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Blaggers

By Echo Freer. Published by Hodder Children’s Books. ISBN 0340875682

I picked up several cockney rhyming slang words I didn’t know before from this book! I finally finished reading through all 6 Harry Potter books so I could get on to Blaggers by Echo Freer, which I got out the library ages ago and have renewed 3 times now. So this is my review.

This is a fantasitc book! I loved reading it from start to finish; it’s fast paced and fun to read. The story is about Mercedes Bent who finds out that her family are a bit more dodgy than she thought they were. She tries to stop them from getting caught by the police, whilst keeping a good friend and a new relationship with the guy she meets doing work experience.

The characters are great – I could picture each and every one of them perfectly and I feel like I know them well. The plot is well thought out, with every scene being vital and nothing unnecessary kept in the book. I can really see this book working on the telly – I would love to see Mercede’s family at the party – it would be so funny. The ending was just a little to… well I can’t really say without giving away the ending, but you’ll know what I mean when you read it. It was just too……

I will definitely be getting hold of Echo Freer’s other books, Magenta Orange and Magenta in the Pink. I’ll let you know if they are just as good as this one.

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