The Tiger on his Back
Barrington Stoke specialise in books suitable for emergent, reluctant and dyslexic readers. Ashley utilises clear, vivid and succinct language to create a coming of age story which is brief and to the point. Though short, the text contains important themes such as self-identity, honesty and independence.
When Sofia Drake decides to express her love for endangered animals with a one of a kind tiger tattoo, she sparks a chain of unpredictable events which keep the reader guessing right up to the thrilling conclusion. Sofia must overcome struggles with her parents, mediate an awkward situation for a friend, and deal with a crush.
Sofia stands out as an independent, motivated and fierce female protagonist. The quick-paced story maintains interest throughout, and short chapters make it easy for any reader to devour this book. The book is ‘super readable’, having a reading age of eight. The content of the book would make the book appropriate for 10-12, 12-14 and Young Adults.