Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Sibel Hodge

This is the first of Sibel's books that I've read.  It's a bit different from her usual style as she writes chick-lit and Romance which don't normally do much for  me!  This is excellent.

The See-Through Leopard The See-Through Leopard

My review - 

Jazz is a teenager whose problems began when her mum was killed in a car accident for which Jazz blames herself. She was also facially scarred and is naturally insecure about this and stubbornly on the defensive. Her dad takes her back to Kenya where he and her mum worked before she was born. She hates it and feels everyone is staring and judging her as a freak. Early on, she finds an orphan leopard and a bond between two motherless creatures is forged. It’s through rearing the young leopard that Jazz finds her purpose and her life comes together. It’s heartening to watch her surmount her personal problems to come to the aid of the wild creatures which are subjected to human greed and poaching.

This Young Adult novel deals sensitively with issues of self-doubt and insecurity all piled on top of the all-purpose teenage angst we’ve all felt. The book’s beautifully written, the characters are believable and I think it’s a great read whatever your age. A proportion of the profits will go to Panthera and other charities dealing with wildlife crime.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to review The See-Through Leopard, Kim! I'm so glad you liked it :) xx