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Lucy, St Helen and St Katharine

The Land of Neverendings

This book is about a girl Emily whose sister died. Her sister (Holly) was disabled and so Emily had to always have her life structured around her. To cheer her up she would make Holly’s favorite toy, called Bluey, come to life. She invented a land called Smockeroon where it is always happy and all the toys live there with their owners. But sadness is coming into their world and silliness into hers. She had to try and find out how to fix it but all she wants is to try and see Holly and Bluey.
The plot was very easy to follow and made sense all the time. The events wouldn’t be believable in other books but the fact that the book was based on a land where toys are real all the events seem realistic. During the book the author tells you most of the information you need to know and if you have any questions then they get answered pretty quickly. However there are a couple of questions that you are wondering the whole way thought and at the end you find out the answers.
In this book the sentences are mostly short but some are long. Most of the speech is quite short. There is a good balance between dialogue and narrative. The mood in this book is happy but at the same time quite sad and mysterious.
The characters in this book are very believable and convincing. During the course of the book you find out more and more about the characters and so they become even more believable. Some of the characters are very silly so they are a bit less believable. They interacted with each other just like in a very strange way, as the toys are very different to the humans.
I really enjoyed this book and found it very funny in some places. I liked the fact that there where lots of things that could never happen. However, it felt like it was more for younger children (7-10) and not 11-12 year olds. Out of 10 I would probably give it a 9/10.

Posted on: 23rd April 2019 at 09:52 am

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