Milla Takes Charge (Daring Dreamers Club #1)

The best part was the dialogue, which sounded natural. You are here: Home / Book Reviews / Milla Takes Charge (Daring Dreamers Club #1)Milla Takes Charge (Daring Dreamers Club #1)July 18, 2018 by Dick Leonardo Leave a Comment Review By Suzy Davies, Sunshine Book ReviewsSuzy Davies is a Children’s Author, Romance Novelist, Poet and Founder and Book Reviewer at Sunshine Book Reviews. She has a scar on her face where she was bitten by a dog, and she has food allergies. I was also disappointed that the heroine who wanted to set off on her own and “conquer” the world, should depend on a male to confirm her self-worth at her moment of triumph. Even as a champion, Milla is an object of the male gaze, and needs his confirmation of her triumph.Overall, I enjoyed the book. Different “types” of personalities are represented. Milla is afraid that because neither of her parents has signed the permission slip for her to go on adventure camp, they do not want her to go. She is afraid her parents will not let her go. Significantly, it is a male counselor who “crowns” the Adventure Camp Champions, Milla, and Zahra. I had some issues with the formulaic, overtly commercial characterization, which lacked nuance. She breaks a promise to her mum, and she is late for school. In Milla’s mind, Peter, the counselor, now looks at her at a different way from before. This teacher makes her mark with inspirational words taken from fairy tales, which is reflected in her “break” with “traditional” beige classroom decor. When Milla and her friends get permission to walk to school without supervision, they meet a runaway dog, who also appears to be an antagonist. Suzy has been a writer from an early age. The concept, however, tends to come across as catch-all and formulaic. In a mimetic text, we see Milla “rewriting” the beginning of her own fairy tale. After all, dreams need to be worked at to come true, even if the fairy godmother teacher has a wand!The false beginnings Milla writes are echoed in the obstacles she faces when she wants to go on the adventure challenge. Bancroft, (who is based on a real-life inspirational teacher,) and I am reminded of “The Dead Poet’s Society.” The difference is that the teacher in Daring Dreamers Club is a kind of “fairy godmother,” who enables the girls to face challenges, overcome obstacles and work towards the fulfillment of their dreams. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Milla is faced with difficult decisions and choices and emerges as a leader. (with a little help from others.)Mrs. Following her first degree at Leicester University, she read for an MA in English Literature at the University of Sussex, in England.Follow her on Twitter   Suzy Davies’s Blog Milla Takes Charge                (Daring Dreamers Club #1)  Daring Dreamers club is a Middle-Grade book, suitable for children aged 8 or 9 plus. Her pet pig, “Chocolate Chip,” undermines her attempts at scene-making and subverts the idea that a male pig could be a prince hero. He appears to be the antagonist. Bancroft seems to be the perfect “gift” sent to Milla, who wants to be an author.At the beginning of the story, we are shown Milla’s “false starts” as a writer. Check it out on AmazonDisclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. It is a “girl power” book in the sense that it has an almost all female cast. Piper helps her but has to leave early and the kitchen is left in disarray. Milla believes she has to prove she is strong and responsible before they will let her go anywhere without them.The Daring Dreamers Club has many elements of a fairy tale. All of the characters grow, but some grow more than others. Her third challenge is to cook a meal for her parents. “Luna The Moon Pig: The Pig Who Hid,” her latest book, is illustrated by award-winning world-acclaimed illustrator and animator, Sheila Graber, famed for her work with Paddington Bear and family, B.B.C Children’s Television Paddington Bear Specials, and her illustration and animation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So” stories. The characters are taken from diverse cultures. Although her mom and mum parents met on an adventure trail and are well-traveled, Milla seems vulnerable. However, at the last minute, she finds out that her parents know she is trustworthy and responsible; she has shown them through the choices she has made and through her actions. Suzy’s first children’s book was “Snugs The Snow Bear.” Her debut novel was “Johari’s Window,” a memoir and romance novel. They help return the dog to his owners, which delays Milla. The Dreamers’ classroom and the adventure challenge represent magical, transformational spaces where the girls thrive and find the princesses in themselves. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”Share this…StumbleUpon0Pinterest0Reddit0DiggFacebook1Google+0TwitterLinkedin The Daring Dreamers Club is founded by a new, rebel school teacher, Mrs. Milla becomes more and more aware that she must change the script, be the hero in her own story, and take charge. Milla starts out as the cotton-wool kid or baby, there’s a sporty, loud tomboy girl, Ruby, a feminine sporty type, Mariana, Zarah, a Muslim, who is “a work of Art”, and the scatty budding food scientist, Piper, with red hair. In the first challenge Milla faces, she takes her pet pig to school and tries to keep him under control, but “Chip” escapes. The adventure camp sees the girls bond closer together as they face “team” challenges.