Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Book Review

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Book Review

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This week youngsters at Cramlington High School review books where the boys are the stars. These are perfect for spending your Christmas cash on.

KENSUKE'S KINGDOM

Michael Morpugo

Egmont (pounds 4.99)

Michael and his dog and parents are preparing for the trip of a lifetime sailing round the world, stopping off at different countries.

Everything goes well and it seems like a dream come true until, in the middle of a storm, Michael and his dog are swept overboard.

Michael is eventually washed up on a Pacific island and has to struggle for survival on his own.

But it soon becomes clear that someone is watching out for him, helping him to stay alive and pretty soon Michael makes a new friend.

ALEX KINDLEY, 13

DEAD GUILTY

David Belbin

Five Leaves (pounds 5.99)

A couple of weeks after moving to Pendle with his family, a girl is murdered and 18-year-old John is sent down for her murder.

His family and friends turn against him but is he really guilty? …

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