Youth review their latest summer reads

As part of Richmond Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Club, the Richmond News encourages children to write book reviews, and each week several reviews are chosen to be published. To join the club, see online at Here are this week’s reviews: 


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1. Richard Yu, Ferris Elementary, age 9

Title: George and the Blue Moon

Author: Lucy and Stephen Hawking

I like this book because I have a hobby for space travel, and the universe is so big it expands every single second as fast as the blink of an eye and it’s mesmerising. Even at the speed of light you can’t get to the edge of space, and you can’t get through the wall of matter. I recommend this book to all the people who have a passion for interstellar exploration like me.

I give this book four and a half stars.


2. Ailah McGillivray, Diefenbaker Elementary, age 13

Title: Pinocchio, By Pinocchio

Author: Michael Morpurgo

I really liked this book because it is told from Pinocchio’s point of view, so it really helps you understand why he did things and how he felt. The story also has a really nice meaning – we’re all the same on the inside, and no one pulls our strings.

I give this book four stars.


3. Diljaan Gill, Grauer Elementary, age 12

Title: The War That Saved My Life

Author: Kimberly Bradley

I like this book because despite having a twisted left foot, Ada was still strong and determined to go with her brother out of London for a better life. The amount of confidence and perseverance that Ada shows will make you feel like you can do anything. If she could do it with one leg, the possibilities for me are endless!

I give this book five stars!

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