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In Darkling Wood

In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll

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By Emma Carroll

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’You’re telling me there are fairies in this wood?’

When Alice’s brother gets a longed-for chance for a heart transplant, Alice is suddenly bundled off to her estranged grandmother’s house. When Flo shows Alice the surprising secrets of Darkling Wood, Alice starts to wonder, what is real?


22 Jul 2021

I'm a big fan of Emma Carroll. Her writing is top drawer, her subject matter is always thought provoking, she pitches the plots perfectly for Middle Grade readers, she challenges your perceptions, and her characters are very relatable. In Darkling Wood adds suitably to this canon. The plot, loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley Fairies hoax, is intriguing and suspenseful; the characters are honest and down to earth; and the emotional ties of family, love, loss and hope are beautifully interwoven without being forced or shoehorned into the story. The author is always excellent at leaving the reader to ponder and think about the issues that are raised by the writing and you are allowed to draw your own conclusions. This always leads to great questioning and discussions in class.

18 Jun 2021

I really liked this book it is magical

30 Aug 2017

It was intrestinh and had a lot of emotions

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