Media and Review
Book Review: Floored by Sarah Barnard
Reviewed by Emily Rodgers, Year 7
This book has been written in a unique way, its narrative alternating between the six characters, with each voice actually being crafted by a different author. The plot line is also very interesting, as the entire book split into several acts, each set a year apart, people with their own problems and troubles.
The premise is that they all meet in a lift, hence the title ‘Floored’: an unfortunate accident causes them to all meet consistently for the next few years.
Overall, I cannot say much about it, because most things in this book, even small details, can be massive spoilers, and reveal major plot points too soon, but I would definitely recommend reading this book; it is one of my favourites. From the individual way it was written to the character development and redemption arcs, it is a clever and amazing book.
Film Review: Avengers: Endgame
Reviewed by Grace Clowrey, Year 8
WARNING – CONTAINS SPOILERS
Avengers Endgame, released in cinemas on April 25th, is the end to a 22-movie long sequence starting with the release of Iron Man in 2008. After Infinity War decimated the universe, with half of the characters turning into dust, Endgame follows the survivors as they embark on an epic quest to bring back their friends and family and defeat Thanos once and for all. I thought the movie was full of plot twists and much-loved characters dying left and right. I thought that the emotional demises of certain heroes were upsetting and if you are going to see the film, I would advise you to bring some tissues! Also, with a 182 minute runtime – the longest Marvel film in history - I would also advise you to buy some snacks and drinks. It is an emotional ride and a satisfying conclusion to a famous series. However, if you have seen the movie, DON’T SPOIL IT! The great plot twists in this movie are ruined if you know what will happen and which characters die!
What do you think about this epic conclusion?
Top 7 Draco Malfoy Quotes
By Alexandra Cook, Year 7
As a Slytherin, I adore Draco. He may seem quite arrogant but he was pressured by Voldemort and his father. So, I have done the top 7 best quotes from Draco.
1. ‘Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backwards.’ (Chamber of Secrets)
2. ‘Longbottom, if brains were gold, you’d be poorer than Weasley, and that’s saying something.’ (Philosopher’s Stone)
3. ‘Well, no one really knows until they get there, do they, but I know I’ll be in Slytherin, all our family have been – imagine being in Hufflepuff, I think I’d leave, wouldn’t you?’ (Philosopher’s Stone)
4. ‘Yes, exactly. I heard he’s a sort of savage – lives in a hut in the school grounds and every now and then he gets drunk, tries to do magic and ends up setting fire to his bed.’ (Philosopher’s Stone)
5. ‘You know how I think they choose people for the Gryffindor team? [...] It’s people they feel sorry for. See, there’s Potter, who’s got no parents, then there’s the Weasleys, who’ve got no money – you should be on the team, Longbottom, you’ve got no brains.’ (Philosopher's Stone)
6. ‘Ah, look, boys, it’s the champion,’ he said to Crabbe and Goyle, the moment he got within earshot of Harry. ‘Got your autograph books? Better get a signature now, because I doubt he’s going to be around much longer... half the Triwizard champions have died... how long d’you reckon you’re going to last, Potter? Ten minutes into the first task’s my bet.’ (Goblet of Fire)
7. ‘Look at this!’ said Malfoy in ecstasy, holding up Ron’s robes and showing Crabbe and Goyle. ‘Weasley, you weren’t thinking about wearing these, were you? I mean – they were very fashionable in about 1890...’ (Goblet of Fire)
I, for one, don’t agree with half of these but we have got to give credit for these nasty burns! OUCH!