“13-year-old Kallie Tamm can’t wait to spend a week of her summer holidays at the Wildstorm Theatre Camp: she’s determined not to let her dyslexia hold her back from achieving her dream of becoming a playwright. The finale of the whole week is a performance in the local village theatre. But as soon as she arrives, Kallie discovers that the cast will be performing a play written by a 17th Century witch, Ellsabet Graveheart, and strange, scary things start happening. Unbeknown to Kallie, a dark shadow is stirring in the woodland near Wildstorm: an ancient and dangerous creature has awoken from a centuries old slumber, and they’re out for revenge, putting Kallie and all of her new friends in grave danger.”
I absolutely raced through this book; genuinely struggled to put it down, even when I went out I made sure to take it with me! In ‘The Wildstorm Curse’, we are taken on an adventure with Kallie who has ended up at Wildstorm drama camp after winning a playwriting competition. She quickly builds a bond with Emilia and they begin to discover some mysterious goings on around the camp, which they decide to investigate.
I enjoyed the development of their friendship throughout the book, and also that Kallie is a Dyslexic main character who I know some of the children in my class – and previous ones – will definitely feel they can relate to. She realises that this won’t hold her back from playwriting – or anything else – which is a much-needed message in children’s literature.
The villain of the book is brilliantly creepy, and I loved their influence on the story, as well as the references to the past, too. The twists and turns kept me guessing throughout the story! If you want to experience the adventure of Wildstorm Camp, you can buy your copy here (out January 2023).
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