Book review and competition — The Never-Ending Birthday by Katie Dale

Anni and Max just wish they could start the day again. Their birthday did not go to plan and to make matters worse they both got grounded! But when neither of them can sleep they blow out a candle on their birthday cake and make a wish, to start the day again…

However when they wake up the next day and the same events happen, they begin to wonder if their wish really did come true? So the twins start to try and fix all the problems that had occurred on their birthday. But as they delve deeper,  Max and Anni begin to reveal secrets within their family which will change their lives.

I enjoyed this book because none of the books I have read have this type of plot which made it new and different. Katie Dale left cliff hangers at the end of chapters that made you carry on reading, it was impossible to put it down!  This is a brilliant follow up from Mumnesia, Katie’s previous book which I also really enjoyed (review here). The never-ending birthday is perfect summer reading, funny and engaging with more twists and turns than a roller coaster!

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Information about the book

Title: The never-ending birthday

Author: Katie Dale

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

Format: Paperback

Date published: 29th June 2017

About the author

Katie Dale had her first poem, The Fate of The School Hamster, published in the Cadbury’s Book of Children’s Poetry aged just eight and hasn’t stopped writing since. Inspired by her mother, Elizabeth Dale, who is also an author, Katie loves creating characters, both on the page and onstage. After training as an actress and touring the country as Shakespeare’s Juliet, she was a winner of the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition, which launched her writing career. She has published books for toddlers up to teens, and her novels have won several awards and are published all over the world. Mumnesia was her first novel for Macmillan Children’s Books.

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