October 17, 2016
Last month we held a competition to write a review of your favourite Alice-Miranda or Clementine Rose book. We have been inundated with entries and I have decided to publish the winners below. I’ve also included the latest review of Alice-Miranda in China from Reading Time. Reviews can be quite nerve racking as you never know what people are going to think but this one made me smile – a lot!
Jacqueline Harvey, Alice-Miranda in China (Alice-Miranda #14), Random House Australia, 29 August 2016, 358pp., $16.99 (pbk), ISBN: 9780857985200
Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition – it was so hard to choose as there were so many fabulous entries. Huge congratulations to the winners below – I will be in touch very soon to organise your prizes.
Alice-Miranda at Camp
Alice-Miranda and her friends from Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale and Fayle are utterly over the moon when Miss Grimm announces the camp that Queen Georgina has organised for the children to attend. While they are there the children are participating in a new program that the Queen herself wants to test out called the Queens Colours. However with competitive new girl Caprice thrown into the mix the competition fizzes from fun to over the top quick smart. This novel is a choppy sea of ups and downs the whole way through. Strong friendships like Alice-Miranda and Millie’s are tested to the maximum and the characters recognise where their trust really lies. This book kept me in total anticipation while reading it. At times I felt frustrated with Caprice and I felt real empathy for the victims that she manipulated as no one likes a bully. I loved the way that Jacqueline included so many themes in the book, family, friendship, teamwork and of course mystery! This book has something for everyone, however the star of the book is of course Alice-Miranda. She demonstrates so much positive energy throughout the whole book and is the main reason why I love it so much!
Alice-Miranda at School
Alice-Miranda at school is a wonderful book full of mystery. She is brave loveable, trustworthy, smart and has a great sense of humour. Alice-Miranda sets off to boarding school. She is very suspicious and thinks something is wrong at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. The headmistress hasn’t been seen for 10 years! She makes lots of friends like Millie and Jacinta. She makes an enemy called Alethea Goldsworthy. She loves the horse stables and usually ride them. Miss Grimm the headmistress doesn’t like her so she sets her 3 impossible challenges like a test, camping and lots more will our hero save the day well she is Alice Miranda of course. When you read this book you won’t be able to put it down. Alice- Miranda will become your hero.
Alice-Miranda Shines Bright
Please don’t tell me you haven’t read this book, Alice-Miranda Shines Bright! It is the most intriguing book out of the WHOLE series! There are so many mysteries that Alice-Miranda solves and each little mystery comes together into one big mystery! I absolutely love this book because each time you turn a page, you get this warm, exciting feeling going down your spine. It is awesome how the story gives you clues about the mystery Alice-Miranda is going to solve, to help you understand the story better. I love how Jacinta is grumpy and Alice-Miranda helps to solve her worries and how Mr Parker disappears after he wakes up from his coma and Alice-Miranda helps to find him. I recommend everyone to read this book. If you haven’t read this, you have to read it now! Trust me, you won’t regret it once you have read it.
Alice-Miranda at the Palace
Alice Miranda and her friends are invited to Evesbury palace for Aunty Gee’s silver jubilee. Evesbury palace is magnificent and fun to explore, but why are some of the staff behaving strangely? Edgar and Louis, the two mischief making twins are also playing tricks on annoyed visitors, then teaming up with an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, why does Aunty Gee want to keep Alice Miranda at the palace for longer? And who is her mysterious milliner? With her friends and the trusty butler can Alice Miranda uncover what threatens to bring the royal family down? Read Alice Miranda at the palace to find out!
Alice Miranda at the Palace is my favourite book because:
- It’s very exciting and you can never get enough of it
- I’ve always wanted to see what it is like, in Buckingham palace, and it’s great to read about Alice Miranda at the Palace