Bookbabbler Emily offered to read a book for us, so here’s her first ever review:
Phoebe Finds Her Voice – Anne-Marie Conway
Meet Phoebe. Big heart, big laughs, BIG dramas! Why won t Phoebe s annoying neighbour, Monty B, leave her alone? Can she get her dippy dad and over-worked mum back together again? Will class mean-girl, Polly Carter, just get off her case for once? And most important of all will she overcome her stage fright in time to sing her musical solo? A warm-hearted story about the triumphs and traumas at the Star Makers Drama Club a special place where everyone has their moment to shine!
“Phoebe Finds Her Voice” is a book that I would recommend especially to older girls who like warm-hearted and realistic books.
It is a story about a girl trying to overcome her stagefright, battle against school bullies and reunite her parents. It is a gentle book about performance, family reunion and courage.
I really enjoyed this book – in fact I will never forget reading this book! I thought the character of Phoebe was really believable. The characters are like people in real life: mean people, emotional people, happy, nervous, self-conscious, shy people. My favourite part was when Phoebe joins a drama club and sings about her friend forgetting all about her. The book was packed full of drama, emotions and laughs and it made me want to join Star Makers Drama Club!
I am so glad to have read this book and would rate it 9/10 and would definitely read another book by Anne-Marie Conway.
Thanks, Emily – great first review! Thanks to Usborne Children’s books for sending us a copy.