Today we hear from Bookbabbler Emily….
The Considine Curse by Gareth P Jones
Fourteen-year-old Mariel returns to England for her grandmother’s funeral. It is the first time she has been back since she emigrated with her mother as a baby, and it is the beginning of the uncovering of some really extraordinary truths about the Considine family. Why did Mariel’s mum argue with Grandma all those years ago? Why does Amelia wear so much perfume? Why is there a very large cat flap in Louvre House? Why does Gerald seem scared of his brother’s appetite? Did Grandma Considine really break her neck falling down the stairs? And most importantly, what is the dark secret that lies at the heart of the family?
The Considine Curse by Gareth P Jones was so good, it is one of the best books I have ever read.
This book is about a girl called Mariel. Her Grandmother dies, and when she is at the funeral, she meets her seven cousins. Gerald, Oberon, Freddie, Amelia, Lily, Elspeth, and Madeleine. They are very odd, and they have a deadly secret. If you read this book you will find out what it is!
My least favourite character is Oberon. My favourite is Mariel.
The only thing I would change about it is when at the end, Mariel goes with her cousins. I would like to see what happened after that.
The story is really good, and I would definitely recommend it to boys and girls age 10 – 15. I score this book 9 / 10 , and I will read this again definitely.
Thanks, Emily, and thanks to Bloomsbury Children’s Books for sending us a copy. It’s here for you to buy now…