(Maintained and edited by Sophie Barkerwood)
Welcome to the Panel (sounds mysterious and Hunger Gamesy, bear with); where young readers are presented with the opportunity to give their opinions on books they’ve read and loved, and share them with the world. Every few months a free book is selected for each member, and their thoughts on it are published here. If you’re below 19 and live nearby, or visit Scarthin Books in Cromford regularly, and are interested in joining, please visit in store and email youngfictionreviewpanel@with your details and a review of a book you’ve read recently and you could be amongst the wonderful reviews we have on show. *witty goodbye pun involving books*
Click below to read the Panel’s reviews:
OUR LATEST REVIEW PUBLISHED 14th APRIL 2017:
This book was a very interesting book, although at first it was a little bit confusing but this may be due to the fact that I hadn’t read the first book. I started really enjoying the book after the first three chapters and found that after this the next chapters were full of excitement and adventure. Some chapters felt as if they maybe drifted apart, but the next chapter pulled the story back together and explained the previous chapter better.
This book was a very adventurous book and made me want to keep reading to find out what would happen next. In fact when the book was coming to an end I really wanted to keep reading and didn’t want it to end. Some parts of this book were very emotional and as I really got into this book I felt as if whatever happened to Nat happened to me.
This really is a good book and I feel it is a book to be read by girls and boys. I loved the extra touch of a mini dictionary at the beginning. By adding this it made me wonder how these words would be relevant in this story. So this would be a lovely book to add to your bookshelf for boys and girls.