Here's what the kids thought about Tails, a finalist, in the UK Wishing Shelf Awards 2017.
‘A magical story that children will love; and probably adults too. A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
Author: W J Scott
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 23
Writing Style: 9/10
Of the 23 readers: 22 would read another book by this author.
23 thought the cover was good or excellent.
23 felt it was easy to follow.
23 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
13 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’.
10 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’.
22 felt the pacing was good or excellent.
23 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.
‘I loved the plot of a young silvertail being the hero of the story, particularly as he has a disability. Very clever.’ Girl, aged 14
‘Tons of excitement and danger. I loved the cover sooooo much too. Kywah is a cool character although I don’t know how to say his name.’ Boy, aged 12
‘Interesting story. The setting was well-described as was the characters. I liked the adventure he went on. It’s good when an adventure story has lots of twists which this book has. I understood all of the story and I would happily read another book by this writer.’ Girl, aged 14
‘The hunters were nasty. I think this story is a metaphor for hunting animals such as elephants for tusks. If only all the animals could fight back like this silvertail. Excellent cover.’ Boy, aged 14
WJ Scott shares books, photos and thoughts from NZ.
Click on Cronkite (the bird) below, to download, Gypsy Wishes, a companion scene for Tails.