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Thursday 24 October 2013

Children's Week: Review: WeirDo

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What is this story about?
A boy who is new to a school. He has a strange name that everyone laughs at, but he wants to make new friends and join in things at school.

Who are the main characters?
A boy called Weir and his new friends called Bella and Henry.

What problems or challenges do these characters face?
Weir and Henry have problems with a boy called Blake Green, who is a bully at their school.

What is the climax of the story, when things get the most problematic or exciting?
It was exciting when Henry and Weir were about to get in trouble because Blake Green had tricked them into doing the wrong thing, but they ended up becoming friends instead.

Were there any shocks, twists, turns or surprises?
I didn’t expect the way the story ended. The ending is very funny and there are lots of things happening at once.

Can you describe the illustrations?
The illustrations were funny and they helped me to understand the story more.

What was your favourite part in this book?
I liked that the story was very funny. I liked that the main character’s name was Weir Do

Is there anything you didn’t like about this book?

Who would enjoy this book?
Kids who like funny stories. It is a good book for kids aged 6 – 9.

I would rate this story 5 out of 5.

- this review by Matthew, aged 9, son of Kids' Book Review Managing Editor, Susan Whelan.

Title: WeirDo
Author: Anh Do
Illustrator: Jules Faber
Publisher: Scholastic, $12.99 RRP
Publication Date: October 2013
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9781742837581
For ages: 6-9
Type: Junior Fiction