What it’s about –
Katy is brilliant at inventing imaginary games with her brothers and sisters but she’s also a daredevil. She loves skateboarding, tree-climbing and swinging as high as she can go. She relishes the feeling of soaring skywards but after a horrible accident her spirits sink to their lowest point. She wonders if she’ll ever feel like flying again…
What we thought –
The book was quite adventurous to begin with and makes one feel like challenging oneself. It is also quite an emotional book as you feel really sad for Katy when she meets with the accident. I love the illustrations by Nick Sharratt.
This is a book about contemporary life – living with siblings and a stepmother and Katy is perfectly portrayed. She is a young girl trying to deal with her feelings – she misses her mother and is jealous of her stepmother and stepsister. She wants to be loved by everyone and doesn’t realise that she can come across as being rather petty and spiteful.
The characters are well-drawn and the story evolves perfectly.
We enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it.
The book is priced at £6.99 and is available at all major retailers.