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Buried Alive Tim's uiet holiday in Wales with his parents and his best friend Biscuits unexpectedly becomes truly terribly adventurous An encounter with two local bully boys threatens to disrupt Tim and Biscuits's fun but their friendship is also threatened by the arrival of Tim's ebullient friend Kelly Tim tells the story in snappy prose punctuated with revealing illustrated extracts from his and Biscuits's holiday diaries It is a good book with a few twists This is probably one of my least favourite Jacueline Wilson books i've read; I don't ever recall reading this as a child so maybe things would have been different if I read it back then but as an adult there were just some off things with this bookThe main issue for me is the whole book seems to be focused on Biscuit's weight every page there is a comment on it how he should go on a diet or just ridiculous focus on the amount of food that he eats I get it's meant to be a children's book but when the overwhelming focus appears to be on someone's weight it starts to get a little bit harmful for me The plot felt uite weak to me and the ending was so sudden it had me pausing there was no wrap up to this story which Wilson normally does uite well It just suddenly ends as if there's a few pages missing It wasn't terrible at all but it just isn't one of my favourites I decided to re read this book recently and although I liked this book better then the previous instalment in Tim's life I still found myself eager to finish it because there are things I would rather have read Although I loved Jacueline Wilson growing up and this book is another fine story by herBuried Alive is about a boy called Tim who is going on a holiday He decides to take his friend Biscuits who he met on an adventure holiday Cliffhanger another book by Jacueline Wilson with him They all set off and there is a mixture of emotions Tim is in no way sporty and hates any activity he has to do where he moves He likes exploring building and seeing new things not racing golfing and showing off Biscuits is in love with food and would do anything if food comes with him Despite Tim's horror towards all sports and activities involving exercise his dad is forceful and makes Tim use these skills and forces Tim to do new sporty things Whereas Tim's mum would rather he came traipsing round the shops with her she knows of his fear of getting things wrong and wants to protect him The plot is good and there are a minimal amount of twists that make the story interesting Before each chapter there is a diary entry from both Biscuits and Tim outlining the chapter ahead Although this could ruin things for the upcoming chapter Jacueline Wilson has done it very well and left people guessing and lets the diary entries just be small hints towards the upcoming events In the book Cliffhanger which is actually a preuel to this I was disappointed by the lack of character build there was The characters were witty and fun however your opinions of them were already set out for you You hated the bad guy and you liked the good guy because there was no other alternative interpretations you could pick up from the characters presentation It was already laid out for you However in this book you set your own opinions and Jacueline Wilson has used advanced techniues where someone who wants to see an alternative to the characters is able to paint the idea in their head and follow it through throughout the book The chapters are a lot longer and are seemingly enjoyable as they have then just one plot twist embedded in every oneThere is a comical feel to this book and although there are tense dramas you don't feel that the book is too silly or that the book is forcing too much drama on you Of course Jacueline has continued to use literary techniues and linguistic devices which can be useful for the classroom if you were using this book however its silly enjoyable for people who are reading it out of sheer pleasure Personally the book isn't a favourite of mine The story just isn't something that I like or would read again anytime soon I think this is aimed at boys which is good because sometimes I believe that most of Jacueline Wilson's books are girly but maybe a boy would prefer this Or anyone who enjoys adventure books Younger readers would enjoy this book too I wasn't the target audience for this book clearly however when I was younger I felt the same way about the book and always put it towards the back of my shelf behind every other Jacueline Wilson book I had I was pleasantly surprised to find this title as the previous Jacueline Wilson books I have read have been aimed at young women rather than a mixed audience Buried Alive is the tale of a boys adventure which happens to feature a rather familiar female character called Kelly as a side kick to the two best friends This is probably best for solitary readers rather than a read aloud story time due to the fact that it is a seuel to Wilson's Cliffhanger and so some may be familiar with the characters and be particularly drawn to it I enjoyed the boys enthusiasm and excitement throughout the holiday to Llanpistyll Wales specifically Biscuits food diariesThemes included personal weaknesses and strengths and the characters ability to over come difference and accept ualities they may have viewed as faults at first The importance of friendship and loyalty were highlighted through the three way relationship of Tim best buddy Biscuits and Tims girlfriend Kelly The most prominent was the issue of bullying the effect this had on Tim and the way it was conseuently resolved the adult finally stepping in to take control of the situation but later realising that 'prickle head' had issues of his own to deal with this forces the reader to uestion 'Prickle heads' motives and actions I felt that this would be a great focal point for students reviewing the book and a chance to show empathy towards the bad character For 9 12 year olds

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