Red by Libby Gleeson

4 and half 1

Reviewed by Alice.

Red tells the story of a girl who wakes up with no memory and only a single word uttering from her mouth, jay-martin.  After a cyclone destroys her city, a boy named Peri finds her, and as she does not know her own name, nicknames her Red.  Red’s only possession is a locket, a locket full of secrets.  Can Red find out the truth about her past? Can she take the secrets to where they must be revealed?


Red is a fantastic book, it shows an example of the independence of a teenager and how self-sufficient they can be. This book is very different to any children’s book I have ever read. I love how the story has many twists and turns – you never know what is coming round the corner.

There is never a dull moment in Red, it can keep you captivated for hours on end!

It is suitable for ages from nine to thirteen. Libby Gleeson mostly writes children’s books so she is

accustomed to writing for all ages under eighteen.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s