I really enjoyed “The Easter Rising 1916 – Molly’s Diary” which was written by Patricia  Murphy and I don’t think I’m the only one who would enjoy it. Molly’s Diary is a wonderful story about a twelve year old girl who is a trained first aider looking for her brother during the 1916 Easter Rising. She manages to catch all the action in her diary.

There are loads of things I love about Molly’s Diary but here are the three main things:

  • One: The book isn’t gender specific so boys and girls would both enjoy it.
  • Two: It teaches you about two subjects first aid and history.
  • Three: You can really feel what the characters’ are feeling so it’s perfect for someone who wants some emotion in their books.

My favourite part of the book was when Molly was looking after Anto. It was just so well described and I know a lot of people would hate it because it was a bit gruesome. Molly is amazing in this part of the book. If it wasn’t for her training Anto might have lost more than a toe or worse.

My least favourite part of the book was when Jack (Molly’s brother) jumped into the River Liffey. That is when Molly nearly found him.

I would definitely say it’s too gruesome for children under eight years of age. I also wouldn’t recommend it for someone who doesn’t have a lot of patience because it takes a while for it to get exciting. I definitely would recommend it for schools because it is not only extremely educational but also an extremely exciting story that kids would love.

That was my review hope you enjoyed it!

By Tara (10), 5th Class St. Declan’s NS, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, Poolbeg Pressfree of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review