Annabel is friendly, caring, witty, full of energy and ideas, and occasionally talks her way into trouble.  She sounds a lot like I’d like to be! Kate tells all about the things Annabel gets up to, Kate being the loyal friend with a little more perspective on life, but a secret desire to be just as adventurous – at least that’s my interpretation.

This first volume of five tales about Annabel’s adventures is easy reading for any 12 year old girl, and maybe some younger ones and boys too, since only the big worry about how to get a cool boy to take to the Third Year’s Disco is really gender biased, and boys might want to read that to gain more insight into that amazing mystery of how girls think, anyway.

I looked forward to each new tale as the old one finished, and being a decent sized short story each, I think they’ll appeal to lots of tweens who like to have a good story without reading under the covers into the night.  There are more books in the series, and I may well explore some of them.  Thoroughly enjoyable!

A Friend like Annabel by Alan Davidson

I won my ebook copy in a giveaway last year.

Book Review: A Friend Like Annabel by Alan Davidson
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8 thoughts on “Book Review: A Friend Like Annabel by Alan Davidson

  • 5 October, 2014 at 6:19 am

    This looks delightful Jemima and you know I think you are right about kids wanting to be able to read a quick, but still enjoyable story. I personally have trouble writing more than about 20K LOL. Thanks for joining us again on the Kid lit blog Hop

  • 5 October, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    This sounds like a great book, Jemima, and it’s clear you really liked it. I’m adding it to my list of gift books – one that I might sneak a look at before I wrap it!

  • 6 October, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Sounds like a really fun read! (and maybe your grumpometer has recovered!)

    • 7 October, 2014 at 10:25 am

      I read it a little while ago, and maybe it helped among all those monster hunters – however brilliant they are 🙂

  • 6 October, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I am so glad you posted a review on this book. I have several from the series on my TBR list and was hoping they would be a good fit for my fifth grade daughter. She’s always looking for something to read and books in a series seem to always be a hit. Thank you!

    • 7 October, 2014 at 10:28 am

      You’re very welcome, Stacie. I think it reminded me that good MG stories don’t always have to involve danger and heroics!

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