Favourite Book Essay – Here are essays on some of the favourite books of Grade 6 and 7 students:
Essay on My Favourite Book for Class 6
1. Best Read: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
My favourite book is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ as it is essentially a novel in cartoons. It is written and illustrated by the talented Jeff Kinney and is the first book in the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series. The book has also been adapted to a film.
This book is written in the form of diary entries of a boy named Greg Heffley who struggles to gain popularity in middle school. He strictly refers to the diary as a journal and intends to be rich and famous one day. The author takes the reader through hilarious incidents that take place at Greg’s school and home.
Rowley, Greg’s friend, gains popularity in school. Greg tries to take advantage of this and hence, ends up in situations that test their friendship.
One of the memorable incidents in the book is the discussion around the “Cheese Touch”. Greg narrates that someone had left a piece of cheese in school and it got mouldy. Anyone who touched it would have the “Cheese Touch” and would have to pass it on to someone else by touching them. Luckily the last person of the infamous “Cheese Touch” moved away!
Greg also introduces his family to the reader and narrates hilarious incidents involving his family members. The little adventure on which Greg and his friends embarked on Halloween day was really very funny.
Greg is not fond of Patty Farrel as she is always looking to get him into trouble. There are instances where he had a chance to get back at her, and these are some of the memorable parts of the book.
I like the fact that the book is written in a style that is very different from the conventional reads today. The storyline and illustrations strike a chord with the reader as they are able to relate to the incidents easily.
2. Favourite Book: Dork Diaries
Dork Diaries is a children’s book series that is written in the format of the diary of a 14-year old girl, Nikki Maxwell. The books have drawings, comic strips, and doodles of incidents from the girl’s life.
The first book of the ‘Dork Diaries’ series is my favourite. It narrates the life of Nikki Maxwell who is unhappy to attend Westchester Country Day, a middle school that her father arranges. She is unable to make friends among the wealthy children attending the school.
Nikki gets a locker right next to the most popular girl in school, MacKenzie Hollister, who calls her a dork. MacKenzie also tries to bully Nikki as and when she gets a chance. Nikki soon makes friends with two other girls, Chloe and Zoey. She also starts to like Brandon from school.
When Nikki enters an art show in school, she finds that MacKenzie will be competing with her and she is determined to win.
The book follows the life of Nikki through diary entries and comic strips. There are several hilarious descriptions of her family that made me laugh out loud. I really like the format of the book, wherein the monotony of the text is broken by the illustrations.
This is a very popular book across the world and has a large reader base among middle school children.
Essay on My Favourite Book for Class 7
1. Best Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
I have read most of the books in the Harry Potter series and my favourite is ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’. This is the second novel in the series written by the famed author, J.K. Rowling.
The story of the book is as enchanting and mysterious as the other Harry Potter books. It narrates the incidents that take place during the second year of Harry’s studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
As Harry was packing his bags to return to school after a hideous summer, he gets warned by an impish creature, Dobby. The creature says that Harry will be in the midst of disaster if he returns to Hogwarts.
At Hogwarts, Harry has to tolerate a new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart. A spirit named Moaning Myrtle also starts haunting the girl’s bathroom. In the midst of all this, the children find a series of messages on the corridors of the school that mention the “Chamber of Secrets” being opened and the “heir of Slytherin” intending to kill students who do not belong to all-magical families. This is followed by attacks on the residents of the school.
Harry starts investigating the attacks with the help of his friends Ron and Hermione and has an amazing adventure that keeps the reader gripped to the novel. The book has been adapted into a film that has won a lot of accolades and received international acclaim. There are some video games loosely based on this book as well.
2. Not to be Missed: Percy Jackson – The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief is the first book of the ‘Percy Jackson’ series. I love this book as it is an intriguing mix of fantasy, action, and adventure.
The book narrates the adventures of a twelve-year-old boy named Percy Jackson who is unable to control his anger as he suffers from ADHD and dyslexia. He is also not able to focus on schoolwork.
Percy finds that his math teacher turns into a mythical creature and tries to attack him. He goes to a summer camp with his mom and friend Grover Underwood. There, his mother is taken away in a fight with a Minotaur. He rescues his friend and goes on to find out that he is a demigod, the son of the Greek god Poseidon and a mortal woman.
Percy goes to Camp Half Blood and makes friends with Luke Castellan and Annabeth Chase. Grover and Annabeth accompany Percy on a quest to find the missing lightning bolt of Zeus in order to avoid a war between the gods.
Percy locates the bolt and brings it back to Zeus on Mount Olympus. He rewards the boy by not killing him. Percy then spends the rest of the summer at the Half Blood Camp.
Subsequently, he finds the real thief of the lightning bolt and returns to his mother to spend the school year at home.
The book has been highly acclaimed throughout the world. It was also adapted into a movie. ‘The Lightning Thief’ had a number of sequels, owing to its popularity. All these books went on to receive positive reviews as well.
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