Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Lisa Thompson, Middle Grade, Primary School reading, Uncategorized

#bookreview: The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson


The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of THE GOLDFISH BOY.

Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn’t return, Nate is left alone and afraid, with the dark closing in all around him. But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places – a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend from his past.

Will Nate find the bravery needed to face the troubles of his present and ultimately illuminate the future? A story of fear and hope, loneliness and friendship – full of the heart, engaging characters and propulsive, page-turning mystery that has made THE GOLDFISH BOY one of the breakout children’s books hits of 2017.

EDIE Review:

Words cannot describe how much I LOVED reading The Light Jar. The author has an incredible talent, approaching such a harrowing topic with sensitivity, understanding and insight. I went through so many emotions with this story and thought, halfway through, that I had guessed the ending. I was wrong!

The deeper meanings behind this story provoke such wondering from the reader, and reading about Nate’s story pushes the emotional boundaries to the limit. The author writes the characters with ease, making them fully relate-able and identifiable.

For the younger readers, Nate is someone who can answer their questions and make them feel like they are not alone. For older readers and adults, he is simply a hero. The story is enjoyable on the surface, but when you let your brain dig deeper behind the action, there is a wonderful, deeper, story lying just below.
One of my absolute favorites and I cannot wait to read more from this author.

Will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

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