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Mrs Bartlett, NLCS Senior School

After the Fire

There is no shying away from the fact that this book covers traumatic events, and is a sometimes shocking read. But it is gripping and exciting. The sense of place in the Texas desert is well executed, adding to the atmosphere of stifling tension. The jumping between the present and the past in the narration could have been confusing but it seemed to always be obvious where we are. Moonbeam is a fully rounded character and we see the way she interacts with each of the adults in her life in a different way; the developing relationship with the interviewing agent is particularly engaging. I loved this book from start to finish.

Posted on: 24th April 2018 at 12:08 pm

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