Monday, 25 June 2018

Book review

Every Day’s A Good Day by William Pike


The story takes place at Mt Ruapehu in the North Island.
The main characters in the story are William Pike and James Christe.
When they walk up Mt Ruapehu and stay the night in the hutt on 25 september
2007 there was a big avalanche with rocks tumbling down toward the hut.
when the rocks came through the door and tumbled over William.
James went to get help when William was stuck and almost drowned
because water also came in.

My connection to the story was I remember going on a overnight tramp staying
in a hut on the Croesus Track.
I started at Blackball and finished with a rooty, hard end in Blackball.
It was steep going up toward the hut and after the hut you go along a big ridge and up a cliff.
We went down the rooty hard bit after the cliff and on toward the end.

William Pike grew up in Auckland and went to Westlake High school and
three time champion at water polo and developed zeal for outdoor activities.
William got into snorkeling when he was at primary he snorkeled when he
went to the beach  and that lead him into swimming sports. WIlliam trained
lots and lots for swimming and started swimming club. After William got sick
of it he had a go at water polo and became the three time champ at water polo.

The illustrator (photographer) is Doug Sherring. It showed photos of the
water polo team and a photo of William’s leg in the hospital.       

I think people my age (11) should read this book because later in life you
will learn how much fun you can have and you can have a lot of experiences.


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