Review: The Twice Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones by Susie Day

Image from Goodreads
Image from Goodreads

Author: Susie Day 
Publisher: Scholastic 
Publication Date: Aug 2012 
Source: Review Copy 
Rating: 5/5 

Synopsis from Goodreads 

  On her thirteenth birthday, Blue makes a desperate wish. To be transformed into a cool, confident teenager. Enter Red, appearing from nowhere like a wacky fairy godmother. She’s only visible to Blue – in fact, she IS Blue, but a year older. With Red by her side to guide her, Blue can avoid all the gruesome embarrassments! But her future self causes a heap of crazy trouble – and there are dark secrets she’s not telling…


REVIEW BY CERYS 8:3

The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones (Susie Day) is a fabulous book about the twists and turns of teenage life, and how much we really do have.

In this jam-packed book, Blue, accidently summons her 14 year old self, Red, back from the future!  Red is everything Blue wanted to be, cool, popular, and she even has a road map of the year! But Red has her own secrets, ones that she won’t even share with herself…

My favourite character is Merlin, with his huge top hat, and my favourite part is when Bluebell throws up all over Fozzie’s boots, but its Red’s reaction I like the most, as she just gets so angry at Blue!

The 3rd person point of view is fabulous for seeing what Blue actually is doing, and giving away some of Blue’s feelings without giving it all away.

 The author Susie Day gives a real bubbliness to the wonderful characters (especially Red, and Fozzie!) through beautiful descriptions.  Her plot is full of unexpected changes, and the ending was so unpredictable it completely shocked me!

On the whole, I loved this wonderful book, and would recommend it to lovers of YA fiction, and romance.  Such a fantastic read for anyone, really, but it could help with teen life a little!

 Hope you enjoy the book! 🙂
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