Book Review on ‘Who Framed Klaris Cliff?’
By Miriam aged 13
This book is about imaginary friends. The main character, Joseph Reece, is being bothered by another person’s, Flee Cliff’s, imaginary friend. The book is written from Joseph’s point of view and is about his journey of trying to avoid the ‘Cosh’. This was an operation which zaps your imagination to get rid of the existence of any imaginary friends. Klaris was reported to be a Rogue imaginary friend, which means she had done bad things which annoyed the small village Joseph and the Cliff family live in. But she hadn’t done any of the things people had said she had done – someone was trying to frame her.
This book can be improved in some areas. For example, the things Klaris was being framed for were very small and pointless things; turning lights off and on, carving her name onto the shed. The worst one would probably be the murder of the Cliff family’s pet rabbit. The story also could be more dramatic as Joseph seemed to solve the problems very easily without any trouble and I think the writer, Nikki Sheehan, could have made him have to overcome much harder obstacles throughout the book.
On the other hand, Nikki did describe things well, but it wasn’t always in a pleasant way! The ending also wasn’t what I expected it to be. I was hoping for something a bit more exciting!
Overall, I think the idea of this book is good it’s just the details that could be improved. I also think that the age rating for this book is for children younger than myself (13 years old). However, I would recommend this book for readers aged aroung 10 – 11 years old and it is quite a good read.