(Ad) Good Morning. Today I have another family review for you for the children’s novel The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks.
Alice Tonks is eager to make friends at boarding school, but she’s always found it hard to fit in.
Then she discovers she is a switcher and can talk to animals. As she starts to explore her newfound abilities, to her horror she learns that creatures are going missing.
Only Alice holds the key to solving the mystery, but she’ll need to harness her full powers first. And to do that she’ll need a bit of help from her new friends – animal and human alike.
I really enjoyed this story about Alice Tonks. It was full of magic, intrigue, mystery and fun.
It was the perfect setting which added overall to the impact the story had. It was really refreshing to see a story about a young girl who is trying to grow up in a world where she doesn’t quite fit in and rather than it being about make up and appearances it’s about autism and the subject was handled delicately and respectfully. Absolutely fantastic book.
The age range for this book is 8-12 and I’d say that’s pretty perfect.
I really liked it. It’s been really really good and I love the setting. I really enjoyed how the story kept me interested and I never knew what was going to happen. I was sad when we had to stop reading for the day as I wanted to know more. I would recommend this to my friends.
About the Author
Like Alice, Emily Kenny is autistic and wanted to write her debut novel about an autistic child protagonist.
Emily studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, completed the MA in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University and was part of the Spark Mentor scheme with WriteMentor.
She works as a secondary school English teacher and Special Educational Needs coordinator. Emily lives in London and is available for bookshop and school events.
You can buy the book here; https://amzn.to/3PXXZCA
Thank you for reading.
Emma-Louise and Alexis
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