Synopsis (taken from the back cover): This is a book about a brother and a sister. It's a book about secrets and starting over, friendship and family, triumph and tragedy, and everything in between.
More than anything, it's a book about love in all its forms. In a remarkably honest and confident voice, Sarah Winman has written the story of a memorable young heroine, Elly, and her loss of innocence-a magical portrait of growing up and the pull and power of family ties.
My review: I absolutely loved this book not only for the beautiful writing but also for the characters and the relationships they had with each other. I added it to my list of favorites. It is a beautiful, funny, tragic, laugh out loud & read through your tears type of book. I have never laughed, cringed & cried so much in a novel. The story is poignant and filled with ups and downs that will make you want to keep reading and sorry when it's over.
By Erren Hart