by David Walliams
Primary List 2017-18
So far we have received 6 reviews of The Midnight Gang.
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Grace from Year 9, Ridgewood School:
This is another fantastic book by David Walliams. I would recommend this book to all ages. I laugh almost every time I read these books. David Walliams is a really fantastic author!
Eleanor from Year 9, Ridgewood School:
When it's midnight at the Lord Funt Hospital- the Midnight Gang comes alive! Tom finds himself awake at the Lord Funt Hospital with a throbbing head and an awful smell running through his nose...the smell of hospitals! Scared and confused, Tom realised he was hit with a cricket ball at school ; does anyone care- NO! With a wicked matron on his case, disgusting medicine being injected in to his throat, and a cold hospital bed, life couldn't be worse! Or could it all change! When Tom gains trust with the variety of poorly children from the hospital, he gains the secret that life here is not as bad as he thought when he joins the Midnight Gang! Is there more parts to the hospital than he thought? Is the Midnight Gang the key to success? Can the gang survive under the watch of the wicked matron? Find out in 'The Midnight Gang' written by the legendary David Walliams! I was moved by this book due to its meaningful story line, characters and adventures these ill children took! It hits you when you realise how healthy you are and a handful of children in the book are fighting for their life ( e.g 'Sally'). Any age I can guarantee will be tugged at with their emotions as this book really makes you think! As well, it may help children who are maybe frightened of the hospital as it shows life long friends can be made and staff ( in some cases) are friendly and there for you! A straight ten I would give to this book due to to the perfect illustrations, comedy and interesting story line! The best David Walliams book by far!
clementine from Year 7, Healing School - A Science Academy:
The book had me enthralled. It was so so so amazing the description is very good. David walliams is a really good author you should read it. My favourite part is where they tell stories to each other and my favourite line from it is ‘then all the other children wrapped each other in the bandages so they could be Egyptian Mummy's ’.
Connor from Year 5, Rosedale Primary School:
Firstly, I would like to say it was one of the best books that I have ever read it was weird when Tom got hit by a cricket ball and next thing he knew, he woke up in hospital. I liked how funny the book was because the unexpected happened, like when the elevator door opened, and stood right in front of them was the cleaner. they said they were the cleaning inspectors because it was midnight and they weren't meant to be up. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Violet from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
The Midnight Gang is a really good book and very enjoyable. I was excited to read this book as soon as I opened it on Christmas. I was excited because it was written by David Walliams, who is in my top favourite authors, and because he has a really good sense of humour. Now about the book... This is an incredible book, and I love how it is based on children who are in a hospital. My favourite characters are.. Tom and Sally because Sally has a condition where she could possibly pass away with and even though she has this condition she is very positive and happy towards life and she doesn't care that she may not live but she cares about living her life in what she has left of it. Tom is also my favourite character because he is very helpful and cares about others way more than himself. I recommend this book to ages 7+ it is an excellent book to read it made me have mixed emotions and I' am sure children 7+ will enjoy it. Just one more question how would you feel if you were in a hospital with these two characters?
Daisy from Year 6, Green Top Primary:
I thought that The Midnight Gang was an amazing book because as soon as I read the first page it made me want to reed on. The book was really interesting because at the end of every chapter David Walliams left it on a cliff hanger which always made me want to read more to find out what happens. My favourite part was when Tom (the main character), the other children and the porter collect loads of the balloons to try and make George's dream come true. The reason why I like this part is because they have to go into loads of different parts of the hospital to collect the balloons and they get caught by an elderly woman and she thinks that the balloons are for her from her dad so Tom and his friends give her a balloon that says happy birthday grandma on it however she cant reed so she just takes it and because she is so light weighted she takes off into the sky. so the porter, Tom and his friends have to take the ambulance (without permission ) to try and save her...That is why i like The Midnight Gang!!!!!