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Beattie, St Helen and St Katharine

After the Fire

The plot for this book is enhancing and gripping. I was shocked by the storyline but liked how it all came together perfectly. Although the book was very thick I found it hard to put down so I ended up finishing it very quickly. It opens your eyes and makes you think outside of your comfort zone. Although dark there were happy and exciting bits throughout, as I walked around the world I know I thought about how the people who were in Moonbeam’s situation would have thought to things that happen regulary and seem normal to us.

The characters were realistic and I could imagine them very clearly as they described very well. However Father John I found very hard to imagine and had to spend a while thinking about it. Moonbeam the main character was determined and although her mind could get set on things, she could easily see why things couldn’t have happened. The officer felt like a friend to me forgetful and secretly funny, which shocked me at first as I believed he was going to be bad.

It was written in an interesting way, where some chapters were about beforehand and others were about after. This made it more interesting as you can see the reactions to how she felt later about it. I think the author used that to their advantage so they could refer back to things more easily. However I couldn’t tell when the book was set.

I would recommend this to a wide range group of around year 6 plus as I think this is a must read book for everyone. I would rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars as it was really good and left me with a really positive feeling about me.

Posted on: 14th May 2018 at 08:37 am

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