Dandelion Clocks

By Rebecca Westcott (Puffin)

Guest reviewed by Hanna Essop, Grade 7

Livvy’s mom has suddenly started teaching her important things like how to cook, clean and deal with her brother – Isaac. Livvy doesn’t mind, it’s just, she feels like there’s something her mom’s not telling her. Mom has even given Livvy her own diaries from when she was young. They’re really funny, and sometimes they can be quite helpful. But Livvy’s worried about mom, and she wants to find out what’s going on.

This is a wonderful and moving story about a mom and a daughter, and how, sometimes things aren’t always the way they seem. This book made me laugh and cry, and I would recommend it to readers age 10 and up. If you want to read the first chapters to get a feel for the book, check it out here. If you liked this book, then you will equally like Violet Ink, which has just come out by the same author. I personally found this a lovely read, and once I got into it, it was unputdownable!!


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