The Great Hamster Massacre Paperback
by Katie Davies
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A very natural and honest version of life's events from the perspective of a young girl - from her suspicions about her neighbours, to her rocky friendship with the girl next door; from the sudden death of her beloved granny to her relentless quest for a pet hamster, only to then find it mysteriously slaughtered - which kickstarts a local investigation of 'suspects'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, B-W LINE
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/10/2009
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781847385956
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Review by CaroTheLibrarian
PLUS - * Lots of great characters - I like Anna and Suzanne's 'friends one minute, enemies the next' relationship. I loved the fact that there's a character called Joe-down-the-road (mainy because I my sister and I grew up with Helen-next-door!)* Anna has a really good 'voice' as a narrator. She's realistic, amusing and honest. I'd like to think she's based on someone real.* The illustrations scattered throughout the book are great and really add to the story. * It's very funny in places - watch out for the part where Anna and Tom (and their Nanna) have The Hysterics in church - and poignant in others. MINUS - * I just wish the story had gone on longer, but that probably means the book is the perfect length for its real target readership. And anyway, there's going to be a sequel. Hoorah!OVERALL - * Perfect - read it if you're aged 8-108. I guarantee it will make you smile.
Review by BJK1903
This book's context isn't like any other book you've read before...
Review by Sullywriter
Fun, fast, frequently dark-humored and macabre reading.