Katie, Exeter Cathedral School
I found this book intriguing. It starts you off with a powerful sentence - The year I turned 12, I learned how to lie.
Even this on its own this would have drawn me in, but the book also hands you a well written blurb to prepare you for what you are about to experience.
The author introduced a protagonist, who is a young girl called Annabelle. She is there throughout the whole book. She is very believable and acts consistently throughout the book.
I like the way the antagonist is described as the dark haired girl, rather than her actual name.
The vagrant, Toby is introduced to the reader through Annabelle's eyes. She describes what the family think of him, how they almost pity him, but she sees him as he truly is.
Annabelle is a likeable character and she develops during the course of the book.
The plot is well constructed and important events happen consistently throughout the book so the reader does not get bored.
Overall I would rate this nine out of ten and I believe this a strong contender.
Posted on: 30th March 2017 at 04:27 pm
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