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One of My Favourite Books

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Article by Sarah Fitzgerald © 25 July 2018.
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Hi, this is my first post and I’m mad about books you may gather. I have recently been honoured to become a book ambassador to promote children and teens to read more .I had a meeting with Government in the Oireachtas where I presented my literacy research proposals to encourage children and teens to perhaps spend more time reading books. My work was very well received and I have got some lovely feedback and invitations. I reviewed GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS on the RTE Late Late Toyshow last Christmas and was a super read also.

I have had a great summer enjoying the beach (great place to read a book). I have been invited to meet some really interesting people who are very keen on my research and book ambassador role which sounds really exciting and will be happening shortly. There will be some exciting things happen this Autumn in my new role but cannot say more for now.  Meeting with the Government in the Oireachtas was a really great experience and I was honoured that they were so interested in my work and has opened up some amazing things for me. You can see more on my website www.sarahsbookproject.com which is updated regularly. I have got some really lovely messages from authors, actors and bookworms from all over the World supporting my campaign.

I’ve been reading since I was able to walk & talk and enjoyed many books and one of my favourite books is White Boots.  I have just topped up my book stack recently in my local book store and in Eason’s so lots more to follow…

White Boots is a heart-warming tale of an unlikely friendship made realistic by the love of ice-skating.  Brilliantly written, makes you want to keep reading.  The main characters were quite likeable, Lalla and Harriet two opposites.  Lalla is a bright, bouncy character but quite over-confident.  Harriet is a genuinely nice girl with not as much money as Lalla, but she is resourceful and makes do with what she has with the help of her family.  But as the girls discover their talents, their friendship is torn.  Will they be able to make amends?  Or will they each go their separate ways?  I would highly recommend this book to other readers between the age of 10 and 14. If you are reading this book the cover is quite deceiving and does not give the true value of the book.  But don’t judge a book by its cover!!!

Enjoy your read – Sarah Fitzgerald


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