Little Book,  Middle grade

Cordelia Codd

Claire O’Brien
cordelia coddOne day, I, CORDELIA CODD, will be glamorous. I’ll take taxis everywhere, have a ridiculous-looking, floppy little dog, and Wednesdays will be manicure day.
But for now, I’m stuck with a 50% reduction in parents
two mean ex-best friends
rubbish day Wednesdays
and a mum with a broken heart.
Dad has GOT to come home and help me out…

I read this book with my Mummy and I’m glad I did. I didn’t quite get all of it, because I am in year 4 and Cordelia is in year 7 but I still enjoyed it. Half way through reading it at bed time, my big sister (Daisy) who is in year 7 started to listen in and she was hooked! She enjoyed hearing it so much that she borrowed the book and read all the chapters we had already read so she could then join in and listen to the rest of it.
Cordelia is a film loving, costume designer 12 year old who has a happy life until a bad thing happened which affected her and her mum very badly. As a result of that, she did some bad but quite funny things. I’m not going to tell you any more stuff, although it does involve a boxing glove and some paint! You’ve got to read it yourself. I think this book is aimed at kids over 9 definitely as there is one or two bad uses of language but over all I loved it!
It kept all of us listening, sometimes it made me feel sad but sometimes it made me feel grateful for what we have in our family. I really wanted to be Cordelia’s friend.
Does it have a happy ending? Read the book and find out!
Verdict : I can’t wait to read the next one, ‘Cordelia Codd, Frankly Ruby I don’t give a Damm’ (secretly my Mum can’t wait to read it either).
Reviewed by Izzy (9)

Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: June 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Genre: humour
Age: Middle grade
Reviewer: Izzy (9)
Source: Provided by publisher
Challenge: British book

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