Book reviews by kids

Book review: The Theory of Hummingbirds

The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle KadarusmanREVIEWED BY GABRIEL, 9, NSW

The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman, UQP, ISBN 9780702262920

The publisher provided a review copy of this book.

The Theory Of Hummingbirds is written by Michelle Kadarusam. The book is about a determined girl called Alba who wants to run a two kilometre annual cross-country race. But Cleo is holding her back. Cleo is what she calls her turned-in left foot that she has had since her birth. It had always been in a brace but it recently got changed to a cast. Alba is over-excited because soon the cast will be taken off. She only has two weeks to strengthen her skinny weak left foot before the race is on. Will she be able to run the race? Meanwhile, her best friend Levi who loves science and hides in the library because he has asthma and is afraid of air, thinks the school librarian has a wormhole in her office. Is there truly a wormhole? Alba is not sure whether to believe her friend or not.

I liked the book because I learned a lot about hummingbirds such as how far they migrate. I also learnt how difficult it must have been for someone like Alba who was physically-challenged. I like this book because I am in some ways similar to Levi.

This touching book is great for ages 8+ and for people who love science. I rate this book 10 out of 10. I recommend that you read this book!

Read our interview with the author of The Theory of Hummingbirds.

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