Fluency 3 books have a word count of 3840 words with an expected reading rate of 80 words per minute.
A family holiday seems uneventful until Bel and her family decide to visit Phantom Castle! A mishap involving a trapdoor leaves Bel needing to brave the spooky corridors alone to find the key. But then help comes from a very unexpected source ….
Charlotte Middleton, Illustrated by Marion Lindsay, Prepared for publication by Collins Big Cat
Similar to Bel, I also have a limb difference, and just like Bel, it didn’t particularly restrict my day to day activities. I didn’t want this story to be about Bel’s limb difference, because her life is not all about that, just as mine isn’t. She is getting on with her life, with her version of ‘normal’ which is unique for everyone of us. Instead I chose to write a story about something I look back at fondly, my family holidays; they were such a happy time of my childhood. We had many trips out, whilst on holiday, including sight seeing, although unfortunately, we didn’t experience any haunted castles quite like the one in the story!