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Summer Lovin’ Readathon Day 3: Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee

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Hello lovely people and welcome to day 3 of the Summer Lovin’ readathon. Today we are talking about our favourite fictional female character – which is a subject SO close to my heart! I am going to be introducing you to September from Cat Valente’s Fairyland series.

September

This is September. Not only does she have an awesome name, but she is also riding a flying leopard in this picture, which is pretty cool in my opinion. The reason why September is one of my absolute favourite female characters is because she is a really good role-model. I know that sounds cliché and old hat, but I just know that if I’d had read the Fairyland books when I was a hormone charged pre teen with no confidence to speak of, I’d have felt a little better in myself. September is a very brave, curious girl who stands up for herself and her friends and tries her hardest to do good. She’s not perfect, she makes mistakes but she means well. There is a focus in the Fairyland books on her personality and brain and not on her looks (a hole that many books fall down on – if I read one more description about flawless skin and long flowing hair I will go CRAZY). September gets through her adventures with her intelligence, and that is a crucial message to send to young girls when so much weight is placed on their appearance in relation to their self worth.

Page992

This sounds like such a cool challenge. Basically you have got to pick a book that you haven’t read yet, read page 99, write a synopsis of that page and see if you want to read that book based on that page!

girl with glass feet The Girl With Girl Feet by Ali Shaw

“Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda’s Land. Magical winged creatures flit around the icy bogland, albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods, and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass. Ida is an outsider in these parts who has only visited the islands once before. Yet during that one fateful visit the glass transformation began to take hold, and now she has returned in search of a cure.”

Ooh, this page is a good’un. It starts with a man called Henry Fuwa and ends with an unexpected and unwanted visitor to his cottage. There is definitely a fantastical element in this page (I’m not going to spoil it) that sounds mysterious and interesting and above all really cool.  I have been meaning to read this book for AGES, and I think this challenge might have been the push to read it VERY soon!

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