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I will start off by saying that I really enjoyed this book. It was a light read ( and not in a Hermione way) and the text was quite bigger. Nevertheless, it was a good book. The story is based in the 1900โ€™s and all of the characters are children (who donโ€™t know each other, except for the two who are siblings).

It starts where all of the children who are about to take a flight from their home to a country on the other side of the Amazon Jungle. But, when the pilot has a coughing fit, and cuts the engine, the children have to fight for their lives to make it out of the jungle alive, (oh and spoiler alert, the pilot dies). Itโ€™s when the children start finding clues that the odds of getting out seem thicker.

First of all, the illustrations in this book are really nice. The book isnโ€™t filled with them, but the cover and the start of all chapters include little drawings of plants and wildlife from the Amazon. I actually think an illustrated version would be a good idea to make.

The writing itself is also very good. It is descriptive and gives a good in-depth explanation of what the children are doing. Personally (spoiler alert), my favorite part of the book I when they find a baby sloth and call it Lila. She remains their pet for the remainder of the book and for some reason that makes me really happy. I think it was the way the author described the sloth and now I want one. Badly.

This book is suitable for people around 10-11+, but if you want a more challenging read, try something different. Even though it wasnโ€™t recommended for my age group, it was nice to take a break and read this.

I highly recommend this book.

8/10

 

 

Published- August, 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Author- Katherine Rundell

Illustrator-Hannah Horn

4 comments

chelcyg

This is a good review but I struggle to read the font, maybe choose one that's not so difficult to read for the bulk of the text, I really like how you wrote it though! :)

26th Apr, 19
littlereads

Thank you so much for your feedback! I didn't realize how hard the font is to understand and that has been changed, and has been taken into consideration for next time. Much appreciated๐Ÿ˜ƒ

26th Apr, 19
ellipsis

I read this book last year and definitely agree. Also, did you know you can blur spoilers? https://howto.insideadog.com.au/help-write-a-post/ (Scroll down to 'Can I add spoiler tags?')
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26th Apr, 19
littlereads

Thank you! I will make sure to try it out next time! ๐Ÿ‘

26th Apr, 19