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Apr 05 2011

Crown of acorns by Catherine Fisher

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Hodder Children's Books, 2010. ISBN 9780340970072.
Crown of acorns by Catherine Fisher is an amazing story that blends three themes together; an eighteen year old girl called Sulis is having trouble with her past after she's moved to a glamorous new life in a glamorous new city. A young man in the year 1740 called Zac who happens to be an apprentice to the brilliant, crazy, mastermind architect, Jonathan Frost who has a dream to create the perfect city. And the third theme is, Bladud, the king of the druids. Bladud has leprosy and is thrown out of his kingdom to live with the wild boars and is in search for a cure.
It's amazing how the author Catherine Fisher twines these three stories around each other like threads in a three colour plait.
This thrilling book is a perfect blend of excitement and mystery. It also has the spell-binding quality that a good novel should have. In conclusion, this story kept me interested until the very last sentence.
Sarah Filkin, Yr 9 student

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