Tabitha, St Helen and St Katharine
The Land of Neverendings
The author appeared to be in control of the plot, and it was well-constructed. The events that took lace were believable, although, at first, it was hard to tell what was acceptable as normal in Smockeroon. I wasn’t quite sure how it how the story was going to end. I liked how the challenges the characters faced were not life- threatening; the scenes were not eerie, although they were sometimes very sad. I liked how connections were made between seemingly irrelevant pieces of information and facts in Smockeroon.
There was a wide variety of characters in The Land of Neverendings, which made it very interesting. I noticed and liked how the toys were mainly very jolly, except when the black toad arrives in Smockeroon. Much of the characters become more relaxed over the course of the book, and settle down e.g. Maze, Emily’s mother and Emily’s father. There was quite a lot of characters in The Land of Neverendings, although a lot were toys. This was sometimes quite confusing when trying to remember their various names, but by the end, I was familiar with who was who.
The style was descriptive, and it suited the topic of the book. The author successfully created feelings of hope and loss, which were very relevant to the topic.
The Land of Neverendings is definitely my favourite Carnegie book I have read so far. Overall, I would I would rate it ten out of ten as it was very exciting and fun, although also very thoughtful- whereas others I have read were almost too dark.
Posted on: 3rd June 2019 at 09:37 am
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