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Reviews and advice on hotels, and lots more! About the story: Aunt Alberta is in a mission of seeking an inheritance of the Great Saxby Hall, corners her cousin Stella and tortures her. Stella lost her parents in an accident, she was in a state of futile. What happens next? Will Aunt Alberta succeed her mission of claiming the inheritance? Will Stella be able to figure out the truth?
Lies the suspense of the story. The characters are bizarre and yet dark humour is found all over. This is an admirable story were all the characters has their own importance. Awful Auntie is awful when it comes to Aunt Alberta, she is so creepy and dark in plotting awful ambushes. We can see illustrations in this book that gives added essence to the story. I would like to recommend this book all, especially children. My rating for this book is 4 stars. An in-between read, with good action and danger but a thin storyline. The book had a nice Dahl atmosphere with a very abusive and deathly adult and a poor child trying to survive.
I liked the addition of an owl and a ghost, they make the full cast more interesting and leading to unusual interactions. The writing was pleasant, with enough humor the spelling! The sense of danger was good and the threats felt real, so the read wasn't boring.
However, the s 3. However, the storyline was very thin, with a simple plot and a single place. Anyway, I totally liked the ending, it's always nice to finish on a good touch, and I found the illustrations pleasant and a nice complement to the text. Mar 26, Simon rated it liked it. Can see why kids love these.
A proper fun romp for kids which I rather enjoyed, though no one can replace Roald Dahl for me I can see why Walliams is becoming the Dahl of today. Feb 05, Jason rated it it was amazing Shelves: magic-square , read-in , read-to-cass.
So far my favourite David Walliams book, I like how he has broken his own mould here and not included his repeating characters It took me a little while to get into the story, there are a lot of filler pages at the beginning containing lists, but once you get past that the plot starts to unfold and it is a very interesting one at that. It is a very dark story, lots of gruesome murders, and quite a few plot twists, to me th So far my favourite David Walliams book, I like how he has broken his own mould here and not included his repeating characters It is a very dark story, lots of gruesome murders, and quite a few plot twists, to me they were pretty obvious but to see my daughter suddenly realise what was going one and be totally amazed makes this book worthy of 5 stars.
Brilliant illustrations add to the story too. Jun 04, Bookish Devil rated it it was amazing. The David Walliams, whose books used to put me to sleep during bedtime, is now keeping me wide awake in fright in the middle of the night. I never expected 'Awful Auntie' to be such a gripping read. Like a hapless chap stuck in quicksand, I sunk deeper and deeper after every passing chapter. The sheer unpredictability of the plot will keep your eyes peeled and make it impossible for you to take a break. Do you think that's gross? Wait till The David Walliams, whose books used to put me to sleep during bedtime, is now keeping me wide awake in fright in the middle of the night.
Wait till you read about Aunt Alberta. Like his other books, the story starts off with the introduction of the characters. I felt something amiss when I learnt that there were only a handful of characters in the book. Usually, his books are filled with a plethora of eccentric characters who goof around throughout the story and entertain us with their antics.
My suspicions got confirmed as I read the chapters that followed it. The only thought that kept running in my mind was 'i didn't sign up for this'. Well, the answer is simple, how could I, if Awful aunt cuffed my hands to the book? She could scare the living daylights off a year-old, like Stella for instance. AA's only mission is to find the deed left by Stella's late father and force little Stella into signing it, the consequence of which would make her the sole owner of the Saxby Estate. To make matters worse, she is aided by a Bavarian owl who is like her partner in crime. Don't scoff!
It's not like any other owl. This one's evil and menacing. Still, don't believe me? Go on, read it, I'll wait here and laugh at your funny face as the ghastly beast scare the pants off you. Stella, on the other hand, is aided by her own special friend the identity of whom I'd never reveal to help her wage a lone war against AA and her nocturnal accomplice.
It's a thrilling game of cat and mouse, the winner of which, you'd have to read and find by yourself. May 30, Archie Gothard rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I decided to read this book because I had no other books to read and it was the first one that caught my eye.
This book was a very easy read and was probably a bit to easy. A character from this book is Stella, Stella's parents supposedly died in a car crash and Stella was left with her awful aunt Alberta. Her Auntie couldn't find the deeds so that Stella could sign over Saxby Hall to her, but Stella knew w I decided to read this book because I had no other books to read and it was the first one that caught my eye.
Her Auntie couldn't find the deeds so that Stella could sign over Saxby Hall to her, but Stella knew where deeds were. Stella's Auntie tortured her so she would try and give away where the deeds were. She locked her up in cellars and left her with no food and drink. Still Stella never gave up where the deeds were. My favourite quote from the book is "Sitting opposite her aunt in the vast drawing room, Stella couldn't believe what she was hearing.
Saxby hall had been in her family for centuries. Burn it down? You can't!
Oh yes I can replied Alberta. She was going to burn down over years of heritage and Stella couldn't believe what she was hearing. I thought more deeply about how lucky I am to have such wonderful parents and a healthy life. I'm very grateful for what my parents do for me and that was something that Stella didn't get to experience unfortunately.
When I think about I get driven pretty much all over the North Island to do stuff and Stella didn't get to witness her parents do great things for instead her Auntie killed them and Stella had to fight back against her auntie and she did! By Archie Nov 15, Sophia Luo rated it it was amazing. Throughout this whole book I was wondering when Raj would come in.
But Raj's letter of complaint at the end is hilarious which is why I give this book 7 stars. TBH I think Raj's letter is better than the book itself. Jun 13, Heather Gallagher rated it liked it Shelves: fab-mg. Although this was a rollicking read, like all Walliams books, there were a couple of things that put me off this book. One was the unredeeming nastiness of the auntie in question, the other was the killing off of two perfectly fine parents. I know, I know, authors need to get rid of the parents so kids can do stuff but I couldn't help holding out hope that the parents were going to magically jump out of a cupboard or something near the end - but no they really were dead.
I wanted to recommend th Although this was a rollicking read, like all Walliams books, there were a couple of things that put me off this book. I wanted to recommend this to my year-old but when I told her that the parents were murdered by the aunt and that the aunt spends the rest of the book trying to kill off the main character - her neice Stella - that was enough to make her say 'no way'.
Awful Auntie is a children's book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross. It is the seventh book by Walliams, a television comedian best known . Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Did you know that AWFUL AUNTIE won audiobook of the year at the UK National Book Awards?.
I know this is Walliams brand of dark humour but I guess a line needs to be drawn. For me, the line started here. All that said my favourite scene was when the dotty butler saved the day, coming out of nowhere snow-sledding on his silver tray! Well, Walliams is not for me, I would say, not because I'm not the target reader, but because I don't like his "humor". So, even though I finished the book out of sheer curiosity to see what kind of weird and sometimes disgusting events he will put in 3 stars for making me curious, otherwise it would be two , I couldn't get into the mood.
As with Dahl, it seemes to me I will like only one book by Walliams and not like all the others. I will give him one more chance, perhaps, just to be up to da Well, Walliams is not for me, I would say, not because I'm not the target reader, but because I don't like his "humor". I will give him one more chance, perhaps, just to be up to date with children's contemporary authors.
So, if you like light cruelty and really dark humor combined with ridiculous plot, this is for you.
If not, just look at the pictures, they are great as usual. Aug 28, Lucija The Reader rated it it was amazing. Thanks to harper Reach for sending me a copy of this book for a review. Well, honestly, I don't even really know what to write about when I've already reviewed some of David Walliams' books before, and I just don't know what to say because I feel like I've already said almost everything.
So, this review will be quite a short one. This one is my favorite David Walliams book so far, it was a tiny bit spooky, very funny and also a bit sad. I love Walliams' se Thanks to harper Reach for sending me a copy of this book for a review. I love Walliams' sense of humour and I can't wait to read more books by him.
This is for my aunt Dec 23, Anna rated it it was ok. Well, that was disappointing! It wasn't very funny although the illustrations were lovely. I did like the relationship between Stella and the ghost and that was a saving grace. Who on earth thinks torture is amusing in this day and age?? Feb 17, Colette Kebell rated it did not like it.
Apologies but this just wasn't my cup of tea. Just couldn't get into it at all. Why the author is listed as David Walliams when all he does is put his name to it, so it seems, is beyond me as well. I only read about 30 pages Great fun. On second thoughts, I loved it too much to only give it 4 stars! About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book.
Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts and funny bones of children and adults alike. Ratburger by David Walliams KST The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe.
The second act livens up with slapstick humour and a more villainous Awful Auntie appearing. Original Title. Make your appointment if you dare You can't! Hardcover , pages. As Sophie is locked in her room she tried to escape but it wasn't easy with Wagner watching like a hawk. It actually hurt.
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