- File Size: 449 KB
- Print Length: 56 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tim Walker (January 3, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 3, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NAPSMW8
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,675,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Charly won me over on the first page as a relatable character the moment she donned her Star Wars shirt, because that was completely my style as a child—who cared about wearing the latest fashion when you could wear a shirt with Chewbacca on it? I enjoyed seeing the world from her 12-year-old lenses and her wild imagination resonated with me, especially in the first story where she was going on a scavenger hunt of sorts in the woods with her dad. As a child, I would’ve come up with some random story to make the adventure even more fun too—although it might not have been alien dogs in my case, because let’s face it, I can’t run into a dog that I don’t immediately fall in love with and want to pet.
In addition to loving Charly, I also love that this was written by a father and daughter team—I’m a sap for this kind of thing! The foreword in the book gives the backstory of how the book came to be and it pulled my heartstrings a little bit. (Hey dad, why didn’t we do something cool like this? Geez.)
Overall, The Adventures of Charly Holmes is a fun read. I would recommend it to anyone within the targeted age range, and honestly to anyone who just enjoys little stories like this—who cares if you’re older than the target age range? It’s a quick read and it’s enjoyable, read it if you want to regardless of your age.
The heroine, Charly, age 12, has a wonderful imagination and she takes you on several adventures in her native England and Scotland (Loch Ness). She discovers and experiences all kind of fantastical, magical things, leaving you and her fictional dad to wonder if they are they real or not.
The world felt very real, and it was fun to experience the locations from a 12-year-old's POV. I felt like I was right back in London. For American kids, it's also fun to read all the British-isms, like "stone," for weight; Boxing Day; lead, for leash; jumper, for sweater; and torch, for flashlight.
One note for parents of Santa lovers, as Charly is 12, she gives her real take on believing in Santa in the first couple of pages and pretends a bit for her mom. Just so you know. Don't want any spoilers.
Definitely recommend for ages 5 to 8!