The Unadoptables is an brilliant read taking us on the thrilling adventure of five orphans who are on the run from a sinister sea captain and in search of a place to call home.
This is a world of magic and the fight of good against evil abounding with religious allegory.. I wanted to like this book, in fact I wanted to love it given the plot: it had all the themes that I typically enjoy. But I didn’t., which was a crying shame.
Dial A Ghost by Eva Ibbotson is, in a nutshell, a wonderful story about orphans, ghosts, an inheritance, and awful relations.
Duncan Versus the Googleys by Kate Milner is a super read, full of good humour, fantastic feats, and friendship. These are children you wish you knew and were friends with. Deftly weaving social issues in a rip-roaring tale of heroic tweens and villainous seniors.
There are twists and turns galore, robots, machinations and comeuppances.
What has sold this to me is how likeable the young people are, the friendship which binds them and trying to get to the bottom of the overarching plot, what is H.I.V.E and G.L.O.V.E really about.