Book Title: The Famous Five
Author: Enid Mary Blyton
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
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A Bird’s Eye View
Enid Blyton wrote children adventure novels in English. Her works are popular among young audience who are venturing into reading by themselves. Her works was great read among children who crave for adventure. The author writes with great sensitivity and knowledge of adventures for young children.
Story in a Nutshell:
Five on a Treasure Island was not my first book. My first book was actually, “Five Go to Demon’s Rocks.” Then, I tried to find the first book but the local library had only few 20 books of Famous and many same copies. So I read the story of Five Children who become sleuths in mildly dangerous situation. They solve mysteries which makes them the Famous Five. I had read somewhere about 22 books during the span of my 5-6th grades.
My Likes and Dislikes
The fact that I was pretty much comfortable with the adventure part of the story, I think the attractive factor was George in this series. She was so unique and the cousins kind of sat well in the scenario. I liked the fact that relationships were forged under the variant preferences between the children.
The Summer visit of the cousins and excitement to wait for them to get together was my favourite part. I used to find it interesting to figure out what could possibly be the reason behind the problem. Of course there are a lot of indicators about the possible culprit or criminal.
For a long time I was a Famous Five reader to the exclusion of other mystery stories. My memory of this book is connected with the local library that I haunted. Back then there was no television and all the free time was spent on reading books.
I didn’t seriously have any preference or was not looking for the storyline or plot. I was just reading because of the mystery. So I didn’t dislike anything about this series of adventures of young adults. Of course, back then I was just eleven years old like George and so could easily relate to her quietly in my own way.
I would suggest this book as a part of Early Reader venture books for children. The reason is that, the series has some really interesting conversations and adventures in the seaside island. As a beginning collection of book for reading this book would be great.