Wednesday 21 March 2018

Margo's Diary & Notebook - Corinna Turner - I Am Margaret Book 5.0

Margo's Diary & Notebook
I Am Margaret Book 5.0
Corinna Turner
UnSeen Books an Imprint of
Zephyr Publishing, UK
eISBN 9781910806159
ISBN 9781910806043

First I need to state, I am typically an eBook guy, but you really need to get this in a physical book. And specifically, with a fifth book in a series, I bought the eBook first. But the formatting is so much better in the physical book. In the physical book it is either written or typed by Margo, and then has notes, and annotations by both Bane and Margo. So, until the eBook technology formatting is improved I highly recommend the physical book. But now onto the content of the book. 

(Sample from Physical book)

(Sample from eBook Formatting)

This book has journal entries that span from 27th October (20) to 20th October (26) So the journal spans nearly 6 years. And a lot takes place over those six years. Margo and Bane are living in the Vatican free state still. Their family is growing. And they are still fighting for what they believe in. The fight has just now become political, for the most part. In this book we see weddings, births, and funerals. There are several surprise visitors.

This book also contains sections for:
Underground Latin primer
Favorite Psalms
Important prayers
Squire Thane and the Dragon

When reading this series, I and changes in legislation both in Canada and Europe as the series came out I cannot but be a little concerned that this is fiction predicting a likely future. This specific book and to be honest the whole series is very intense. What is at risk, what is true, what is right are all being questioned? I was greatly impressed with Turner's debut I Am Margaret. And I have enjoyed the whole series, including the few short stories released giving more information around specific events or other characters.

Because this book has at times large gaps in the journal. We are often left to assume what has happened. Or filled in bits and pieces. This works well with what Margo, Bane, and the crew are trying to do to change the world. And stay safe while doing it.

This book does a nice job of continuing the story without launching another series. And I do look forward to more of the short story tie in books. This is an excellent book in a great series.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2018 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Corinna Turner:
I Am Margaret Series:
0.0 The Underappreciated Virtues of Rusty Old Bicycles (A prequel)
0.5 Brothers (Prequel)
1.0 I Am Margaret
1.5 How Snakey Got His Name (Short Story)
2.0 The Three Most Wanted
3.0 Liberation
4.0 Bane's Eyes

5.0 Margo's (Attempted) Diary & Notebook
5.5 An Unexpected Guest
6.0 The Siege of Reginald Hill
6.5 Buttons (Short Story)
7.0 A Saint in the Family
I Am Margaret The Play - Fiorella de Maria

Yesterday and Tomorrow Series:

Tomorrow's Dead

unSPARKed Series:

Mandy Lamb Series:
Mandy Lamb and the Full Moon

Contributed to:
Secrets: Visible & Invisible 7 Amazing Stories - Catholic Teen Books
Gifts Visible & Invisible 8 Christmas Stories for Teens
Treasures: Visible & Invisible 8 Stories for Teens

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