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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Book Review.

May11

Now that I’ve finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I’ve finished all the Harry Potter books in the series. But that doesn’t mean I can’t do a review on this wonderful book…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows starts of with some death eaters, Snape, Yaxley, Dolohov, the Malfoys, Bellatrix and Burbage with Lord Voldemort.  They’re discussion is crucial, and that’s the reason I’m going to tell you NOTHING about it.  In the next chapter Harry is fiddling around in his room at his dreadful realitives, the Dursleys. Harry can’t wait because in only  four days when he turns 17, he comes of age. When Harry comes of age he is allowed to do magic out of school. He decides to pass to time by reading an artical in the Daily Prophet. It’s about Albus Dumbledore, who has appeared in the paper lately. Again, I’m not going to tell you why, it’ll give it away. Suddenly, Uncle Vernon comes calls for Harry. He tells him that he thinks his house is in jeopardy because Harry is living in it. He decides that they are going to move as soon as Harry is picked up by members of the Order of the Phoenix.  Finally, they come. Two members called Dedalus and Hestia come and escort the Dursleys to there new home, while Harry goes up to  jis bedroom and packed his bags. Madeye, Fred and Geroge, Bill and soon to be wife Fleur,  Ron, Hermione, Mr Weasley,Lupin and soon to be wife Tonks,  Kingsley, Hagrid, and Mundungus Fletcher where there to escort Harry to from Privet Drive to The Burrow.  They decide to make the polijuice potion and make 7 Harrys. They all go to different safe house so they can use a Portkey ( Like a portal) to the Burrow. Finally, after Ron, Hermoine, Fred and George and Fleur drank the potion, they set off. Harry was riding with Hagrid on his motorbike with his trunk. As they flew into the sky they could see many Death Eaters surrounding him and the seven Potters.  There was many Death Eaters up in the sky, waiting for Harry to come. They started firering spells at the Potters, franticly trying to stun each on. They flew at a tremendous pace until suddenely, there he was, Lord Volemort, flying in the sky…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a wonderfully exciting, action packed book that I loved. It had everything in it, adventure, action, love, double-agents and of course, answers to Harry’s biggest and troubling questions.  I loved it, 5 stars!!!!!

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A Few Things You Need To Know…

May4

Every week there’s normally one big, terrific thing. Sometimes it’s a book I’ve finished. Sometimes I went to the cienima. But this week nothing really happened exciting happened, but there’s a few things that make the list…

Monday Afternoon: On Monday afternoon I started playing basketball. I think we moved up a level, we won the Grand Final last year. The team we verused thrashed us, the final score was something like 37-2. I had a great time though,  and the team is really nice.

Tuesday Night: On Tuesday night I had a great time. My cousins from Austria came down to our house. We made a delicious meal and I ate at least ¼ of the cannonbeer cheese!!! Yum!!! Sabrina and I performed a duet, Sabrina singing and me playing the piano. It was so much fun!!!!!!

Saturday Afternoon: On Saturday morning we drove up to Melbourne. Mum and Dad let Sabrina, Tessa and I go to Clip ‘n Climb. Clip ‘n Climb is a big climbing centre in Melbourne. It’s got 33 different climbing walls plus the leap of faith and  the vertical slide. I went on every wall besides two and the leap of faith. You get instucted for 15 mins and climb for 45 mins!!!! It was tremedous fun!!!!

Saturday Night: On top of driving to Melbourne and Clip ‘n Climb, we went to one of Mum’s friends house, Jen and Glen’s. They have two children, Edward and Eloise. We got to watch a movie but I went down to watch the AFL, Essendon vs Bulldogs. I watch the middle of the second quater- just past half time. In the end Essendon won. While I watch some of their pets, Mable ( the dog) and Felix ( the cat, sometimes he didn’t stay). Mable layed on me while I watched and Felix lay further back, but I could just pat him. I had a wonderful time.

Mid Sunday: Sunday morning was pouring with rain. But we got an outing. We got to go to Brunett’s.  I got a very nice maggerita pizza slice. after that we went to Readings,  the BIG bookshop across the road. I got the book Divergent, a book a friend  recommended. After that we went straight to one of my dad’s friends houses. That was terrific fun!!!

 

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince; Book Review.

April27

I know I didn’t do a book review on Harry Potter and the Order of  the Phoenix but I’m reading to fast, plus, I like this one better…

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince starts of with the Muggle Prime Minister getting a visit from the new old Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge. Fudge tells the Prime Minister that there is a new Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour. He also tells him that there has been a mass breakout in the wizard prison, Azkaban. Several Death Eaters ( Lord Voldemorts suppoters) exscaped, they were the second people\group to do so, after Sirius Black. Fudge also mensions several recent diasters caused by wizards. Lastly he introduces the new Minister of Magic to the Prime Minister. The next chapter introduces some Death Eater having a VERY important convasation amongst themselves. I dare not tell you what they say, it’ll give it all away.  Finally, in chapter three, we introduce Harry.  He is looking out the window in the dead of night, with some newspaper artical to the side. The newspaper suggests that Harry is ‘ The Chosen One’.  The next one says: ‘ Scrimgeour succeds Fudge.’  Harry lays down on his bed, waiting anxicously for Professor Dumbledore to come and escort Harry to meet a someone.  Harry finally heard the doorbell ring. He didn’t pack anything in his trunk, he didn’t think Dumbledore would come. He could hear Dumbledore speakng to Mr Dursley. Then it hits him, he forgot to tell the Dursleys the Dumbledore was coming. Packing his trunk frantically he hurried down to Dumbldore, he said goodbye to the Dursleys and hurried along to Dumbledore. He decides to Apparate with Harry  to visit a person named Horace Slughorn…

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince  is an exciting, mysterious and wonderful book. Everything makes sense in the end, but with the impossible task Professor Dumbledore has left Harry, Ron and Hermione, they don’t need to worry about that…

J.K Rowling has wrote another masterpiece, I give it 5 stars!!

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Book Review.

March22

I know I’ve done HEAPS of book reviews latly, but I’m reading so fast, my legs can’t keap up!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire starts of in a different way to the rest. You start off as Frank, the gardener of a desereted house, The Riddle House. Frank notices that there is some light in the house, there are intruders. He ease-drops on these intruders and listens in. He finds out that a man called Wormtail is talking to another mysterious voice. They plan to attack after the Quidditch World Cup.  Frank has no idea about what they are talking about, since he’s a Muggle. They mension Bertha Jonkins, who went missing. They talk more about Bertha, and her disappearence. Just as Frank was going to go and tell the police, the second voice noticed he was there, and beconed him inside. Frank went in, completly terrified. He talks to Voldemort, and then asked him to turn his chair around, Voldemort had not shone his face.  Voldemort turns around and cast his face on Frank Byrce, as he crumbled away. Only 200 miles away, Harry Potter woke up with a start. The dream he just had, it had frightened him emormously. Voldemort face, staring at him. The image just stuck in his head.  His scar suddenly starts hurting, and he has to tell someone. He can’t tell the Durselys, they won’t listen. He could call Dumbledore, but writing: Dear Dumbledore, Sorry to bother you, but my scar is hurting. From, Harry. The thought of Voldemort’s face interupes him, but them he finally gets it. Sirus! He writes a letter to him,  writing about his scar.  The next morning Mr Dursely gets a letter from Mrs Weasely ( Mother of Charlie, Bill, Percy, Fred and Geroge, Ron and Ginny) saying that they had got tickets to the Quidditch World Cub, and saying Harry could come to! Verorn ( Dursely) thought about this, and finally to Harry’s delight, he said yes. So the Weaselys picked up Harry and went straight to the World Cup. It was great fun! When it was over Harry and Ron got split up from the others. They reached the forest, but then, some-one lit up the Dark Mark in the sky…

I loved Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it had so much of everything. I loved it!! 5 stars!!!

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Book Review.

March9

I know I did a book review last week, but I NEED to tell you about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban…

The third Harry Potter starts out with Harry, up in his room in the dead of night doing homework. Suddenly, the clock strikes midnight. A few owls fly in from his window. Harry Potter is now thirteen. Ron gave him a pocket Sneakoscope, a device that lights up and spins when adversity is near, Hermione gave Harry a Broomstick Servicing kit and Hagrid had given him The Monster Book. There also was a letter from Professor McGonagal saying all the books he needed for school (as always), and a permission slip to a town called Hogsmeade, the only all wizard\witch town in Britain. Harry is extremely disappointed, his Aunt and Uncle will never sign it. The summer holidays drift away, until Harry’s Aunt Marge comes to stay for a week. Uncle Vernon had decided that he would only sign the slip if Harry behaved well with Aunt Marge around. Aunt Marge hates Harry (and vice versa).  The Durselys’ convinced Aunt Marge that Harry went to a school named St Brutus’s Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys, because she didn’t know that Harry was a wizard that went to Hogworts. After the worst week in the holidays, on Sunday, Harry can’t take it any longer. At the dinner table, when Aunt Marge was insulting Harry’s parents and talking about their death (Harry and the Durselys said it was because of a car crash when they were killed by Lord Voldemort) Harry lost it. He started blurting out what really happened and all of a sudden he ran up to his room and started packing his bags and running away. He suddenly found the knight bus, a bus for wizards and witches who are stranded in Muggle cities\towns. He gets off after a while of chatting, with Cornelius Fudge, a member of the Ministry of Magic, at The Leaky Caldron, a hotel. They talked about Harry’s recent ‘accident’ with Aunt Marge. He also along the way, used magic, which broke the law. They also mention Sirus Black, a criminal who escaped from one of the worst (magic) prisons in Britain. After talking with Fudge, he lets him stay in one of the rooms for the three remaining weeks. Harry wonders around Diagon alley, buys his books for school and eating at a ice-cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-cream parlour, while doing his home-work, with some help from Florean Fortescue himself. Each day after refilling his pockets with his money from Gringotts, that’s what he’d do. But the most tempting thing in Diagon Alley would have to be, by far, the newest broomstick at Quality Quidditch Supplies, the Firebolt…

That’s all I’m going to tell you, but if you like the book so much, or want to know more, you could read my review on the second Harry Potter ( Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) or buy the book yourself!

I loved the book so much, the was plot perfect. Everything made sense in the end, it’s my favourite Harry Potter book, so far. Packed with every emotion, I give it 4 26\27 stars ( Sorry, I couldn’t find the symbol for it! :D)

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Alice-Miranda in Toyko; Book Review.

March2

I was so excited when the ninth Alice-Miranda book came out, and now I finished it!!!

Alice-Miranda in Toyko starts of with a young girl called Kiko wondering around the streets of Toyko. Finally she gets  herself in the subway, trying to find her way around. She finds herself in going into a nurseing home, owned by a elderly woman named Obaasan.

Meanwhile, the story of Alice-Miranda. It starts off with Alice-Miranda, Millie and Jacinta coming back from a camping trip with Millie’s family. They soon find out that the Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones family cook, Dolly Oliver has been invited to a confrence with the Japanese Minsesty for Invention and Innovation because of her invention, JAW ( Just Add Water).The soon find themselves in Toyko, shoping for toys and clothes, and learning about the Japanese culture.

And this is were Kiko comes in. After Alice-Miranda gets a present from her father, Kiko is intreged with Alice-Miranda and wants to get hold of something that she lost that was very special to her. Kiko vows to get this object back.

 I loved this book but I think Jacquline Harvey could of told us some secrets before, not all just at one time. But over all I loved it, 4½ stars!

Thats all I’m going to tell you, for now. But if you love the book so much, or want to learn more about Alice-Miranda books either visit the Alice-Miranda website:http://alice-miranda.blogspot.com.au/ or you can read my other two posts on Alice Miranda by pressing Alice-Miranda on my widget ‘Lots of tags!’

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Book Review

February16

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets is a great book about a boy called Harry Potter. The story starts out with Harry having his birthday at his uncle Vernon’s house. Uncle Vernon, or Mr Dursley, has a wife, Aunt Petunia, and their son Dudley. Harrry’s uncle and aunt treat him very badly, he lives in the cuboard under the stairs, and is not aloud to talk about, or even say the word ‘magic.’ This is all because Harry Potter is a wizard. And he is very famous too. The evil Lord Voldermont killed his parents when Harry was a baby, but for some mysterious reason, he couldn’t kill Harry. The year before Harry went to a special school for wizards, Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, for his first year. He made to special friends, Ron Wealsey and Hermione Granger. In this book Harry and his friends are on a mission to find out who is the real heir of Slytherin, (a house in the school) and how this person opened the chamber of secrets. No-one know anything about this chamber of secrets, until one of the teachers tells them a bit about it’s history. All this is caused because the care-takers beloved cat, Miss Norris, was petrified. Next to the body was writing on the wall in red that said: The Chamber has been opened, enemies of the heir beware!!!!

And that’s all I’m going to tell you about this terrific book, and if you’re so interested, why don’t you read it yourself!!!!

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The Invention of Hugo Carbret, Book Review

January5

As you probably know, this is a book review, but not on my book. It’s a book review of a book I just finished reading, The Invention of Hugo Carbret.

With 284 pages of stunning illustrations, The Invention of Hugo Carbret is about a boy from 1931 who lived in the walls of a train station in Paris. His Father has died so he has to be a thief for a living. He also checks the clocks in the station each evening to make sure they are working. He loves machines, especially clocks, since his Father worked in a museum full of them. When his Father dies in a fire that destroys the museum, he leaves behind an automaton, and device that when a special key is put in the key whole, and when a pen is put in his hand, he starts to write or draw ( I’m not saying which one) a message. He also leaves his notebook that has lots of diagrams and pictures of the automaton. These drawings are like blue prints to Hugo, so the notebook is VERY important to him. At the start the automaton is broken, so Hugo has to find the right parts to make it work. One time when he went to a toy store to steal a part, he was caught and the owner of the shop made him fix broken toys so he could sell them. Hugo sneaked parts of the toys so he could fix the automaton. He soon meets Isabelle, the toy owners god daughter, who is quite nice to Hugo.

You are probably wondering why I stoped the review. Well I’m not going to give anything else away. You’ll have to read it to find out.

The Invention of Hugo Carbret is a magnificent book. I love it!! I give it 4½ stars!

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Meeting You!!!!!

December14

I meet someone amazing on the weekend,  Andy Griffiths!!!!!!

Well I’ll start from the start. One day when we where buying presents we went past Bookgrove and saw a poster about Andy Griffiths. SoI begged mum to let me go. It worked!!!!

So yesterday(Saturday) I went with dad, Sabrina wanted to go but she had a party. I got two signed for me, one signed for Sabrina and one for someone who I don’t want to see because it’s one of their Christmas presents! When I was my turn I gave him I little book I made. It was on when they words all rhyme. 

Thank you Andy for coming to Bookgrove. It was sooooooooooooooooooo fun and exciting!!!!!

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Book Review.

June6

This, as you probably guess, is a book review, on a book I’m reading at the moment. It’s called A Series Of Unfortunate Events. It’s a good book, so why don’t come read about it?

A Series Of Unfortunate Events is about three siblings called Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. Violet specialises in inventing, Klaus in researching and Sunny (at the start) specialises in biting. When they were walking on a beach called Briany Beach, their parents perished in a terrible fire that also destroyed all of the belongings. So a banker( whom they already know) called Mr Poe, comes to pick them up and take them to their new home, to Count Olaf. Count Olaf is an evil man, he wants to the Baudelaire Fortune their parents left behind. They go on thirteen adentures, these are all their guardians they encountered: Count Olaf, Mongomerary Mongomerary, Aunt Josephine, Sir, Vice Principal Nero, Gerome and Esmè Squalor, the town of V.F.D., the people in the Heimlich Hospital, Carnival folk at Caligary Carnival, The scouts, Fiona and her Step Father, Kit Snicket and Count Olaf again! Also the author, Lemony Snicket, is involved in the book a bit as well!

It is a VERY sad story and basically has no funny bits in it. Also, I have listened to the cassettes of the series, so reading the book is a little easier. It has some very hard words in there and in a rating of ten on the Hard-o-metre, I score it about 8½\10. But I really love it, so I’ll rate it 9½\10!!

P.S The movie does not have all of the events. Also, here’s the website: http://http://www.unfortunateevents.com/   pic from  

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