend this to anyone who wants more than a normal read, and it will be staying with me for a long time. I think it is specifically good for readers aged 10 – 14. And it is about a boy – so its not only a girls book!
9 August 2010
we read this book for our class reader. it was so good i read ahead and had finshed befor everyone had got onto part two. I thought it was a great book.
1 August 2010
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