13 Chairs by Dave Shelton
Thirteen chairs by Dave Shelton is a horror book with lots of different stories inside. However, instead of having a collection of stories on their own, Dave made a story to tell the stories to try and make the reader feel more scared and hooked to the book. The stories are all written in a different style. They are also true to the characters that are telling them to the audience.
I didn’t like all of this book because I couldn’t understand the old language in one of the stories. And I don’t particularly like horror stories. I also didn’t like the cliffhangers that were never finished, because it gives you a sense of anger at the book, with the reader thinking ‘ARRGH what happens next?! I want to know! I NEED TO KNOW!’
My favourite character was the main character, Jack. I liked him because he was being brave and scared the ghosts who were trying to scare him. The ghosts were telling spooky stories, but Jack told them about being alive and well. This made him special and different from all the other characters, as he was not scared to death as he was supposed to be but outplaying the ghosts at their own game.
In conclusion, I don’t like all of this book and would give it three of five stars. I would recommend this book to advanced readers and people that like horror stories.
This is part of the 7 for 7 book challenge. To see the main 7 for 7 post click here.
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.