Saturday, 5 September 2015

Competition & review: Fleeced! by Ellie Irving (Children's, 9 years +, 10/10E)

July 2015, Corgi Children's, 340 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Content: lots of trouble, family drama, lots of humour 


- A sheep called Alan Shearer. Even though she's a she
- The greatest illusion trick known to man!
- DASTARDLY crooks
- A pesky big brother
- A 1000-piece Lord of the Rings Jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces making up Gandalf's face missing
- Shear determination
- A brave young hero. Yep, that's me. Charlie Rudge, aged 10 and ¾…


Nayu's thoughts 
Ellie's books always make me smile, this one more so just because of how crazy the story is! It is bonkers. How Charlie thought he could getting away with the insane plot without the unforeseen obstacles is beyond me, although one family member is involved too who should really know better! The way Charlie reacted to his brother's return was heartwarming and heartbreaking, he just wanted the best for his family. I did like the snippets of family life, which were funny and easy to relate to.

The only reason that Fleeced hasn't got full marks is because I didn't agree with all of the end. I didn't agree with Charlie's guilt towards a certain person. I felt he did the right thing by not putting the person first in his actions. Blood isn't always thicker than water. That's just my view though. I'll be reading it again for the laughs! 

Find out more on Ellie's website

Available at many bookstores including NRC affiliate Foyles.

Suggested read
Be sure to check out Ellie's other books including the hilarious and crazy read, For the Record (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

Competition Time! 

You can find out how great Fleeced is by entering the form below! It's an international competition, so it doesn't matter where you live I'll send this copy of Fleeced to you. Want to know the best bit? It's signed by Ellie!!!!! Talk about an awesome prize! Get entering!

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