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Alice Parker's Metamorphosis by Nicola Palmer
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Mar 29, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012

Thanks to author Nicola Palmer for providing me a copy of Alice Parker's Metamorphosis this week. I've really enjoyed reading this fun, fantasy story about feisty thirteen-year-old Alice.

This is a really well-written book, perfect for the target 'middle grade' audience of 7+, with strong, defined characters who are both funny and believable. The relationships in the story feel genuine, especially between Alice, her brother and best friend. I really enjoyed the early scene-setting at Alice's school - certainly brought back some memories :) - and once you get the big reveal about Alice's recent issues, the story transitions to an action-mystery.

Nicola Palmer is a great writer for children and this is a good debut. Alice Parker's story is well-constructed with interesting twists and turns, great description and enjoyable characters. Overall, I'm sure this will appeal to a range of readers.

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Reading Progress

March 29, 2012 – Shelved
March 31, 2012 – Started Reading
March 31, 2012 –
10.0% "Really liking this so far, it's got me hooked quickly...this I'll get through it this weekend :)"
April 1, 2012 – Finished Reading
January 22, 2013 – Shelved as: 2012

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