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Sunday 17 March 2019

Review: Wakestone Hall

Stella Montgomery's aunts decide she needs rules, retribution and discipline so they send her to what can only be described as the worst imaginable boarding school of all time.

Stella promises to be grateful and obedient, but she can't help it when mysterious goings-on compel her to investigate. Especially when the safety of her friends are at stake.

From a helpful alley cat and penniless children who search for scraps in dangerous underground tunnels to survive, and thuggish standover men at the local fair,  there's plenty of action.

Not only are there kidnappings and ancient fables that have more truth to them than anyone ever expected, Stella discovers there is danger within the school walls.

And there's a chance, a very tiny chance, that all her questions about her mother might be answered.
In this, the third book of the Stella Montgomery series, the drama unfolds faster, the stakes are higher and Stella has to overcome  more than she ever has before – with help from her friends, of course.

I believe Wakestone Hall is the best  of the three and that's saying something, because I couldn't put either of the first two down.

Title: Wakestone Hall
Author/Illustrator: Judith Rossell
Publisher: ABC Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 22 October 2018
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780733338205
For ages: 8 years +
Type: Middle Grade Fiction