We had seen ‘A Place called Perfect’ in the Waterstones bookstore and it was down on our Christmas list. But Santa came a little early this year and we were chosen to review it.
A Place called Perfect is written by Helena Duggan.
The Story –
Violet never wanted to move to Perfect.
Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time?
But Violet quickly discovers there’s something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night, her mum is acting strange and her dad has disappeared.
When she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen away…and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret!
What we thought…
The story is filled with mystery and is aimed at older children. What happens when you move into a perfect place and you’re not so perfect yourself or don’t want to be? This is the story of Violet. She does not want to conform and in Perfect, it’s not such a bad thing as you realise quickly that something strange is going on. I don’t want to give away the story but it is filled with suspense and you want to keep turning the pages to reach the end.
It’s all about wresting power back from the bad guys and making the town of Perfect a really perfect place to live in.
As Violet discovers that the people in Perfect are too good to be true, she decides to try and find out what is going on and meets an unusual friend who helps her.
This is the first in the series and we can’t wait to read what happens next.
The language is simple and the storyline is so well presented.
It would make a perfect Christmas present. It is aimed at children aged 9 -13 and is ideal for this age.
Priced at £6.99, it is available at all major book retailers.
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