Anna, St Helen and St Katharine
I’m going to start by saying how much I loved this book. It is very well written. The characters and setting are carefully described which draws the reader in immediately. The story is about Annabelle. A young girl who lives on a farm in Wolf Hollow with her two younger brothers, mother, father, grandma, grandpa and a very religious aunt. Annabelle makes a surprising friendship with Toby, a man who carries the burdens of his past. Everything is perfect until Betty comes along and something dreadful happens to Annabelle’s best friend, Ruth. Toby seems to be to blame. This highly charged plot keeps up the pace of the book right until the ending, which, without giving too much away is quite sad. This book was all the more pertinent to me personally as, like Annabelle, I have two annoying little brothers who don’t listen and I have had to deal with bullies like Betty. I would definitely recommend this book (as it has been my favourite of the Carnegie shortlist) to people aged 10yrs-14yrs.
Posted on: 10th May 2017 at 09:37 am
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