Waiting on Wednesday: When The Mountains Roared

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When the Mountains Roared

Written by Jess Butterworth

282 pages

Published by Orion

Publication date: 5th April 2018

Genre: Contemporary, Travel

Age range: 9+


Summary (from Goodreads):

I thought we’d live here forever. But then I thought Mum would be here forever too.

When Ruby’s dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel in the mountains of India, Ruby is devastated. Not only are they living in a run-down building in the middle of the wilderness surrounded by scorpions, bears and leopards, but Ruby is sure that India will never truly feel like home – not without her mum there. Ever since her mum died, Ruby has been afraid. Of cars. Of the dark. Of going to sleep and never waking up. But then the last remaining leopards of the mountain are threatened and everything changes. Ruby vows to do all she can to protect them – if she can only overcome her fears…


Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • Loved Jess’s first book, Running on the Roof of the World
  • Books where children travel into the unknown = my type of book!
  • Raising awareness about endangered species and what can be done to help them. I am always on the look-out for books with messages like this because I believe that it is really important to educate future generations about the damage being done to the planet and how to prevent/mitigate it.
  • Have heard lots of good things about this already from other bloggers.
  • Friendship and overcoming difficulty, standing up for what you believe in, adventure and making a difference – just the kind of book I can see my pupils devouring and influencing them in a positive way.

What do you think? 

Does it seem like a book you might be interested in reading?

Which other books are you looking forward to?


Please link your ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ posts below as I’d love to read them!

See my ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ for last week – Words in Deep Blue

Read a book review of Amelia Fang: The Barbaric Ball or Argyle Fox?

Read how book blogging has changed how I read.


Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine


48 Comments Add yours

  1. LOVED THIS 😍😍😍
    It’s gorgeous, and I hope you love it too xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Looking forward to reading it!

      Liked by 1 person

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