“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

The apple tart of hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald Review

Publisher: Orion Children’s Books (5 Jun. 2014)

Format: Hardcover (272 pages)

Source: Borrowed from friend


Oscar is the perfect boy that everyone loves. He is kind and friendly- he also makes the best apple tarts. Nothing in the whole world could turn Oscar`s heart into something ugly because of how genuine and positive he is. But when he goes missing it looks that the inevitable can happen. The story unfolds what made Oscar go missing and the journey of his best friend Meg who goes onto trying to find him.


This novel was not what I was expecting, it was so much more! It is a love and growing up story at the heart of it but it contained some life quotations that everyone can learn from. I kept on wanting to turn a page and read on.

“One thing I’ve learned about peace is that not all of it is good. Peace can be fragile and peace can be ugly and peace can be wrong. Peace built on lies is no peace at all.”

I really enjoyed the flashbacks, they were done really well, and I enjoyed the idea of someone making apple tarts. It certainly made me want to start backing apple tarts. The apple tarts however wasn`t just there for no purpose, the apple tarts symbolise hope.

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