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Lightning Chase Me Home

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Amelia Hester McLeod is named after two of her mum's favourite explorers. Two amazing, fearless, awesome women: Amelia Earhart and Lady Hester Stanhope. But Amelia herself doesn't always feel very brave or very bright. She lives on a windblown island in a creaky old house right beneath the North Star. Her dad is sad and silent since her mum left them, and her absent-minded ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 2019 by Scholastic
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Laura Noakes
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
LIGHTNING CHASE ME HOME is incredibly powerful. It was one of those reads that I knew I was going to love from the very first chapter. The writing is beautiful, and the story unfolds in a way that makes it almost unputdownable.
Our heroine, Amelia, is super relatable. She struggles with confidence and the story is really about her finding herself on her own terms. I loved that Amelia had dyslexia. Whilst I don’t have dyslexia myself, both my siblings do–and it was great to see reading aids that I
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Kelly Monroe
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From start to finish this book touches the soul. It's more than just an adventure story because it beautifully captures the emotional journey of an 11 year old and the relationships that develop throughout the story between her Da, grandfather and school friend Tom. The main focus throughout the story is about her missing mother, but as the story unfolds you discover that what Amelia was looking for isn't necessarily the end outcome. It's a story of self discovery, realisation and most important ...more
Frances
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it
A mix of magical tale and topical issues. Nice main characters but I found them under developed and there were just too many issues. I was unhappy with how these were dealt with in the story, for example the school dealing with obvious bullying .
Lyndsay Wheble
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A glorious book - I loved it!
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