ARC Review: Breaker by Anne-Marie Allan


“An environmental disaster. An undersea adventure.

Tom and Beth are not happy when they move to Scotland and find themselves facing a rainy, windswept beach, a house that’s falling to pieces, and a school full of strangers. But when an oil tanker crashes into the Bass Rock, their small seaside town is shaken to its core and Tom and Beth suddenly find themselves in a race to rescue the local sea life and save their new community from environmental catastrophe.”


This is such an enchanting story, a perfect feel good read and written in such a wonderfully detailed way.  It’s set in a small seaside town in Scotland, which drew me to the book straight away as I have actually been to some of these places. I loved the coastal setting and the beautiful descriptions of the environment and the people in this close little community. 

The story was gripping and exciting, with a thrilling underwater adventure, all mixed with some gorgeous descriptive writing and some laugh out loud moments.  The underlying current of the story being be kind to the environment.  There were some lovely snippets of educational elements and I learnt a thing or two about sea life.  

The characters are beautifully portrayed and so colourful and charismatic.  I loved them all from the sinister men in suits to the main protagonists Tom and Beth.  I also grew fond of the eccentric Professor Blain.  

All in all a wonderful children’s book, aimed at 8-12 year olds and would appeal to both genders.  As an adult I thoroughly enjoyed this story too and would make a great bedtime read both you and your child could enjoy.

4 stars

Published by twistedinpages

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