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Wonderful, a rollercoaster ride of laughter and tears.
on 11 May 2000
Two Weeks with the Queen is a wondeful piece of children's literature. It has a wonderful way of presenting issues which would normally be difficult to deal with. Colin, who's brother has been diagnosed with cancer, is certainly a character who children and adults alike can warm to and empathise with. The real emotions dealt with in the book brought laughter as well as tears. The adventures of Colin in London prove to be hysterical and also the quest which which leads him there is thought provoking. The ending of the book leaves the reader with a sense of hope for Colin and for his family but maybe not in the predictable way which people expect. The friends that Colin make in London show the reader that in this big world, there are people who will take a little time to help others even when they are in times need themselves. It gives the reader a restored faith in the goodness and kindness of the human race. Definitely well worth a read.