Today I’m going to review a YA Contemporary. Its name is Finding Home by Lauren McKellar.
First of all here is the blurb from Goodreads:
When Amy’s mum dies, the last thing she expects is to be kicked off her dad’s music tour all the way to her Aunt Lou in a depressing hole of a seaside town. But it’s okay — Amy learned how to cope with the best, and soon finds a hard-drinking, party-loving crowd to help ease the pain.
The only solace is her music class, but even there she can’t seem to keep it together, sabotaging her grade and her one chance at a meaningful relationship. It takes a hard truth from her only friend before Amy realizes that she has to come to terms with her past, before she destroys her future.
Now to my thoughts:
I read this book in three hours, I just couldn't stop reading no matter what. Kids yelling, hubby asking for something, I didn't care I just wanted to know what would happen with Amy.
The characters on this story are so well crafted that they feel real, you can really see Amy as a teenager full of pain and bad decisions. You care for all the secondary characters even the dad.
What I found more appealing is that Amy grows in this story and changes her way of thinking but this is not something that happens instantly in the last chapter. You can see how each action and consequence slowly changes her mind and her heart.
It also talks of common themes for the teens like acceptance, love, alcohol abuse, want to be accepted by the peers. But it does it in a unique way that makes you feel you’re living it with Amy.
This is the perfect book about teens for teens beautifully written by a debut Aussie Author that you don’t want to miss.
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