Monday, 13 October 2014

Evie Brooks in Cental Park Showdown by Sheila Agnew (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

September 2014, O'Brien Press, 240 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Content: animals, drama, lots of humour, a tissue is needed 

Summary from O'Brien Press
With the arrival of her father from Australia, Evie’s life is thrown into turmoil. Not only has she to contend with a new woman in Scott’s life, but now she has to face the prospect of a custody battle between her uncle and her father. Evie really wants to stay with Scott and, in true Evie style, is determined to stand up for herself - by firing her lawyer!

Her father’s lawyer is prepared to play dirty, and Evie is devastated when Scott is falsely accused of beating her. Can Evie’s friends rally and convince her father to withdraw his application for custody?

Nayu's thoughts
Squee! The sequel is here! After the cliff-hanger in book one I was antsy about getting my hand on book 2. And what a read it was. The way Evie's father showed up was as dramatic as book 1's ending. It wasn't simple, and caused a lot of problems –  most unwanted, but it was totally gripping stuff, with animal antics providing a bit of light relief. I liked the exploration of Evie's relationship with her uncle, there were some touching moments. I hope there's going to be more books in this superb series! 

Find out more on Sheila's website

Suggested read
You must read book 1: Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan (Children's, 11 years +, 10E/10E)

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