Evie Brooks is: Marooned in Manhattan by Sheila Agnew


Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Published: March 2014
Page count: 224
Format: Paperback

A copy was provided by the publisher in return for an honest review

I loved this book! It was such a sweet uplifting read.

After the tragic death of her mother, Evie has no choice other than to leave her friends behind and move to New York with her uncle Scott. I really felt for her here. I can't imagine being taken away from the last constant in my life after something so catastrophic.

Scott and Evie come to a compromise. She can spend the summer in NYC and then decide if she wants to stay or return home. At the beginning of course Evie is adamant that she will be back on the first flight in September but her adventures a long the way will influence that decision .

She becomes Scott assistant in his veterinary clinic. Being in the same profession meant I really loved reading these parts where they treated all sorts of animals and dealt with all types of owners!

Evie has such a good time that she starts to think of home less and less. She makes friends and starts to build a new life in the city that never sleeps. There are some bumps along the way but with the help of her friends she over comes them.

At the end of the summer Evie has a decision to make. To stay or to go back to Ireland. You'll have to read it yourself to find out what happens!

This was a great little book. What I loved about Evie is that she was just normal teen. Not a know it all with supernatural powers or gifts. Its just real life. I would really recommend this to anyone who likes contemporary YA especially young readers (10 yrs and up).

I'm certainly looking forward to reading about Evie's adventures again in the future.


 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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  1. This was adorable, so glad you liked it too!

  2. Sounds like this worked really well for you, which is lovely to hear! It sounds like an enjoyable read and whilst I do love my fantasy, it does sound like a nice book to read. It's great that you were able to connect with the vet clinic- that makes it an extra level of enjoyable!

  3. Nice review. The book does seem an interesting one, especially as it has realistic settings as you mentioned.


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