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Aug 03 2017

Opposite land by Charlotte Rose Hamlyn

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Random House Australia, 2017. ISBN 9780143780816
(Age: 10+) Highly recommended. Have you ever wanted icecream for dinner and your mum has said in opposite land, well this happened to Stevie. She went to opposite land and found herself trying to save it. Opposite land is where socks wear feet, broccoli is meat, behind is ahead and people poop from their head!
The characters are original and funny; they learn and change as the story progresses. They have feelings and seem like real people. The characters play a big role in the plot. The plot drags you in and makes you want to keep reading. The plot is well organised and makes sense. The theme is funny but has meaning, the meaning is stand up for your friends and yourself. The setting changes and these changes are strange but funny. The book is set over a couple of days. The story has an imaginary feel, and the author has told the story through the characters. It's not just a great story, at the back of the book is information on how to draw some of the characters and a comic strip also on how to make an origami star.
I highly recommend this book for 10+ boys or girls. It is a book for people who like graphic novels and funny stories.
Grace Colliver, Year 6, Eastern Fleurieu School

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