Tom A, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys
Wed Wabbit is a very enjoyable read that subverts expectations. When I picked up this book I thought it would be a comedy read that I would enjoy but I didn't think it would compete with the more adult reads. The reality was that it was a very comedic book that put a smile on my face but also a book that really made me think due to some great symbolism from the author, Lisa Evans.
I'm talking about the Wimbly Woos in the story which all have different colours to show their various strengths and weaknesses which are exclusive to them. Im my opinion, I think that these represent different cultures and races in today's society . I also think that their strengths and weaknesses in reality are ones that is perceived by the media and politicians and how that these strengths and weaknesses are exploited by the main characters, or in this case politicians just to help their reputations in the public eye. This is also evident in the ending of the book where the Wimblies aren't one colour or another colour but a mix of both so they make their own personalities and don't fall into one category or another meaning they can't be exploited.
Another theme I enjoyed in this book is the book goes into a very dark place in the beginning and it is so unexpected it makes you appreciate the writing even more. I am referring to the moment when the main character's, Fidge's, sister, Minnie, is hit by a car chasing after her toy, Wed Wabbit. This is so unexpected that it makes you gasp and this wouldn't be possible if Lisa Evans had make this an obvious plot point in the first few paragraphs.
I also think that Lisa Evans effectively embraces the weirdness and craziness of this book's concept and makes it one of the best young (8+) reads I have read for years and maybe even years to come.
Posted on: 7th May 2018 at 05:53 pm
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