Review | Wishing For Tomorrow by Hilary McKay

Hi, guys. I have just read the sequel to ‘a little princess’.

Wishing For Tomorrow by Hilary McKay

Rating: 2 Stars

After a book that was just filled with magic and hope, ‘Whishing For Tomorrow’ was nothing  in comparison, What a letdown. I just think it was a bit of a disappointment as Sarah is not the main character. You don’t get to know what happens to Sarah and Becky. We only find out about the events that happen in the school which is about  just the girls and their lives. The letter writing got a bit annoying as they stretched the story out. The only letters that I looked forward to were Sarah’s, but hers were so short and Emengrade’s seemed to last forever. You kind of wanted it the other way round and it seemed like Sarah didn’t really care about the girls anymore, but she was too polite to show it. Also, it was kinda hard to get through and the only thing keeping me going was thinking it’s going to get better. It clearly didn’t.  It received 2 stars on my Goodreads page.

In my opinion, the first book was better and it was a shock that Miss Minchin dies. I know it’s nice that a book has a happy ending, but it was a little too happy and I think that Frances Hodgson Burnett(the original writer) wouldn’t have let that happen. It’s a shame that Mckay made it too happy. But then she also kind of twisted it with making it seem like Emengrade’s fault so I guess that maybe piped it down a little bit. If this was not the sequel to ‘little princess’ then I would have never thought of reading this book and even if I did I wouldn’t even think of finishing it. The story was so long and slow and uneventful. I thought this book was about Sarah and her  experiences and adventures and Sarah’s dad and Becky in India. But instead, it was about the school and Emengrade and her interests and life. The characters changed just a little too much, resulting in the story becoming nothing like the first, In conclusion, this book didn’t do ‘A Little Princess’ justice.




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