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"Dark, bold and brilliant…"
I loved Pullman's series when it came out and have now happily shared with DD.
It's got a fabulously strong girl lead and is full of adventure. Highly recommendedRead moreLess
"My dd (10) is reading the second book at the…"
My dd (10) is reading the second book at the moment and is loving it.She devoured the first.
It has even broken her love of Harry Potter.
She says these are the best books she has read; so high praise from a bookworm.Read moreLess
"This series still remains my ultimate favourite. The depth is…"
This series still remains my ultimate favourite. The depth is quite dizzying. The characters are beautifully drawn, and the ending, for me, was perfect. I have read these books through three times and get more out of them every time. Kids over thirteen/ fourteen will probaby get most out of the series. Do not bother with the film. It seemed to have all the right elements, but was not even half as satisfying as the books.Read moreLess
"Now a super hyped film - 'The Golden Compass' (the…"
Now a super hyped film - 'The Golden Compass' (the first book only)
The best books I've read for years - and originally written for children!!!! You can completely lose yourself in Pullman's pages. The twists and turns are amazing and every page is more exciting than the last.
I cried reading the whole last chapter of the final book, not only because of what was happening in the story but because I knew that once I finished it, that was it.
An excellent,enthralling superbly written sci-fi which your children will love too.
Over 10 age groupRead moreLess
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"Fantastic - just what a book for this age group…"
Fantastic - just what a book for this age group should be. Dark elements, with good triumphing. Vivid characters and wonderful settings. Highly recommended.Read moreLess
"Excellent book. I read it first and thought it was…"
Excellent book. I read it first and thought it was suitable for 10+. DS loved the excitment and couldn't put it down.
Is now on the second book and loving it equally.
There are some thrilling bits but its not full of gore.Read moreLess
"This is a very good book but some of the…"
This is a very good book but some of the subjects covered are very dark i.e. children being experimented on and having their souls (visible creatures called daemons) removed forcibly.
An interesting book to read to kids but I'd advise you to read it first by yourself so you can decide when your kids are ready for it.Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.