Jack Reads Books Reviews Freakout Island


Thanks, Books Jack Reads for your lover-leee review of Freakout Island.

Jack adds – ‘There’s a strong element of mystery in this story too, as everyone slowly realises that both Friendly Island and its two owners, Vayne and Vulga, are a lot more dangerous than they thought. Overall, this is a fun cautionary tale with a lot of appeal for kids, and a great first effort by a talented young author.’

Glad you enjoyed it Jack!

And here’s another review from Taylor Malmo – Freakout Island is, put simply, a marvellous book which seems to be made of a wonderful concoction of heart, humour, and sheer unfiltered happiness, all held together by a copious amount of pink bubble-gum. The tone is reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s work, with a fantastic story and an endearing cast of characters. I realised, as I lay in bed last night reading the whole thing, that I felt like a 10-year-old again. Granted, it hasn’t been that long since I was a 10-year-old, but as I lay there chuckling to myself, I felt like I should be reading the story under the covers with a torch in hand. It is a book that just radiates joy. I laughed, and gasped, and worried about the characters’ fates, and I loved every second of it.

Freakout Island is a worthwhile read for children of any age and brings out the gum-swallower in all of us.


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