Review: Playing Beatie Bow

Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It looks like I’ve got a really good start, this year, in catching up with the Aussie lits. This is another classic which pretty much everybody has read but me! Seriously, looking at the cover, I thought it’d be something creepy (a quote at the back of the book reads, “It’s Beatie Bow – risen from the dead!”) but it’s not at all creepy! It’s a time travel tale which I adore and I love this book!

Abigail Kirk is not perfect. She was hurt deeply years ago and has never let go. She felt that she should and she wanted to but she doesn’t know how. It took a trip in time for her to learn about love and what it means to love. The ending, whilst pretty predictable, also carried a twist which I didn’t expect.

The story is set in Sydney’s Rocks area and I had in my head through the book the images of cobblestones paths, sandstone buildings, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge… One of the loveliest places around! This is one of the factor of my loving this book because I can see it clearly in my head as I know the place well 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Review: Playing Beatie Bow

  1. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    I loved this as a young girl, it might be interesting to re read it as an adult. I might even have my old copy buried somewhere on my shelf.

    Reply
    1. Tien Post author

      It would be like a trip down memory lane, shelleyrae, plus you’d breeze to it in a couple of hours. Have you seen the movie? Someone said it’s good…
      Do you think it’s worth it?

      Reply

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