I am seriously in love with this book. It hasn’t been this good since Ethan’s Voice, and if you’ve been around for a while, you know that that’s saying something. I raved about that book here- http://magicalbookworld.com/2016/10/26/book-review-ethans-voice/
It was so well-written, and handled politically and socially important topics both delicately and confidently. It was obvious as a reader that the book wasn’t just about a single mum who moved into a high-class town, but it juggled race, power and prejudice with astounding ease. I felt very much absorbed, and it had me absolutely hooked in the events of this chaotic masterpiece.
Synopsis- When the intrigued Elena Richardson lets single mother and passionate photographer Mia and her daughter Pearl rent a flat she owns in the meticulously organised and idyllic town of Shaker Heights, she doesn’t know that she has set off a chain of events that will change the lives of both the Richardsons and the Warrens forever. The Richardson children are inexplicably drawn to Pearl and Mia, but Mia’s past and blatant disregard for the town’s careful rules threaten to disrupt the peace. The truths that will be unearthed will affect everyone in the tangled lives of the two households.
What I especially loved was that it was so different to mainstream YA plotlines. It’s the kind of book you think about, even way after you’ve finished it. The plot is just so relevant to so many modern issues.
This book in three words- Politics-Family-History
Thanks for reading!