The Chatterbooks group enjoyed writing their reviews about the book. These reviews are displayed on the wall in the Junior Fiction section of the library to encourage other children to read them and perhaps borrow the book and decide for themselves. Even though this book didn't appeal to some of the Chatterbook members, all of them said they enjoyed the film, 'Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker' (2006) and had read other Alex Rider novels of which there are 10 in the series, as well as a series of short stories or supplementary books.
If you're running a Chatterbooks session, I found that the book encouraged everyone to participate in the discussion with little prompting. The group was also fully engaged in drawing and writing about objects that could be turned into spy gadgets and sharing their ideas with each other.
All spies need a really good memory and the Chatterbooks group enjoyed a memory game at the end of the session, where they were given 1 minute to look at 12 objects on the table. The objects were then taken away and they then had 1 minute to list as many objects as they could remember. Well done Harry and Sophie for getting 11 out of 12 in the memory game - you're on the road to becoming first rate spies!