My Childhood in 5 Books!

I have already done a post of me in 5 books, but how did I get to that me? Here is a very small collection of the books that I read when I was younger:

Cliffhanger by Jacqueline Wilson

Book description from Goodreads:

“When his dad decides to send him on an adventure holiday, poor Tim–who is more suited to armchair pursuits–realises that this could well turn out to be the very worst time of his entire life. Little does he know quite how bad things will get, especially when he is forced to bunk-in with the hideous, arrogant and bullying Giles. But as the holiday progresses he finds himself quite enjoying its challenges. Even abseiling–once he is safely back at the bottom of the cliff–doesn’t seem so bad.”

This was one of the first books of hers that I read. It was a book that we were told to read for school, right before one of our school trips. I can say now that whilst it filled me with dread for the school trip, I did enjoy the book enough to continue to read Jacqueline Wilson throughout my childhood!

Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

Book description from Goodreads:

“Cat doesn’t mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.”

I loved this series when I was younger and even read some of the books twice, which is quite unusual for me. I loved the magical world that Diana Wynne Jones created and all the different characters.

Fawn in the Forest by Lucy Daniels

Book description from Goodreads:

“Mandy Hope loves animals more than anything else. She knows quite a lot about them too; both her parents are vets and Mandy helps out in their surgery, Animal Ark.
Mandy and James have rescued an orphaned baby deer from the forest – but now they have to keep her alive. Baby Sprite is refusing to feed, and without milk she’ll die!
Can Mandy come up with a plan to get the fawn back on her feet?”

I can’t quite remember how I came upon this book, maybe at a school book fair? Whatever it was I loved it and read a few of the other books in the series too. They were cute stories about animals and who doesn’t love that?

Flambards by KM Peyton

Book description from Goodreads:

“Twelve-year-old orphan Christina is sent to live with her uncle and his two sons in their country house, Flambards. She fears and dislikes her domineering uncle, and finds her cousin Mark arrogant and selfish. But Flambards is not all bad, for Christina soon discovers a passion forhorse-riding, and a true friend in her cousing Will. It is only as time goes by that Christina realizes she too has a key part to play in the future of this strange, unruly household…This wonderfully written story is the first in K.M. Peyton’s Flambards quartet, and was the runner-up for the Carnegie medal.This paperback edition is in a smaller mass-market format.”

When I used to stay over at my grandparents I would steadily read through my mum’s childhood books about ponys. I think that my mum bought me this book one year so that I could have a pony book of my own! I loved it, but I haven’t read the other books in the series as I know that war is involved and people die, so I wanted to leave the book on a high with all the characters as they were.

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

Book description from Goodreads:

“”We should expect this young woman to be more powerful than our average novice, possibly even more powerful than the average magician.”

This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables. Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work-—until one enraged girl, barely more than a child, hurls a stone at the hated invaders…and effortlessly penetrates their magical shield.

What the Magicians’ Guild has long dreaded has finally come to pass. There is someone outside their ranks who possesses a raw power beyond imagining, an untrained mage who must be found and schooled before she destroys herself and her city with a force she cannot yet control.”

This book was recommended to me by a school friend and I was gripped from the beginning. It was actually one of the first series that made me properly cry at the end! There were more grown up things going on in this book that I hadn’t read about before so it was a book of many firsts!

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