Friday, 6 November 2009

Guest Review: The Locket of Dreams / Belinda Murrell

Today Persnickety Snark is being graced with the presence of one of the students from my school. Miss J (age 10), as I will call her, is a voracious reader and very badly wanted to read Belinda Murrell's The Locket of Dreams when she spotted it in my possession. I said it was all hers with the condition that she wrote a review for my blog and here's it is:

Title: The Locket of Dreams
Author: Belinda Murrell

Have you read any other books by this author?:
No.

Why did you choose this book?:
It looked really interesting.

Write the main events that take place in the story?:
Sophie's grandma shows Sophie and her sister a box. A really pretty box. Sophie's grandma shoes them everything in the box. Sophie sees a golden locket, a heart shaped one. That night Sophie wakes up and takes out the pretty looking box. Sophie takes out the locket and puts it around her neck. When Sophie falls asleep with the locket around her neck she goes back to the past (1858) to learn the truth about the mysterious Charlotte McKenzie.

Describe one of the characters from the book?:
Charlotte McKenzie - Charlotte has long red, curly hair and blue eyes. Charlotte also wears old-fashioned dresses.

Who would you recommend this to?:
I would recommend this book to Miss Persnickety, other teachers, friends and family.

This effort was completely unguided (or edited) by me and I would love to thank Miss J for her contribution to the blog.

Published: 2009
Format: Paperback, 281 pages
Publisher: Random House
Source of Review Copy: publisher
Origin: Australia
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3 comments:

prophecygirl said...

Thanks for the review, Miss. J!

Melanie said...

That's very cool that one of your student's wrote a review! Thanks, Miss J. =)

Bookalicious said...

Wow, this actually sounds like a great read! I was just about to buy it, but I can't find it neither on Amazon nor on Book Depository. :((( Boohoo and I was already getting excited about this! I do hope it'll be published in the UK as well?