Bullying and Zoe

Topics: Bullying, Rat-catcher, Rat Pages: 1 (361 words) Published: October 13, 2013
Ratburger- the screamingly funny book by David Walliams
Book Summary by Corbin Willetts 6A
My Mum bought me Ratburger after we listened to an audio cd of the story in our car. It was so enjoyable that I asked for a paperback version so that I could read it. Here is an extract taken from the blurb of Ratburger. ”Meet Zoe. She’s got a lot of things to be unhappy about: Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she asks Zoe to pick her nose The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery-mainly by flobbing on her head. And on top of it all,the dastardly Burt has terrible plans for her pet rat. “ David Walliams uses a contrast between extremly funny situations with very sad experiences of the main character Zoe. Zoe

Zoe is the heroine of this story, she lives on a very unsafe council estate. She is the poorest person in her school and to make matters worse the school bully, Tina Trotts makes her life a misery. The reason she is poor is because her dad is unemployed and her stepmother spends any money they get on bags of Prawn Cocktail crisps. Armitage

The author introduces Armitage to the reader like this ,”At first all she could see was a tiny, shadowy shape in the corner by the door. It was little and dirty and a tad smelly. It was a rat.” Armitage (the rat) and Zoe develop a very special relationship. He is very good companion to Zoe he is also intelligent and very skillful. His name is from a toilet brand. Burt is the villain in this story. His job is selling disgusting burgers outside Zoe’s school [with his secrect ingrediants] to young children for lunch. His other job is a pest control man. This charchter also wears dark shades to cover his eyes. His job involves driving, this is incredibly dangerous as we later learn that Burt is blind. I think this book is for people who like the genre of humerous writing . I enjoyed Ratburger for three reasons: It was funny.

It was interesting.
There was lots of unexpected twists....
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