The List

By Patricia Forde

Reviewed by Izzy, aged 15

An intriguing novel based in a possible future, where the city of Ark is one of the only safe places known to have survived the Melting. Young Letta is the Wordsmith’s apprentice, but when strange happenings occur in Ark, Letta finds herself in trouble and faced with many difficult decisions.

Patricia Forde has twisted and exaggerated some global issues faced today and has produced a novel riddled with mystery, secrets and the continuous strain of tested loyalty and friendship.

This novel is an easy read and would suit young readers aged 10 – 14. Recommended for those who enjoy fiction. My rating: 3/5

Shamini Murugan