Book Review

The Mystery of the Colour Thief

The Mystery of the Colour Thief
The Mystery of the Colour Thief

In The Mystery of the Colour Thief Izzy is beset by a lot of problems in this story, her mum is in a coma in the hospital after a car crash that she feels is her fault, her dad is not coping at all, and her best friend, Lou, is shunning her for others.

This is a wonderfully written book on the feelings of a 12 year old whose world has turned upside down and is trying to stay in control of it.

This is achieved in the end through the help of a new friend, Tom, and in helping a weak cygnet gain strength and live.

There is also the problem of all the colour draining from a mural on her bedroom wall, removed by a shadowy figure who appears in the night.

A story of guilt, loss, grief, friendship, bullying, and hope.

I also have to say I loved the illustrated dust cover on the hardback edition which was made by Sophie Gilmore.

 

 

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