Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Million Angels by Kate Maryon


Angels and Wishes
Review by Maryom

Jemima has always felt closer to her Dad than her Mum. With him, she's always felt able to talk about anything and everything and know that he will listen. But Dad is a soldier and he's off to Afghanistan. How will Mima fill the gap he leaves behind? Her mum is preoccupied with a baby expected soon, Gran lives in a dream with her wartime memories of her childhood sweetheart lost in the Blitz and best friend Jess delights in relaying all the worst news of what is happening to their father's in Afghanistan. To keep Dad safe, Mima draws a million guardian angels and imagines them winging their way to him but she decides the safest thing is to find a way to bring him home.

A Million Angels is a moving, engrossing, closely observed story of a young girl trying to come to terms with massive upheaval in her life. The reader really feels inside Mima's head, sharing her feelings of loss and loneliness, the futility of trying to explain to others, even when wanting her to stop in her reckless attempts to have her dad brought home. The 'supporting cast' feel equally real - from her pre-occupied, well-meaning but so 'off the mark' Mum to the popular girls at school who make life such a pain.

Maryom's review - 5 stars
Publisher - Harper Collins
Genre - Children's 10+

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4 comments:

  1. Hi, Thanks for such a lovely review! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Mmmm, big smile on my face now :) Lots of Love Kate xxx

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  2. this book is amazing! I would read it if i were you :) xxxxx

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  3. You should write a sequel to it. It was amazing but many in answered questions, like what happens to her dad, does something happen between Ned and her, does Tory get up and clear mima's name? Really loved it Kate but please write a sequel.
    Love Jasmine xxxx

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  4. It is amazing Xxx I love it sssoooo ssoooooo much

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