When she woke the next morning, the room was messy, when she had tidied up the night before. The little wooden stereo from the doll house was on the floor, and so was the tiny microphone for the karaoke machine in their house. ‘Maybe I sleep walk’ she thought absent – mindedly.
Closing the book, I find I have left my head inside. It is dark in here, but the chapters open their beautiful spaces and give a rustling sound, words adjusting themselves to their meaning. Long passages open at successive pages. An echo, continuous from the title onward, hums behind me.
From in here, the world looms, a jungle redeemed by these linked sentences carved out when an author traveled and a reader dept the way open. When this book ends I will pull it inside out like a sock and throw it back in the library. But the rumor of it will haunt all that follows in my life…
It was the holidays. Mary was bored. They had cleaned out all of the closets, the basement, and everything in sight. She looked at her toys. The teddies lined up on the shelves, the various toys scattered across the floor, and the biggest of all, the doll’s house. She played with the teddies for a few hours, then went on her laptop. 10 minutes until bed. She looked at the doll’s house. The curtains moved. No… They couldn’t have, she looked again. Two pairs of eyes. Since it was nearly her bed time, Mary threw a blanket over the house, changed, and jumped into bed…
TO BE CONTINUED
Gangsta Granny was David Walliams’ first book. The book is about a boy named Ben, his ‘Gangsta’ granny and his parents, who are obsessed with the TV show ‘Strictly Stars Dancing’. His mother is obsessed with the dancing star, Flavio Flavioli, and his father watches on, mesmerised with the complicated steps of the dancers.
At one of his daily stays at his granny’s house, Ben discovers that, in an old biscuit tin, his granny has been hiding a very strange collection. There is a wide range of precious jewels and stones in Granny’s biscuit tin!
What is Ben’s Granny’s secret? What will she do if she finds out about it?
I hope you will be reading this book as I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even on the blurb, in the words of an 11-year old, he said
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