Thursday, 2 August 2012

Little M's Review - The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones

The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones by Susie Day

The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones by Susie Day

This book is about a girl named Bluebell Jones who has just turned thirteen while on holiday in Penkerry, Wales. As she blows out the candle on her birthday cake she wishes that someone will guide her through her thirteenth year because she’s not sure how to be a normal, fashionable teenager.

A girl called Red appears in front of Bluebell’s eyes and says she is here to help her get through her thirteenth year. Red looks almost identical to Bluebell apart from having red hair, pierced ears and wears different clothes. Red claims she is from the future and is fourteen but Bluebell is the only person who can see or hear Red. Who is Red?

I enjoyed this book because it’s very, very, very different to all the other books I’ve ever read. Most of the events in this book I have never read about all in one story. For example, Bluebell asks for guidance and gets it from the future. This is unusual. This book is also about whether you can change the future. There are also bits of romance between girls and boys, and girls and girls.

I loved the storyline and it was a real mystery as you went along. At first you seem to guess what might happen but as the story goes along it changes and you don’t expect what’s going to happen.

Towards the end, this book becomes very sad but during the book there are some very funny moments too. I would really recommend this book because the storyline’s probably like nothing you’ve ever read before if you’re twelve. This book made me cry when I was reading it and when I was doing the review. This is now one of my favourite books.

Where’s a tissue?

PS. I haven’t given too much away with the review because it will spoil it and it is very hard to explain without spoiling it.

Publication details:
Marion Lloyd Books, 2 August 2012, London, paperback

This copy: received for review from the publisher


Susie Day has a cool photo competition over on her website.

Bluebell Jones' Summer Snap competition


  1. Great thoughts on this one, I'm really looking forward to it! Also, you didn't give too much away so thank you! :D

  2. Great review, I completely agree. Also agree with Raimy - you didn't give too much away - just what was needed! :D

  3. Based on your review, I think Bluebell Jones might be one of those books that stays in your mind for a very long time, Little M.


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