Saturday, 23 January 2010

Red Sky in the Morning by Elizabeth Laird

Red Sky in the Morning by Elizabeth Laird is another good book.

This book is about a girl called Anna. When Anna is twelve years old her little brother, Ben, is born. It turns out that Ben is severely disabled and will never be able to live a normal life. Even though he is so disabled Anna adores him and thinks that he is perfect.

Without meaning to Ben turns the whole family upside down. Anna's mum because extremely stressed, her dad's never around, Anna's seven year old sister, Katy, becomes very jealous and Anna feels like she's the only sane person.

Even though Anna loves Ben with all her heart she doesn't tell her class mates because she is scared that she will get teased even more. Every body thinks that Ben can hardly do anything when they find out but Anna knows that he is very clever, she can teach him to do things like kiss people.

This book was quite good and you never knew what was going to happen next so I give it about a 7 out of 10


  1. I haven't heard of this one. It sounds like it has very grown up themes, and you've done a great job of describing them. I wish I could read as quickly as you do!

  2. I read this book when I was at school. I too had a little brother called Ben, the ending is similar to my story (but better not say here as will give ending away for new readers) but the circumstances different. I found it a very lovely book dealing with difficult themes very sensitively. I'd give it 10!