I would have got round to reading this book, eventually.
As it had such good reviews, although I stayed away from finding out what it was about.
However I went to Louise Beech's book launch in London.
She captivated me with the background of the story and the characters of Bernadette and Conor.
it is a wonderful story full of dread, hope and how families can be made, especially when they are not blood related.
It was an insightful to read about a child in care, and the hard work that does go into looking after them.
The book is made up of chapters from Bernadette, Conor, and the Life Book.
.The life book Chapters worked well and gave the story another level of reality. However they can be skim read if you wish to.
A beautiful story told in a compassionate way.
4.5 star Review from Bookstormer.