I would highly recommend that you run to your nearest bookshop to pick this gem up: it's 100% worth it!
It manages to be both heartbreaking and uplifting. A great addition to any young adult collection
Estelle Laure's writing is poetic and beautiful, making the novel an amazing read.
The relationships between Lu and Wren and Eden were fantastic. Eden and Lu had an amazing friendship ... captured the unrequited part perfectly. The throbbing heart. The yearning. The longing. All true. (And, for me, a familiar sight.) And I loved that Lu's emotions were relatable. Because those emotions could come from me.'
I admired the protagonist's character and determination, I admired that she was willing to go through days that would tire out a hardworking adult- let alone a teenage girl with school to attend and a house and sister to take care of.
This book made me smile and cry countless of times... it warmed and broke my heart at the same time.
Lucille's voice is beautiful, the writing is beautiful, and the story is so filled with hope and love and humor even when things are hard.
Like poetry trapped in prose body, this book sings.
I can't even begin to write a review about how much I love this book. Mainly because my eyes are swollen shut from crying steadily from about a quarter of the way through the book all the way to the end.
Love love LOVE this book.
A novel to be recommended both as good read and as a means of focusing young minds on issues which are relevant to their age group as well as being of general importance