Victoria Stitch – Bad and Glittering is written and illustrated by Harriet Muncaster, and published by Oxford University Press.
Firstly, the title of this story is amazing, from that alone you can just tell how awesome the character is!
Victoria Stitch – Bad And Glittering is about two sisters, born from the same diamond and destined to become royalty. However, their diamond had a stitch and so it was decided they weren’t allowed to become princesses. One sister accepts this and enjoys the life she has, whilst the other believes that she is the stitch, that they deserve to be royalty despite this, and is willing to do anything to get them their crowns.
Although this book is technically too young for me, I am a firm believer in reading whatever you want and this was a really great story, whatever your age. It’s a really fun concept and I love the world the twins live in. Reading all the little things that make up their world, compared to the human world is really cool. I especially like the food choices and outfits. I really craved their hot chocolate for hours after I read about it, and all their clothes sounded so pretty you can’t help but imagine yourself wearing them.
The story is really well written, so that you feel as if you’re right there with Victoria and Celestine. You absolutely feel what they feel, and as if you’re living in their world. Because of that, when things start to go wrong, you just want to be able to fix them.
I would probably recommend this book for age 7+ to read by themselves, and also think it would be a great story for parents to read to younger children.