#Review ~ The Bagman by Rachael Rippon

Posted December 27, 2014 by Michelle in Review / 9 Comments

#Review ~  The Bagman by Rachael RipponThe Bagman by Rachael Rippon
on June 25th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 312
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon, Purchased

In the midst of the Second World War, Abigail is deposited at St Winifred's Orphanage for Willful, Wayward and Wicked Children. As soon as she arrives, Abigail is warned of the Bagman and what will happen if she misbehaves. But Abigail is too busy trying to escape to listen. Her estranged twin, Tabitha, is close by and Abigail has to find her before their 16th birthdays. Besides, she doesn't believe in the Bagman.
He believes in her though. Appearing when she least expects it; he asks her to play his Game. He will give her seven wishes to be used in seven days. But the Game is not as easy as Abigail supposes, and the wishes not as nice…
Soon, Abigail is getting exactly what she wished for. And the effects are catastrophic.
If you loved 'Coraline' or 'Alice in Wonderland', then you're sure to love 'The Bagman'.

My Review:

This book was my pick for My TBR List feature.

I was rather excited to get into this book, the synopsis was really interesting and I was looking forward to a good middle grade book with a scary story, however that is not what I got. Now don’t get me wrong I actually enjoyed this book. I loved the main character Abigail and I really felt bad for her but she was suppose to be a 16 year old girl but I felt more like she was 10. Most of the girls in the orphanage seemed a lot younger than they were suppose to be. Abigail’s twins sister Tabitha I wasn’t very fond of at all, she was spoiled whiny and I thought she was very mean to her sister and how she treated her. Abigail was an orphan because her aunt picked Tabitha to live with her and didn’t take both girls however Tabitha thought nothing wrong with this, I understand they were young but that just seems mean to me. I really like all the kids in the books but unless they are going to explain in the next book it kind of left them up in the air. I really would like to know what happens to them.

The Bagman was suppose to be this scary guy who feed off the fears of the kids but I wasn’t getting scary from him. He seemed rather confused or conflicted which kind of left me not really having a connection with him, not sure I was suppose to or not but he just wasn’t the bad guy I was hoping for. I still was rather confused about what he really was suppose to be for. Like why was he there?

The story was ok, quick moving  it progressed nicely however some parts didn’t need to be there or just left me kind of like what was the point of this but I did like it.

I would be willing to read the next one in this series just to see if it wraps up a lot of loose ends. I started with a pretty good 4 but as the story progressed I kind of felt things started to fall apart and seemed unresolved so I knocked it down a half. This was a decent read with some interesting characters and a quick moving story, totally would give it a shot and I think I might try the second one sooner rather than later just to see if it helps the unresolved parts of the story.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my review

Hope you have a great day and Happy Reading!


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9 responses to “#Review ~ The Bagman by Rachael Rippon

  1. Hmmm I think I’ll wait to see if you get any of those unresolved yarns wrapped up, because I find it really frustrating to read a book and not know what the point is. I’m glad you enjoyed it for the most part though.

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