‘They think I hurt someone.
But I didn’t. You hear?
Coz people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.’
From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
Disclaimer: A huge thanks to Bloomsbury India for the review copy; though the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in my review are my own.
“Everyone mouths off about
How much they hate the smells of hospitals,
But have any of them been to prison?”
This is my first book by this author and I absolutely flew through it! It isn’t just a story about a boy whose brother is on death row – it’s the story of life and the journey you go through to understand that life isn’t really fair.
Written in prose; it was easy to get lost in this book – the words; the feelings that evoke in the readers using this prose is pretty much a delightful journey; even though my heart hurt and the pain felt almost physical, there is no way I wouldn’t have exchanged this experience for anything else.
This book is real in a way that feels like a dream and as a reader it was the understanding at the last page that this is how exactly how unfair a life can be.
P.S. So sorry for the choppy review, but I did not want to talk about the plot or the characters here; that is an experience that you will love to have for yourself! #TrustA FellowReader 😀
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