Author: Paula Rawsthorne
Published by: Usborne
Publication date: 1st August 2011
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
This novel is really compelling – you keep reading and reading and reading; even if you have better things to do, you keep reading the story because you just have to know what happens to the characters.
‘The Truth About Celia Frost’ is amazing, the plot is so unique and every emotion is contained in this story. Happiness, love, fright, heartbreak, anger, freedom; it’s all in there.
‘The Truth About Celia Frost’ is about a girl with a very frightening secret. Her Mum has brought her up to believe that Celia has a terrible illness where she can’t get cut or have open wounds…if she loses ANY blood, she will die instantly. Celia thinks this is all true – it must be! Her Mum wouldn’t have told her she had the illness if it wasn’t true….would she?
Celia stops believing eventually though, when she is the victim of a vicious knife attack. She starts bleeding, but everything’s fine. She’s not dying. This is when she starts to get very suspicious…
I cannot tell you how brilliant this novel is. Celia Frost is so brave and so loyal. The story concludes with lots of action, and the writer has written it so well that you feel like you’re in the story yourself.