Book Recommendations . . .

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a great term. Mind you, it won’t be long before it’s all over, and you’ll be breaking up for Christmas!

One of the things I love about Christmas is finding a few quiet moments away from all the excitement so that I can settle down with a really great book. But if you’ve read all the amazing Dan Smith books, what on earth are you going to read next?

I thought I’d share a few book recommendations with you, and maybe you could recommend some books to me in return?

So here are some books I’ve enjoyed reading and think you might enjoy too. There’s a little bit of everything, from no-holds-barred action, to something that’ll make you smile, or even bring a tear to your eye  . . .

Bodyguard: Hostage by Chris Bradford

If you like fast-paced action-adventure stories, then this might be exactly what you’re looking for. 14 year old Connor Reeves is recruited as a professional bodyguard, trained in surveillance, hostage survival, and unarmed combat, then asked to protect the President’s daughter. He must use all his skills to keep her safe . . .

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Set in 1910, this is a wintery story about 15 year old Sig who is left alone in a small cabin with the dead body of his father. When a mysterious man called Wolff comes to the door - with a revolver at his hip, and a mean glare in his eyes, Sig starts to worry. Wolff claims to have unfinished business with his father, and as Sig gradually learns the awful truth about Wolff's connection to his father, his thoughts turn to the box hidden on a shelf in the storeroom. A box that contains his father’s revolver. Should Sig use the gun?

Holes by Louis Sachar

The only thing you need to know about this book is that it is fantastic. Mystery, comedy, excitement, adventure . . . it’s really does have a bit of everything! Holes is a wonderfully woven story about Stanley Yelnats, falsely accused of theft, sent to a correction camp in the desert, and forced to dig holes. But why do the boys have to dig holes? What are they looking for? And will Stanley ever find the truth, lift the curse, and live a normal life?

Wonder by R J Palacio

Both funny and sad, Wonder shows how horrible the world can be, and how amazing it can be. August (Auggie) Pullman is about to start at a new school, but not only is he the new kid, he was also born with a facial deformity that makes him stand out. He’s an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face, but can he convince his classmates that he’s just like them? Short chapters, great family scenes and lively school scenes . . . I love this story!

So, I wonder if you have any recommendations for me?