London, 1876 and Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children – but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school.
Life in the countryside is hard but with her 'brothers' Jem and Gideon, she helps in the fields and plays imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus and Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses.
But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she is returned to the Foundling Hospital. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?
What I thought?
This book was amazing! I recommend it to anyone that likes to be taken on an emotional yet exciting adventure! Plus it written by one of my favourite authors, Jacqueline Wilson! So it's got to be good. I admire Hetty and hope she does find her happy ending! You really feel like you are in her time zone as if you were visiting London. Warning- get some tissues! Can't wait to get my hands on Sapphire Battersea and then when released Emerald Star! My rating is 10 stars! It was so so so good. Jacqueline has also declared this month (June) as Hetty Feather Month. So what better time to read it!
|Hetty Feather # 2: Sapphire Battersea|
|Hetty Feather #3: Emerald Star (Coming Soon)|