Book Review #268
Title: The Words That Fly Between Us
Author: Sarah Carroll
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
Genres: Middle Grade
Format: ARC, Paperback
Publication Date: May 16, 2019
Lucy’s father is a successful lawyer making a killing on the property market. She and her mother want for nothing. Nothing, that is, that can be bought.
But money cannot buy Lucy the words she needs. The words to stand up to her bully of a father. The words to inspire her mother to do something about the family life that is suffocating them both. The words to become the person she wants to be.
Then Lucy finds something else: An escape route…
Soon she discovers that every building on her row is connected, through the attic, to the next. As she explores the inner lives of those who live on her street, Lucy realises that she is not the only one to suffer in silence. She also sees ways she can help some, and ways to punish those that deserve it.
But as the mighty fall, Lucy is forced to realise that while she can affect the lives of others from the safety of the attic, she will need to climb down to face her own fears.
A story with a main character that deals with realistic issues and having the courage to do something to make things right again. It wasn’t an overly outstanding story but what makes it special is that how real it is. That a lot of us in our society has to deal with everyday and that’s what is most charming about this book.
Sorry but I need to say something real quick but the ARC edition of the book is way more stunning than the real cover. I just want to stare at the book proof most of the time, more than I care to admit. It is seriously that beautiful!!!
Back to the topic of this review, it also talks about standing up for what is right. To fight against bullies and making things straight again even if its a very hard thing to do. Not everyone has the courage to do that, its extremely hard and I am proud and happy for Lucy, her mother and her friend, for fighting for themselves—they’re very own happiness.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It is a middle grade book with so many things to learn from and it also encourage the readers to actually feel motivated to do something scary that might just change our lives indefinitely. Seek what makes you happy because you earn it and no one deserves it more than me, you and everyone else in this scary world.