WILDE by Eloise Williams
Mystery, magic and witches - this was always going to be a book for me. I was drawn in immediately by the stunning cover and the blurb: being different can be dangerous.
Wilde isn’t ‘normal’ so as much as she wants to, she doesn’t fit in. She’s also having to deal with a lot of changes – moving to a different town to live with her aunt, while her father is in the USA. A new school brings new problems and when weird things begin to happen to the cast of the school play, the finger is soon pointed at her.
This is an enchanting story of myth and legend set in an imaginary Welsh town. William’s prose creates a lyrical description of the rugged scenery – the perfect backdrop to merge the magical with the everyday.
The themes of courage, individuality and bullying are deftly interwoven in the story and a good dollop of humour and quirkiness adds depth and originality. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I’m sure you will too.
A thrilling middle grade read in the fantasy genre.
· Paperback: 256 pages
· Publisher: Firefly Press
· ISBN-10: 1913102181
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