Today we hear from Bookbabbler Emily..
Crystal – Rebecca Lisle
Crystal is unusual; she has silvery blonde hair and blue eyes. There isn’t anyone like her in the Town except for her mum and everyone says her mum is either crazy – or a witch. Crystal knows that the Town leader has something to do with her mother’s madness but how can she prove it? And how can she stop him when the Town Guard tramps the streets day and night, there’s a curfew, and a strange creature in their house spies on them and records their every move? When Crystal thinks she glimpses someone looking up at her from the depths of Lop Lake, she is amazed but strangely hopeful. Could this be the help she’s been waiting for?
Reading Crystal by Rebecca Lisle gives you a good feeling. It’s about Crystal trying to escape a horrible prison-like city with her mum (who everyone thinks is mad). This had happy, tense, funny and sad parts. At the start of me reading Crystal I thought it would be boring.But it’s not! My favourite character is Questrid. A tense part is when Crystal’s mum Effie gets ducked under water by all the town’s people.
Girls will enjoy this book. I would read this book again and again. I think the age group for this book is 9-13. Once you start reading this book you will not want to put it down. It shows that when bad events occur, good events will follow. Crystal is a very nice character in this book. My Rating is 8/10.
Thanks, Emily and thanks to Andersen Press for the review copy.