Jade and the Serpent’s Circle: Book Review

  • July 29, 2009

Emily Thiel, aged 10, reviews Maggie Fikkert’s book, which is to be launched on August 1 at Maropeng:

The story is set in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in Gauteng, South Africa. The way the setting is described gives you a great image in your head of a gorge, rivers, caves and a spread-out farm.

The story is about a magical girl named Jade who has to work with her brother (Stuart) and his friend (Rick) to try and stop a demon who wants Jade’s power.

Jade’s character is very well thought out. The demon gives you a lot of information on South African history – he is my favourite character.

The book’s main theme is friendship, as it shows a very good connection between Jade and the two boys and how far they are willing to go to help her.   

I like the book because it mixes fact and fiction together. What I didn’t like about this book was that it was very scary, so I couldn’t read it at night. But I am positive that many children (and adults) will enjoy this book as much as I did (which is a lot!)

Bookings for the author’s presentation, tour and lunch (R95 per person all inclusive) are still open: for more information and to book online click here.

To read more about Maggie Fikkert’s launch at Maropeng please see the links below:
Jade and the Serpent’s Circle set to launch at Maropeng
Maggie Fikkert, author of Jade and the Serpent’s Circle, speaks about her book on eTV

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