OUR EAGER GIRLS’ PREP BOOKWORMS HAVE BEEN READING AN ADVENTURE NOVEL BY NICOLA PENFOLD | Surbiton High School
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OUR EAGER GIRLS’ PREP BOOKWORMS HAVE BEEN READING AN ADVENTURE NOVEL BY NICOLA PENFOLD

Posted: 19th November 2020

Over the course of this term, our eager bookworms have been reading an adventure novel written by Nicola Penfold.

‘Where the World Turns Wild’ is set in an imagined future where people live in dystopian cities devoid of animals or trees, and barely any plants. All elements of nature are forbidden because of a deadly man-made disease. Outside the cities, the natural world has grown back in abundance. It’s rewilded itself and is a huge, untamed wilderness. So far, we have met our main character, Juniper, 13, and her brother, Bear, 6, who were born in the wild and are about to embark on an adventure of pure survival.

Nicola comments on her novel:

“Since we are now living through our own dystopia, my book may be too close to home for some. However, at its heart, ‘Where the World Turns Wild’ is hopeful and is a rally cry for the natural world. Even looking out of a window in the busiest of cities (we’re in London!), I hope most of us can see a tree right now and get comfort from that.”

During club sessions we have read together, explored characterisation, discussed our opinions and, most importantly, created these beautiful works of creativity.

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