Sunday, 25 January 2009
Andrew Mulligan - RIBBLESTROP
Mr Ripley's review
The story is set in a bizarre Boarding School with a bunch of odd pupils and even stranger teachers. This book is a great read, the story is quirky in its execution with great imaginative qualities which work really well. I love all of the characters in this book, as they each individually make the story. Whilst the descriptive work, Andrew has used, builds a brilliant picture. As I followed the story, I chuckled along the way with the funny moments. Whilst enduring the strange and unusual happenings; each working well with each other. I don't think you'll find another book like it! It's well worth a read; transcending from yet another great debut author. Five out of Five - great story, incredibly unique with an eye-catching cover. The pop-art style reflects the story within.
Roofless dormitories, distracted teachers and a lethally dangerous underground labyrinth - Ribblestrop's visionary headmaster is out of his depth even before the pupils arrive! And when they do - what a bunch! There's Sanchez, a Colombian gangster's son hiding from kidnappers; Millie, an excluded arsonist and self-confessed wild child; Caspar, the landlady's spoiled grandson; the helpful but hapless Sam and his best friend Ruskin, plus a handful of orphans from overseas, who are just happy to have beds - even if they are located in a roofless part of the building...Anything could happen - and anything does!
Published by Simon & Schuster Children's 6 April 2009
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