Okay, I know that this book has a lot of mixed reviews, so I won’t talk about it in too much detail. I will say this though: I thought the plot was quite weak. I won’t spoil it for any of you, but I did find it highly unrealistic. I loved Scorpius’ character and I loved how Draco’s character grew, but I thought that most of the other characters weren’t quite right. I did love the relationship between Albus and Scorpius, though. I would love to see the play, though, I heard that the special effects were amazing! If only I didn’t live so far away.
As I’ve said before, children’s books often don’t get enough credit. Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres, and I especially like ones that take place in the 20s. I thought that this was a more accurate representation of the time period than some other books I’ve read.
Twelve year old Martha has just started working as a maid in the luxurious New York Sewell mansion. But she soon starts to get the feeling that something isn’t right with Rose, the lady of the house who is confined to her bedroom. Martha is determined to get to the bottom of the mysteries taking place in this secretive house.
This is another children’s book that I think is wonderful for people of all ages. It discusses the importance of time, and the importance of listening.
When the gray men come to Momo’s town, everyone’s lives become strictly efficient, with no time to spare. The only one unaffected by this change is Momo, a child with the gift of listening. Can she get the townspeople’s time back before it’s too late?
As I said before, I love a good historical fiction novel, and this one, a story about Queen Victoria’s maid, is one of my favourites. When Liza’s parents are killed in a carriage accident, all her dreams of her debut are dashed and she must go to work as a lady’s maid. As she starts work for the Princess Victoria, she discovers that there is more treachery at Kensington Palace that meets the eye, and she must decide where her loyalties lie.