Butterfly Summer by Anne-Marie Conway

Megan, age 11, from Wicklow reviewed Butterfly Summer by Anne-Marie Conway for the MS READaTHON 2012 and her review was chosen as the winning book review.

butterfly summer by anne-marie conwaySome secrets get forgotten, others get hidden away…..

Becky’s life is like a butterflies wings, fragile and on the edge of breaking. When Becky moves to the small village of Oakbridge with her mum, all mum wants is a new beginning, but when Becky finds an old photo under her mum’s bed everything she knows comes crashing down.

Too scared to talk about the photo with her mum, the only place Becky can have some peace and quiet is at Oakbridges Butterfly Garden with her new friend Rosa May. However with Rosa May’s fiery temper, and uncontrollable mood swings, Becky doesn’t know who to trust any more.

"A beautifully written book with an amazing plot. Couldn’t put it down from the first page. Good developed characters, lots of passion and emotion. Makes you want to read it again and again"

Rating: 9½/10

Suggested reading age: 10+

MS READaTHONThis year’s theme for the MS READaTHON which took place October 12th – November 12th, depicted by a red monster, was ‘Hungry for Books’ – the more the young people get reading, the more books they will devour! MS READaTHON is the biggest annual fund raising initiative for MS Ireland the national organisation providing vital services, support and information for people with MS.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls