Teen mag review

Way back at the start of the year, I paid a visit to a school in Chelmsford to give a talk and run a couple of writing workshops as part of a day of activities to mark the Essex Book Award. (Flip was shortlisted but Kenneth Oppel’s Half Brother won the prize.)

Students from eight schools took part in the day and among those I got chatting to was Lydia Cutts – a bright and enthusiastic reader with ambitions of her own to be a writer. Well, I’m delighted to report that Lydia, from Tabor Science College, in Braintree, can now call herself a published writer after having her review of Flip selected for inclusion in the September issue of Aspire Teen magazine.

Here’s what she wrote:

Flip is a book about psychic evacuees where the
main character Alex swaps bodies with a boy called
Phillip. The story line is just pure brilliance – the
book is told through the eyes of Alex and is like any
child of fourteen telling his story. It’s interesting and
definitely worth reading.
Martyn’s style is unbelievably easy to understand and
his ability to spin in the essence of surprise is a 5/5.

Writer: Martyn Bedford
Title: Flip
The story line: 4/5
Author’s style of writing: 5/5
Page Turner: 5/5
Reviewed by: Lydia

To subscribe to the magazine, go to www.aspireteen.co.uk.
Lydia also blogs on WordPress as musiclover25, with posts on a variety of topics – including books, under the “Bookworm World” tab. Click here for the link.

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