{eBook} The ListmakerAuthor Robin Klein – Z55z.co

While living with her old fashioned great aunts in a small Australian town, twelve year old Sarah makes an unlikely friend, learns something about the amazing Piriel Starr, and breaks the habit of a lifetime


10 thoughts on “The Listmaker

  1. Tashiii Tashiii says:

    We had to read this book at school in year 7 I have one word for it BORING Don t waste your time on it.


  2. Lucy Lucy says:

    The Listmaker follows the story of a young girl growing up in Australia and having to choose between two lives One, going to a rich boarding school and at some point living in a apartment with her father and her new step mother Or, choice two is living in a small town with her two elderly Great Aunts.I found this book very enjoyable It interested me for the eight hours I was waiting for my plane, and I truly did enjoy it It is mostly a character study Sarah Radcliffe begins the book as The Listmaker follows the story of a young girl growing up in Australia and having to choose between two lives One, going to a rich boarding school and at some point living in a apartment with her father and her new step mother Or, choice two is living in a small town with her two elderly Great Aunts.I found this book very enjoyable It interested me for the eight hours I was waiting for my plane, and I truly did enjoy it It is mostly a character study Sarah Radcliffe begins the book as a spoilt, whiney, teacher s pet Throughout the book she mellows and that is really nice to read She was a fairly good narrator and I did like how each chapter started with a list.I really liked how well thought out and multi dimentional the characters were I liked the Aunts and Corrie s characters best Sometimes, however, I found Sarah to be too annoying and sometimes I did hate her a bit I just wished the plot hadn t dragged as much or I would ve hated her less The writing ws very easily accessable, it was pleasantly written and a quick read and it made me want to pick up another Robin Klein


  3. Ruby Ruby says:

    Well, I wasn t gobsmacked, but it was a pleasant enough read, and also lovely to relive my childhood love for Robin Klein and her characters Ms Klein has a real flair for human interaction and for creating a beautiful sense of home in her writing It is easy to quickly become fond of her characters There is something delightfully eccentric and Australian about her writing Yes, the plot was a bit predictable, but I don t feel like being a hard marker about that, because I think as a kid I woul Well, I wasn t gobsmacked, but it was a pleasant enough read, and also lovely to relive my childhood love for Robin Klein and her characters Ms Klein has a real flair for human interaction and for creating a beautiful sense of home in her writing It is easy to quickly become fond of her characters There is something delightfully eccentric and Australian about her writing Yes, the plot was a bit predictable, but I don t feel like being a hard marker about that, because I think as a kid I would have loved that sense of security, where everything works out in the end I really enjoyed revisiting My favourite childhood author, and I will always be grateful to her because she was probably one of the first writers I read who focused on character development, instead of having very two dimensional characters enacting the plot It probably wasn t one of her best, in my opinion, but perhaps that is because I read it as an adult who is used to readingsophisticated books Even so, I enjoyed reading it


  4. Emmeline Emmeline says:

    The Listmaker takes me back to my childhood I think it s technically defined as middle grade It is the story of a 12 year old girl, Sarah, living with her two great aunts over the summer She is looking forward to the start of the school term, when she will move into a shiny new city apartment with her father and his shiny new will be wife, Piriel Starr Of course, this move will transform her from an unpopular, neurotic child to a sophisticated young woman who can t move for all the invitatio The Listmaker takes me back to my childhood I think it s technically defined as middle grade It is the story of a 12 year old girl, Sarah, living with her two great aunts over the summer She is looking forward to the start of the school term, when she will move into a shiny new city apartment with her father and his shiny new will be wife, Piriel Starr Of course, this move will transform her from an unpopular, neurotic child to a sophisticated young woman who can t move for all the invitations flying at her Or so she hopes.In reality this is a good journey story as Sarah comes to learn about what really matters in life, and who cares for her properly.Re reading this book as an adult, and knowing what I know now, it struck me that Sarah has some Aspergery qualities Similar to Don Tillman in The Rosie Project, she doesn t always understand what people mean and the effect that her words have, but we can see things only from her unreliable narrator perspective


  5. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    It s nice to see a character go from uptight young girl to amellowed out person Sarah is not the greatest character, but the supporting characters such as her aunts and neighbours are eccentric but believably so and provide comic relief as well as being interesting counterpoints for Sarah as she struggles to figure out her place in her father s life and new relationship And yes, there are many lists.


  6. Robynt Robynt says:

    the listmaker was entertaining and was confusing in some aspectects but was very sweet and had a charming story i have to say that i did from the begining think that piriel was a bit bonkers but i enjoyed the begining the middle and the end


  7. Sally Sally says:

    Not as good as I d expected from Robin Klein One to read once, give away, and forget all about.


  8. Emily Emily says:

    It had a bit of a slow start for me, but by a little before halfway, I was hooked.For me, a lot of the way through the book, Sarah was an unlovable character, however, by the end I was liking herand .I don t think that this is a representation of a mental illness habit, but just a safety habit, so if your looking for a mental health read this isn t really for you, however I would recommend it


  9. Leia Winter Leia Winter says:

    This book was one of the worst I ve ever read It was so boring and predictable The writing style was not bad but the story itself went no where and did nothing.While I hated it I understand some people have different tastes than me so may enjoy its writing style.


  10. Roslyn Roslyn says:

    3.5