BOOK REVIEW: The Midnight Gang

OWLconnected reader reviews The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
The Midnight Gang Dani read an early copy of The Midnight Gang so she could review it for us. Find it in stores today. (HarperCollins)


Take a look at that cover up there. If you had just two seconds to guess, who would you say wrote it? One Mississippi, two Mississippi...

If you guessed Roald Dahl, you were... wrong! (Don't worry—so was I.) The Midnight Gang wasn't written by Dahl, but it was written by a huge fan of his, David Walliams. Walliams was heavily inspired by Dahl's stories, and now he writes books with a similar humour and style.

We asked 11 year-old Dani to read and review Walliams's latest book. Get her thoughts below!

Dahl or dull? Dani says...

"The Midnight Gang is a book about kids in the Lord Funt Hospital and how they use their imaginations and teamwork to act out their dreams.

I liked how it is a perfect-sized book in length and pictures. It is adventurous, it is exciting, and it is sad and happy.  One of my favourite parts is when the kids use a freezer to create an arctic travelling scene. It was really imaginative. There is not much that I didn't  like about the book, other than some of the adult characters were cruel, strict, and mean to the children.

I think this book is perfect for kids between the ages of 9-12 who enjoy silly, fun, and adventurous stories. The book has the perfect amount of writing and pictures. I give it a 10 star review."

It's a hit!

Sounds like Dani's a fan. Will you be adding this book to your holiday reading list?


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  1. I have this book but I haven’t read it yet. I love David Walliams’s books, so I’m sure I will like this one too!

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