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Review: Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill

Introducing Darcy Burdock, a new, cool, all-conquering girl character with a fresh and distinctive take on the world.

Ten-year-old Darcy is one of life's noticers. Curious, smart-as-a-whip, funny and fiercely loyal, she sees the extraordinary in the everyday and the wonder in the world around her.

Written and illustrated by Laura Dockrill: author, poet & performer – think Lady Gaga meets Mother Goose.

My thoughts

I have been dying to read this book ever since I met Laura back in June and heard her read the first few pages.

Darcy Burdock is going to be a hit. She is a brilliant character who I think that girls are going to relate to. She's quirky and uniquely different with a real heart of gold. I love her to bits because she's very comfortable in her own skin and to be herself and I think that alone is going to make her a real role model for girls who are surrounded by vapid celebrities who aren't worth the attention they get.

Darcy's book is the story of her life. It is written first person as she tells you about her life, includes her own hand written pictures and also includes Darcy's own stories and and when she feels it is important. I loved the way she told the story in her own vibrant way. Quite honestly everything she tells you about, no matter how ordinary, is so entertaining because of the way she sees the world

Based on meeting Laura and hearing her read I am desperately hoping that there's going to be an audio book read by Laura herself released in the not so distant future as it will be brilliant. She brings Darcy to life in her brilliantly unique way and keeps you brilliantly engaged in whatever she has to say.

All I can say is that this book is just wonderful. Perfectly quirky and wonderful from the first page to the last. Highly recommended. I cannot wait for book two to be released


Jesse Owen said…
I am so reading this next, fab review :D