June Book Reviews

“If you are a fan of Roald Dahl books, you will absolutely adore The Wolves of Greycoat Hall!”


“You’re in the forest and you see a boy with some binoculars looking deep into the trees. You shift your gaze the way he’s looking and you see a man with a beard and blue yes. He’s doing something mysterious, but you don’t know what. You’ve just imagined a scene in the book I’ll be reviewing called Twitch by M.G. Leonard. The genre of this book is mystery, one of my favourites. The setting is mainly in the woods called Aves Wood. Twitch, the main character, lives in the small town … where he usually gets bullied because the only friends he has are birds. But it all changes one day when his biggest bully becomes his best friend and he meet a mysterious man. Twitch is a birder, someone who is a very serious bird watcher, and knows how to identify birds and where to find rare ones. The problem in this story is that there is a robber and with robber Ryan on the loose, who wants his money that he stole from the bank, back. Twitch is trying to solve the mystery of where the money – 5 million dollars! – could be, and who is Billy, the mysterious man who has slowly become a friend to him. The ending was really satisfying and the storyline keeps you on your toes, making you wonder what will happen next. The descriptions allow you to create a visualisation clearly. I really enjoyed reading this book and I think you would too.”

Review by Leah

Wolves of Greycoat Hall

“Do you like suspenseful and exciting books? If so, The Wolves of Greycoat Hall is the book for you! The Greycoat family of wolves go on holidays to Scotland and make some surprising discoveries about an unprotected castle. The Greycoat family and friends unite to save the castle and keep it from the rich and greedy gang. The star is the young wolf cub, Boris Greycoat. The big mystery all comes together near the end. If you are a fan of Roald Dahl books, you will absolutely adore The Wolves of Greycoat Hall!”

“Do you like books about animals, family and adventure? Then The Wolves of Greycoat Hall could be a great book for you. I won’t give away too much but it’s about a young wolf called Boris who tries to buy a castle to save a village full of wildlife, with the help of his family and a friend … If you really like exciting plots and absolutely lovable characters, then this is the book for you!”

“Are you interested in wolves? Are you interested in castles? Are you interested in Scotland? If so, then The Wolves of Greycoat Hall could be a wonderful book for you. I won’t spoil it too much of course, but you will learn about wolves and what they like to eat, for example: loooads of cake and NOT carrots! And what they like to do on holidays, for example: go to museums, beaches, and much more! … One thing I liked about this book was its lovely illustrations. They give you an idea of how the setting is, and the wonderful places they go. Without the pictures, it probably wouldn’t be the same. In conclusion, I think that it took some time to get into reading this book but once it gets interesting, you will not want to put it down.”

“The Wolves of Greycoat Hall is a classical book about the Greycoats, a family of wolves, as they go on a vacation to their ancestral home of Scotland. Not everyone on the way will be nice and some might even be downright mean. Will they give up or prevail? I highly recommend you ready this book by yourself in your own time to find out. I found this book funny and yet not childish. It has a familiarity that I really liked about it, and makes you desperately hungry for more.”

Reviews by Eden, Oscar, Clara and Caleb