928 Miles from Home
This book is about a boy called Calum Brooks who is forced to put up with a stranger called Sergei Zurakowski who is moving into his flat along with his mum, Angie. When Calum gets run over, the two of them must work together to solve the mystery of who is vandalizing the Expressions community centre and who ran Calum over.
I particularly liked the book when Sergei and Calum are forced to work together and befriend each other. My favourite character was Sergei because the school bullies kept picking on him, and he was patient and kind with Calum when he was in an attitude. The story is full of mystery and adventure you never know what’s coming next. The story makes you feel really emotional through the speaker’s feelings. And you just wanted to keep reading the book because you can’t wait for what’s coming next!!!
I didn’t like the fact that the book ended because it just makes you want to know what happens next in his life.
I’d recommend this book to more able readers because of the words and vocabulary in the book. People who are fans of drama, comedy or mystery stories would like this book. I would compare this book to The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson.
The Goldfish Boy The Light Jar
This is part of my 7 for 7. To see the blog post about 7 for 7 click here
At school, there is a book challenge called 7 for 7. It is designed to make participants better at writing about what they are reading. To complete the challenge, specially chosen Year 7’s (including me) have to read 7 books and write reviews about all of them.
The books are
- The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford
- 928 Miles From Home by Kim Slater
- The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill
- The Island At The End Of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
- Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton
- Welcome To Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird
To see my reports on these books click on the name. If it doesn’t work I haven’t done a review on that book yet.
Earlier, I made a coding website with tips about coding. Well today, I made an extension which translates what you type into pirate speak. Click here to open the extension. I made this extension with help from a tutorial which helped me a lot when making this website. I hope you like talking like a pirate with this handy helper. The phrases that will be translated are:
- Turn the ship around
- Bottom of the sea
- Goodbye and good luck
- Look out, cannon fire
- Get out of the way
- My crew
- Throw that overboard
- i’m not sure you’ve thought through this course of action
There is also a unique sentence starter when you start typing.
Not long ago, I started playing Minecraft again and got really into it. Every chance I get, I’m designing new things on paper, which I want to build on Minecraft like mazes and places where you kill different animals and monsters (mobs) to get experience points which you can use to upgrade armour, tools and weapons. You can also make machines using redstone dust (electricity based substance) and repeaters and comparators which can act like circuits in a computer chip.
Minecraft also boosts imagination and lots of other useful skills. This makes Minecraft a fun tool to help you learn important skills.
These pictures are things that I’ve built on Minecraft and are useful mechanisms to help life on Minecraft easier. The 1st picture above is for a stone generator and the second a machine to block lava.