Tag Archive | grief

The Elephant

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh, this is divine. Just the most beautiful, beautiful, book. So much heart, so thoughtful, such a wonderful twist in the tale. 5 glorious, wonderful, colourful stars! View all my reviews Advertisements

A Shadow’s Breath

A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes My rating: 5 of 5 stars The date I read this may be a little out, but the timing is not. I devoured this book in a sitting. It is a compelling and heart-wrenching story, and the writing is spot-on. I was taking with a friend recently about reading […]

Everybody Sees The Ants

Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was GREAT!!!Lucky Linderman is my new hero. Smart, funny and an emotional young man. I do love a book with a male character that can articulate his feelings in an authentic way. Lucky is a total dude. Can totally recommend as […]

A Mother’s Story

A Mother’s Story by Rosie Batty My rating: 5 of 5 stars Harrowing, emotional, heartbreaking, and a ‘must read’. I read it in a single sitting. View all my reviews

The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard My rating: 4 of 5 stars Alice has been twelve for a long time, ever since it happened. Alice lives with her younger/older brother, Joey, her dog, Bear, and Gram on the floodplain at Bridgewater. Their lives are hard, the town thinks them to be poor and […]

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really had some issues with the ending of this book. The story just tied up really nicely, with a bow on top, and felt – I know – that someone living with a parent who has war-related PTSD would […]

If I Stay

If I Stay by Gayle Forman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Im finding it hard to believe that I am giving this book five stars. Sometimes I just get a prejudice in my head, and I can’t shake it. Maybe it was because I wasn’t that fussed over Just One Day. Perhaps it was […]