Reviewed by Tom Freeman
White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick is an extremely detailed and exciting book to go along with the other Gothic-style books he has written. I like the detail of the books, from describing someone’s features, to talking about the town of Winterfold where the story takes place. The thoughts that Sedgwick puts forward in this book really make you think. For example:
“Everyone knows that Crows are black. But what if someone saw a white Crow.”
The book is about a girl called Rebecca. After her dad committing a crime they try to escape away from the people who know about it for the summer. They go to a very small town by the beach, called Winterfold. At the beginning Rebecca thinks she is alone and all her friends are back in London, until one day she stumbles across a girl called Ferelith. Ferelith and she soon get into all sorts of adventures, starting out just meeting up and going on walks; but Rebecca soon finds out that Ferelith is a lot stranger than she thought.
I think that this is a good book: although the start does not really seem as if much is going to happen, it soon turns into a very interesting read.
I would recommend this to a person who is 12–15 years old.