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Becky Bexley: Child Genius. A Book Review by Gillian and the Girls.

Today’s review is on the first of the Becky Bexley The Child Genius series: Trying to Make the World a Better Place. It follows Becky, a six-year-old genius, as she advises many people, from peers to the president of America!

Thank you Literally PR and Diana Holbourn for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Diana Holbourn. Author of the Becky Bexley series


Diana Holbourn has written self-help articles and is the author of The Early Life of Becky Bexley the Child Genius and other books about the same character. Taking short psychology courses, working on a helpline and reading psychology books has prepared her to write the self-help information that appears in the Becky Bexley series. Diana lives and works on the south coast of England.


Even from the moment she was born, it was clear that Becky Bexley was not like other children. Her family were shocked by her behaviour! Just a few years later, she's in secondary school, often seeming wiser than her teachers. She does her best to help people, whether they like it or not. She has advice for her teachers when they want to give up smoking, gives a boy advice he uses to stop himself from being teased, and even gives the headmaster some advice on improving the school’s anti-bullying strategy. She helps people outside school too, including rescuing her mum from a con artist, and she even gets to go to the White House, where she ends up giving the president advice about his behaviour! He invites her to help some politicians with the depression they have. But will a few tactless remarks she makes and their own fierce disagreements unwittingly stirred up by some of the insights she tries to pass on ruin her efforts?


This book has good advice on topics such as bullying, eating disorders and dealing with depression and anxiety. Diana also includes more controversial topics, such as when countries declare war, refugees' plight, and climate change. Trying To Make the World a Better Place is a collection of scenarios where the leading character, six-year-old Becky, advises others on their problems. The leading character, Becky, has gained all this knowledge from research and observation.


16th August: The Book Of Mysteries: Grimstone Mansion by Maree Church.
Magic, Mystery, Monsters …
A mysterious old book, a spooky mansion inhabited by creatures of myth and legend, and three brothers whose quest is to save a sleeping beauty imprisoned by an evil old hag. You’ve just entered Grimstone Mansion where evil lurks behind every door.
Charlie, Rafe and Dash are on a mission to save a sleeping girl locked away in the witch’s dungeon. Can they overcome their fears and defeat the evil creatures of Monster Moor, traverse Ghost Hollow and escape from the wicket witch and her terrifying minions to fulfil their destiny?
Find out in The Book of Mysteries: Grimstone Mansion, Book One in The Book of Mysteries Trilogy.

Thank you for joining me. I hope you enjoyed reading my review


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