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Jude, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

The Land of Neverendings

"The Land of Neverendings" is a poignant story about dealing with the bereavement that comes with the loss of loved ones, and advocates the powerful importance of imagination in people's day to day lives. Emily is distraught when her sister Holly dies after living through a long term disability, and finds comfort in the toys the sisters used to play with, and the hilarious stories they would make for each one of them; but soon Emily realises that the land of her imagination is far more real than she thought...
I enjoyed reading this book, as it encompassed an important moral message within a generally lighthearted, adventurous read. I did find it a little young for my age group - perhaps more suitable for eight to eleven year olds than teenagers - however, I still think it is definitely worthy of being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Within it, I found both humorous and sorrowful aspects of successful writing, making it quite a good read overall - maybe not the winning prize book for me though!

Posted on: 26th March 2019 at 10:12 pm

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