Thursday, 1 May 2014

Book Review: Throwaway Girl by Kristine Scarrow

Andy Burton knows a thing or two about survival. Since she was removed from her mother's home and placed in foster care when she was nine, she's had to deal with abuse, hunger, and homelessness. But now that she's eighteen, she's about to leave Haywood House, the group home for girls where she's lived for the past four years, and the closest thing to a real home she's ever known. Will Andy be able to carve out a better life for herself and find the happiness she is searching for?

Pages: 184 | Format: Ebook from Netgalley | Rating: 8/10 | Goodreads | Amazon

*Please note, I received this book from Netgalley for review. All of my opinions are 100% honest*

I was so impressed by this book. It really dove into the tough emotions of Bernice's story. It tackled a lot of really hard issues, and really pulled the emotion out onto the pages.
Bernice made a fantastic main character, one that you couldn't help but feel for as she struggled through so many different problems. She was written amazingly and as a result, it really brought the book to life.
I was especially pleased that the format of the book was done the way it was. Having the two time lines, one present day and one detailing Bernice's journey to Haywood, worked so well. The chapters alternated between the two perspectives, and there was enough happening in both streams of time, to make this book a real page turner.
This book is seeping with emotion, and it had be on the brink of tears on more than one occasion, and that is something a good book can do, evoke emotions.
I truly enjoyed this book, from start to finish I was pulled into the story and the characters felt real and it felt as though I were living the story with her.

This is definitely a book worth a read, from a talented author who isn't afraid to tackle difficult subjects.

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