Book Review: Rooftoppers By Katherine Rundell

Before we begin, I would like to thank the person that recommended this to me. Hopefully you are still looking at my blog every now and then. I miss you so much!

With that aside, on to the book review. I love doing my bookish rambles! I find them very comforting to write, and I love when you come back to me with your opinions on the book! Today I would like to review ‘Rooftoppers’. I read this book in about three days. It certainly hooked me!

“I do, I’m afraid, understand books far more readily than I understand people. Books are easy to get along with” – Charles, Rooftoppers

In the third page, I found this quote. It is very relatable for a bookworm and introvert like me!

The overall book is an easy read, with some really beautiful ideas implemented into it. I especially love the character of Sophie, she seems very strong and capable. It reminds me a lot of Hetty Feather, if you have ever read that series. What I really love about her is the way she ignores social normalities. With it being set back a while, there is no equality in gender and women are still perceived as housewives: incapable of persuing a career.

The ending is incredibly sudden, and I look for a sequel! I may write my own fan-fiction on what should happen next.

When I was reading in the library, as you will always find me doing!

Charles is a character that I also love. He allows Sophie on her adventures and doesn’t restrain her from finding things out the hard way. Charles can still vividly remember his childhood, when I imagine he was the same as Sophie!

The book is really interesting. I would’ve came up with a similar plot when I used to write novels a lot. However, I would not be able to perform it in this way! It has some really cosy and warming vibes.

I think it is forgotten how far we have came in the last century. This book emphasises all the social stigmas of the time, and battles them with characters such as Sophie!

I hope you go on to read this book one day.

Which books have you been reading recently? I would love to hear in the comments down below!

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: Rooftoppers By Katherine Rundell

  1. Hmmm it seems like a lovely book…but not too gore-y and vicious 😂
    Ever read Legendary? The end book in Caraval ‘s series? It’s amazing!
    I wanted to read king of thorns because the cover looks deadly 😱
    Rn I’m honestly reading online often since I didn’t have the time to go to the library yet. More rambles please!

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  2. Wow, it’s got a lot of awards/shortlists too. With those (like Blue Peter), it makes it sound like it was written by a child/teen..? Incredible if it was to cover social norms & gender equality and stigma.
    I’ve actually just started Little Darlings by Melanie Golding as I’ve seen other bloggers review it and praise it up, not too far in to it yet to say much but it’s intriguing already. I think writing your own fan fiction to see where you could go from the end of Rooftoppers is a cool idea!

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