Hi everyone, it's me Ruby, I hope you're all keeping safe. If you're looking for a break from the screen, how about reading some great books before we go back to school. I'm part of the Junior Book Club and here are some entertaining books I have read and recommend.
Adventures of the Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton
A creature appears in the children's shed and takes them on magical journeys, which are adventurous and exciting. The special chair transports them to different lands full of imagination. I would rate this book a 4.5/5 stars. Also, this book is a part of three different wishing chair books; there is: The Island of Surprises, The Land of Fairy tales and The Wishing Chair again.
Dark Blue Rising by Terri Terry
This is ideal for 12-15 year olds.
There once was a girl named Holly who preferred to be called by her middle name Tabby and she was being looked after by who she thinks is her mum: Cate.
Sadly, she was hit by a car so had to go to hospital but the girls didn't want to give away any details about themselves to the hospital. To top it off, Cate is arrested and Tabby has a DNA test. Soon after she is reunited with her parents and is back in her bedroom, which she likes to stay in. Tabby then joins a swimming club and wins for her team but in her lesson she starts breathing uncontrollably, what will happen to her? Tabby then goes to the sea when she thinks she has overcome her breathing difficulties but is it still too dangerous for her? I really enjoyed this book because it was surprising and exciting. I also enjoyed it because some parts you didn't know what was going to happen next, it had lots of twists and was telling Tabby's journey and what she was going through. I would rate this 4.5 stars as I didn't really understand the first chapter but overall, it was a great and interesting book. This book is not a part of a series. Just sit back and enjoy reading Tabby's life journey.
Watership Down by Richard Adams
I really enjoyed this book but it was sad at times. I could relate to this book as my special comforter is a bunny and the book is about bunny rabbits so I didn't want anything bad to happen to them.
The story introduces young rabbit named Fiver who could sense danger at their warren (their home) so he told his brother Hazel. Together they discussed the matter with El-Ahraira- the leader of their warren. The El-Ahraira said that there was no need to leave. Fiver still had a strong feeling that something was wrong so together Hazel and Fiver gathered together some other rabbits to leave their warren and go with them. After explaining what Fiver senses, they set off on their adventure to find a new warren. They have trouble, injuries and predators on their journey. Did they find their perfect warren?
This book was very adventurous and quite long, 617 pages so great for keen readers like me. A fantastic read if you prefer longer books. I would rate this book a 4.5/5 stars.