Book Review – Kilmainham Gaol

Book Review – Kilmainham Gaol

I was very excited on Tuesday when my teacher handed me “Kilmainham Gaol” by Andrew O’ Connor, to read and review. I love history and really enjoyed studying the stories of the famine and the 1916 rising which had strong links to the Gaol. This book is a reflection of...
Book Review: Tomi

Book Review: Tomi

‘Tomi’ is a true story, based on Tomi Riechental’s childhood experiences of the horrors of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time in World War 2 when Jews were treated like criminals and brutally murdered simply because of their different religion. Many people...
Book Review: Leo’s War

Book Review: Leo’s War

“Leo’s War”, written by Patricia Murphy, is a wartime adventure story which takes place in Rome during World War II at a time when the Germans occupied Italy. Leo and his sister Ruby live with their mother just outside Rome and their father is away fighting against...
Book Review: Spies

Book Review: Spies

Spies by Brian Gallagher is a book about three friends – Johnny, Stella and Alice – growing up during the Irish War of Independence. Stella is Canadian with a father who is an RAF wing commander, Alice and her family own the Mill Hotel of Balbriggan and Johnny is a...
Book Review: Diary Detectives

Book Review: Diary Detectives

“Diary Detectives” by Erika McGann is about a girl called Cass and her two best friends called Lex and Nicholas. Cass has a mortal enemy, Ms Lee. Ms Lee wants all the children to stop annoying the residents. She makes up rules that mean children aren’t allowed to play...
Book Review: Mad Grandad and the Kleptoes

Book Review: Mad Grandad and the Kleptoes

This is a story about things going missing at Lenny’s grandad’s house. There are good descriptions of the creatures that Lenny and his grandad meet on their quest to find out what is going on. While some parts of the story are slightly creepy, otherwise it is funny...