Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Last Summer Of Us by Maggie Harcourt . Review

This is the story of three friends called Jared , Limpet and Steffan. The story begins with the funeral of Limpet's mother. From that point we quickly learn about the family background of Jared and Steffan and what claustrophobic grief feels like. These three friends go on a little road trip after the funeral while Limpets family are trying to cope with their grief. We quickly see that the friendship that these three have, is at times what is holding them together when things in their personal lives could easily pull them down and leave them beyond repair. We can't choose our family but as we can choose our friends   these two guys and a girl picked wisely , they make a great trio. We learn as we go on that each of the three friends have very real troubles and even though it has nothing to do with them directly other things out of their control could tear them apart. Reading this felt very raw at times, the sheer depth that grief can bring you to felt very real. The needing of the closeness of friendship during tough times when only friends can understand what you are going through was believable and the entire story was written so well I often had a lump in my throat. Throughout the story we never learn the real name of Limpet until the very end.I recommend this to anyone who has ever lost someone. 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids.
This book is going to be published in May 2015 and will be available on Lovereading and all other good bookstores then. 
Below please find a link to this book on the Lovereading4kids website. 

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