I enjoyed this book and flew through it. It wasn't a confusing, complex storyline but one that made you feel sad but also made you laugh. I picked up this book after it was recommended to me and I think it's fair to say it was a rollercoaster ride.
So, we have this girl called Tess who finds out her dad is not her dad. But that's not the worst part, she finds out her dad loathes her (through a blog). She then begins to or should I say stop talking to anyone but Mr Goldfish (a torch who can talk to Tess telepathically) and then she finds out that her best friend Isabell has no interest in her whatsoever after her unexpected silence and that her worst enemy who bullies her, Anna, may have a soft spot for her.
She also believes that her new teacher, Mr Richardson, is her real dad and goes to all lengths, from stealing his driving licence to sneaking to his house, to prove to herself that he is. In the end, we find out Mr Richardosn is a nasty, rude liar and not at all Tess' dad.
She also begins to get bullied (even more than before) by the whole school. There is a rumor going round that #sheisahe and that Tess stopped talking because she had developed a deep voice and didn't want her secret to get out.
So Tess's world turn upside down and the only person who can help this little pluto is her Goldfish Torch who 'shines' the light and shows Tess the truth and the lies.
So they all live happily ever after. Jack did write that blog about how he loathed her when she was born but explains that he had grown to love her as her Dad and was sorry.
So, what are my thoughts on this book?
Firstly, I had a few problems...
She never finds her real dad...
The bullying problem is never solved and...
Who becomes their new teacher?....
But, the aspects such as...
The character's personalities
The Goldfish Torch
The happily ever after
did make up for the questions circling my brain after having coming off the rollercoaster and they were a great addition to the story!
All in all, the book was good and not too lengthy. She does break her silence in the end and is no longer Pluto- all alone.