BOOK REVIEW | THE 1,000 YEAR OLD BOY, BY ROSS WELFORD

Title: The 1,000 Year Old Boy

Author: Ross Welford

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 26, 2018

Genres: Historical Fiction

Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins NZ in exchange for a honest review.

Star rating:★★★★★

Summary: There are stories about people who want to live forever.

This is not one of those stories.

This is a story about someone who wants to stop…

Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.

Obviously no one believes him.

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…

… which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.

Obviously no one believes him.

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…

… which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.

WHITCOULLS | PAPERPLUSMIGHTYAPE

i can’t believe this book!!!! i’d write the whole review in caps if it wasn’t such a pain to read. also can someone please explain to me why writing reviews for fav books is so much harder than regular/negative reviews?

i absolutely loved this book. it was so well written and the characters were developed nicely. no scene felt like a filler and everything had a purpose. the three main characters (alfie, aidan and roxy) were an absolute pleasure to read about. i don’t think there’s a single thing that i disliked about the characters. although, i must admit, the cat is my absolute fav and i’m so glad it’s okay. i had some worries when i first started reading the book.

i really enjoyed how the author referenced random parts of history that alfie had experienced. it was so well written. normally i get so bored with flashbacks (especially in books where the protagonist has either time travelled or lived through history) as they’re hard to read and the writing style often differs from the rest of the book. however, i didn’t have an issue with how this was written.

i’ve never read a book by ross welford before, but i definitely want to pick up the others that he’s written. from this one book i can tell that he’s easily going to become a new favourite author of mine.

(please go check this book out!) and a special thanks to kelly of harper collins for providing me with this amazing book!

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