Twitch by M. G. Leonard – Book Review

Twitch by M. G. Leonard – Book Review

Twitch by M. G Leonard


Author – M. G. Leonard
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 304
Released – 3rd June 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1406389371
Format – ebook, paperback, audio
Rating – 4 Stars
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Can a birdwatcher outwit an escaped convict?

Twitch has three pet chickens, four pigeons, swallows nesting in his bedroom and a passion for birdwatching. On the first day of the summer holidays, he arrives at his secret hide to find police everywhere: a convicted robber has broken out of prison and is hiding in Aves Wood. Can Twitch use his talents for birdwatching to hunt for the dangerous prisoner and find the missing loot?

Review by Stacey

Twelve-year-old Corvus Featherstone or Twitch as he is known is a nature lover, especially birds. He has lots of birds including a pigeon family that he is trying to train the young to be homing pigeons.

Twitch enjoys spending time with his bird friends far more than human ones, which makes him an easy target for the school bullies. His favourite place to watch the birds is in Aves Woods but on the first day of the school holidays, the place is crawling with police.

A dangerous criminal, Robber Ryan, has escaped from a nearby prison and was last seen nearby the woods. The rumours grow that Ryan hid his five-million robbery money in the woods and he is looking to retrieve it.

The woods is a vast land and Twitch knows the area like no other. Can he help catch Ryan?

Twitch is a fun adventure middle-grade book featuring a wonderful young lad who has found his passion in life, birds. He loves looking after them, watching them and he wants to work with them when he is older. He has a good head on his shoulders, is caring, loyal, and helpful.

Twitch has a good relationship with the older people in his life including his mother, newsagent, neighbour, and newcomer to town Billie. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his peers though who just see him as this weird kid they can easily bully.

The plot is fast-paced, easy to read, and enjoyable. It is filled with exciting scenes and scenes that show how the power of nature can be uplifting and is also vitally important. It will hopefully make the reader understand birds more and enjoy them nearly as much as Twitch does.

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Author Info

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M. G. Leonard has made up stories ever since she was a girl, but, back then, adults called them lies or tall tales and she didn’t write them down. As a grown-up, her favourite things to create stories about are beetles, birds, and trains.

Her books have been translated into over forty languages and won many awards. She is the vice president of the insect charity Buglife, and a founding author of Authors4Oceans. She lives in Brighton with her husband, two sons, a fat cat called Kasper, a dog called Nell, and a variety of exotic beetles.

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6 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    This sounds highly endearing and relatable. Excellent reviewing!

  2. Nadene says:

    Twitch sounds like a really fun and exciting read.

  3. Thanks DJ, glad you liked our review. It is a fab book.

  4. Thank you Nadene. Twitch is an amazing book and sure is a lot of fun.

  5. Thanks for putting this on my radar. Sounds absolutely delightful.

  6. You are very welcome Kate, Glad you like the sound of it.