James and the Giant Peach

                                                      James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Title: James and the Giant Peach
Author: Roald Dahl
Published: 2016
Publisher: Puffin
Pages: 176
Prices on Amazon: Paperback: £4.54 Kindle: £4.49
ISNB: 0141365455

James and the Giant Peach a Roald Dahl classic, Everyone knows the story of James and Giant Peach. James is a young boy who lost his parents and had to go and live with his two terrible aunts, they were terrible to him and beat him and used him as a servant. One day James met a man who gave him a bag of incredible creatures, the man told him if he ate the creatures incredible things would happen. In a rush to get back into the house James dropped the bag and the creatures escaped into the ground, then amazing things began to happen. A single peach grew on the peach tree in James garden, the peach grew and grew and grew until the peach was as large as a house.
One day James took off on a wonderful adventure inside the peach along with his new friends, a group of insects however, these insects are not normal insects they are larger than normal. James and the Giant Peach follows James and his friends on there whirlwind of a journey across the world from Britain to the United States and all the magical fun they get  up to.

This book is another of my favourite Roald Dahl books, I loved it as a child and i still love it as an adult. The Roald Dahl books are ones that i will read to my children and hope they enjoy them as much as i did when i was a child. Dahl shows a whole new light and perspective on children, he writes about them and shows them to be strong and resilient which i always loved, as a child i was a lot older for my age, i brought myself up and taught myself a lot of things. Dahl shows how children can do this and how children don't always need adults in their lives to guide them.
overall i give this book five stars as i always will to all of Roald Dahl's book he is a true genies with his writings.

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One Perfect Lie

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline 

Title: One Perfect Lie
Author: Lisa Scottoline
First Published: 2017
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 355
Price on Amazon: Hardback £14.96
ISBN: 1250099560

On paper Chris Brennan seems perfect but its all a lie. He's landed himself a job as a teacher teaching government and criminology, he is also the assistant coach. Little do the school know his whole resume is fake and all a lie. 
Susan has just lost her husband, shes proud of her son Raz, he's a high school pitcher with a promise of a full scholarship, after the death of his father he is vulnerable.
Heather is a single mother and she lives for her son Jordan's baseball games but worries he has fallen into the wrong crowd at school and that he is being lead down the wrong path. 
Mindy is swept up in being a surgeons wife, she drinks to much and fills her days with lots of social events. She has no idea her son and husband are keeping secrets. Secrets that could destroy them all. 
In the middle of all of this is Chris Brennan, what is he doing here and what does he want? how far will he go to get what he wants? 

I got an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I only read eight chapters of this book as i wasn't enjoying it. When i read the blurb i thought it sounded really good and it got me wanting to read it however, once i started reading it i found i just couldn't get into it and wasn't enjoying it. I just found that it wasn't getting me hooked and wasn't pulling me in the way i like books too. 

I have given this book just one star as i didn't enjoy it and i didn't finish it. 

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Matilda

Matilda by Roald Dahl 

Title: Matilda
Author: Roald Dahl
Published: 2016
Publisher: Puffin
Pages: 256
Price on Amazon: Paperback £3.85 Kindle: £4.99
ISBN: 0141365463

Matilda is no ordinary young girl, aside from her extreme intelligence at such a young age she also has a magical mind. Having been told all her young life she is a scab by her father and ignored by her mother, bullied by her terrible head mistress Miss Trunchbull. Matilda is now out to teach the adults in her life a lesson they will never forget. 

Everyone knows the famous story of Matilda by Roald Dahl, it is a children's favourite all over the world with people such as David Walliams saying Dahl is his hero, who doesn't love a Roald Dahl story. Even now at the age of 26 I still read his book. Matilda is one of my favourite books by Dahl and got me into a lot of trouble as a child, like Matilda I was very smart for my age and this didn't go down well with the adults around me. I always related to Matilda as a child and to this day I still love to read it. The book is funny and well written and shows how children can outsmart the adults in their lives. It shows what perseverance and hard work can achieve. It is a lighthearted read and a book I shall reread over and over again. Five stars for this book. 

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