Genre: Adventure / Contemporary
Synopsis: All Lottie wants to do is have adventures, but no such luck. Until she meets Sophia, a girl with an intriguingly mysterious history. When the two run away from a staged kayak accident to find Sophia’s mum, Lottie learns a lot about having adventures (they’re mostly brilliant but not the bits where you nearly die).
Mini review: Saving Sophia reminded me a bit of the adventure books I read growing up. It has that kind of timeless charm and Lottie is a likeable and engaging narrator.
Lottie has a rather unique family, one that she loves but that doesn’t stop her wishing they were a bit more normal. When mysterious Sophia joins the school trip Lottie is thrilled to be her new friend. Sophie tells her about her mum and how Sophie can’t see her, she begs Lottie for help and the two girls set off.
I did enjoy Saving Sophia but will admit that the parts of the story require you to just go with it. In the end though it doesn’t matter as long as you’re having fun.