Matilda, St Helen and St Katharine
This book reminded me of books that I read when I was younger. I found it quite easy and quick to read, ideal for a light quick read or a bus journey. I enjoyed the plot even though it was a little far-fetched, in my opinion. The reason for this is that suddenly without any warning they, the main characters of the story, are transported to another land. I liked the twist that happen in the first few chapters, as it really draws you in as a reader.
In summary, an accident happens to Minnie, and Fidge (the main character) thinks it is her fault. While Minnie is recovering, Fidge is sent to stay with her cousin, a boy who is afraid of almost everything and relies on a plastic carrot for comfort. They are transported to another land, were they must learn to work together to save the Wimbley Woos.
I think Fidge, feeling guilty about the accident thinks about her sister and the things she likes to do. I also think that the Wimbley Woos are written to be extensions of the character's personality, as each Wimbley Woo has a different personality. Her adventure shows how she changes mentally throughout the book, in a similar way to the film Inside Out.
I would rate this book a 7/10 because I think the descriptions could be explored further and I didn't really get how they spent days in the land of the Wimbley Woos and were only gone seconds in the real world. I think that the style was right for the book and the characters acted as you thought they would. The author does appear in control, and the human characters are believable, but the carrot to me seemed quite strange.
Posted on: 19th April 2018 at 09:09 am
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