Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond

Reviewed by Abbie and Courtney, Year 5.

This book is about a boy who is named Stanley Potts who swam with piranhas!

The front cover

The story begins with well.... Stanley!

His parents died in a terrible accident and he now lives with his Aunt Annie and Uncle Ernie Potts! His uncle lost his job at a factory and has an idea which turns their lives upside down. FISH CANNING! so they start a business called Potts Perfect Pilchards . Then the local circus comes to town and Stanley Potts decides to save all the little goldfish at the hook-a-duck stall. But he is made an offer which will change his life forever!

Whilst all this is happening, back at the house trouble is stirring! Stanley's Uncle Ernie has been caught fish-canning because of all his machines making noise!

This book is perfect for people like funny, eventful books with happy endings.


  1. This is a brilliant review. I really enjoyed reading the book too. I have read lots of David Almond books and I always think they are interesting.

  2. I thought this was a great book. Skellig is another book of his that you should read, it's very different to this though. I don't want to give too much away but it's quite unusual.

  3. Great review i will go and buy it from shop NOW !!! Iv read Skellig as well .