Next Chapter Young Reader Book Reviews 2020

Congratulations to all our Next Chapter Young Reviewers who took part in our Book Club Young Reader week- 6th -10th July 2020. What a talented bunch!  On the A List Alan Murphy spoke with 13 young readers who reviewed a host of great books selected by Kennys Bookshop, Galway.

On Monday Alan spoke with three very young readers,

  • Áine Lohan aged 8 from Knocknacarra reading The Presidents Surprise by Peter Donnelly
  • Iarlaith Hurley aged 7 from Ballinalsoe, reading Covid Monsters Visit by Marguerite Tonery
  • Ailbhe Uí Chonnaill, aged 8 from An Spidéal reading Míp 2000 by Maria Zepf
Áine Lohan, Iarlaith Hurley and Ailbhe Uí Chonnaill

And later in the afternoon Alan was joined by

  • Éabha Doyle aged 12 from Rosscahill reading Under the Hawthorn Tree by Maria Conlon McKenna
Éabha Doyle on Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marie Conlon McKenna

On Tuesday Alan spoke with

  • Samuel O Duibhir, aged 7 from Barna, reading Slime by David Walliams
  • Lily-Mae Johnstone, Oranmore reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Samuel O Duibhir on Slime by David Walliams
Lily-Mae Johnstone on A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Wednesday we heard the opinion of two more young readers

  • Alanna Seoighe aged 11 from Spiddal reading Ar Strae by Patricia Forde
  • Cathal Hanniffy aged 11 from Oranmore reading Chasing Ghost by Nicola Pierce
Alanna Seoighe on Ar Strae by Patricia Forde
Cathal Hannify on Chasing Ghost by Nicola Pierce

On Thursday Alan spoke with

  • Jack Rynne, 11 from Athenry reading The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Ciara Gannon aged 15 from Ballyglunin, reading Hope Against Hope by Sheena Wilkinson
Jack Rynne reviews The Crossover
Ciara Gannon on Hope Against Hope

Our final reviewers chatted with Alan on Friday

  • Aaron Flatley aged 11 from Kinvara reading Young Fionn, Small Kid, Big Legend by Ronan Moore
  • Sean Kelly aged 9 from Knockcarra reading The Vikings by John Farrelly
  • Sophie Fegan aged 13 from Claregalway reading On Midnight Beach by Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
Aaron Flatley reviews Young Fionn, Small Kid, Big Legend
Sean Kelly reviews The Vikings
Sophie Fegan reviews On Midnight Beach
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