Sunday, 25 October 2015

Just an update!

This is just a little update about my blog!

i know i haven't been very active in a while, but now i am going to start posting as soon as i finish a book! I now have 701 page views which i know isn't a lot to some people but i love my little blog and love reading books!

Thanks for reading this tiny update!

The Reading Child xxx

(My next review will be on a very good book Dorothy Must Die!)

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

' Lines may divide us, but hope with unite us...

Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from his comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.

Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take hime fro innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

I know this book is old and i don't usually review these types of books but this one i just had to! It is one of the saddest books I've ever read. The story line is just absolutely amazing. At first when i saw it i thought maybe its not for me but after the first couple of pages i was hooked. I love the how deep this book is (i don't want to be a spoiler IM REALLY TRYING!) it is just incredible i totally recommend this book but be warned you will ball your eyes out!

This is one of those books where you will stay up really late temped to carry on ,unfortunately some of us have a bed time, and find out more about the story. There is nothing more i have to say about this book except get it and be amazed. Most of you reading my blog would have read this book but if you haven't then i highly recommend this book.

You can buy The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas on Amazon by
Clicking the link below!

My next review will be on Jacqueline Wilson's new book Katy!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Dork Diaries Drama Queen - Rachel Renèe Russell

Total Disaster! Mean girl Mackenzie has stolen Nikki's diary!
What if she tells Nikki's totally secret thoughts?!

But reading nikkei's diary isn't the only thing
Mackenzie is interested in. Get ready for a dork
Diaries twist as Mackenzie takes over and tells
everyone about her Glamorous life!
What does the Queen bee really think about
Nikki and her dorky friends?

To be honest i didn't really think i was going to write a review about this book just because well... i did finish it in two days! This book is very short (well kinda) and won't take you a long time to read so i suggest you pick this book a side book (you know what i mean). Although it was very short it was very good! I loved how the handwriting changed as Mackenzie starts to take over! This book is super cool and ,like all the other dork diaries, it has been a nice easy read.

There isn't a major plot twist but there are quite a few little ones. This wasn't my favourite book of all time but i certainly enjoyed it. I recommend this book for ages 10+. If you enjoy these books you may also want to try Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates!

Dork Diaries Drama Queen Is out now! Click here to buy it
from amazon!

Monday, 22 June 2015

A Boy Called Hope - Lara Williamson

'I'm Dan Hope, and deep inside my head i
keep a list of things i want to come true.

For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace
to go to university at the North Pole and only
come back once a year.

I want to help Sherlock holmes solve his most
daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie
mystery, all the more exciting.

I want to be the first eleven-year-old to land on
the moon.

I want my dog to stop eating the planets and
throwing them up on the carpet.

And finally, the biggest dream of all...     I want my dad to love me.'

I loved this book. I was hooked on it the minute i picked it up. It is all about a boy trying to get his dad to love him...again like most of the books i buy, this one made me cry. My favourite part had to be the end. I won't spoil it but all i have to say is you must buy this book to find out yourself.

As soon as i saw this book i knew i had to get it. The cover is super pretty and shiny. I also love the font this writer has used as it is easy to read and very clear.

I loved this books so much and i don't know how i had never seen it before but i wish i had. I highly recommend this book to adults but mostly kids at the age of 10-12 as the boy in here is 11.

Click here to buy the amazing A Boy Called Hope from Amazon

Saturday, 13 June 2015

The Boy Who Lost His Face - Louis Sachar


David is only trying to be cool when he helps the
popular boys steal old Mrs. Bayfield's cane.

The plan goes wrong and he is the
only one she curses.Now he can't
seem to do anything right-the cool
kids taunt him, he walks into his
spanish class with his fly unzipped
and when he asks a girl out his
trousers fall down!

Is it a curse or is David simply turning into a total loser?

I absolutely love Louis Shachar's books, they are so funny yet they always have a meaning. This book is not only hilarious ,with a even funnier plot twist, but it has a true meaning to it that i picked up. This is book is all about pressure. David was pressured to steal Mrs Bayfield's cane by the popular boys and had to pay the prise. This is one of the best endings iv'e ever read as well i would totally recommend this book to anyone but mainly children ages 9-12 but I'm sure anyone older than that would still adore this amazing book.

Click her to buy The Boy Who Lost His Face on Amazon.

Also I Highly recommend you to buy Holes as it is my favourite book of all time!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Girl Online - Zoe Sugg / Zoella

Penny has a secret

Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs  her hidden
feelings about friendship,boys, her crazy family and
the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life.
When things go from bad to worse, her family
whisks her away to New York where she meets
Noah: a gorgeous, guitar strumming American.
Suddenly Penny is falling in love-and capturing
every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret to. One that threatens to
 ruin Penny's cover - and one of her closest
 friendship- forever.


This is such an inspiring, touching, emotional book. I can't remember how many times i cried but i can tell you it was a lot. Girl Online is definitely a book worth reading 5/5 from me. This book also has a major plot twist ( Which i LOVE!) that will leave you shocked and crying like a little baby. Its not that this book is sad, but how it is happy. It really shows you what love is, without being really cringey. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves plot twist, love and really amazing books because this is definitely one.

Click here to buy Girl Online at Amazon

Please also check out Zoe Sugg's Youtube channel Zoella. She does make-up tutorials, fashion hauls and blogs.




Friday, 15 May 2015

Then - by Morris Gleitzman

'I had a plan for me and Zelda.
   Pretended to be someone else.
      Find new parents.
          Be safe forever.

THEN the Nazis came.

My name is Felix. This is our story.'

I'll admit it. I cried like a baby. I've read a lot of sad books ,but this one beats them all. There isn't really a twist (except for maybe a few small ones) but i'm telling you the plot and structure of this books is amazing. I would totally rate it 5 stars. This book touched my heart and made it shatter into a million pieces. I was literally at school trying to blink back the tears and look like i wasn't sad. I HIGHLY recommend you buy this touching book. You won't regret it.

To buy Then Click here!

Also try Once and After For more of Zelda's and Felix's adventures.



By the way. Once is first in the series. Next is Then. Finally its After.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Solomon's Kitten - by Sheila Jeffries

'Can a tabby cat mend a broken heart?

This is a special kitten.She has come to heal.

Moments after she is born, a tiny kitten Tallulah, with
her bright eyes and silver and white fur edged with 
gold, is whisked away from her father Solomon and
is dumped in a hedge like rubbish.

After a tough start to life, neglected and abandoned, 
Tallulah eventually finds a home with the Lee family
and forms a special bond with their daughter Tammy.
But Tammy has a terrible secret and Tallulah must do
all in her power to keep the family safe.

This is one of the most touching books I've read in a long time. This tiny little cat's life will make you think about how you should act and try to be like her. The secret that I'm DYING to tell changes the entire plot and although its hard to understand at first (the past and present get a tiny bit muddled up) it one read i will never forget. I highly recommend this book to anyone! 

So please! Click the link below and by this Inspiring, emotional book.

To buy Solomon's Kitten Click here!

Also buy Solomon's Tale here for another kitten's story.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Harry and Hope - Sarah Lean

                               'Some friendships are meant to be'

'Hope feels lost when her mum's boyfriend leaves.
She loved Frank and he understood her better
than anyone, even her mum. The only part left of
Frank left behind is a stubborn, old rescue-donkey
, Harry.

Hope promised to look after Harry, but maybe
Hope needs Harry as much as he needs her..

This book will make you cry. I can not even describe the emotional effect it had on me.  If your an animal lover or live in the country-side (like my mum ,Reading-Room-With-A-Veiw, and me) you'll love this adorable book. Suitable for all ages. I highly recommend you read this because you'll LOVE IT!

You can buy this book and find out what happens to
Harry and Hope by clicking the link below :D

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Half a World Away - Cynthia Kadohata

Also the author of the national book award
The Thing About Luck
Electricity: the following electromagnetic particals

It creates lightning. turns the TV on. Generates power.
A microscopic current, something we can not see,
that connects us all. The concept fascinates
twelve-year-old Jaden, but what he can't understand
is this: He Doesn't feel connected to anyone.
So he lights fires. Hoards food. Steals. Runs until
his anger beats him to the ground. His biological
mother didn't want him, and while his adoptive
parents say they love him, Jaden feels nothing.
Or something actually, Like an epic fail.
And now they want to adopt a new kid. So they
pack up and fly with Jaden halfway around
the world to get one.

In Kazakhstan, Jaden's soldering anger flares.
He knows what will happen next.

Or does he?

I love this book because it is full of twists and turns. To be honest I didn't really think this book was for me when i read the blurb, but i picked it up and was quickly mistaken. The plot is clearly well thought out and all the characters have their own personality. Although you make think this book would be boring as the blurb talks about electricity, but it is amazing! i would read it again if i had the chance.

Click here to buy Half a World Away on amazon!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Duff By Kody Keplinger

'Meet Bianca Hamilton High's new Duff apparently.

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper knows she's not the hottest girl at school but when a school jock and man-slut Wesley referrers to her as a DUFF-


the gloves are off!! But then before she knows it, Bianca finds her self enemies-with-benifits relationship with Wesley.

If theres a thin line between love and hate the Bianca's crossed it. She just never thought she was capable of breaking someone's heart.                                                                                                    

I think this book was great however it is only suitable for older audiences.

Bianca finds herself in a sticky situation. Her mum is still gone and Wesley is calling her the DUFF. As her friends party and dance Bianca sits at the bar talking to Joe the bartender when one day everything changes... But for better or for worse? 

Find out what happens to Bianca by clicking this link :) 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Butterfly Club By Jacqueline Wilson

                                                              What It's Like To Be A Triplet
                                                                                  by Tina

'1.Being a triplet is the best!

2.It usually means you look identical-but I'm much smaller than my sisters,Maddie and Phil.

3.It means you always have someone to look after you.When the boys in our class are playing             roughly,Maddie and Phil protect me so I don't get hurt.

4.It means you can ask for help with your homework.Maddie and Phil are good at lessons,but I never ever get a gold star.

5.It means you stick together in class-until a scary teacher like Miss Lovejoy separates you!

6.It means you do everything together.But now Miss Lovejoy has asked me to create a special butterfly garden in the school playground.My sisters aren't allowed to join in-It's just me and scary,bossy bully Selma...

This book was all about friendship,three sisters and a big bully called Selma.My favourite character was Tina because everybody thinks she's to weak to do anything but she proves them wrong,when Tina is chosen to make the butterfly garden she shows she is strong enough to not only make try and make the butterfly garden but spend every time with bossy bully Selma. How will she survive?
Find out by clicking the link below!

Monday, 23 February 2015

A Memory Of Violets Hazel Gaynor

'In 1929, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London to become assistant housemother at one of Mr.Shaw's Training Homes for Watercress and Flower girls.For years,the homes have cared for London's flower girls-orphaned and crippled children who live on the grimy streets and sell posies of violets and watercress to survive.
Soon she arrives at the home,Tilly finds a diary written by and orphan named Florrie-a young Irish flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her sister,Rosie,were separated.Moved by Florries pain and all that she had endured in her brief life,Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie.Full of twists and surprises,Tilly's search leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places,including the depths of her own heart.'

In this book my personal favourite character was Tilly as she was kind, friendly and brave.I think she is an amazing role model for anyone.This book is full of twits and surprises and will make you cry like a baby. Amazing work by Hazel Gaynor i would defiantly recommend this book to here to buy the book on amazon.