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BOOK REVIEW: THE BILLIONAIRE’S CURSE by Richard Newsome

REVIEW BY SPENCER DAVIS Year 7  

The Billionaire’s Curse is a book written by Richard Newsome. In the book a 12 year old boy named Gerald inherits 21 billion pounds from his mysteriously and recently deceased great aunt. He is also left a note that his aunt wrote before she died saying she was murdered and to not trust anyone. Left alone by his parents he is forced into solving the murder so that he in turn does not share the same fate. He quickly makes two new friends and travels around England to find the murderer and save his own life.billionaire's curse

The major theme of the book is survival but the author, Richard Newsome, also seamlessly works in the themes of greed and temptation into the story. Constantly throughout the book Gerald is tempted to give up and enjoy his billions or to join the murderer in his quest. The two friends he made at the start of the book are the voices of reason and stop Gerald from performing the wrong.

The book is one of three based on the same storyline and the others dictate the continuation of the murderer’s quest to eventually gain the power of the oracle. All three books incorporate greed and temptation extremely well and I have found myself reading the book over and over again; picking up hidden information every time. This is a great book to read multiple times, under the covers on a rainy night.

Caught Read Handed book club recommendations

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Students from our book club recommend the following books:

“The Billionaire’s Curse” by Richard Newsome

“The Fault in our Stars” by John Green

“Artemis Fowl” (series) by Eoin Colfer

“The Ranger’s Apprentice” (series) by John Flanagan