This book started a little slowly but once I got into the story it was really good. I loved Billy’s character and i really like the references to the classic books in it. I like Chris Priestley’s style of writing and even though i am not a huge fan of historical fiction I liked the story and the way Frankenstein’s monster was portrayed. A very good children’s book and well worth a read.
Twelve Days of Christmas
I read this in a couple of days and really enjoyed it. It was a feel good Christmas story with lovely characters although it dragged a little towards the end and when the story concludes as you suspect it will it only lasts 2 pages. I also thought that she just slipped the adoptive thing in just so the story could reach the conclusion it did. But saying that, I did enjoy the story and it left me feeling very festive and looking forward to Christmas with the family.
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I recently started reading Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan. It is a really nice light-hearted read. I liked Issy’s character and Austin’s. I liked the fact that even though things kept going wrong for Issy, she always bounced back and did her best to make her life work. I liked the relationship she has with Austin and disliked Graeme intensly. I have read Where Have all the Boys gone before and enjoyed it but that was quite a while ago. I am looking forward to reading Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe hopefully before Christmas.
Read an excerpt from this book here : http://www.jennycolgan.com/meet-me-at-the-cupcake-cafe-an-excerpt/