Girl Online By: Zoe Sugg aka Zoella

Hey guys!! I am back with another  book review and this time it is based on the book Girl Online (Part 1) By famous YouTuber and Blogger, Zoe Sugg aka Zoella . The story goes like this:

SYNOPSIS(MY VERSION)

The story is narrated to us by Penelope, a fifteen year old girl who lives in Brighton, UK. She tells us about her blog, which she runs under the name of ‘ Girl Online’. She faces anxiety and frequent panic attacks , and writing about this in her blog helped her overcome it. She lives with her parents, who run a wedding planning store in their town, as well as her brother Tom, who studies at a boarding school far away. She has a best friend named Megan , who has started to BULLY her at school, and her crush Ollie thinks she’s silly. She lives next-door to Elliot, who has been her best friend since childhood, and shares everything with him. Elliot is like an elder brother to her, and he treats her like a younger sister too! Then, when things with Anxiety and Panic Attacks get from bad to worse, Penny travels to New York with her parents for a wedding planning session for 2 weeks. There she meets Noah, a handsome, caring and genuine boy, who is the first one she ever met who never made fun of her, mocked her and made her fell uncomfortable. Noah and Penny fall in love, but Noah has a secret too! A secret that can break Penny’s closest friendship forever….

REVIEW

The book is awesome, and hands-down one of my most favourite ones! It was a delight viewing the world from Penny’s eyes! A must read for all girls out there !! WOW!!

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 12 YEARS – 17 YEARS

RATING: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS

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I Capture the Castle: Dodie Smith

Hey Guys!! I am back with another book review, and this time it is based on the book I Capture The Castle , By Dodie Smith. The story goes like this:

SYNOPSIS(My Version)

The story is the diary of our teenage narrator, Cassandra. She lives in a tumble-down castle with her family in Scoatney. Her family comprises of her father, James Mortmain, a writer who has given up writing ; her stepmother Topaz Mortmain , a model and artist who has left modelling; her elder sister Rose who dreams to get married to a rich man someday; her younger brother Thomas, whose studies are a big expense for the struggling family and their helper, Stephen Colly. The family earns by selling their once-prized possessions , and often cannot make ends meet. Soon after, Simon and Neil Cotton arrive at Scoatney, as the town squires. Simon falls in love with Rose, and they plan to get married, with Simon bearing all the expenses of the livelihood of the Mortmain family thereafter. Things take a wild turn when Cassandra falls in love with Simon, Stephen falls in love with Cassandra, Rose falls in love with Neil and Neil falls in love with Rose too. How will Cassandra stop Simon from marrying Rose? Rose agrees for the marriage as she wants her family to be well fed, even if she has to sacrifice her love for that. Catch what happens next , in the book itself.

REVIEW

The story is an emotional journey of a young girl, how she longs for her love,Simon, but at the same time cannot bear to hurt her sister’s feelings. The author has explained the feelings in a very touching way, and this book will always remain close to my heart. A must read for Young Adult readers. A complete delight!!

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 12- 18 YEARS

RATINGS: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS

Thank you so much guys for sticking till the end, I will be back soon. Until then, keep reading!!

 

A Tale Of Two Cities: Charles Dickens

Hey Bookworms!! Sorry for not being regular!! But here I am at last , with an amazing book to review and share with you guys!! A Tale of Two Cities, a major classic written by Charles Dickens, is a legend. So here it goes:

SYNOPSIS (MY VERSION)

The story revolves around the time of the French Revolution taking place in many parts of France, from 1789 to 1799. A simple man, Charles Darnay is accused of being a spy from the French, who is giving important information to French people. A witty and intelligent lawyer, Sydney Carton saves him in the court and they become great friends. Sydney has an acute drinking problem, so he considers himself as a failure. Then they both fall in love with the same woman, Lucy Manette. She marries Charles Darnay, but Sydney continues to love her after that and often visits Charles and Lucy’s daughter. But one day, Charles is captured by the French revolution leaders, and is to be slaughtered for a crime he has not done. Will Sydney try to save him?

REVIEW

The story was very gripping, and a very simple and subtle tale of Love, Betrayal and Sacrifices. The legendary author, has explained every emotion in a beautiful manner. A must read for readers looking for something very touching as well as inspiring.

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 10 YEARS TO 14 YEARS

RATING: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS

Thank you so much for sticking till the end!! My new review will be out soon!! Until then…Keep Reading!!

George’s Secret Key to the Universe: By Lucy and Stephen Hawking

Hey guys!! I am back with another book review and this time it is on a book written by the world-famous scientist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking. The story goes like this:

SYNOPSIS(My Version)

George was an ordinary boy brought up by his parents who are farmers, and they own a large vegetable patch right in front of their house. His life changes one day, when Eric and his daughter Annie move into the house next to George’s. Eric is an amazing scientist, and he owns COSMOS,the world’s most POWERFUL COMPUTER!!! COSMOS can show people right into OUTER SPACE and also send people into Outer Space, right from their living room!! He can show how a star is born, how Earth was created, to people, LIVE from Outer Space, through a window right into their living room!! George finds it all very magnificent and fascinating. Eric makes George promise that he would not tell anyone about COSMOS. But when George accidentally tells his horrid teacher, Dr. Graham Reeper, about COSMOS, it is bound to get into wrong hands. With Eric lost into Outer Space, only George and Annie can save the day!!!! That is where the story takes a very interesting turn. Only one question arises in your mind…”Would George be able to do it?” 

REVIEW

The story was spell-binding, as well as educative, and as it was written by world-famous scientist Stephen Hawking and his Daughter Lucy Hawking, the book also included many pictures and interesting facts right from OUTER SPACE!!!  Reading this book was a complete delight. I highly recommend this book to readers who are looking forward to books based on Space Science or Cosmology, along with an enriching story line. The book is written in a very mirthful language and it is very easy to understand.

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 10 years to 14 years

RATING: 4 AND A HALF STARS OUT OF 5 STARS

Thank you  so much for reading till the end. My next review will be out soon. Until then, bye-bye!!

 

Famous Five: Five Have a Mystery to Solve by Enid Blyton

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Hey guys!! Thank you so much for all the love that you showed for my last post which was on Famous Five : Five on a hike together. So here I am, with another book review about the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. So the story goes like this:

SYNOPSIS( My Version)

The Famous Five : Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog are enjoying themselves at home when suddenly an unexpected visit by Mrs. Layman , an old lady who is a friend of the kids mother , turns the story upside down. Mrs. Layman wants the Five to come over and stay with her grandson Wilfrid , all alone in their tumble-down cottage! When the five finally agree to stay with Wilfrid, they realise that he is not a very friendly boy and is not ready to mingle with them at all! As they start to settle in with Wilfrid at their cottage, they get to know that there is a ‘Whispering Island’ near to the cottage. When the Five are shipwrecked at the island without Wilfrid, with just a limited amount of utilities, they discover something magnificent !! There is a hidden royal treasure in the island , complete with real gold statues and idols worth a fortune! As they start a mission to uncover the goods before the smugglers who are also on the island can, and hand it over to the police, things start getting nastier….

REVIEW

The book was another one of Enid Blyton’s masterpieces . The story is very addictive and captivating, as well as packed with thrill mystery and adventure. The twists and turns of the story seem thoroughly realistic. It makes you feel as if you are one of the Famous Five! I highly recommend this book to readers who are either Enid Blyton fans , or love to read mystery and adventure novels. A great read!

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 8 years to 13 years

GENRE: Mystery, Adventure, Fiction

RATING: 5 Stars out of 5 stars!!!! 

RUBRICS: 1 STAR: Story

                  2 STARS: Characters

                  1 STAR : Language

                1 STAR: Overall book

Thank you so much for reading and my next review will be out soon. Thank you!! Continue reading Famous Five: Five Have a Mystery to Solve by Enid Blyton

The Famous Five : Five On a Hike Together by Enid Blyton

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Hey guys! Welcome back and today I have another awesome Book Review for you guys. This time the book is from the very popular Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It is one of my personal favourites and an all- time loved book series. The book that I am going to review for you guys is: Five On a Hike Together , which is the 10th book in the series of approximately 20 books. So , the story goes something like this:

SYNOPSIS ( My version)

The Famous Five : Julian , Dick , Anne , George and Timmy the dog  are all set to go for a 4 day hike to the moorlands together. But when they discover that an escaped convict is on the loose and he sends Dick a message in the dead of the night , everything turns into a thrilling adventure!! The Famous Five try to uncover and find the hidden loot before the gang of thieves can!! So they decide to visit the hiding place to find the loot first and hand it over to the Police. But when the thieves arrive at the same place too, things start getting dangerous…Will the Famous Five be able to solve this mystery??

REVIEW

The book was very adventurous and exciting, as well as entertaining. There are a lot of  twists and turns in the story, so it totally keeps you glued to the book. I just could not keep the book down even for a minute before finishing it!!The characters and the circumstances in this book are so realistic that you get the feel that it is all happening around you! I highly recommend this book to readers who love mystery, adventure and some thrill. A perfect adventure novel, complete with action-packed thrill!!!

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP:  9 years to 12 years

RATING:  4 and a half stars out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for reading and my next review will be out soon. Until then, Ba Bye!!

 

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Dracula: By Bram Stoker

Hey Bookworms! I am back with another Book Review for you. This time it’s going to be author Bram Stoker’s horror-thriller, DRACULA.

SYNOPSIS ( Written at the back of the book)

Jonathan Harker has little idea that his business trip to meet the mysterious Count of Transylvania would turn into his worst nightmare.  Held captive in Dracula’s strange , dark castle Jonathan discovers that the Count is in fact a vampire, who has been living on human blood for centuries!! Soon, Dracula claims his first victim, the beautiful Lucy Westerna, a friend of Jonathan’s wife Mina.But this is just the beginning of Dracula’s cruel intentions.

SYNOPSIS ( My reviewed version)

Jonathan Harker goes to Transylvania to meet the mysterious Count who lives there. He is then forcefully held captive there, he realises that the Count is actually a blood-thirsty vampire, and has been feeding on human blood for many years! He escapes somehow, but the Dracula claims his first victim, the beautiful Lucy Westerna, a friend of Jonathan’s wife, Mina. Jonathan instantly realises that it’s Dracula’s doing. So, Jonathan, his wife Mina, the mastermind behind defeating the Count, Dr Abraham Van Helsing, Dr John Seward, Quincey Morris, and Late Lucy’s fiance,Arthur Holmwood, start an extremely dangerous mission to kill the Count and rid the world of his torture. There starts the most scary,spooky, action-packed and a completely enthralling story.

REVIEW

The story was very gripping and addictive with a very interesting storyline, along with the best suitable characters. The book on the whole is a total page-turner. All the happenings of the story are very enthralling and majestic. Also, the book is written in a very simple language and is written in a very rustic style of writing that belongs to the olden days. It is a must read for those who are looking for something action-packed, adventurous and a little spooky to read.

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP:    8 years to 12 years

RATING:    3 AND A HALF STARS OUT OF 5 STARS

Thank you so much guys for reading!! I will be posting another Review soon. Thank you so much!!

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea : by Jules Verne

Hey guys!! Here I return with another thrilling and motivating book review.This time it is a book written by world-renowned author Jules Verne. So the story goes like this:

SYNOPSIS

20000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues under the sea

The story is about the adventures of Captain Nemo, and his crew aboard the Nautilus, a submarine. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a marine biologist, is invited to join an expedition to find and destroy a mysterious creature that has been damaging ships at sea.When the naval ship in which he is travelling is attacked by the creature, Aronnax finds himself inside a submarine known as Nautilus. There, he meets Captain Nemo, the commander of the vessel who refuses to release him. Gradually, Aronnax begins enjoying aboard the Nautilus, and is enthralled by the exciting life under the sea.He realises that Captain Nemo may be tough on the outside, but he is very warm and sensitive on the inside. But when circumstances reveal to Aronnax some bitter truths of Captain Nemo’s life, his perception about the magical Nautilus changes. An accident results in all of the exits of the Nautilus getting jammed, so tight that even air is not able to go out and come inside it. With the air pressure outside increasing, and the amount of oxygen inside decreasing, what can Captain Nemo, Professor Aronnax and their crew do to save their lives?

REVIEW
The story takes readers on a thrilling journey through the deep waters. The characters are very strong and bold , and they match well with the story.The charm of being a CLASSIC can be seen with each word of the marvellous and fabulous author.Must read for all SCI-FI lovers.

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 9 Years to 12 Years

RATING: 3 and a half stars out of 5 stars

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The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

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Hello guys!! I am back with another boom-bastic Book Review, but this time,it’s for teens or tweens. Geronimo Stilton was recommended only for kids, but this time I have something for higher standard readers too. So, this series features a “DEMIGOD” or a “HALF-BLOOD” boy named PERCY JACKSON. Demigods are children of Greek gods and a mortal (normal human) which means that one of their parents is a Greek God. In Percy’s case, his father is POSIEDON, the God Of The Sea. All Demigods need to attend a particular academy known as “Camp HALF-BLOOD” where they learn how to protect themselves from the Evil God “KRONOS” and his army. Percy’s best friend is GROVER, who is a SATYR or a person with the upper body of a MAN and the legs,horns and tail of a GOAT.And next in the list we have Percy’s Best friend and later Girlfriend ANNABETH, the daughter of ATHENA, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom. ANNABETH is just like her mother, intelligent and strong from inside.

SYNOPSIS

Percy’s mother is a mortal, or a normal human being, and she raises Percy as one too. Percy does not know anything about the existence of his father as a Greek God, and also does not know that Camp HALF- BLOOD exists. He is an ADHD and Dyslexic, thus has problems in reading and writing. He always gets into trouble at school.Amusingly, he can both read and write Greek without any difficulty, though he never learnt it. One day, his wheelchair ridden Latin teacher,Mr.Brunner gives him ball point pen that changes into a magnificent sword,RIPTIDE, on clicking it.A monster, disguised as a teacher tries to kill Percy, but his Latin teacher was successful in rescuing him.Then Grover tells him all the truth, about he being the son of the Great Greek God POSIEDON, and that he now needs to go to Camp HALF-BLOOD.At first he does not believe it, but then in the end, Percy agrees to go to Camp HALF-BLOOD, and he discovers that his actual Demigod Identity is PERCEUS JACKSON. When he reaches, Camp HALF-BLOOD, he realises that his Latin teacher is actually CHIRON, a centaur, with the upper body of a man and the lower of a horse.CHIRON is the helper of the activities director at Camp HALF-BLOOD.He trains the young demigods at camp to be wonderful heroes in their lives. At camp, Percy realises his love for swordfighting, and discovers his power: his wounds heal if exposed to water(as his father is the lord of sea and water) also, Percy can control the waves, and the current of the sea and can make water do anything his heart wants.After a little time at the camp, Percy realises that he has a prophecy after him, stating that one day he will be the one to destroy The DARK LORD KRONOS. From there starts a spell-binding journey, with many mysteries,suspenses and a lot to discover.

REVIEW

The Series is quite enjoyable if you stick on with it and read it till the last book in the series. It has Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline. The book is highly recommended for people who are interested in reading Adventure and Fantasy stories. The best part of it is that it is written in a very mirthful language that is easy to understand. Some of the books in this series are:

PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF, PERCY JACKSON AND THE SEA OF MONSTERS AND PERCY JACKSON AND THE TITAN’S CURSE.

Must read for a fantastic experience!!! Sure to amuse you!!! It always has an amicable ending, and the author surely loves to give new surprises.The series has also been adapted into a movie franchise.

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 10 years – 14 years

RATING: 4 stars out of 5 stars

Thanks alot for sticking till the end of such a long description, and I sincerely hope you liked the BOOK REVIEW, and will eagerly wait for my next post. Thanks a ton!!

Geronimo Stilton: Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House..

   Lets stgeronimo1art with the Geronimo Stilton series. The series features a “mouse” named Geronimo Stilton, who can “talk” , “walk on his two legs” and lives in an apartment, which he fondly calls a mouse-hole. He lives in a country called Mouse Island, and is the Chief Editor of the best known newspaper of his country,called Rodent’s Gazzete, and by default, he is shown to be a scaredy-mouse, or what you simply call a complete coward,or simply a mouse who would easily get terrified,sometimes even by his own shadow .This mouse is very different from mice you usually see stuck in mouse-traps near your house.

The other main characters in this series are:

Thea Stilton: Geronimo’s younger sister, she is just the opposite of her brother Geronimo.She loves taking risks,going for adventures and anything exciting has her in!! She is also a travelling freak, and loves to travel whenever she gets the time.She
works as a Special Correspondent for her brother’s newspaper, Rodent’s Gazzete.

Trap Stilton: He is Geronimo’s cousin, and very different from him.He is passionate about only two things in the world:cooking and teasing or playing pranks on his cousin Geronimo.He absolutely loves to cook, and aspires to open his own restaurant sometime in the future. Trap loves to play pranks on Geronimo and tease him because he is a calm,composed, and you can say a lazy person.

SYNOPSIS

Okay, so the story goes something like this:

Lost in a cold,dark and mysterious forest, Geronimo is scared off his tail!! When it starts to rain,and his car stops dead in the middle of the forest,where he is alone and without shelter. He finds shelter in a nearby deserted castle.At first everything
seems perfectly normal,but later he finds out that the castle is haunted,that too by cats!! What will a fraidy-mouse like Geronimo do?? There begins a fur-raising experience,with twists and turns at every word.

REVIEW

Well, the story was nice,with lot of exciting mysteries and suspense, complete with a hilarious ending, but I seriously think that this book could have used a better language to demonstrate their amicable expressions.The author has used many slangs and not literally adopted language, such as jaw-bustling-rattlesnakes! The book is highly recommended for people who have just started off with reading, such as kids in——Grades 1 – 4. The story does NOT carry any possible moral,which does not make it a good or decent read for starters.

Recommended Age Group: 5 – 9 years

Rating: 2 stars out of 5 stars

Thanks to all of you for reading through such a long description!! I hope you liked it and will eagerly await my next book review, which I
will be posting shortly.Thanks a lot once again!!