'The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise.'
- author Jackie French

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Announcing: New Junior Reviewer Lily Weigl

We love sharing our love of children's stories, possibly because of the desire to revisit, relive and experience our own childhoods again. A child's opinion about a story is unique and much sought-after, which is why we are thrilled beyond measure to welcome another young reviewer to our team.

Lily is a 10-year-old girl who loves to read and immerse herself in books at every opportunity. In the car, at school, in her room, at the shops; it’s not unusual to find Lily with her head buried in a book. 

We can't wait for Lily to share some of her favourite books with us. Meantime, discover more of Lily's likes and quirks below.  

Welcome Lily!

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
 I like gory stories that involve blood and death.

2. What is your nickname?
Lily Mouse

3. What is your greatest fear?
Heights is my greatest fear apart from the dark.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
I am only ten so I’m still finding my style.  

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Descriptive, funny, quirky, adventurous and romantic

6. What book character would you be, and why?
I would be Tsunami a sea dragon from Wings of Fire because she is determined and protective and an awesome character.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
I would go to 2050 because I want to see what happens and what is being invented in the future and if they actually find a way to stop climate change and pollution.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
I am ten right now.

9. Who is your greatest influence?
My mum, my family and Cherri Ryan are all my influences.

10. What/who made you start writing?
Reading books helped me begin writing short stories because I thought while I read ‘could I make a character as enchanting as this?’ And I think yes, I can with a bit of practice.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
Book because books hold some of my other favourite words.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wings of Fire: The Lost Heir