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iona, St Helen and St Katharine

The House with Chicken Legs

This book, at first, seemed quite boring. However, as you got through the book, plot twists made it more interesting. Marinka is a young girl who lives in a house with chicken legs. Once she finds out a secret that Baba has kept from her, she finds it hard to be nice to the house.
The characters were all different. Baba is sweet and caring, and really loves Marinka. Benjamin is a nice boy who just wants to be friends with Marinka. Salma and Lamya seem kind, but then their true characters are revealed, and they are suddenly not so friendly. Nina is a lovely girl who just wants a friend. Last but not in the slightest least, Marinka. Marinka is kind hearted, and though argues with people she loves – Jack the Jackdaw, Benji the lamb, her house, other Yagas and of course Baba – she always feels guilty about it afterwards.
The plot of this book is the thing I didn’t like. It was just not believable. In my opinion, one of the most important factors in a book is that it is believable, or at least described enough to make you believe it. This book was just silly. However, the author appears to be in control of the plot and everything is well planned.
This book is quite easy to read, it is a funny story with a mix of short and long sentences. The language is quite easy to understand.
Overall, I would rate this a six out of ten. I would recommend it to younger readers.

Posted on: 1st May 2019 at 10:35 am

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