Book Review: The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford

“The Lost Lights of St Kilda" is a tale of love, hope and culture that I'm sad to say that wasn't really my cup of tea. This is a beautifully written book and I'm sure it is one that will be adored by many, but for me it was a little slow moving and that took away from my overall enjoyment. I'm rating this one 2 stars.

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.