​Sophie is a year 8 pupil at Chipping Norton School. She reviews The Emergency Zoo by Miriam Halahmy.

"The Emergency Zoo is a charming book all about how two girls try to save everybody’s pets. It is based just before the outbreak of World War II. I think that the book is quite well written because the story flows well and is understandable from every point of view. The thing that I like about the story are that it covers a topic (the government’s advice that pets should be put to sleep at the start of WWII) that was previously unknown to me and that it shows that children have power too. The only problem that I had with the book is the lack of suspense, which makes you want to keep the pages turning. Other than that however, I think that it’s an excellent book."

 4/5 Stars!

Thanks so much to Sophie for taking the time to write this review; we love to hear from our young readers and writers. 

Miriam Halahmy will be talking about The Emergency Zoo and other amazing stories at ChipLitFest - 2pm Sat 29 April at The Crown & Cushion. Tickets just £2.