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Book review: The Truth about Verity Sparks

The Truth about Verity Sparks by Susan Green, ISBN 9781921720277, Walker Books Australia

The Truth about Verity Sparks

REVIEWED BY PIPPA, 12, WA

Pippa borrowed a copy of this book from the library.

London, 1878

Verity Sparks has itchy fingers. And those fingers have led her into a whole load of trouble. For Verity has a gift. She can find lost objects.

Accused of stealing an expensive jewel, she is forced to leave her job as a milliner’s apprentice and go back to her drunken uncle and her frail aunt. Her parents passed away of disease when she was quite small, and all they have left her was a wedding ring, a small coin and a rug.

When her aunt and uncle refuse to take her in, it looks like she has no hope.

She finds new friends and enemies, not to mention the toasting fork, and starts the quest to find out the truth about herself.

I really enjoyed the mysteries of this book, and I really liked the pictures it paints in your mind. I rate it 9/10. I would recommend it for ages 11–14 who like mystery books.

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Author:

Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.

2 thoughts on “Book review: The Truth about Verity Sparks

  1. I hate this book! Its so borring! And I have to read it because its reading challange and its my Literacy book,

    1. Hi Polly – thanks for sharing your comments. What is it that you don’t enjoy about The Truth about Verity Sparks? I’d love to hear why it’s different from what you normally like to read.
      – Rebecca (Alphabet Soup’s editor)

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