Hamish X

If you liked . . .
the Hamish X series by Sean Cullen,
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Your Responses and Reviews!

Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates by Sean Cullen is very very silly but in a good way.  In the odd world of Hamish X there are cheese factories run by evil capitalists who employee defenceless orphans. When Hamish is dropped off, he looks rather suspicious, and you have good reason to think that because he is a different person. He has magical boots. But Hamish makes two friends, Mina, a hot-headed red-headed girl, and Parveen, small and very intelligent. Together, they make an awesome plan to break out of the forced-labour cheese factory but before they can escape, cheese pirates break into the factory and do what cheese pirates do, steal cheese. Hamish and his friends hop aboard the pirates’ ship, but the pirates find out and take them hostage but the three friends escape and make friends with the native animals at the cheese pirates’ home base. They all team up and defeat the pirates. I think this book was rather awesome and very funny. I highly recommend it. (Jake in grade eight)

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester (R. R. Donnelley and Sons, 2008) is a high-flying novel about an unnatural girl called Piper McCloud who lives with her normal ma and pa on a normal farm in normal Lowland County. Fascinated by her newfound powers, she has to decide between two paths. She can help her friends escape I.N.S.A.N.E., the institute that makes children forget about their powers, or she can stay and become normal, like her ma and pa, like her farm, like all of Lowland County. Because she wants to help her friends and to keep her powers, she decides to escape. But what what would have happened if she had stayed? (Liam in grade eight)

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