Welcome to the Year 6 Reading Blog!
Please share your book recommendations so we end up with a list of at least 26 books to choose from!
In your post you need to include:
- Book review (a short summary of the story and introduce the characters)
- Rating out of 10 (What did you enjoy most?)
I cannot wait to read what you recommend!
I decided to review Holes by Louis Sachar as it was one of my favourite childhood books!
If I could sum this book up in 3 words I would say: Strange, Captivating and Amazing! Stanley Yelnats (Stanley backwards) has been sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention centre for boys. However, It’s ironic that it is called ‘Camp Green Lake’ because the lake dried up years ago. This is not like a normal prison; everyday the boys have to dig a hole, five feet deep and five feet wide.
“The first hole’s the worst.
No, the second.
Actually, the third.”
Every day it seems to get tougher. But soon, that stops. Stanley gets used to it, and although the days are swelteringly hot, and their water bottles are normally empty, the holes start to get easier.
He makes friends. Pretty much, anyway. Stanley’s known as Caveman. Then there’s Armpit, X-Ray, Magnet, Squid, Zigzag and finally Zero. Odd, mysterious, Zero. He hardly ever talks. Stanley’s desperate to figure him out. And soon enough, he gets the chance when Stanley and Zero get stuck together…on the verge of death! (I won’t spoil it!)
I would give this book 9/10 and strongly recommend it for anyone who’s looking for something a little different. It’s full of adventure and questions and had me up reading for most of the night, desperate to find out what happens. So please, please read this book!