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Crater Lake

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This book is a wonderful continuation of the themes developed in its predecessor - horror, comedy, friendship, bravery and trust - but the difficult transition of the principal characters from primary to secondary school gives it an added dimension. All are coming to terms with new friendship dynamics while at the same time having to band together to defeat a now more sophisticated enemy. The horrifying zombies have mutated and are now even more gruesome (think mandibles and stingers!) but the age-perfect comedy provides a perfect balance.

I’m aware this is coming across quite negative and I have to stress I have not discussed this book with the book club this month, it’s all me. There is every chance the kids would love all this and the book is OF COURSE written for them not me. But little things like Trent being too much of a caricature and plot niggles really annoyed me. Why would the kids leave the bus and walk with their luggage? Could the bus driver not drop it off later? I could probably talk about this book for more and more because DANG it was a whirlwind of awesomeness. Aliens, friendship, action, and more! But I will keep it to this one. Highly recommended to all. A group of friends are off for their end of Year 6 outward bounds residential. Apart from the usual issues like dealing with bullying and teachers that have it in for you, what can possibly go wrong? Things don’t start too well when their coach is stopped by a man covered with blood who is rambling about Bears in the woods. At the activity centre they are given a strange reception and fed only on warm soup but it’s when they go to bed that things take a turn for the worse. Lance and his friends have to stay awake because it’s when you sleep that danger strikes!this book is super engaging I literally could not stop reading this book once i stared it. it is about a group of students going on a school trip. And everything goes terribly wrong all the teacher turn into aliens and all the student get changed into aliens except a few who have to save the rest of the world. This book is FULL of thriller.

This book is great so far I haven’t read all of it but it’s so interesting and I’m so excited to read it all. It’s another Bookwagon day in our house. The kids were so excited to get their latest books in the post.

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I loved this book because it was scary but also really funny at the same time and I really recommend it to anyone who likes that type of book. I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly! The characters in the narrative are totally believable and readers will find at least one that they can relate to and will probably see their friends in others. The relationships between Lance and his friends feel totally genuine and their interactions are typical for children of that age - the banter they share, the arguments they have, the feelings and emotions that they are experiencing and have towards each other. Every Year 6 class has a residential trip and this book is about a class who are the first people to go to a new place called Crater Lake. The main characters in this book are Lance and his friends Chetan, Katja, Big Mak and Adrianne and throughout the book we see how close their friendship is.

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