I love it when I pick up a new book to start reading and find myself a couple of hours later still reading, unable to close the book. With the numerous calls on my time to do other things, if a book refuses to be ignored, it’s a good one. This happened to me today with young adult novel called griEVE, by Lizzie Wilcock.
griEVE is a compelling tale of a teenage girl struggling with the aftermath of her mother’s disappearance from her life. Her father and aunt decide that the best way of coping is not to talk about it, and Eve is left to struggle through the grieving process for herself.
Topics including self-harm, family dysfunction and depression are all explored in a novel which could well be dark and scary but is instead absorbing and compelling.
My review of this one won’t be posted until I next update Aussiereviews, but you’ve just had a sneak preview of what I’ll be saying. What an excellent read!