Sunday, 4 November 2012

Abigail Pink's Angel by Trevor Forest (Children's, 7 years +, 9/10)

August 2012, Createspace
76 pages, Paper & Ebook
Review copy

Themes: being ill, losing friends, shoplifting, stealing from family, playing dangerous tricks, being blamed for something when you're innocent, a far from angelic angel, life going very wrong, a happy ending

Summary from Amazon (I don't get anything from mentioning them)

Abigail Pink is lying in bed with the flu when a Guardian Angel, meant for someone else, crash lands on her bedroom carpet. Abigail is at first delighted with her new friend, who shrinks her wings, discards her gown and dresses up like grungy pop star, Madam Meow. Abigail and Arella become firm friends but the relationship turns sour as Arella's tricks and petty jealousies ruin Abigail's home and school life. Abigail needs to be rid of her Arella, but the angel doesn't want to go.

Nayuleska's thoughts

Poor Abigail - her encounter with an angel was diabolical. Arella is no angel, she's spoilt and has no manners. It was awful as a reader having to watch Abigail get blamed for everything. I mean it was pretty serious that she was going to be charged by the police. It's pretty insightful to know what happens when certain crimes do happen, and just how much of an effect it can have on the family. I can safely say the ending is a happy one in this 9/10 read, which had a few spelling issues that disrupted the book's flow.

You can find out more on Trevor's website

Suggested read

Although she isn't an angel, Ellie in Ellie May Would Like To Be Taken Seriously For A Change by Marianne Levy is an extraordinary strong character - thankfully not as mean as Arella.

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