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Amy. G, Glossopdale School

Beyond the Bright Sea

I thought this book was very interesting as it is the sort of book that I wouldn't normally read. However, it's not my favourite book that I have ever read.

The book is about a girl that gets washed up on an island at just a few hours old. It was Osh who found her and he then named her Crow because when he first found her, she sounded like a crow: "you were hoarse with crying when you washed up here. You cawed over and over."
But the question that she wants to find out is, where on earth did she come from?

I chose to read this book because for me, the cover looked very interesting. I also thought that it was very clever how the water ripples on the book cover is a feather to represent the birthmark that Crow has (the birthmark is shaped like a little feather) on her cheek.

Unfortunately, I think I was fooled by the cover as the I didn't think the novel was very good. I thought that the author (Lauren Wolk) dragged some parts of the book on a bit and it then became a little bit boring to read. Additionally, I don't think that I will remember this book in the future.

The three main characters in this book are Crow, Osh and Mrs Maggie. Out of all three of them, my favourite would have to be Osh as he is so kind and caring. Even though Crow is not his child, he protects her like she's his own.

In conclusion, I think this was an alright book but not one that I shall remember in the future therefore, I will give this book 3.5/5 stars. I would recommend this book to 9-14 year olds.

Posted on: 17th April 2018 at 08:34 pm

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