We had some fun writing 5 line reviews of some books in the last of the Reading Boon sessions today.
The format is 5 lines with the fist being 2-3 words long, the second 4-5 words, third 6-7 words, fourth 8-9 and the fifth just 2-3 words again. We gave the boys 15 minutes to come up with the following:
A Game of Thrones, George R R Martin
Please, stop it
Please, just stop it
Please, just stop killing them already
You are going to run out of characters soon
Calm down George.
Large mysterious land
Deception lies around every corner
Puts you on the edge with every turn of the page
You win, or you die.
Dracula, Bram Stoker
A thrilling tale
A story of blood and corruption
Strong themes of reverse colonisation
A story with one of the most iconic antagonists in literature
Life versus death.
Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
A normal boy?
A life turned upside down
A mental immigrant who wants murder
A spying agency wants a boy to save England
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
Washout journalist, secretive PI
Investigating a folklore serial killer
Tensions rise as protagonists edge closer to truth
Who are they?
Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane
Killer on the loose
Deepening investigation with hurricane closing in
Closer they get to the truth, more mystery
Big thanks to Mark Warner, Deputy Head at Patcham High School for the 5 line idea and the inspiration to try it and to Louis, Dennis, Angus, Harry and Jacob for their efforts.