Kid’s Book Review: Mirror Me

Kid’s Book Review: Mirror Me

About the Book and Author

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fiercest of them all? Freya’s quiet life is turned upside down by Bella, the glamorous former supermodel who’s about to marry Freya’s dad.
But how does Bella look so impossibly perfect, and could she be using Freya’s family for her own sinister purposes?
Freya goes undercover into the intimidating world of high fashion, determined to stop Bella’s ruthless plans…

Jan Dunning

Jan Dunning was scouted by a model agency at Glastonbury Festival while studying for a degree in Fine Art and English Literature. After university, she spent a decade as an international model, walking runways in the fashion capitals of the world and shooting campaigns for the likes of Gucci, Laboratoires Garnier and Gap.

Realising she preferred the creativity of being on the other side of the camera, Jan trained as a photographer at Central St Martin’s and has exhibited her images in London, Tokyo and New York She now works as an art teacher and writes children’s fiction.

Jan’s experience of the worlds of fashion and photography inspired her debut teen novel MIRROR ME, which will be published by Scholastic in June 2023.

Book Review

this book made me reconsider what books I do and don't like

What a book! I literally have no words so this may be a short review! I usually don’t really like books like this but I have to say, this one made me reconsider what books I do and don’t like.

First off, I just want to make the link between the cover and the story. The plot is based along fashion, so there are a lot of magazine covers involved and I have to say, the cover on the copy that I read showed that very clearly! It looked like a magazine and it even had the props that she used in it. The title is in a magazine-y font and so is the placing of all the text. When I finished the book, my mind instantly made the relation and I was astounded at how obvious it was!

Anyway, enough about the cover, let’s move on to more exciting things: my favourite character. So, in all my past reviews, I’ve never really include this paragraph but in this book, I feel like we need it. My favourite character is the main characters best friend and his name is Sam. He’s gay and likes doing hair and makeup but is scared to tell his dad about because he fears that he might be disappointed. I feel that, in all the books I’ve read, there haven’t been many LGBTQ+ characters in there so I really liked that there was in this one! It made me think that we don’t all have to be the same, we can just be whoever we want to be!

Overall, this was a really eye-opening book that had me reeling (in a good way!) by the end of it. I would recommend it to kids 12+ just because of some of the language in there. I hoped you enjoyed reading this review!

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Reeya
  • Age: 12 years
  • Likes: Reading, Writing, English
  • Dislikes: Maths and Science
  • Favourite Book: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
  • Favourite Song: Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
  • Favourite Film: The Hunger Games