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Erin, St Helen and St Katharine

The Land of Neverendings

This book was about a fantasy world beyond ours. Toys lived in the world and it’s called Smockeroon. The plot of the book was clear although there were a few moments where I wasn’t so sure what exactly was happening in the story. Everything that happens in the book is formed around the idea of Smockeroon and because of this the majority fit into the limits the magical world created, although I don’t think I really understood the section where she and Ruth blended a magical potion together that opened a door to Smockeroon of which consisted of dirt, grass, water and blood. It left me wondering how the original brewer of the potion knew that these ingredients could combine to produce a strong potion that allows you to travel into a whole new world.

The author very well portrayed the effect of mystery and a little bit of sadness to it. When Emily walks into holly’s room after she had died I think it gave me a real sense of what it’s like to lose someone so close to you. The language used in this book made it seem very real to me almost like I had just left the hard world and stepped into Smockeroon.

The characters in this story interacted very believably and just as we would outside the story. Overall this was a spectacular book that really reminded me of how I used to play with my toys when I was younger. The book is so moving I couldn’t help but feel tearful at points. Regardless of the sadder parts the book was also filled with a beautiful and heart-warming message.

Posted on: 29th April 2019 at 08:43 am

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