“ Genre: Junior Books / Author: Megan Stine / Paperback / Reading Level: Ages 9-12 / 128 Pages / Book is published 2003-08-01 by HarperCollins / Alternative title: Two of a Kind: War of the Wardrobe „
I used to be a massive fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley between the ages of ten and thirteen! I thought that they were so cool, and had all of their DVDs and books. The other day, I found a box of my old Mary-Kate and Ashley things, and so decided to review them ; the first, one of their books.
War Of The Wardrobes is based on their television programme 'Two Of A Kind' which is currently showing on Sky's 'Pop Girl' channel. War Of The Wardrobes is the thirteenth book in the 'Two Of A Kind' book series. In fact I saw an episode of this show on the television the other day, and I reminded me of how much I loved this show. Two Of A Kind is about American twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, who play themselves in the show ; eleven year old twins, who live in Chicago. They live with their single-parent father ; their mother died when they were seven. Their father is a lecturer at the local university. Mary-Kate is the cool one, loves sport, hangs out with guys and is the total opposite of Ashley is very girlie, and loves boys and shopping.
Ashley is gutted when she discovers that they will now have to wear uniforms at their boarding school ; and it's all Ashley's fault after she wrote an article about it in the school magazine. Mary-Kate on the other hand is happy. How will fashion-mad Ashley cope with wearing the same thing every single day? Read War of The Wardrobes to find out!
I did enjoy this book, although I will admit that it was not one of my favourites as I didn't find it as exciting as their other books, such as when they were doing their Christmas show, or the time the supermodel came to their school, although I will admit that I do like their 'at boarding school' books a bit more than their 'normal not in boarding school' books.
I really like the characters of Mary-Kate and Ashley as I think that they are so sweet, and real. You feel line one of their best friends. I think a lot of girls will be able to relate to the two characters as they 'come across' as so nice, and readers will be able to relate to them because they will be the same age as the twins are in the book, and be interested in the same things, such as shopping and boys.
This book is suitable for all girlie girls and girls between the ages of nine and thirteen who like reading. I think that the books are also really good, because the fact that they are quite 'cool' means that it will encourage young girls to read. The style of writing is easy to read, and the book itself at just over one hundred pages long is not simple, yet not too difficult either which means it strikes a perfect balance.
I would definately recommend this book to all young girls! You can buy a copy of this book from play.com for less than £2 , which I think is fantastic value! There are many books in this series (About 40) , although what is good about them is that it doesn't matter which order you read them in, as they don't continue from one another ; each book is a new story.
This book would make a perfect stocking filler this Christmas. There are also many other books in this series available which you can buy for a round 1p each which I think is fantastic value!
Thanks for reading!
November 13th 2010
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Book Series: Two of a Kind