Literary Canon Blog

You Are Awesome

Year 8 Literary Canon - Book 1 (year 2)

This book is truly amazing. This is my favourite book, the best I have ever read. I am not usually a book person however, I like how this books pages are colourful and I found it very interesting. This book has inspired me and helped me think more carefully about my future.

Written by Cristina.

You Are Awesome

Year 8 Literary Canon - Book 1 (year 2)

I really like the book You Are Awesome, and it has really inspired me and I am sure can inspire others. It is very good at making you want to take risks and go out of your comfort zone. I really wish I had read this book sooner.

This books gives examples of normal people who turn out to be famous, for example, Steve Jobs (the founder of Apple) and J.K. Rowling (author). Can you believe that twelve people turned down Harry Potter? I can't.

When I read this book, I felt confident in myself so I went and auditioned for the school play. I recommend this book to people in Year 5 upwards. This book teaches you to tell yourself.....You Are Awesome!

Written by Lucy.

Peter Pan

Year 7 Literary Canon – Book 4

From reading Peter Pan, our form has perceived that the film version is completely different to the book. For example; you assume the joyful character we know as Tinker Bell is full of excitement and affection, however, she can be the opposite. This gives us the thought that it seems that the author has an entirely different overview of the Disney model of Peter Pan. Even though a lot of the characteristics of the characters are different, this story was easy to imagine in your head because the storyline links with the film.

Our favourite character in the book was Tinkerbell because she has an attitude but at heart she is very kind and caring. She looks out for Peter when he's in trouble and does her best to take care of him. We rate this book 9/10 because it was adventurous and exciting and not a book we would normally choose to read.

Peter Pan has enabled us to step into the world of make believe.

Written by 7R.

The Book Thief

Year 7 Literary Canon – Book 3

I really liked The Book Thief and I would give it a 4/5 because it was a funny yet really sad book. My favourite character was Liesel because she is a book lover and has inspired me to read more and to enjoy books. I also really liked Rudy because he had an enjoyable and funny personality. My favourite part of the book was where Rudy asked Liesel for a kiss! Does she agree? You will have to wait and see! This book is based on one of the saddest periods in history: World War 2 when Hitler struck. This tells us a little about how they prepared for the air raids and how Hitler had everyone brain washed to follow his rules, or else...  

Written by Ella.


Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Year 7 Literary Canon - Book 1

On the surface, this book is a straight forward story about a boy and a runaway slave. This book, first published in 1884, explores slavery and racism. Huck, the main character, joins a gang and escapes from the clutches of his abusive father. He meets a friend, Jim, and together they have all sorts of adventures. This is a fun book with lots of new words to explore. My favourite part of the book is when Huck and Jim meet the Duke and the King. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes an adventure story. 

5* review.

Written by Lillie-Ann.