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Jan Needle

Excellent review of a brilliant book. I've been a Swallows and Amazons and Treasure Island fan all my life, and Julia Jones's trilogy is a wonderful modern foil for them. Amazingly, each book is better than the last, with the final one a true and serious thriller. They're not just for children either, believe me.


Thanks for your kind comments Jan. I agree that it is not just for children - I loved it at my own level too. And I have bought myself book two straight away!


Sounds like the making of a great trilogy! Thanks for sharing on Kid Lit Blog Hop!

Renee Cormier

What an excellent and thorough review. You really did a great job of highlighting all of the themes covered in the book. I appreciate your comment about self-published books. I, for one, don't think that just because a book is published through a publishing house that it makes it a better, more polished book. I take the position that a good story and good writing is still required to make a good book and that is true for both traditionally- and self-published books. Thanks so much for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop once again. It's nice to see you again this week! :)


Thanks for stopping by Renee and D, and for commenting. And for your kind words Renee too!

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