Monday, 6 January 2014

Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach

It was the last day of summer.

This is the first kid's book to be reviewed on this blog and a nice choice as I am what is considered an anti-Stratfordian, you know, the alien believing idiots who actually don't see how anyone can actually assume Shakespeare is the author of the plays.

This line however doesn't hook. There is some conflict perhaps for kids - the last day of summer means school, not a pleasant prospect for most kids.By the end of the first paragraph, we learn that the hero is not only starting school tomorrow but it is a new school and she will be stepping of the bus into a sea of strangers. Other than this there isn't much else to interest. Besides the new school the rest of the chapter unfolds like just another day in the life of type of opening.

First thing said:

"You got the best room."

Verdict: Fail

Theodore Moracht

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