Book Review: The Quietness by Alison Rattle

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  • 12th January 2016

The Quietness by Alison Rattle

Reviewer: Riya Stevens aged 13

The Quietness is set in nineteenth century London. Each chapter is written from the perspective of the two main characters, Queenie and Ellen. They have different lifestyles. Queenie lives in poverty at home with her large family but circumstances lead her to run away to find a good paying job. In contrast, Ellen lives at home and her family is wealthy. They soon meet and together they form a strong bond where they then find out a secret that changes both of the girls’ lives forever.

I found this book very interesting and gripping to read. I wouldn’t put the book down after the unexpected plot twist. It should me a lot about friendship and trust. This book deserves five stars and I would definitely recommend this book to girls around fourteen years old. It is good for readers who love a bit of drama and it made me actually want to read in my free time.

This is a YA novel and is recommended for readers aged 14 and above.