Worlds Away From Home by Samilla Roberts

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After an extraordinarily gruesome day at school, feeling humiliated by her math teacher, Ashley decides to take a nap on her new deckchair. Little did she know her deckchair was no ordinary one.

 

I give this book 2 stars.
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My Review. The author has written an inspirational little story for younger readers, it lacks depth and emotion, but there are some good descriptions of the locations or worlds the main character goes to, it sort of gives an Alice in Wonderland feel, with some wild and wonderful places and some great imagination. I might also compare it to a video game where you have clues to the next clue and so on, it is a fun read all the same.

It is a little repetitive in parts, but I would imagine this is because it is for young readers. There is little dialogue and written in the first person from the point of Ashley, the main character . My favourite part is the bit when Ashley, “lands” in the desert, there are some interesting challenges for her to do to find her deck chair, they are fun and not too hard.

There are some nice and friendly characters, but of course there are a couple of not so friendly monsters and other stuff (but not too scary it won´t scare young readers), the moral of the story is to not take anything for granted, as Ashley finds out on her travels.

I would only recommend this book to a young audience, It has a moral behind it: don´t take anything for granted. It is also an easy read with not difficult words or expressions. I don´t think I would read a sequel if there was one which I don´t think there will be.

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