26th February, 2019

Review: The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig (Canongate Books)

This will be a rather short book review but after all The Truth Pixie is a very very short book. Still, I wanted to share my thoughts with you as I loved this little book so much.

"Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true."

You can already tell that our little protagonist is going to be in trouble. Her problem is that, simply because she can only tell the truth, the truth pixie offends everyone and, as a result, is completely alone. The only companion she has left is a little brown mouse called Martha who lives in the pixie's hair. 

This is a truly heartwarming story and it had me giggle throughout. Well, at least until the last bit where the story becomes a bit philosophical when the truth pixie helps out a little girl who isn't feeling so brilliantly. I really liked that last part though as it hold so much - well - truth! The Truth Pixie is essentially a lesson in braving the struggles of life and finding something positive to look forward to, even in the bleakest of times.

"There will be people you love,
Who can't stay for ever,
And there will be things you can't fix,
Although you are clever.
Sure, life isn't always one big smile,
But things turn out fine, when you wait a while."

I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by the amazing Olivia Coleman who does a marvellous job in bringing the truth pixie to life. The print edition is just as fab and beautifully illustrated throughout by Chris Mould. This is a wonderful book that you should read to your children. I'm serious, don't miss out on this gem!

Rating: 5/5 stars

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