Millie Hardiman and the Red Parrot Fever
Eddie Owens
Eddie Owens
direct from author
Although this book was received for review it doesn't effect my star rating or views of it in any way
Read from 18 -23 October 2016
Millie, Barry, Gwen, Chunk
Bognor Regis UK

Millie Hardiman is a thirteen year old from Bognor Regis, with a wild imagination, who dreams of becoming a writer.

When Millie’s scriptwriter Dad, Barry, has writer’s block, Millie becomes his muse for the daytime television soap, Double Top.

After her success on Double Top, Millie creates a Sci-Fi, teen drama, The Adventures of Martian Girl.

Millie falls in love for the first time with Wolf Van Der Beek, an arrogant, South African child actor.

This is a story about friendship, first love and growing up.

Millie Hardiman and the Red Parrot Fever

Wow Great funny heartwarming book about love, family friendship and the importance of not making up stories (lies) all the time. Thank you Eddie for contacting me to review this book.

This was the story of a teenage girl named Millie who lived life to the full never considering that the stories she was constantly making up could actually have a detrimental effect on her life until one day one it does… She is a witty and fiercely loyal girlwho calls her parents by their Christian Names and tries to get away with calling her teachers by their christian names as well. She also helps her father (Barry) to write stories for the TV series he writes for.

I loved reading about Millie’s outlandish stories especially the ones she eventually used when helping her dad write for the TV series he works on. As well as the hi jinks she got up to with her friends.

All the characters were well rounded and believable which meant they were easy to connect with. The relationships that there were between the characters were well written and easy to follow.

The story was a strong young adult one which was fast paced and funny while giving the strong message of the importance of not crying wolf to much I you want to be believed and taken seriously.

Although this is a middle grade book it is also a book that an adult would enjoy to read as well as I did because where as a child of the age of the main character would read it from the stand point of some one in that age range and adult would read it from the stand point of reminiscing about their childhood or trying to understand their teenage child.