5 lines

5 line reviews

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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.

and:

Dangerous paths

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

Who wins?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Conspiracy theory

Washout journalist, secretive PI

Investigating a folklore serial killer

Tensions rise as protagonists edge closer to truth

Who are they?

Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island

Killer on the loose

Deepening investigation with hurricane closing in

Closer they get to the truth, more mystery

Insanity awaits.

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.