This is a book about grief and recovery. The flashbacks slowly build a clear and endearing picture of the family life the boys enjoyed before. The music references throughout are a real bonus too and add to the overall depth of the book. The characters are multi-layered and the grief sometimes searing in its intensity. It's certainly an emotional ride (I wiped away a tear more than once) But, this is never a maudlin story. Long expertly balances sadness with joy and humour to keep the story rolling along and maintain the reader connection. Strong writing and great characterisation - I loved it.
This book won the Tir Na n-Og 2018
A great YA read and also suitable for advanced readers in the MG age range (as well as for adults)
Published by Hot Key
Reviewed by Sharon Tregenza
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