Monthly Archives: February 2014
Posted on: Feb 26, 2014
We are thrilled with this positive review from Jenny Davies, a 26 year old bookseller at WHSmith who also blogs about books at www.wondrousreads.com. Her favourite genre is YA and children's, though she also likes sci-fi, horror and fantasy. Jenny is a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan and also loves many other TV shows, films and music.
"Home is published by Badger Learning as part of a series of books designed to make reluctant readers read. If this book doesn't do the trick, I'll eat my hat! I've read it twice already - it's a lot different to what Tommy Donbavand usually writes (there's less humour and it's darker) but it's just as good.
At just fifty-four pages, Home is a quick read, more like a short story you'd find in an anthology of zombie stories. I'm amazed at how much is packed into that short page count; I became attached to Danny and his family even though their page time is limited.
The gist of the story is simple but effective: there's a car crash