Thursday, 2 June 2011

Review:Broken Soup

Broken Soup/Jenny Valentine

When the good-looking boy with the gentle voice presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers. And she can't afford to lose her place in the checkout queue – after all, if she doesn't take the groceries home, nobody else will. Rowan has more responsibilities than most girls her age. These days, she pretty much looks after her little sister single-handedly – which doesn't leave much time for friends or fun. So when she finds out that Bee from school saw the whole thing, it piques her curiosity. Who was the mysterious stranger? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan? Bee invites Rowan to her house where they make a print of the negative. And the face that appears in front of Rowan's eyes is that of her dead brother Jack…

Review(by Alice): The book is well written and understood well. The main character seems to be changing through the story, changes we all know by experiencing them yourself. The mystery in this book makes it too be read more and you sometimes can't stop reading. Some stuff in the last chapters were pretty sad, but we see a solution even for the hardest moments of life.
Rating: A-

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