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Book Review | “Billionaire Boy” by David Walliams

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Hey, world! It’s Lora.

I’ve been enjoying the summer time a lot lately and I’ve found plenty of time to read and check some books off my summer reading list. (click the link to see it!) As I finished “Billionaire Boy” the other day, I decided to type a short review of it. 🙂

Okay, so first I would like to mention that this was the second book, written by David Walliams, I’ve read. The first one was “Demon Dentist” which had a really interesting storyline and characters. One thing I noticed about Walliams’s writing style was that it was very similar to Roald Dhal’s. As Roald Dhal is one of my most favourite authors, it was quite easy for me to get into the story and follow the plot.

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Title: “Billionaire Boy”

Author: David Walliams

Genre: Children’s, Fiction, Humor

Rating: 4 ⁄ 5 stars

 

 

 

“Billionaire Boy” tells the story of 12-year-old Joe Spud whose father invented the half-dry-half-moist toilet paper and became a billionaire. Joe has everything you can imagine (and everything you can’t even imagine): a formula racing car, his own orang-utan butler, a real-life shark in a tank, every video game in the world, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and so on… But there’s one thing he doesn’t have but really wants – a friend.

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That’s why he insists on going to a normal public school, and not a rich private one. Joe also decides to hide the fact that he is a billionaire, so he can find someone who likes him for his personality, not for his money. During the first school day, he finds a friend, Bob, who doesn’t suspect anything. Even when Bob finds out Joe’s secret, he still wants to be his friend. As the story goes on, Joe Spud runs into some problems and adventures and finds out that true friendship can never be bought with money. The plot twist at the end is kind of predictable but touching at the same time. David Walliams displays the ideas of loyalty and trust in a brilliant way while including some humour. 🙂

A heart-warming, entertaining and humourous book. I recommend it to every child who is willing to explore the mysteries of wealth, every teenager who needs a reminder of what true friendship is, and every adult who wants to have a good laugh. 🙂

xoxo, Lora

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Hey, world! I’m Lora. How ya doing? I recently found this great “bookish” site – GoodreadsIt is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. How cool, isn’t it? You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Take part in a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own writing! The opportunities are endless… that’s why I love to hang around Goodreads.

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Book Worm Rating ~ June

Hey, world! I’m Lora and these are my blog series – the “Book Worm Rating” in which I show you three of the books I’ve read each month + a book review and some of my “smart thoughts”. 😀 I’m so sorry for not posting the May edition but I was very busy. I had final exams and a lot end of year tests. It was a horrible month so I had to study a lot. Anyway, I am ready with the Book Worm Rating for June. Let’s start!

1. “Demon Dentist” – David Walliams

This is the first book, written by David Walliams that I’ve ever read and it was just fantastic. It reminds me of Roald Dahl’s writing style. Combining sad, exciting and funny moments, this book tells the story of 12-year-old Alfie who lives alone with his Dad after his mother died in childbirth.

Alfie hasn’t been to the dentist since he was six. And I can’t blame him considering his ancient dentist diagnosed a rotten tooth, tied dental floss around the nurse Mrs Prigg’s waist, the other end around Alfie’s poor tooth… and then… jump out of the window! The result – his dentist had taken out the wrong tooth.

But the real evil hasn’t come to town yet… or that’s what Alfie thought. Miss Root a.k.a THE EVIL DENTIST comes to Alfie’s school to give a talk about teeth! “She has the most dazzling white smile. Whiter than white.”, says David Walliams in his book. “The second thing you noticed about Miss Root was that she was impossibly tall. Her legs were so long and thin, it was like watching someone walk on stilts…” These are the two most important things about her… except the red blood splash on her white shoe which is frightening, I can say.

Meanwhile, strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…?

Alfie and his friend Gabz will solve this case and find out who does all these evil things to the children in their town. Is it Miss Root – the evil dentist? You will know if you read the book…


2. “Five-minute Mysteries” – Ken Weber

I am a great fan of criminal books. My favourite author is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and I’m just in love with his well-known character Sherlock Holmes. As a lover of exciting criminal books, I have searched a lot of these in book shops and libraries in different Bulgarian cities. But I have never ever heard of the author Ken Weber. I found his “Five-minute Mysteries” at a book festival, so I got it for like 1$ or something… The book shows 40 short mysteries that you have to solve. There’s a question after every case.

“The perfect book for when you have a few minutes to kill. The stories – some about the crime, some about evidence left behind, or perhaps the getaway or the investigating detective, and so on – are told with all the clues you need to solve the question posed at the end.”

This book is really a thing you should own because you can learn a lot from it and train your logical thinking.


3. “It Can’t Be True!” – Dorling Kindersley Limited

“It Can’t Be True!” is more like an encyclopedia than a book. It wows the reader with impressive facts about the world that are all difficult to believe, but still true.

“From animals and the human body to buildings and outer space, this quirky book combines the latest CGI and photographic imagery with impossible-to-believe, accurate facts about just about everything.”

This is a great new book that compares two things visually so the reader can get an idea of the relative size. It contains awesome images and mind-blowing facts. I was really impressed by this book.


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This was June’s “Book Worm Rating”. I hope you liked it a lot. I recommend these three books to all of you because they’re totally amazing by their own way. If you have read or planning to read one of them, leave me a comment with your opinion about the book. Go check out “My Reading Spot!” for more bookish stuff. Bye, guys! ❤ xoxo, Lora