Pleasant Grove – Jason Price

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pleasant Grove is a small town which has got a friendly, safe reputation. It’s the type of place where doors are left unlocked at night and they are surrounded by what seems to be an unspoiled paradise. Except, that is, for the glass dome that keeps them eternally within the town.

Not only can no-one enter, but no-one can leave, either. They say that no-one can survive beyond the dome.

When Agnes – a 12 year old who has grown up in Pleasant Grove – befriends a strange boy who has lost his memory, she needs to team up with her friends to discover who is in and, more importantly, where he’s come from. Their adventure will uncover secrets that not only threaten to change their understanding of where they live, but threaten their lives…

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read this book – it was clear it had an interesting plot but in no way did I expect to get sucked into such a dramatic adventure! Once I started reading, I found I struggled to put the book down as each chapter seemed to have more suspense and thrills to keep you wanting to know what happens next.

There was constant mystery through the story which really made you keep turning pages; I needed to know how the story was going to end! There was action throughout the book, including some creepy twists…the ending I didn’t see coming at all!

Agnes, as a main character, was one I really enjoyed reading about. She really cared about the boy and taught others to care, too. Her perspective had an impact on her friends and I liked seeing their development as the adventure moved on. She and her friends had to really work together to overcome the obstacles that were in their way as they helped the mysterious boy discover who he is. Others in the town seem to be keeping secrets and it has been written in a way that raises suspicions in the readers mind – you find yourself playing detective along with the clues they find.

This is a book you may not have heard of before, but one I think you’ll definitely enjoy reading! I am not usually a fan of this genre but it has really made me see that it’s one I should read more of!

If you like the sound of this book, buy it here.

Emily x

📚 Book gifted by author.

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