Book Review

When the Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth

This story about 12 year old Ruby is full of intrigue and adventure. Ruby’s family must leave Australia in a hurry because her dad has got himself mixed up with some bad people. Arriving in India to start a new life trouble seems to follow them. Ruby’s love of animals leads her into an adventure to protect some of the few remaining mountain leopards from a danger that not only is risking their lives but hers too.

This book does not hold back on the reality of animal poaching and is not for the faint hearted. A really good story about family, relationships and responsibilities. The characters and setting are well written and I not only enjoyed the story but learnt a little about India too.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

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