Thursday, 9 September 2010

Annemarie Allan - Breaker - Book Review - Floris Kelpies Books

                    Breaker (Kelpies)

This is the second book that I have read by this author - the first being the author's debut book Hox ,which was shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards. Both books have been really enjoyable as they've been written in a traditional and exciting way, full of adventurous escapades.

'Breaker' is a really fun read, aimed at the 8-12 audience and will appeal to both boys and girls. It is based on an environmental disaster, but has a dose of magical appeal through an eccentric professor and a set of twins, who have moved to the coast in North Berwick. The plot unfolds with an air of mystery that keeps you on your toes. The colourful characters are a joy to follow; the sense of community spirit is portrayed well throughout the book pulling the story together. 

The best part of the book, without spoiling any of the story and giving anything away, is the underwater adventure. Again this is told through a wonderfully detailed way - I could read the pages over and over again as I was lost to the world of the sea.......

Book published by Floris Kelpies Books

Book Synopsis

Tom and Beth are not happy when they move to North Berwick and find themselves facing a rainy, windswept beach, a house that’s falling to pieces and a school full of strangers. When they meet Professor Macblain, with his weird and wonderful inventions, little do they know that he has a secret: not only is he a thief, but he has stolen the one thing that can save the Firth of Forth from environmental catastrophe.

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