Thursday, 10 May 2012

Poor Man's Stuffing by Ian Woodhead

This is the story of Amy. She is relentlessly bullied by two girls at school. She feels she has no friends, and the only 'people' she can talk to are her stuffed toys. Then she is asked out by a boy who has more in common with her than she will ever know, and the girls will regret ever bullying her as her toys are on her side.

This was a slick twist in the tale story. The pace was quick and the narrative crisp. Amy was great as the damaged heroine, and I was quite shocked when the twist was revealed. It was very cleverly done with not much space to work with! A good quick lunchtime read that will have you looking at your teddies in a very different light!

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