James and the Giant Peach Review By Jake Brown The story was about James and a few different giant insects that travel on a peach to get to a better area. James and his friends were trying to get away from his mean aunts. To do this, they got on a huge peach- it was bigger than a house! They waited and the peach started rolling, and this is when their adventure began. In the morning, James went up to see where they ended up, and they were in the middle of an ocean! A few of James’s friends thought they were sinking, but the peach was floating on the water! They thought they would starve to death, but James told them they could eat the peach. One of his friends said they couldn’t eat the peach because they would not have a way of traveling, but the peach was huge, and James said it would take weeks and weeks to make a dent in the peach. They started eating and when they were full there were sharks biting at the bottom at the peach. James came up with the idea of using Silkworm and Miss. Spider’s silk to tie the peach to seagulls. When they were in the air, they saw people made of clouds pulling clouds and making them into marbles. They were making hailstones for winter to rain down on earth. Then Centipede started making noise and one of James’ friends said the cloud-men must be deaf. Then Centipede shouted at them and alarmed, they looked up and saw James and his friends and they started throwing hailstones at them. They kept dodging hailstones then the peach started to move away. Then they ended up on top of the Empire State building, right on the top. The people started to stare at them and one said “theyre space men!”. Fire trucks and police cars appeared near the Empire State building and a few firemen and policemen passed out in shock. James told them “please don’t be afraid of us” and they said “what about them?” and pointed to his friends. James said “they are no harm, either.” Then a bunch of kids came up to James and said, “may I have just a little piece of your peach?” and James said they could have all they wanted. I liked this story because it was interesting. I thought it was exciting that a peach that massive could float on water. My favorite character was James, because he was smart. Whenever they had a problem, he could come up with an idea to fix the problem. For example, his idea of tying silk to the seagulls was clever. In conclusion, this was a great book.