The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin by Alan Shea

The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin by Alan Shea

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The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin

The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin follows a twelve-year-old girl, Alice, as she discovers her powers of ‘mind-touching’ with her friend, Reggie. Over time, strange things happen – such as fireworks from which the cases disappear – and Alice feels like she is being watched… All whilst trying to solve mysteries with Sherlock Holmes, her favourite fictional character, she writes a school play and comes to clashes with her stepfather!

I really loved this book. I felt I connected a lot with the character of Alice, because people thought she was a little too imaginative, and I loved the things that happened, with the fireworks for example. I very nearly crying with tears of happiness and love at the end.

The only thing I didn’t like, when I first picked up the book, was the sentence structure – constant short sentences, starting with random words. Then, I got used to it more and I found that I really liked it. It made me feel like I connected with Alice, as it was just her complete thought processes, with no breaks, no added extra words.

And I really liked the plot twists all the way though, they kept me guessing; I don’t even think Sherlock Holmes could’ve done it!

Really loved this book – definitely recommend, although perhaps not to everyone.

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2 thoughts on “The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin by Alan Shea

  1. Hi Hannah, I just wanted to say thanks for such a lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed reading ‘Alice;’ it was fun to write and it’s nice to think that it gave you pleasure too. Best wishes – Alan Shea

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