Kid’s Book Review: How To Be Free

Kid’s Book Review: How To Be Free

About the Book and Author

It’s the start of a new term at the School of the Good Sisters and Hanna, Edie and Calla are ready to enjoy everything their extraordinary school has to offer. But they soon realise that Something Is Most Definitely Up when their beloved Headmistress Good Sister June disappears – and nobody knows where she’s gone.

It’s time for Hana and her friends to set out on an adventure to bring Good Sister June home. As they travel across the country following a trail of clues, they will learn about the power of family, friendship, and a well-timed slice of Victoria Sponge.

Daisy May Johnson

Daisy May Johnson is a writer, librarian and blogger. She writes about children’s literature at Did You Ever Stop To Think and when she’s not doing any of that, you’ll find her curled up with her favourite school stories, or baking the world’s best chocolate brownies. Her first novel, How to be Brave, is also published by Pushkin.

Book Review

The language the author used was really powerful and it helped me be part of the story

I really enjoyed this book because it was cool reading about biscuits and cakes, which made me feel really hungry, but not so much the kale!

I really liked how the author used footnotes that gave me extra information. My favourite character was Hannah because she was kind, caring and loved baking.

I didn’t so much like William Bishop who wanted to take over and make kale be everything and cakes nothing!! I mean who wouldn’t want cakes?!

I think that it was really kind that Hannah and her friends helped find Good Sister June because that shows real respect for their teacher and real kindness people can show.

I would say this book would be age appropriate for 9 and over. The language the author used was really powerful and it helped me be part of the story.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Lilyana
  • Age: 9 years
  • Likes: Swimming, reading and kindness
  • Dislikes: unkindness and mushrooms
  • Favourite Book: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf
  • Favourite Song: Haus of Holbein by SiX
  • Favourite Movie: Descendants 3