As you know, I have been on holiday and sitting atop a mountain in sunny Spain with no wifi connection meant we were all forced to relax, get a few drinks in us and laze about by the pool or beach, often with a book in hand. That means I have a fair few book reviews to upload this month! Yay for reading! I am challenging myself to read 12 books this year and so far, I have read: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, How I Met You by Cecelia Ahern, A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillion and If you Find me by Emily Murdoch. (I am currently reading One Day by David Nicholls).
I was drawn to picking up ‘If You Find Me’ because there was a mystery to it. It tells a unique storyline of two sisters who live in the woods. The eldest of the girls, Carey, was told by her mother that it was for her own protection that they were running away from home and has since been raised in the woods, growing up and taking care of her younger sister Jenessa who was born in the woods. Carey has been holding onto a secret that muted her younger sister completely. The book describes the girls’ reunion with civilised society outside of the woods and their journey and discovery of the truth.
It was very touching, humorous in places and overall a really wonderful story of identity, love and strength. Each character of the book is really well developed and I love how the book clearly demonstrates how the past can shape a person, affecting their future. Whilst it sketches the tragedy of the protagonist, this book is sweet, nonetheless and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Placing it in the ‘read’ pile!