“If you want to help your family, Ella, look in the box.”
The Talbot family is in trouble. The business is collapsing, Mum can’t stop crying, and Ella will do anything to help. So when she finds thousands of pounds in Dad’s secret post office box, she thinks that all her problems have been solved. But thousands of pounds lead into six extraordinary rooms, and then Ella’s problems really begin.
The money is hers, but she must win it by completing dangerous challenges in unknown places. With only her wits and the mysterious voice of ‘Finder’ to guide her, Ella navigates a pitch-black pathway, entertains evil executives, and escapes from vicious scorbsters. In Dark Rooms, Bored Rooms and Sale Rooms, she passes challenge after challenge, collecting more of the money and giving it to her parents without them knowing its origins.
Yet with each conquest, Ella’s goal seems to move further and further away. The money brings new challenges that are much closer to home. She must follow the right path and learn the lessons of loyalty, determination and friendship before it’s too late. How will Ella save her family without Box 1571 destroying everything she has?
REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 11 months
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This book is wonderfully filled with passion, love and determination! The characters and plot were beautifully stitched together in this book.
The only thing I have to say about this book regarding any kind of negatives, is that it was too short! I would have loved for this book to be longer.
This book is about Ella and her delightfully fun journey to earn money for her family. Ella doesn't like it that her mother keeps crying over bills. When Ella's dad tells her to go to the post office to pick up more bills, she find a pink paper that has weird things written to her. Ella thinks Box 1571 might be the only option for her mother's crying to stop.
I really enjoyed reading this book. My favorite part is when Ella wins first prize for her story. My favorite character is Finder because he is hilarious.
I recommend this book for people that like to go on a journey with characters from the story!
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 and up.