What a fun read! This is a delightful and refreshing book. What starts out as a typical misfit school child story, which in itself would have been interesting given the fun personality of the lead character, quickly transforms into a full-on adventure and a story of self-discovery. I loved the surprise two chapters in, which then took the book into a new depth. But what I really liked about the story was its positive female role models. I think this story has a lot of good messages for children, including: - women can be strong and vulnerable, it's not about one or the other - women can be leaders, and men find this natural and are happy to follow and/or work together - the importance of teamwork, family and friends Finally, I also quite liked the format of the book (if you have the paperbook rather than kindle version); I like how the font changed when Lola was making a list or sharing her immediate thoughts, and I really liked the illustrations - these plus the chapter dividers could actually be colouring book pages, enabling the reader to further immerse themselves into the story if they wanted. --Amazon.co.uk customer
A rare find - a great book for young girls with a feisty, imperfect, strong female heroine with none of the normal female cliches. Not every girl dreams of being a princess (or being saved by a prince!) so it's a happy find to read such a story for young girls (and boys too). The author has perfected the page turning technique where it's impossible to put the book down at the end of each chapter. It a bonus that it also has a strong eco message and I love the look of the book - it's magical without being saccharine. In a sea of pink, plastic tiaras, The Adventures of Lola is a flower crown that converts into a sword! --Amazon.com.au customer
About the Author
The Adventures of Lola is Harley’s first novel. A fierce conservationist, vegetarian and animal lover, Harley spent the past twenty years working in the music and media industry before embracing her creative side and becoming an author.
Harley's early influences include Enid Blyton, Charlotte Bronte, Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl and C.S Lewis. A self-confessed 'rebel', Harley hopes to inspire future generations of young girls to dream big, stand up for what they believe in, and protect the environment.
Harley was born in Britain and now lives in Australia. She considers herself to be a 'Possie' - half Pomme, half Aussie.<p/P
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