When Nina’s mother Miranda mysteriously disappears, and her father sets out in search of her, Nina goes to stay with her eccentric aunts, who run Second Hand Rose : a charity shop packed with vintage clothes and intriguing bric-a-brac. Nina loves helping out in the shop, but when some of her mother’s most beloved possessions turn up in the shop, she begins to piece together the truth about where her mother has gone and why, unravelling some surprising family secrets in the process. In the meantime she has all the pressures of starting secondary school and making new friends to deal with too.
Linda Newbery vividly creates the atmosphere of a delightfully shabby second hand shop full of intriguing treasures and idiosyncratic customers, in this charming story.
Audience: all year levels Average rating: 3.5 stars
Happy reading ! 🙂 Ms Ambrosini