Synopsis: ‘Sixteen-year-old Sarah can't draw.
This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has 'done the art.' She thinks she's having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she wanders the urban ruins of Philadelphia.
Or maybe she's finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can't quite recall. After decades of staying together 'for the kids' and building a family on a foundation of lies and domestic violence, Sarah's parents have reached the end. Now Sarah must come to grips with years spent sleepwalking in the ruins of their toxic marriage.’
This story might from the outset seem like a typical book about teenage angst. Believe me when I tell you it is so much more. It may seem to be about Sarah, but once again it is so much more. It is about her mother, father, brother, her past and her future. It is written differently to other Y.A novels, which may take a few pages to get used to, but please keep reading, it is worth the effort. The writing style is strong, engaging and the storyline has many layers. The characters are well developed, especially Sarah which encourages the reader to invest in their storyline.
I was completely enthralled and couldn’t put the book down, I had to know what had happened to Sarah in the past and I was very concerned for her future. This is a unique book and I recommend it to all.
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