Sassy Wilde

Maggi Gibson

Puffin, £6.99

What is the book about?

Sassy Wilde, like her name may suggest, is a determined and independent young girl that has two clear dreams; to save the planet and to spread her values through songs.

Who is it aimed at?

Between the ages of nine and 12.

What was your favourite part?

Whenever I think of this series, and this one in particular, what always comes to mind first is the effortlessly written strength of the female characters. Sassy and her friends were the kind of teenagers I wanted to be like when I was younger, with honourable core beliefs and real ambition.

What was your least favourite?

The writing style had a tendency to feel overly simplistic.

Which character would you most like to meet?

Sassy stands out to me. For all her flaws and strengths, she has a lot to talk about.

Why should someone buy this book?

It’s the kind of book you would want all your friends to read simply to be able to talk about, and where you’d go to the nearest bookshop to pick up the next in the series.