The plot while not amazing, did serve to keep the pages turning, mostly helped because I quite liked the three main characters, and I did want to know more about their individual stories, and seeing how they wove together.
Narrated by a female, teenage cancer patient, who falls for a teenage, male cancer patient… Well there is a story with obviously similar themes… Which I loved, so I was a little nervous going in to this one. Thankfully, while Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce isn’t perfect, it is very much its own book.
Singing carols may never seem quite the same again … especially after dark.
Arthur Bannister has been unexpectedly accepted into Shiverton Hall, which, as it turns out, is an incredibly spooky school, full of surprises. And it is just as well that Shiverton Hall has made its offer, because Arthur had a horrible time at his previous school, and was desperate to leave.
One of the books big strengths is having three strong leads, and a strong supporting cast alongside them, the trio each have something to learn about themselves and each other, and the hidden realities of their world on both sides of the dome.