MG Takes on Thursday – Nevermoor

This meme belongs to to Book Craic who hosts it on her blog . Each week the aim is to celebrate Middle Grade books, those amazing books being written for 9-12 year olds. The idea is that you choose a book, post a picture of the cover and also show the publisher and illustrator. Then turn to page 11 and find your favourite sentence on that page. After that, describe the book in three words ( I always find this really hard) and finally, write your review or post a link to your review of the book. Simples!!!!

This week I am celebrating one of my favourite books ever!

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend Published by Orion

My favourite sentence from page 11 – The truth that she and every cursed child knew deep in their bones, had tattooed on their hearts: I‘m going to die on Eventide night.

This novel in three words: Exciting, mysterious, magical

Nevermoor or The Trials of Morrigan Crow is the story of Morrigan who is cursed. This means that she is automatically blamed for everything that wrong to anyone at all. If that wasn’t bad enough, she is also doomed to die on her eleventh birthday. Without giving too much, I think that I can safely say that she doesn’t. The story then tells of her life as a trainee Wundersmith under the watchful of Jupiter North.

The book is simply brilliant. All of the characters, from Morrigan’s cold father to her friends in the Hotel Deucalion are incredibly well drawn and come to life on the page. Morrigan’s adventures are exciting and in the case of the Hunt of Smoke and Shadow, downright scary.

My copy is extremely well read as it always a popular reading choice in my classroom. Any child who loves magic and ever dreamed of being a wizard will love this book and the very best bit is that there are two more!!


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

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