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Evie, Chobham Academy Book Group

The Marvels

I absolutely loved 'The Marvels', it was one of the best books I have ever read! This is because it was thrilling, entertaining and you never would expect what would happen next. The story line was good, a young boy named Joseph who runs away finds his uncle who lives in a Victorian style mansion, there was a downside to this though, I got confused on what time it was set in.


One of the book's main highlights are the illustrations which are amazing and take up roughly a quarter of the massive book. They are drawn in immensely heavy detail and one of my favourite things that I love is that they link to the story.


Another highlight is the books trademark main characters Joseph, Frankie and her dog. My personal favourite was Frankie's dog, Tar (name finally decided at the end of the book) because she was as unpredictable as Frankie and the fact that her name kept changing was funny.
The style of the book was amazing, the gold gilding was giving the effect of an old-fashioned book, the drawing on the back was incredible and the cover was immaculately detailed.

Posted on: 9th June 2017 at 10:08 am

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