I’m just about to start A Girl Called Justice: The Smugglers’ Secret. Definitely looking forward to it as I loved the first book in the series. I’ve also been listening to Howl’s Moving Castle on Borrowbox, and have almost finished. It keeps me company on my drive to and from school, and I’m really enjoying it.
This week I’ve read four books. I read the first of my books for the #20BooksofSummer2020 challenge, The Princess who Flew with Dragons. This follows Princess Sofia as she goes on a diplomatic mission for Drachenheim where she finds herself on a mission to save her sister and best friend – who happens to be a dragon! I will post my review soon. I then read Irish Fairy Tales Myths and Legends which I absolutely loved. This collection of stories is brilliantly re-told and includes many of my favourite Irish stories such as The Children of Lir, The Twelve Wild Geese and The Giant’s Causeway . This was a really nostalgic read, and something I really needed to read. I also read Freedom which tells the story of Nat, a young slave, who is brought with his owners to England where he assumes he will be free. This is a short story, but it really hits hard. It is a gripping, fast-paced story which is an incredibly powerful and heart-breaking read. This is one I intend to add to our Year 6 Reading curriculum. Finally, on Empathy Day, I read A Kind of Spark which is such a powerful story which I really couldn’t put down. There was definitely tears. Addie is the most inspirational young autistic girl who is determined to fight for a memorial to commemorate the women who were killed as witches in her town.
I intend to read The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone which will be the second book from my #20BooksofSummer2020 challenge.