BookTubeAThon Challenge Seven: Tom’s Midnight Garden – Phillippa Pearce Review

Hello, bookish friends

For challenge seven of the booktubeathon I decided to read a short book which was:

7/ Read seven books.
Toms Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce 

I decided to read Tom’s Midnight Garden as it was a book that I had on my shelves for a long time. I was always interested to read it but I hadn’t ever found the time to pick it up. I thought this readathon would be the perfect time to rectify this and decided to read it. However, I am doing the challenges out of order to try and read as many books as I can in such a short amount of time.


When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle’s house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. As he lies awake in his bed he hears the grandfather clock downstairs strike . . .

eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . 

Thirteen! Tom races down the stairs and out the back door, into a garden everyone told him wasn’t there.

In this enchanted thirteenth hour, the garden comes alive – but Tom is never sure whether the children he meets there are real or ghosts . . . 

This entrancing and magical story is one of the best-loved children’s books ever written.



Tom’s Midnight Garden is a magical, mystical ghostly story which is a great read. After finally getting around to reading it I was encapsulated within the story and how the past leaks into the present and vice versa. It is such a lovely read and any person would be better off for reading it. I loved the relationship between Hatty and Tom, the end is also so satisfying.

I gave this book 4 stars.



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