Finding Serendipity Book Review
Book Review of Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
The book is about the power of imagination, friendship, family and the fun of having an ADVENTURE.
The main character Tuesday McGillycuddy is the daughter of a famous children’s author-Serendipity Smith. In the story, Tuesday goes on an adventure to find her mother with her pet dog Baxterr.
The story starts with Tuesday arriving home from school with her dog Baxterr. Tuesday has been waiting ages for her mother to finish her latest book, so that Tuesday, her mum, dad and Baxterr the dog can go on holiday together. So Tuesday rushes home hoping her mother has finished her book. It is a great shock to find out that her mother has gone missing instead.
Tuesday in a fit of bravery and adventurous spirit searches her mother’s study for where her mother could be. She finds a silver thread spelling the words THE END. Tuesday attempts to finish her mother’s story with the words- it doesn’t work. Missing her mother, Tuesday begins to write her own story about a girl who lost her mother and suddenly a ball of silver thread appears. She and Baxterr are lifted into the air and on their way to an adventure.
Tuesday and Baxterr were swept away to a world of stories. They soon meet author Blake Luckhurst who explains what kind of world they have arrived in and then leads Tuesday and Baxter to the Library and the Librarian. The Librarian helps Tuesday understand what she needs to do to find her mother, so with some advice and some provisions from the Library- Tuesday and Baxterr are off on their adventure with Tuesday’s imagination as their guide. For Tuesday to get back to her mother, Tuesday will need to write her own story.
The book is a great story for any inspiring writer. It is sparking, whimsical and a fun children’s story that explores the joy of writing and creating your own story. I really enjoyed the fact that the book shows how author’s create a story, with the beginning, middle and the end. I think that any child interested in adventure stories, fantasy stories or even those that want to write their own stories will enjoy this book. It is just a light hearted story that will appeal to any child who enjoys reading.