Julian sees a mermaid at the pool, he wishes to be one, and I shall not spoil the payoff but I shall say that it is a payoff to hold to yourself like gold for a brief, beautiful moment, before sharing it with everybody that you know.
When I knew that How To Be Brave was going to be published, I made a little bucket list for it and this was one of those things. I still cannot quite believe that it’s happened. Thank you to everyone who’s supported the girls in their adventures so far. You’re the best. Do take theContinue reading “How To Be Brave has been nominated for the 2022 Carnegie Awards”
Malibu Summer by Francine Pascal My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s been a long while since I read a Sweet Valley book, and even longer since I’ve seen the TV adaptation, but I’ve got neither out of my head. There’s something about these books that I’ve grouped with something like The Babysitters Club, BugContinue reading “Malibu Summer – Sweet Valley High: Francine Pascal”
Mary Lou at the Chalet School by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer My rating: 3 of 5 stars Dearest Mama, I lifted up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my wealth, and I thought lo, it is Alpengluckwhateveritis tonight. The pink and dusky sky made me think of you and your habit of bringing GodContinue reading “Mary-Lou of the Chalet School : Elinor M. Brent-Dyer”
Stonestruck by Helen Cresswell My rating: 2 of 5 stars I have a lot of love for the Bagthorpes saga by Helen Cresswell so was intrigued by this. Stonestruck sees Londoner Jessica evacuated alone to Wales to live in a castle, with only a few staff for company. It’s not long before she realises thatContinue reading “Stonestruck : Helen Cresswell”