by WJ Scott
The story in Hieroglyph is set in both New Zealand and Australia, though mainly the latter. The book has black and white, and colour illustrations, including a whale that moves through the pages.
I thought it was a very good novel and I would really like to see the second book in the series.
Hieroglyph is about a 13 year-old girl called TC who has the ability to touch something, like a hieroglyph, and see its story, or history. Because of this she has to wear gloves all the time. The plot is that TC’s uncle Max, who is an archeologist, has discovered an old pyramid from ancient Egyptian times. The problem is, though finding the pyramid was a good thing, proving it is real and not just a fake will be hard. But TC knows the truth and wants to prove that her uncle is right. That’s where her special gift comes in handy.
I would recommend this book for ages 11-14, though people above the age 14 might enjoy it as well, if they are interested in other books like this one. Even though the story is about a girl, I think boys would enjoy it as well.
I think you should definitely give this book a try.
Zoë is a student of intermediate age