Monday, 15 July 2013

Angel Academy: Wings and Wishes by Janey Louise Jones, Children's, 7 years +, 9/10

May 2013, Usborne, 192 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Themes: life at boarding school, learning to be an angel, making new friends, listening to your instincts, getting your own wings and halo, being nice to others, feeling daunted, wondering if you will be good enough, being teases & tormented, tasty food, extra special jewellery, falling from grace, false accusations, not thinking things through, price of jealousy, being in disgrace,

Content: Bullying, tissues needed

Summary from Usborne
Gabrielle Divine has been invited to a very special school to learn how to be a guardian angel. Although it means leaving home, Gabrielle's very excited. But her new classmates already have shimmering wings and sparkling halos while she's just a girl from earth. When everything at her new school is so completely out of this world how will Gabrielle ever fit in?

Nayuleska's thoughts 
This as a mega adorable series, with exciting angel features such as charm bracelets to record your achievements and exquisite dresses. The only part I wasn't keen on was the mean girl's confession at the end -blurting out the whole truth the way she did didn't feel quite in keeping with her character.I was in tears at several parts because of the emotions  Gabrielle experienced.

Suggested read
For more magical fun check out Glitterwings Academy fairy series which starts with Flying High.

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