A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness - Original idea by Siobian Dowd
I was sucked into this the moment I read the first word. Literally, an outstanding novel which has won The Cilip Carnegie Medal, The Cilip Kate Greenaway Medal, The Galaxy National Book Awards, The Red House Children's Book Award, The Ukla Book Award- Did I mention The Cilip Carnegie Medal? Outstanding, simply outstanding. It doesn't deserve 10/10, not 11/10, nor 12/10- but over 100/10! One of the most Powerful and moving reads I have ever read. Magnificent.
Hi guys, today I have a different sort of post for you.
Starting today I am going to be changing the overall look and design of The Olly Book Blog, for a while you might start seeing things on the site that don't quite seem right, do not worry, this is just part of the maintenance that I am doing!
I would also like to ask you for any ideas or suggestions of how I could edit the blog as I will always appreciate your feedback seeing as you guys are the ones who will be using and looking at the blog. So if you do have any feedback just go ahead and make it known in the comments.
I would also like to share with you a new book blog that I think you will enjoy. You can find it at: Et's Best Books Blog.
Please do check that blog out as it has some great content that I think you guys will enjoy. So that's all for now, I will update you when the maintenance is completed and then should be able to hopefully start posting new book reviews on a more regular basis.
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The periodic table was originally thought in the early 1860's, as a way of organising new elements found by scientists, the table was redesigned a number of times by different scientists to sort elements in different ways. Eventually, they came up with the system that we have today, which you will see in science when you learn it at school or college etc.
The book is a work of non-fiction and is designed to teach you about each singular element found in the modern periodic table, the book has a factfile of each substance accompanied with a very detailed overview of it. The book is full of wonderful ultra high definiton images which make the work seem fresh and gives it an extra sense of quality.
The book really does teach you an awful lot about the elements, from Carbon to Einsteinium. Any budding scientist would love to add this to their collection I'm sure, the book is really interesting and is good for reading through thouroughly, just flicking through now and then or…
Philip Reeve is highly acclaimed for his book, Mortal Engines which is a futuristic steam-punk book with moving cities and flying airships. This book is much the same however it takes place on the ground which is obviously less exciting, it also takes place in London, unlike Mortal Engines. The book is set before Reeve's first steam-punk novel and is supposed to link to events in Mortal Engines however I can't see too many of these links and the only real one is at the end. (and it's not that great to be honest) The book seems to be quite historical because it seems as though we are in the past, but we are actually in the future which is a bit surreal and strange. Reading about carts being pulled around London and archaeologists trying to use 'old tech', things like vacuum cleaners for example is just plain weird.
The story often seems to have no real destination and somethings in the book are made out to be a bigger deal than they actually are, for example…