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I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened in the end and it almost turns the pages for you!
The story is based on a young girl's life on an old ramshackle farm which is set in the modern times [although the farm itself is very old]. As you get further and further into the book you discover the lives of the creative, determined main character, Hannah and her family and friends. The farm is at risk of being demolished and things are tough for Hannah and her family- what can Hannah do? Read this amazing book to find out what happens to them...
The Secret Hen House Theatre has an unpredictable ending unlike any normal story. Once you have begun reading it, you feel the urge to uncover the secrets that lie ahead of you.
This is a must read and once you have purchased it, you will be sure to get your money's worth!
A farming family, Hannah and her siblings are managing without their mother well enough, their father struggling to pay the bills but just about scraping by. Hannah dreams of writing a famous play, which her father sees as a waste of time.
But a rise in rent and a local theatrical competition coincide - can Hannah putnon a play to win the prize money and help stop her dad from losing his farm?
At heart, it's a simple plot, but there's actually a lot more depth to the story than that, with a wonderfully realised young love story that I found very realistic, rivalry with a richer student, descriptions of farm life, some amazing detail of Hannah's play and preparation.
For of course what is a play without a theatre in which to perform it? Hannah and her friends must find a venue. Is there somewhere on the farm? Hannah proves herself a more at hand capable director, and I adored the siblings and their relationships (though Martha I didn't warm to).
Hannah and Lottie (her best friend) are a very likeable pair of heroines and their scheme is one I really invested myself in. Even the side plot where they try to sell some 'valuable' candlesticks goes in interesting directions.
I thought this was very intelligent and honest writing for the age group. Easy to read with emotional depth and some great characters that are smart, capable and warm.
I look forward to the sequel.
This book deserves a special place on every bookshelf, so as both the engaging plot and the beautifully narrated story certainly deserve 5 stars. I highly recommend this book to anybody who wants a story that builds atmosphere with every turn of a page.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a really exciting story and the reader feels for Hannah's plight.Published 7 months ago by Odette Elliott
As I started reading this book, I found the many detailed physical decriptions tiresome, deeming them superfluous. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jørgen Hansen
<written By Izzy, aged 12> My first thought about this book was that it looked bit young for me, judging by the cover and the blurb. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Marky Mark
This is a brilliant book which I would never have read if I hadn't seen an article about its sequel in the CPRE magazine. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lydia C. Savage
this book is so cleverly put together your on a roller coster of emotions as this book is so full of delights and falls . Read morePublished 20 months ago by mr j m tromans
Good story you had to read to the end as you didn't know how it would all end I enjoyed itPublished 23 months ago by wendy taylor
I enjoyed reading this book. I am 70 and going to pass it on to my teenage grandchildren to read. I bought this pair of books because I too grew up in Ringmer (Broyle Close prefabs... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Devon Maid