Anna, St Helen and St Katharine
Although this book was gripping, I did wonder what the point of reading it was. I really like reading books with a meaning, and a realistic setting. I just felt reading about magically being swept into a story book about ‘Wimbley Woos’ didn’t appeal to me. Other than that, it was a very good book. It was fast moving, and Evans was definitely in control. One thing I am sure of is that it must have taken a lot of planning. The events I suppose are believable, but only in the limits set by the book. At the end of the book, I was kind of left hanging… Why were Fidge and Graham (the main characters) swept into this book when they went down stairs? How did they manage to get out in a silver bus? I had lots of questions by the end of the book, which I feel Evans could have tied up more effectively.
The characters in this book are mainly the characters in the book, inside this book, if you get what I mean. So therefore, they are all mainly fictional. Apart from the few humans in this book, the rest were all quite hard to believe. However, Evans managed to make all of them have lots of unique character, which is what I liked most about the book. There was only really one which I thought changed in personality in the book, which was Graham, Fidge’s cousin. He started by being scared and ‘intolerant’ of everything, and was exceedingly rude. By the end he was kind and brave.
Wed Wabbit is written in 3rd person, however I think it could have perhaps been better in 1st person, from the perspective of Fidge. As it is Fidge who Evans tends to be writing about, it could have voiced her feelings more effectively. I think Evan creates humour very well, by describing the interaction of the humoured characters very well. She perhaps could have perhaps described the situation less and the feelings of the characters more, to create more of an anxious feel.
Overall, it was a very well written book, but I would have preferred it to have more meaning. I was recommended it by my peers, but now I am surprised they loved it so much. Evans writes very well, and I think with a slight change of plot I would have loved it too.
Posted on: 19th April 2018 at 08:57 am
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