My lovely teenage friend Elizabeth reviewed The Whiz Mob for me. Elizabeth loves to read and although this one was different for her, she had lots of positive things to say about it.
This book is simply joyful, fun and hug filled. So remember whether your feeling awesome or a little blue, Duggee’s book will have a hug or two waiting for you.
You know a book is fairly special when there are themes of solidarity and equality, where men stand up for the rights of women, where a little girl marches with millions of other women for their future.
This is my first encounter with Friday Barnes and if this book is anything to to go by, Friday is always disappearing, investigating and getting into all sorts of scrapes that challenge the patience of her teachers and the headmasters, both old and new.
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.
The Book of Dust, I am not sure what I was thinking when I picked this book up for the first time. I know it was not typical of what I read but in an instant I was captivated. It wasn’t for a couple of hours later that I put it down, but given its size I had barely made a dent in it. This did not matter to me as I wanted to know so much more and the mystery surrounding Lyra Belacqua intrigued me.