Rooftoppers (Review #7)

ImageToday’s review is of Rooftoppers:

Author: Katherine Rundell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary: Wanted: A Mother. Everyone tells Sophie that she was orphaned in a shipwreck. But Sophie is convinced her mother also survived. When no one believes her, Sophie sets out to prove her wrong. On the run from the authorities, Sophie finds Matteo – a boy who walks tightropes and lives in the sky. In a race across the rooftops of Paris, will they be able to find her mother, before it’s too late?

Rooftoppers is a book set in Paris in possibly the 19th Century. The book starts off in England where a girl and her foster father live. The setting then transfers over to Paris where she tries to locate her mother.  I thought that this book was really sweet, a nice read (especially compared to the other Carnegie books!) that warmed my heart. The writing was excellent and the storyline was great. One thing though was that I was misled to believe by other friends that this book was a romance. However, it is the complete opposite but I still loved it. I’ve read other books about Paris before but none as good as this at new description. Generally, it’s the Eiffel Tower that shows up a lot so it was quite nice to read about the other parts of Paris too! An excellent book overall…

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