Alice Miranda in Japan by Jacqueline Harvey
Published by Random House Australia
I‘ve read the first book of the Alice-Miranda series, and I quite enjoyed it. So, I thought this book would be worth reading. It turns out that this book is inspiring and page turning.
Three friends - Alice-Miranda, Millie and Jacinta, are on a holiday to Japan. They meet a boy, Yoshi, and soon secrets start to unravel. The mystery isn’t over yet – the girls are invited to dinner at the Imperial Palace. They meet the Emperor, but the princess herself is missing. The girls figure out that the princess is out in Tokyo all on her own, and her aunt isn’t what she seems to be …
Anyone who loves mystery fiction adventures will have the perfect book to feast their eyes on. This book is easy to read, and uses a number of similes and metaphors. I also like the way the author used Japanese terms such as ‘Hai’ meaning ‘Yes’ and ‘Arigatou’ meaning ‘Thank You’.
The author uses a creative technique to increase suspense. In one chapter, the author leaves the chapter so suspenseful that I wanted to read on, but I couldn’t because the next chapter was about different characters. I kept reading until I came to a chapter that continued that story. The suspense built up every chapter, until in the last chapter everything started to make sense and fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Jacqueline Harvey is a great author producing amazing books. Now, inspired by her 9th book of Alice-Miranda, I feel I need to read more of her books in the future.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Jacqueline Harvey
Title: Alice Miranda in Japan
Publisher: Random House Australia
Published: February 2014