Monday 4 July 2022

Gus and the Starlight

Gus and the Starlight by Victoria Carless (HarperCollins) PB RRP $16.99 ISBN 9781460760642

Reviewed by Kylie Buckley

Augusta (Gus) is an eleven-year-old girl who doesn’t like to make friends. Her family never stays in one place long enough, so it seems pointless to her. True to form, they are on the move again, running from the darkness that her mum’s psychic abilities bring. They head out of town to seek a fresh start and end up taking an offer to become live-in caretakers of the ‘Starlight Drive-In Movie Theatre’.

The Starlight brings the family a positive new focus, but not without a myriad of challenges. It also introduces them to an eclectic mix of characters that ensures there is never a dull moment.

Gus and the Starlight is a heart-warming narrative about family, friendship, overcoming obstacles and the pursuit of happiness. The novel will take the middle-grade audience on an emotional journey that is sure to engage them from start to finish. Gus and the Starlight is a delightful read and highly recommended for readers aged 9 years and older.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Buzz Words Books would love to hear what you think.