ALL ABOUT MIA – Review by Flavia, JCoSS

miaI can swear, I can joke,

It’s All About Mia,

If she drinks, if she smokes,

She goes out with Stella,

And you see her hanging out with Stella, Kimmie and Mikey,

Everybody their best friends, 

Cause she’s the mess in the middle.

 

She’s more than just a picture,

She’s a daughter and sister,

Sometimes it’s hard for her to show,

She’s got two sisters,

And one of them is Audrey,

one more, there is Grace.

 

Some days she’s broke,

Some days she’s rich,

Some days she’s nice,

Some days she can be a witch,

Some days she’s strong,

Most days she quits,

She don’t let it show,

But she’s been through problems.

 

I can swear, I can joke,

It’s All About Mia,

If she drinks, if she smokes,

She goes out with Stella,

And you see her hanging out with Stella, Kimmie and Mikey,

Everybody their best friends,

Cause she’s the mess in the middle.

 

She’s more than just a number,

She’s a hater and a lover,

Sometimes it’s hard for her to show,

That she’s more than just a title,

Or a comment going viral,

There’s more to her than people know.

 

Some days she’s broke,

Some days she’s rich,

Some days she’s nice,

Some days she can be a witch,

Some days she’s strong,

Most days she’s quits,

She don’t let it show,

But she’s been through problems.

 

I can swear, I can joke,

It’s All About Mia,

If she drinks, if she smokes,

She goes out with Stella,

And you see her hanging out with Stella, Kimmie and Mikey,

Everybody their best friends,

Cause she’s the mess in the middle.

 

These song lyrics are from Pretty Girl by Maggie Lindemann.

 

 

 

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ALL ABOUT MIA – Review by Darcy, JCoSS

miaIt takes a lot for a book to be one of my favourites and All About Mia is (by far) one of the most amazing books I have possibly ever read! I spent every possible minute reading a few pages or more at a time, and in less than a week I was already finished!

From my perspective, it is a very unique book as we explore the dramatic teenage reality for young Mia Richardson. Mia is the crazy, overly wild mess in the middle, surrounded by two incredibly successful siblings; Audrey, the up-and-coming Olympic swimmer, and Grace, the straight-A student applying for Cambridge University. But what Mia doesn’t know is that Grace is a hiding a secret, a BIG secret. When this secret is revealed Mia expects her goody two shoes sister to finally get into trouble, but instead the only trouble that takes place is none other than that relating to Mia. The book explores the consequences of drinking, clubbing and sexual themes. All of these problems add up to reveal who Mia truly is: a kind-hearted, responsible girl ready to face her life ahead.

This book shows the importance of family and friends and how they can support you along the way, especially in hard times. I definitely recommend you read this book as it can reflect on your own life.

 

 

 

THE BOY AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN – Review by Mimi, Wren Academy

Iboy-mountain loved the great story of Pierrot and his unusual family, and how his father had come back from the war. I loved that there were no boring bits in this book and that whatever happened in the last chapter the next would stop on the cliff hanger of the first. I could not stop reading this fantastic book and I read it in about a week because I just read and read.

 

REMIX – Review by Isaac, JCoSS

So, this book called Remix includes,

Two best friends who are called Kaz and Rubes

As they’ve finished their tests,

They can go to a fest,

Full of music and fun and ice cubes.

 

But it might not all be quite what is seemed,

‘Cos the two best friends seem to have teamed,

With Tom, Stu and Lee,

Lauren and Parvati,

So it might not be what the girls dreamed…

 

So Kaz has just been dumped by Tom,

And on her life it has dropped a bomb,

Hoping to impress,

She wears her nicest dress,

And it might work not before too long…

 

It still confuses me that,

I had never heart of Non Pratt,

I was really amazed

In so many ways

I even read a bit out to my cat!

 

My favourite character of all,

Is Ruby, not just ‘cos she’s cool,

She’s messy, just like me

A great personality,

And we both go around like we’re fools.

 

And I think that this book intervenes,

With the meanings of being a teen,

Full of upset and fear,

And heartbreaking and beer,

Things happen we might not have foreseen.

 

To conclude this, I truly think you

Will love this as much as I do

You will like it a lot,

All the twists in the plot

So buy this book and go read it too!

MALADAPTED – Review by Rafi, JCoSS

maladapted

This book is amazing I hope you agree,
I moved closer to the book as I read silently,
Every page left me speechless I couldn’t believe my eyes,
Gripping plots and characters Richard Kurti is very wise.

Cillian and Tess are the main characters in this book,
Who become friends but everything goes gobbledygook,
Cillian is a normal boy but has powers he doesn’t know about,
Tess hides everything inside and just wants to cry out.

Every battle left me wondering who is wrong and who is right,
Or is this really happening, who’s going to win the fight,
All the plot twists made my mouth swing wide open,
I can’t wait for the sequel, Richard’s making one I’m hoping.

The book is set in a faraway future in a dystopian town,
The place is very sophisticated with technology all around,
Some people don’t like this they call themselves Revelation,
They are terrorists that want to destroy every tech creation.

The other group in this book is called P8
They created Cillian and are deciding his fate,
Beware this book can get gory in some places,
So make sure you hide little children’s faces…

This book is a must-read for young teenagers like me,
It’s packed with all you need – who cares about Vitamin C!
Richard Kurti you could be the next Ian Fleming, your book is the best,
I’ve told you all I can say, read Maladapted to find out the rest.

WING JONES – Review by Carmel, JCoSS

wingWhat I love about this book is that it teaches you how to move on from the past, let loose and have fun, I guess for Wing that is to run run run.

If you have a love for adventure and a bit of romance too, plus emotion and happiness, this will be the perfect book for you.

Being a runner myself I especially like the character Wing, as even with all her hard times she manages to achieve and climbs.

This book is like a guideline to life; it shows you how to believe in yourself and be proud, be confident and overcome your fears, as Wing does with a big crowd.

I rate this book a full 5 star as it makes me want to right now run, run real far.

After reading this book you’ll know definitely not to judge a book by its colour, as Wing shows us being different is a great thing, even if you’re like no other.

Read this book if any puzzles in life come in your way; it can calm you , make you realise that you’re special, and help you come around in your every day.

 

I hope this has made you realise if you would like to read this book or not; if you do, I hope you like it, like it a lot.

 

Carmel Pelmont

THE MOONLIGHT DREAMERS – Review by Lucy, JCoSS

moonlightRating 5 stars BRILLIANT!

Age recommendation from 12 -16

Sky is a young girl who lives with her dad; she is an inspiring poet but has stage fright that drives her mad.

Sky and Rose’s parents date, she aspires to be a patissier so cakes she can create.

Amber has two dads, they are gay; this leads to girls at school staying away.

Maali has problems on how to talk to boys; she will never be their toy.

A group of girls all unique, growing up to know what’s chic.

I love all the inspirational phrases, such as one I’m going to quote;

‘Be yourself everyone else is taken’.

Everyone can relate to something in this book – that can’t be mistaken.

A brilliant book, one of my current best, top of the pile on my desk.

This book is inspirational and will set you free,

None of the girls care about their makeup, looks or wayward hair.

But when all goes wrong they are there for each other,

Like having a special sister or brother.

That’s what I like; it reminds me it’s ok to be me.

As I mature, I realise through this book that’s the golden key.

It’s ok to be original, that’s what is amazing about this book.

With adult themes of rape, sexting, friendship, LGBT, relationships and originality to keep you on the hook.

The book is very girly so boys may not enjoy it as much,

But should give it a try and learn about girls’ feelings as such.

You should read this book if you need a little bit of inspiration in your life,

To be guided by the Moon Light.