Sunday, 29 September 2019

FRANCESCA: LOVING LOOKING GLASS GIRL!

Check out this fab review of LOOKING GLASS GIRL by reader Francesca...

Francesca says:
I have recently just finished reading LOOKING GLASS GIRL and I wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading this book. I thought that the way it was written was very clever - it didn't get confusing when referring to different times, places and characters. I also thought that the way this book had been put into modern times was very creative and I'm sure it must have taken a lot of hard work to think about the book and the story within.

At the end of each chapter I wanted to know the truth and find out more about the characters and the story - every night I would pick up this book and couldn't put it down! All the characters in the story are well described and have their own personality. I could picture them in my head as if they were real people, jumping out of the book and stepping into reality. The characters didn't know what it was like to live in a world where secrets, lies and the truth hide.

My favourite character in the story was Savvy - at the start of the book, she was unkind, bossy and wouldn't take no for an answer, but towards the end she became kinder.  Eventually she ended up becoming best friends with Alice -  I liked her more by the end of the story.

This year, I am starting secondary school and can't wait to meet new people and make friends. This book has taught me that some people hide things under a mask that not many can see through and see the truth. I have learned (from this book) that people are not always what or who they appear to be on the surface. I think Alice was too scared to tell her Mum about the bullying and it's a shame it took something so serious to put things right and leave the past behind. I think it's important to be kind to everybody - like Alice was to Lainey at the end of the story, when she noticed she was all alone.

Thank you Cathy, for writing LOOKING GLASS GIRL, because it taught me a lot of things. This modern version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in wonderland is different in a good way!

Cathy says:
Thank you Francesca for this lovely review! Any readers who love a thriller-style story with an Alice in Wonderland twist will enjoy LOOKING GLASS GIRL - have YOU read it yet? COMMENT BELOW to have your say!

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