Genre: Novel, Mystery, Thriller, Crime Fiction, Detective fiction, Conspiracy fiction
Key Stage: Year 10+
If you like this, you might like: The Maze Runner by James Dashner; Alex Rider: Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz and the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Da Vinci Code (2003)
Reviewer: Mahreema Jannat, Year 8
Summary: A famous man is found killed at the Louvre Museum in Paris, surrounded by odd numbers, random letters and other clues. Sophie sets out to solve all of them and to find out what her dead grandfather is trying to tell her.
Positives: The plot runs smoothly and definitely teaches you things you may have never known before. You step into the world of mystery and can find yourself trying to piece together the clues for yourself. I definitely changed my perspective in the way I see life now. Another good thing is that everything that happens in the story is from an unusual or real perspective. Dan Brown definitely combines action and adventure in an exciting, thrilling way.
Negatives: The novel is aimed more at adults which means it has high level vocabulary in it. Also be wary that some information really needs careful thinking about; is it definitely not a fast read. Besides this and not being able to put the book down, there are no negatives really 🙂