This was an amazing must-read book, that totally transported me to 1880’s Ireland. I actually believed I was there with the characters, witnessing evictions, and forming secret friendships.
My favourite character was Molly, the daughter of an RIC Policeman. The other main characters were Clara, the daughter of a landlord, and Aidan, the son of a land league supporting farmer.
There are two timelines in this story, one is in the 1880’s, and one is set in 2020, when a boy called Garret is researching his family history. He asks his granny, but she doesn’t seem keen to tell him anything… maybe she is hiding something? This book features a wonderful plot twist at the end.
I absolutely adored this book, and would recommend it to age 10-14 readers. As the book deals with some unsettling situations, it would not be suitable for younger readers. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books by Brian Gallagher.
By Anna, 5th Class, Divine Word NS, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.
“Winds of Change” by Brian Gallagher, published by O’Brien Press, is now on sale for €8.99 (P/B).
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Press, free of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review