The main characters in ‘The Angel of Nitshill Road’ were
Celeste the new girl,
Barry Hunter, who was the bully
Wayne and Steven who helped him.
Lisa, who is a sensible girl.
Mark, Penny and Marigold who were being bullied.
Mr. Fairway, the teacher.
In this book Celeste solves
a bullying situation at Nitshill Road School
and turns it into a happier and fairer school.
Celeste finds three unhappy kids in Nitshill Road
and she makes life better for them.
Nicole thought that this book was great.
She liked the way she always wanted to know
what was going to happen next.
What she really liked about the book
is that there are different ‘moods’ in it,
depending on what is happening in the plot.
Nicole also thinks that the author Jenny Nimmo
makes good use of words.
Julia thought that Celeste acted very strangely
She liked the part where Celeste first came to the school.
Niamh said that this was one of the best books
that she has ever read.
Her favourite part was when
Celeste called Penny chubby
because she meant no harm by it
and was actually trying to be helpful.
Niamh thought that it was
a super book.
Tadhg said that he really really liked the book.
His favourite part was when Barry Hunter
was taught a lesson.
He was left alone
because he was bullying the other children.
Tadhg said he learned that it is important
to make a good start at a new school.
Max said that he liked the book.
His favourite part was when Celeste
bit Barry Hunter on the leg,
because sometimes it is funny to read about
something bold another child might do,
even though you might not do it yourself.
Amy said that she loved the book
She learnt that it is not a good idea
to bite anyone on the leg.
Nicole said that she learned that
there is always a solution to a problem
Celeste was very cheeky to her teacher Mr Fairway,
but perhaps this was important because
Mr Fairway was not looking after the children in his class.
He was letting the bullies get away with being mean.
Fiona favourite part was when Celeste
let everyone use her special golden pen
even the bully, Barry Hunter.
Senan on the other hand
would not recommend this book
because he says
when you think about it
Celeste does not put a stop to the bullying properly.
Senan says: ‘Do not try this at school or at home kids!
It would have been better to tell the teacher
instead of taking the law into your own hands.
Zac agrees he said that the solution
made no sense for making things better.
We found it interesting to ‘make connections’ between
this book and ‘The Dog Star’ by Jenny Nimmo
as we had questions about Celeste and who she was, really.
The author drops hints that show
there may be more to Celeste
than we think when we meet her first.
We also wondered about
who the ‘Dog Star’ really was too.