Blurb from The Back Cover
Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus with her friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as music hall artistes.
The pair quickly become the little stars of Mrs Ruby’s show at the Cavalcade, alongside many colourful acts – including a friend from Hetty’s past, Flirty Bertie. But the music hall is both thrilling and dangerous, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty struggles with her feelings for Bertie – and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten.
Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The bright lights of London beckon – will Hetty become a true star?
Starring a cast of colourful characters, both old and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.
My Thoughts on The Book
The book continues the story of Hetty Feather. Although this is the fifth Hetty Feather book, don’t be put off if you haven’t read the others – I haven’t and I was perfectly able to follow the story.
The book is, I would say, aimed at around 7-11 year olds. It tells the rather charming story of how Hetty and Diamond have escaped the cruel regime at the circus and are now on the road to becoming true stars.
It is an entertaining read, and I think children will fall in love with the characters. The message in the book is that talent and sheer grit should be enough, you don’t have to be rich, and can come from a rather questionable background and still make it. Never giving up on your dreams and making them happen plays an important role.
The language isn’t patronising or “dumbed down” but I think it is simple enough for a child from 7+ to read themselves, maybe even a little younger if mum or dad read it to them.
Conclusion and Rating
I think this will be a firm favourite with children, great stocking filler idea. 4/5
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