Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tom’s midnight garden by Philippa Pearce

Ages: 8+

Ratings: *****

This book was amazing and I couldn’t put it down! In the story Tom gets sent away to his aunt and uncle’s house to stay the summer leaving behind his family, as his younger brother has got measles. At first Tom thought it was unfair, however later on, when Tom found the garden, he tried to and delay his trip home as he found a new friend.

Olivia has also written a review on this so before you read check out her opinion too.


Rating: ****


Tom has to go and stay with his aunt and uncle because his brother has measles. He discovers the Midnight Garden and a new friend…but who is she really?

The ending is really intriguing and makes me want to find out more. The start however is a bit confusing but you eventually pick it up.

At the end when Mrs Bartholomew asks to speak to Tom I thought something bad might happen and my heart was thumping loudly.

I loved this book and couldn’t put it down.