Book Reviews – Certas Energy

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The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

This book is about 3 young children, Fanny, Bessie and Jo who move to the countryside and encounter whispering trees within a forest, and a magical tree known as the faraway tree. Their daily trips to the woods are full of adventure and mystical fun. They meet many funny characters, including Silky the fairy, Saucepan man, Mr Watzisname and Moonface (who loves handmade toffee)! My favourite part of the book is the many lands they get to visit. Each day brings to them a new land and another surge of magic into their lives. Enid Blyton is known to be one of the best fictional story writers for children. Her books take children into a world of adventure, silliness and above all magical and endless amounts of fun. I highly recommend this wonderful book, and every family should have one on their bookshelf. It’s 10 out of 10 from me.

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Charlie is a teenager living with his dad, who is recovering from alcohol addiction, after his mum died when he was much younger. When Charlie’s neighbour and dog Radar are taken ill, Charlie decides to look after them both. Sadly his neighbour dies but not before revealing to Charlie that there is a secret portal to another world, located in his shed. The portal holds the secret to longevity (a magical sundial in the land called Empis). Charlie takes Radar to Empis, determined to help save her life. He travels through the city, meeting various characters along the way, learning about the great evil that has taken over the land. Charlie embarks on a wild adventure, ending in a battle with the evil Gogmagog and returning peace to the city.

Stephen King is a world-renowned author of supernatural and horror stories. Highly recommend this book if you like the supernatural.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper is a series of 5 books that has also been adapted to a series on Netflix. A highly emotional yet sweet story of school crushes and the first-love relationship between Nick and Charlie. Nick is a skinny runner, who has been bullied for being gay. Charlie is the opposite, a tough, well-built school rugby player. Their journey begins when they are sat next to each other in home room, where they quickly become friends and eventually get lost in their emotions for each other. Charlie who is not out, spends many hours exploring his own emotions and coming to terms with his sexuality. Their story is captured perfectly, and will give you chills, make you laugh and even cry. I wish I had this kind of support through literature and TV media when I was younger. Highly recommend this modern day coming of age love story.


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