Barry Loser: I Am Not A Loser! by Jim Smith
Reviewed by Madeleine Smith, aged 8
This story is about a funny character called Barry Loser who really hates his name. He gets teased all the time by Darren Darrenofski, a boy in his class, and Barry is really sick of it. Darren only has one weakness and that’s how much he loves Fronkle, a fizzy drink. Barry tries to trick Darren to get his own back but things don’t go as he planned. Then they both go on the school talent show but you’ll have to read the book to find out if Barry or Darren wins.
The funniest bits are when Barry goes to school on stilts, so he’s too tall to go inside, and when they’re at the hair salon and Barry’s nan gets blue spiky hair by mistake.