Hi So Much Darcy Burdock #2 ePUB Ó So Much Darcy

Hi So Much Darcy Burdock #2 Ten year old Darcy sees the extraordinary in the everyday and the wonder in the world around her This second book sees Darcy move up to Big School and all of a sudden EVERYTHING changes Her best friend Will isn't sure he should talk to girls any her new teacher may in actual fact be a cauldron bubbling witch and horror of horrors her precious pet Lamb Beth goes missing Can Darcy face these challenges head on armed only with her curious whip smart mind and eye for a storyJoyous drawings colourful characters and a high energy voice the Darcy Burdock books are packed with personality from start to finish Loved this book as a 20 yr old and I'm pretty sure I would have loved it even if I was a 10 yr old Darcy is a lovable character that takes you on a whimsical journey through her rather interesting life living with her family including her pet lamb in London and starting her first year at the 'Big School' where the older and cooler kids go; or so she thinks I loved watching the relationships unfold between Darcy and her family and school friends it all felt so authentic And of course this book was not without its funny moments Would recommend to audiences of all ages A couple of weeks ago I couldn't shake the feeling that I needed to pick up Hi So Much I'm not sure why as I hadn't even read the first book or any Laura Dockrill before It was just a feeling I had I was in the mood to read a good fun children's book preferably illustrated and so Hi So Much fit this spontaneous brief that I suddenly felt the need to fill And it was the perfect choice I was instantly catapulted into the world of an 11 year oldHi So Much begins with I can't believe I have not even started this book and I'm already in trouble so you know it's going to be great before you've even finished the first page Even though this is the only Darcy Burdock book I've read I can tell that the series hinges on the wonderful realistic characters that Laura Dockrill has created – and they certainly hold their own throughout the story Darcy Burdock our bright protagonist just leaps off the page She's enthusiastic uick witted and imaginative and does a fantastic job representing what children often go through in their everyday lives Smart wise and charismatic she has a voice that leads you through her storyDarcy is just about to start 'Big School' and is absolutely terrified It's a perfectly normal experience that many people probably won't remember but it resonated with me because my first day at secondary school is extremely vivid I remember getting there really early although I can't exactly remember why spending a few hours walking around the playground dreading my first class I felt small and anxious and I just generally didn't like change I liked my school uniform and my new pencil case but I felt odd wearing it It's been 14 years but I remember it so well and I loved getting inside a 11 year old's mind again I would have really appreciated this book – and a protagonist like Darcy – when I started schoolDarcy Burdock deals with the world around her even though she also has a wonderfully supportive and loveable family using creative writing imagining all sorts of fantastical scenarios that Laura Dockrill inserts right into the main story I loved Darcy's blunt honesty in a way that only child can get away with She doesn't have as many objections to saying 'I know it's bad but I really hope I see lots of blood today' while visiting someone in hospital or enjoying the fact that someone's real name is actually Cyril Flakes – and teasing her little sister because she doesn't get the joke straight awayHi So Much is about the tumultuous wondrous but often traumatic life of a 9 12 year old It shows us and actual children of course that even if you're the youngest smallest person in the room your opinion still counts; that it's difficult but not impossible to stay friends with someone even when you're in different places; and that everyone spends Sunday dreading Monday even though it's never as bad as Sunday pretends it will be Hi So Much is full of lovely prose snappy internal dialogue and witty illustrations and I'm looking forward to reading Darcy Burdock and the third book Sorry About Me published in July Laura Dockrill knows what she's doing Thank you to the publishing for providing this book for reviewI also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books What a gorgeous idea to write books for youngsters as if you are a ten year old girl yourself That is precisely what Laura Dockrill has done producing an enchanting journal of life as it happens to Darcy Burdock Very funny and uirky in just the right amounts to appeal to a middle grade audience Hi so much is a great book and I feel certain Darcy Burdock will become a favourite of many 8 to 12 year olds loved it LOADS SO MUCH

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