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Sick Building (Doctor Who)

Sick Building (Doctor Who)
by Paul Magrs


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So far we have received 60 reviews of Sick Building (Doctor Who). You can read them below - or why not add your own review?

Callum from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

The Docter and Martha have to try and save the family thet
live in dream home, but will the prevail if a mad computer is
trying to stop them.
I liked the last bit where the professor's wife turns against
him while being controlled by the super computer.
My favorite character was the Doctor because he is clever.
I didn't find anything to dislike about it.
I would recommend this book to all Doctor Who fans.

Marks out of 10: 9

Callum from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book is about an alien that eats everything and a house
run by a super computer. It is upto the Doctor to save the
house and destroy the computer, whilst worrying about the Craw
and trying to eat them.
I like how the Doctor, by belching in a loud microphone, scared
away the craw.
My favourite character is the Doctor, he is clever and always
knows what to say and do.
I disliked the Professor because whenever the Doctor tried to
help he threw the help back in his face.
This book is dangerous and exciting and can get you jumping out
of your skin when it gets scary. It's described in lots of
detail which makes it even better.

Marks out of 10: 9

from Year 5, Adwick Park Junior School:

A funny adventure book. Best in the doctor who novel series
100%. 10. well done Paul Magrs for writing this book.

Marks out of 10: 9

Amelia from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This book is amazing, with every sentence I read I found my
self on the edge of my seat and the hairs on my neck stood up.
Its like the book automaticly draws you in.

In the book the Doctor and his conpanian (Martha) are trying to
help the Tiermann family, but the Doctor and Mr.Tiermann don't
get on all that well.

I won't tell you any more, on the behalf of those who haven't
read the book yet.

Marks out of 10: 10

callum from Year 9, North Doncaster Technology College:

For starters docter who is brill and when i read this
it changed my view on books.i used to hate books untill
i saw this.

if any body reads this review
GET DOCTER WHO!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

kimberly from Year 6, Toll Bar Primary School:

I think that the sick building has as much detail as the
filmand how they made the monsters in so much detail

Marks out of 10: 10

Samantha from Year 6, Tranmoor Primary School:

I think this book was cool and a bit boring as well because the
good part was when the doctor travels around to diffrent
places!

The boring part was there was no action in it like on the T.V.

Marks out of 10: 8

liam from Year 6, St Albans Primary School:

this book is very good and adventorous it is amazing i would
give it 10/10 .

Marks out of 10: 10

Vicki from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book was really good and I enjoyed it because sometimes i
dont like scary books. This book kind of looked like a scary
book but it turned out when i read it that it was really
interesting and enjoyable. When I get the time to read another
of the Doctor Who series i will because it was so good. This
book had drama and tension in it. The book starts off with the
Doctor and Martha in the Tardis about to go and head off the
voracious claw. This book is good because it is funny and hard
to believe how stubborn someone can be. It really was an ace
book because of the humour of it and the tension and the drama
and the slightly strange tendencies of the Doctor.

Marks out of 10: 9

Eleanor from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

The book is a bit slow for me and until the middle it's mostly
descriptions. It is about an alien monster which is devouring a
world with only 3 humans. They live in a dreamhome surounded by
a glass globe. Will they all escape? Read it to find out!

Marks out of 10: 8

Eleanor from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

The book is a bit slow for me and until the middle it's mostly
descriptions. It is about an alien monster which is devouring a
world with only 3 humans. They live in a dream home surounded
by a glass globe. Will they all escape? Read it to find out!

Marks out of 10: 8

Jamna from Year 13, McAuley Catholic High School:

I thought this book was very sick.

This book is ok, but really for boys and people who like stuff
simalar things.

Marks out of 10: 1

Chloe from Year 6, Hatchell Wood Primary School:

I love Doctor Who Episodes on the TV. This book isn't as
interesting as the TV shows, but it's still pretty good! I
recomend this book for mostly boys, but some girls will enjoy
it as well. I think it is for the age group of 9-13.

Marks out of 10: 8

Natasha from Year 5, Edlington Victoria Primary School:

Not at all exiting it was very plain and even more boring.
I was looking forward to reading it and it upsets me to say
that I think it is rubbish!!!!

Marks out of 10: 4

lewis from Year 5, Owston Primary School:

I liked it because it was intresting to read the bit I liked
the most is where the giant beast is eating all the contents of
the world.

Marks out of 10: 9

Ross from Year 5, Owston Primary School:

I really enjoyed Sick Building because it builds up and then
builds up and then builds up and then eventually it happens. I
reccomend this book for people who are around 7 years old and
like suspense.

Marks out of 10: 9

jamie from Year 5, Ridgewood School:

Very exciting and scary at the same time.

Marks out of 10: 9

jamie from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

very exciting exciting and scary at the same time

Marks out of 10: 9

Reece from Year 6, Mallard Primary School:

I liked it because it is futuristic and you need to know facts
about Doctor Who. I also like Toaster and the Sukkazz also
Solin and Barbara the vending machine.

Marks out of 10: 9

Jay from Year 10, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I quite like this book as I have read plenty of Doctor Who
books in the past. I have liked the books that I have read.
This book is suitable for good keen readers.

Marks out of 10: 7

thomas from Year 6, Hexthorpe Primary School:

I think this book is good because l like Doctor Who and l like
the books. The begining of the book because it is good when the
Doctor fights the snow leopard. I would recommed this book to
people who like Doctor Who.

Marks out of 10: 9

hannah from Year 6, Edenthorpe Hall Primary School:

i like this book because i have always been intrested in doctor
who books. it is about a varacoius craw which is going to suck
in a planet whole. i like the part when they get attacked by a
sabre tooth tiger

Marks out of 10: 6

Isobel from Year 8, Danum Academy:

Sick Building is a book which takes ages to get into. Once you
do get in to it, it is a wonderful book. The Doctor and Martha
are right like they should be. Amusing in some points, scary in
others. A really good read. I recommend this book for 11-14./>

Marks out of 10: 8

Jack from Year 8, Danum Academy:

Sick Building is another fantastic adventure for the Doctor and
his friend Martha. This time, there is a gigantic veracious
craw coming to Earth to destroy everything. The doctor's job
this time is to save a family who live in a house, called
Dreamhome, which the veracious craw is heading towards to very
quickly. Many questions are being asked. Can the Doctor save
the planet this time? You don't know unless you read the book.
I have to admit, this book is not very realistic, but it is a
really good book for any fan of Doctor Who, which I am not! So
I would only rate this book a 5/10. Sorry!

Marks out of 10: 5

Jessica from Year 7, Danum Academy:

This book didn't have that much of a wow factor and doesn't
have the twists and turns as you would expect in a Dr Who book.
I've read other Dr Who books and this one is by far the worst.
It keeps going on and on about the veracious Craw and
Tiemmerman and his robots. It was sooooooooooooooooo boring.

Marks out of 10: 5

Ana from Year 5, Owston Primary School:

i thought that this book was wicked my favourite bit was when
they all had to burp its so good i gave it a ten its my
favourite book yet!

Marks out of 10: 10

alex from Year 6, Hexthorpe Primary School:

I found this book (doctor who-sick building) very exciting and
adventurous, plus it was very good when the doctor found that
thing (i'm not going to tell you that much) it was and had been
for quite a while slithering around the building.

Marks out of 10: 7

david from Year 6, Hexthorpe Primary School:

I think thIs a fantastIc, brIllIant book it has a lot of good
features and and I think the docter ,martha and solIn play a
realy good role and they play It fantastIcally well.

Marks out of 10: 10

Thomas from Year 6, Sunnyfields Primary School:

Sick Building is a Doctor Who book. It is about a family that
are about to be eaten by the voracious crow (a giant tapeworm)
but their house won't let them go!

Marks out of 10: 7

Bradley from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is another in the Dr Who series written by Paul
Magrs. In this particular installment there is a Voracious Craw
heading for Teirmans world, a planet in the heart of space. The
teirmans have three days to leave their home and get to a space
station before it strikes. However the dr saves the planet and
the Teirmans home.

Marks out of 10: 8

Kieran from Year 10, Ridgewood School:

i think this book was all right to read but i think dr who is
better on the tv

Marks out of 10: 9

Lewis from Year 6, Saltersgate Primary School:

i would NOT reccomend this book to anyone.

When they were in the dreamhome the conversation at the dinner
table went on for twelve pages, but still did not get anywhere!

A load of rubbish

Marks out of 10: 1

Megan from Year 10, Ridgewood School:

This book gives you thrills and spills all through the book.
Thsi is by far the best doctor who book i have read in ages
including the decide your own destiny ones which I adore. Paul
Magres has by far excelled himself and Doctor and Martha kept
us hooked all the way through

Marks out of 10: 9

jack from Year 6, Saltersgate Primary School:

faboulous 1000%

Marks out of 10: 10

Clayton from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I thought this collection in the Doctor Who saga was
interesting and was very nerve raking when their was an
exciting parts with the vorasious craw.

Marks out of 10: 9

Sean from Year 11, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I am a great fan of Doctor Who and anything to do with it but I
completely and utterly despised this awful, awful book! I
didn't find the writing style at all entertaining and the idea
wasn't great either, I was just generally bored out of my mind.

The story is about how The Doctor and Martha Jones go to try to
evacuate a home that is about to be engulfed by what is, in
effect, a giant worm! Unfortunately,
the owner of the house refuses to accept help and captures The
Doctor.
I would normally recommend a Doctor Who book to any fan but
after reading it I would advise that they shouldn't get their
hopes up because they will be serverly disappointed. I really
hope it doesn't make the shortlist!

Marks out of 10: 2

Karla from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

this book was very exquisite it was exciting and always keeps
you on your toes the super computer was a very good idea on how
technology these days can control and manipulate us in the way
it did in the book ;p

Marks out of 10: 10

Karla from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

this book was very exquisit it was exiting and always keeps you
on your toes the super computer was a very good idea on how
technology theys days can controle and monipulate us in the way
it did in the book;p

Marks out of 10: 6

jessica from Year 5, Owston Primary School:

An epic tale of fate, and a large tape worm.
A very exiting book, particulally for adventure seekers.
8/10

Marks out of 10: 8

Robyn from Year 6, Mallard Primary School:

I think it was a good book. I could read the book over and over
again. I really like it I have never seen anything like it
before. It is really intresting. I thought it would of been on
tv by now. If they haven't then they don't no what they are
missing.
IT WAS FANTASTIC !!!!!
Give you a tip read it!

Marks out of 10: 10

Callum from Year 9, North Doncaster Technology College:

This is my fave book because it realy captures the Docter and
Martha's image. Please make this win.

Marks out of 10: 10

Thomas B from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I thought it was great! It was really fun and action packed i
would recommend this book

Marks out of 10: 10

Thomas B from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I thought it was great! It was really fun and action packed i
would recommend this book

Marks out of 10: 10

Thomas B from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I thought it was great. It was full of adrenlin. i would
recommned this book

Marks out of 10: 10

keiren from Year 6, Intake Primary School:

The sick building book was alright and it was boring only a
bit. When it got to the end it was good.

Marks out of 10: 8

darrell from Year 6, Intake Primary School:

I think this story is brilliant

Marks out of 10: 10

Kiera from Year 6, Sandringham Primary School:

I think it was boring i didn't like it much i have read better
doctor who book,after the first chapter i fell asleep because i
started reading it at 9pm at night

Marks out of 10: 2

Rachel from Year 6, Intake Primary School:

I'm not a very big fan of doctor who but I definatly used to
be ! well I loved this book and I loved acting it out because
it gives you an idea of what the book is going to be about .
The doctors part is really intresting when you act it out. Also
I loved the text for its imagenational pictures when you read
it .The text definatly gives a image in your head.

Marks out of 10: 10

David from Year 9, Hatfield High School Visual Arts College:

When reading Sick Building it was as all Doctor Who based
things, confusing and a little hard to follow. But the way the
writer describes the characters is detailed for some, but
others are plain. The characters talk posh and are somewhat
unusual. The characters act normally and their emotions show
accordingly. The book made me feel the emotions the characters
are feeling at that time. The way emotions poured out of the
book gave the reader the same emotions. This style of book
suits me very well as I like confusing, puzzling storylines.
The end was very entertaining as I loved how the Domovoi made
toaster kill Tiermann with ultra violet light and how they
turned the voracious craw around by belching. It made me laugh
so hard. I am looking forward to any other Doctor Who books and
any by Paul Magrs.

Marks out of 10: 8

Bradley from Year 9, Hatfield High School Visual Arts College:

The Doctor and Martha arrive at a Barron planet with only the
Tiermanns family and lots of animals. The Tiermanns family live
in a luxury home with robot servants and a dome shield.
The Doctor gets sent to a dungeon so itís up to Martha to save
the day from the voracious craw, a massive worm creature. While
Martha tries to save the Doctor the kitchen robots go haywire.
The Doctor finds out a robot made out of fire is controlling
the robots and persuades it to sort them all out. They all get
away in safety from the voracious craw.
It was quite intense, funny in some places. I enjoyed it.

Marks out of 10: 9

Mark from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

I thought the book was really good and intresting. I like how
Paul Magrs has created the Servo-furnishings and how they have
names, feelings and personalities. Also the Varacious Craw
sounds really big and terrifying. Professor Tiermann is a
genius with all the robots he has invented but he sounds
insane. There' s a devouring monster after him and all he does
is say that everything is going to be all right. Solin sounds
friendly but I think he is a bit too young to have a crush on
Martha at only fifteen. Amanda is very quiet and doesn' t eat
anything. I am amazed in the end that she is actually part
robot. Overall this book is one of the best books I've ever
read. Eight fingers and one thumb up for me!

Marks out of 10: 9

James from Year 9, Hatfield High School Visual Arts College:

When I read this book it came across in a way I did not expect
it to, but the plot became very clear. The ending didnít come
as clear (well the way I thought it would) till nearly the end.
I have only read this Doctor Who book and it may be part of a
series, so thatís probably why I got a bit lost, I found the
plot was not too difficult to understand, the style of writing
and every bit of detail is super. The book started to pull me
in like I was one of the family or maybe another character; I
have always liked watching Doctor Who, and the descriptions
made it feel like you were watching it. The characters were
realistic but I thought, what it needed was a few more
pictures, as it didnít have any (well maybe the odd few).
Pictures in a book may bring younger children into reading this
book. I could imagine the family and how they felt. The writer
is very good at describing the characters in the book, it
shows the time travelling adventures of the Doctor ( and I
know this would be some kids dream). I think the descriptions
have a key part on what the writer wants us to think, and any
way the score Iíve given this book isÖ. NINE OUT OF TEN

Marks out of 10: 9

Jack Lucas from Year 5, Saltersgate Primary School:

BRILLIANT best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! best in dr
who series

Marks out of 10: 10

Natasha from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book it started off slow but then i
really got in to the book. The professer Terbri he doesn't
think that he needs Doctor who's help. He refuses to let Doctor
Who help. When Doctor Who first arrived on the planet he saw a
boy and his name was Solin. He really took a fancy to Martha
but he was a bit too young for her. The proffeser soon realises
that he needs Doctor Who's help and so Doctor Who help him. I
won't tell you the rest you need to read the book to see if
Doctor Who kills the mighty beast so you will have to read it.
But all i can tell you is that it was a very good book. :)

Marks out of 10: 8

Inspector Hurworth from Year 13:

Computers are funny things, sometimes they want to control us.
What would happen if "Cosmos" met the controlling computer in
this story, Murder perhaps????????????

Marks out of 10: 10

Kyle from Year 10, Ridgewood School:

When I first saw this book, I was not interested at all, not
having ever watched an episode of Doctor Who. But once you get
into it, it's quite a good book. If only all books that were
based on a TV series were this good.

Marks out of 10: 6

alex from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I realy like this book because i am realy into doctor who and
love things with monsters also I love all the complicated thing
the doctor says

Marks out of 10: 10

Nicholas from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

This book is really good because at one place of the book the
Doctor lands on the mysterious island and he sees a boy who
shouldn't be out of the shield.When he's out the animal comes
chasing him and thats why i like this book alot .

Marks out of 10: 9

joe from Year 5, Edlington Victoria Primary School:

This book used good imagery and i would recomened it to any age
group



it was great

Marks out of 10: 9

Jake from Year 11, Adwick Park Junior School:

Its hard to believe Paul Magrs has written earlier Dr Who
books. It feels as if he has had to generate the characters in
his mind, so anybody that is a fan of the show these characters
are based on will have trouble believing their actions and
interaction with other characters.
I love all other Dr Who books I've read, with great character
descriptions and actions that you can visualise coming from the
Dr and Martha you've seen on TV.
This effort however had me cringing right at the start and
things never improved. This is the worst written Dr Who novel
Ive read to date and not recommended

Marks out of 10: 2

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