There are some books that you move your hands over, admiring every inch and you know there is something special about the book inside and out. This book captured my attention and it was indeed something wonderful.
‘Out past the shallows, past the sandy-bottomed bays, comes the dark water – black and cold and roaring.’
‘Every night when the clock strikes 8, dad pipes up, ‘off to bed before it’s too late.’
Follow Hayden and his dad on their bedtime adventures
When one takes a week off to watch tennis they also take the time to read a novel about tennis of course. Well The Harper Effect isn’t just about tennis, it explores family dynamics, friendship, dreams, ambition, determination and love.
One of the first things I thought about when reading this book is that my mum is going to be horrified when she reads my review, she hates the F word…the Fart word…it is one of her least favourite words. But then I realised she also has a sense of humor and she might overlook her least favourite words…maybe.
I don’t normally do this but I have to be honest with my readers, I just couldn’t read this book…Yep you heard me right, I tried and tried and I juggled my way through the first couple of chapters. I wanted to enjoy reading about those ghosts…
I have been reading Pamela Allen books for as long as I can remember, her picture books are amazing and she is a favourite author of many Australian children and adults. Her books are engaging and sometimes funny, with familiar titles such as Who Sank the Boat? The Mr McGee books, and the popular (and very funny) Belinda. The newest addition to her collection, A Bag and a Bird features familiar places to children who live in Australia or have visited Sydney.
New reviews coming soon…