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Heap House – Book Review

[This book is part of a series called Iremonger]

About 2 weeks ago, I got the book Heap House from the local library. I started reading it, and it was a nice and long read.

Usually I didn’t have time to read the book, because of the fact I was basically outside from morning to noon, but it is a good book that I had the time to finally finish when New Zealand is in lockdown.

The story is about a boy named Clod Iremonger, who lives in the strange heaps of London. His family is a bit strange, and they have these things called birth objects. Not like birth stones or anything, but everyday, household, birth objects. The birth objects aren’t just any objects though. They can speak, and constantly call out “Alice Higgs!” or “James Henry Hayward!” or some other names.

Why did I like the book?

I liked the book because of some of the funny words and sentences used in it. I think the way the writer (Edward Carey) writes the dialogues is a really funny way of writing that I really enjoy. The cover art is also amazing! I loved the story! Some of the birth objects are really funny as well, like Clod’s, which is a bath plug.

Which characters appealed to me the most?

My favourite characters were Tummis Iremonger and Lucy Pennant. Tummis was Clod’s cousin, but he left Heap House in anger at the Iremongers. Both are good friends of Clod.

Is this book suitable for all readers?

I think that this book will be more entertaining and appealing for readers maybe 7 or above.

Am I interested in reading more books by the same author?

I want to read the next two books in the Iremonger trilogy and check out the rest of Edward Carey’s books.

I won’t spoil the book for anyone with more details, so you can enjoy it more.

My rating is:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

By Rudra Chakrabarti

I am a writer, illustrator and a reviewer of children's books. I have collaborated with my dad to write/illustrate books. We also run a YouTube channel together. :D