Do you like adventure and fantasy novels? Then Philip Pullman’s bestselling novel Northern Lights, from the trilogy His Dark Materials, is a fantastic book with a thrilling plot and more twists than a pig’s tail.

The heroine of Northern Lights is Lyra , an arrogant 12 year old who always sticks her noise into other people’s business. Lyra’s nosiness helps her discover a terrible secret that could change her life forever. Lyra might be an arrogant little girl, but this characteristic helps her solve difficult problems throughout the novel.

In addition to the brilliant characterisation, Northern Lights also has an exciting plot. When Lyra’s friend Roger disappears, she and he daemon Pantalamon (Pan) set out to find him. They travel to the North where armoured bears rule and witch-queens fly through the frozen skies. Lyra possesses a device that will aid their guest only if she can find the meanings of the mysterious symbols.

Overall the Northern Lights is a fantastic book that is sure to hook you from the start and keep you reading long into the night. If you haven’t read this book go to a library near you and get reading.


Lulu Watula

About Miss Thomas

I am an English teacher at The City Academy, Hackney.

One response »

  1. chris says:

    Good review, but you gave away too much of the plot!

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