Book Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

A story of espionage during WW2 sounds like it's going to be a winner, but in reality I found that "Transcription" was a little boring and slow-paced for my liking. I liked the premise, but the story didn't impress - 2 stars.

Rare Birds Book Club: April 2019

It feels like time is flying by this year and I can't believe that we're already in April and it's time for another Rare Birds Book Club book!

Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce

"Dear Mrs Bird" tells the heartwarming story of plucky heroine, Emmy Lake and her best friend Bunty, two young women living in London in the 1940s. The characters are warm, funny and charming and all help to highlight the incredible impact that war had on people's personal lives, as well as the contributions of hardworking men and women at the time. I really enjoyed this one - 5 stars.

Book Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

"The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" is a powerful story that needs telling, even if the story of Bruno and his new friend is not realistic. The true events that lie in the plot are terrible and should not be forgotten so books like this are always worth a read. For me the book didn't pack as much emotion as the film, but I feel that if I had read this as a child, it would have spoken to me a lot more than it has now. It's 4 stars from me.