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Eragon | Book and Film Comparison

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The Eragon novel is an amazing adventure, that has a likeness of the Hobbit, but the film is not particularly. The film  misses out many key parts of the book, and some of the characters are completely different, such as Brom, and Ajihad. For example, Brom isn't as shrouded in mystery, and he is snappy, abrupt and just plain odd. another odd thing about the film is that Saphira grows up almost instantly, also the ending scenes are completely off, especially the fight with Durza. A lot of the scenes are jumbled up, and it just isn't as good as the book.

Approximately 99 minutes

5/10

ABR Rating: B
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Omen of the Stars | Erin Hunter

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This is quite a good series, but can drag on a bit, due to power of three, and the prophecy from that preceding it, so instead of being a regular six book series, it is technically a twelve book series. The main storyline of the series, is following Dovewing, the third cat of the Power of Three prophecy, and Ivypool, her sister, on their adventures, trying to get used to their situations. I have a few problems with this series though. For example the beaver plot is a bit strange, and also Sign of the Moon has little to do with the main plot, as it is in the mountains, but other than this, it's pretty good.

About 300 Pages Each

9/10

ABR Rating: B
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How to be a Cat | Kitty Pusskin (Mark Leigh)

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This an amusing 'handbook' for cats, that tells you all about living with humans! It is brilliant book, that really carries out what a cat's personality is like, because it actually isn't completely made up and it is funny because cats are really like that. This book is brilliant for cat-lovers as it gives funny tips and tests for cats, such as checking if they overdose on catnip, etc. It would better though to remove all bad language from the book, so that younger children could read it as well, but that might make it less funny, so it doesn't matter too much. 160 Pages
6/10
ABR Rating: C
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Stanley Smartpants and the Mackerel Robberies | Alexander Martin

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This is a great, funny book about cats, living like humans (I would have put a cat pun here, but I cannot think of one). Stanley Smartpants is a cat-detective, who is trying to solve the mackerel robberies, a series of robberies that always have a mackerel at the crime scene. This book is really amusing how it puts a twist on human things, and renames them cattish names, such as 'Catdonalds' or 'The Scissor Cats' or 'Leonardo de Catrio'! Alexander Martin writes these stories in a funny way that everyone can enjoy, and has plenty of awful puns about cats, judges, and police.

289 Pages

7/10

ABR Rating: A
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J.K Rowling - The Wizard Behind Harry Potter | Marc Shapiro

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This is a fantastic inspiring biography of the much loved J.K Rowling. It takes you into detail of Joanne's life, and makes you want to read Harry Potter again. It is a good book that is nice if you want to learn more about the author, and what her inspiration was, etc. This is a really good biography, because it was interesting, and had lots of facts on her life. All Harry Potter fans would enjoy this

127 Pages

6/10

ABR Rating: B
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Lost in a Book | Jennifer Donnelly

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This is a brilliant original story, based on Disney's fantastic movie, Beauty and the Beast. In this novel Belle finds a book, 'Nevermore' which transports her to another 'perfect' world, which turns out to not be as good as it seems, and leaves off with a sort of 'There's no Place Like Home' feeling. The story incorporates Beauty and the Beast  really well, while also making a great original story. I love how  this book adds in scenes, instead of just taking them from the plot. This is a great book, and all Disney, and Jennifer Donnelly fans will love it.

341 Pages

7/10

ABR Rating: B
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Brisingr | Christopher Paolini

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This is the third book of the Inheritance quadrilogy, and it fleshes out a lot of  backstory and character arcs, along with having some shocking and surprising secrets/twists , and a shocking ending. The story starts where Eragon and Roran are about to storm Helgrind, kill the Ra'zac, and rescue Katrina. after coming back to the Varden, while Roran is assigned on missions against the Empire, Eragon and Saphira has to do many things, such as attend the coronation of the next Dwarf king, and fixing Isidar Mithrim. This book has many twists and surprises, each one more astounding than the others, and it is done in a way that makes sense, and makes you wonder if the author really did plan it all. This is a really well written series, and always makes you want to read more. 763 Pages
9/10
ABR Rating: B
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