Home Economics for Girls by JP Wright

I received this audiobook from Audio Bookworm for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.

The Synopsis:

eCover-HomeEcForGirls.jpgHere is a country house murder mystery of sorts, for daughters and their mothers, and anyone else who wants to learn the correct way to eat a scone.

Violet has to prepare for her Home Economics assessment, but with a house full of guests and a lunatic sister playing detective, how will she ever get it done? And if the dog did not destroy her mother’s cake, who did? Did she really see someone lurking down at the gatehouse? Which one is the bay tree, and what does nutmeg look like anyway? Should self-confessed teachers be allowed out into society?

All these questions must be answered before the weekend is over.

My Review:

A super funny book that makes the [listeners] laugh and have a good time!

I loved the way the story was told, it was a light read, and the descriptions were perfect at unveiling the story. I loved each of the characters and their roles in the story too. They made me laugh and their banter was entertaining.

The narration of the audiobook was also very good and captured the mood of the book very well. Claire was exceptional at toggling the characters, their feelings, and the scenes!

A good light read that I recommend for some laughter. 5 out of 5 stars!

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Titch the Itch by B.C.R Fegan

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

Synopsis:

Titch the Itch - CoverTitch is an itch who just wants to be wanted.

When Titch discovers that no one in his family wants him, he sets off on a journey to find someone-anyone- who would be willing to live with an itch. With every step he grows less hopeful. That is, until he meets an old friend.

Review:

This book had all the potential to be adorable, however I found it to be slightly odd.

There is nothing wrong with the book, and I was very fond the illustrations, I just failed to see a point in the story. At the end, even though we see Titch be the definition of a true friend to those around him, no one returns the gestures to him and he is still friendless at the end of the book.

The lesson that could be taken from the book, I suppose, would be to be a friend like Titch, however I don’t think children should be taught to “stick together no matter what” with a “friend” who isn’t interested in being a friend in return, that’s how hearts are broken, especially in schools. They need to be taught to be friendly to all, just not friends with all.

I have mixed emotions about the book, I liked it from one perspective, yet I really didn’t from another. So, I’m going to rate it 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it only if you disagree with my stance on the topic of a child’s friends.

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