Review published on August 16, 2017.
Do you like books about families, magic and a bit of fantasy? If the answer is yes I recommend you read The Porridge Plot by Che Golden. I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of the book to review. It tells the story of a girl called Maya and her family moving from the hustle and bustle of a busy city to the countryside. Maya and her brother are far from happy about such a huge move and when strange things start occurring it means things become slightly tense in the household.
What I really liked about this book was the way in which the relationships between the family members were not idealised, you could imagine two siblings falling out or one being unkind to the other. This portrayal of family life seemed very realistic. On the other hand you have a strange creature that lives in the old house they have moved into. The way the creature is described adds that magical quality to the book. Because it is not described in great depth to begin with you can use your imagination to think about what it might look like.
I really enjoyed this story, it was a quick read (87 pages long). The flow of the story was good and the plot was unusual.
K. Kaur 4/3
The Porridge Plot by Che Golden
Alma Junior 9781846884146 pbk May 2017
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