I was an avid reader when I was young. I loved reading. When I was around ten years old, I remember reading a book a day, easily. I remember being at my Nana’s house one holiday, and my father’s much younger adopted sister was there. She was only about five years older than me, so I could relate to her easily. She bought records, had a record player, went to the cinema, and had bookcases full of books. I remember borrowing The Bobbesey Twins, the Chalet School books, and the Secret Seven.
But the one I remember most, and my favourite, was “Five on a Treasure Island” by Enid Blyton. I absolutely loved it, even though it had been written in 1947, I didn’t realise how old fashioned it was, I just loved the idea of a group of friends going on adventures. And there was a girl with the same name as me, who hated being called Georgina, and wanted to be known as George.
Here’s a review of the book, from the Enid Blyton society website –
“Julian, Dick and Anne are thrilled and curious when they discover that they are going to be spending the summer holidays with an unknown cousin, in a cottage beside the sea! George is a strange girl, who won’t answer to her full name: Georgina, and though at first she isn’t pleased that she has got company – little does she realize the excitement ahead, that will involve her very own island, a mysterious map, and a wreck thrown up in a storm! Alongside George’s dog, Timmy (who is a strictly concealed secret amongst the children), the children have some truly breath-taking adventures in this first, fantastic Famous Five book!.
Which Famous Five character are you? Do this quiz and find out. Guess what, I did it, and I’m just like George!