Saturday, September 29, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: A Far Cry from the Turquoise Room by Kate Rigby


Told from both daughter and father's perspectives, Far Cry From The Turquoise Room is a coming-of-age, riches-to-rags tale of loss, resilience, and self-discovery.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 9 years, 9 months


At first Leila and her sister do not get along very well and while they are on a ship, they are helping their friends and Leila's sister falls overboard. Before this happened, they were not getting along because Leila felt as if their father liked her sister more. After her sister dies, Leila's parents mourn for her sister and they never listen to or talk to Leila. Her father tells her that she is going to go to board school. After he father tells her this, Leila finds out that her mother is pregnant. When she hears that her mother is pregnant, she thinks that it will be another girl and that her dad will like the baby better than her so she runs away. She meets April who becomes her best friend and she has so much fun with April and learns new things. When her family starts looking for her she leaves April and goes with Sunny who she met while she was hanging out with April. Leila goes with Sunny and his mother and meets more new people. Finally, her father finds her.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and I think that it should be read by someone that is in 5th grade and older.