Today I am thrilled to be shining a spotlight on the brilliant new title from Amber Lee Dodd, ‘Lightning Chase Me Home.’ This will be followed up by an exclusive interview for the #LibraryGirlAndBookBoy podcast.
Named after two fearless explorers, Amelia Hester McLeod has adventure in her blood, but she doesn’t always feel very brave.
She lives with her father and pet dog, Pipi, on the tiny Scottish island of Dark Muir which always seems to be on the brink of a storm. She’s about to start at a whole new, scary school and has already been put in the STAR Group for children who need extra support because of her dyslexia – this has made her a prime target for the school bullies.
When she makes a wish at Serpent’s Tooth Rock on her eleventh birthday to be reunited with her mum, she finds that she develops a strange and untrained magical power – the ability to literally disappear at times of stress and reappear elsewhere on the island, where she finds clues of her parents’ past.
Will she learn to control this strange magic to find her mum? Will her Dad finally start to paying her more attention? Will she find the courage to forge her own path?
A fantastic read for pupils aged 9 and up, which touches upon the issues of dyslexia, line parents and bullying. All with a hefty dose of magic and legend.
Make sure you visit the other stops on the blog tour for exclusive interviews and giveaways!
*Many thanks to the team at Scholastic for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and arranging the interview with Amber*