chick-lit · Young adult

Paper Avalanche – Lisa Williamson ★★★★

Blurb; ‘Bonnie. Never Mum or Mummy or Mother. Just Bonnie.’

When it comes to flying under the radar, Ro Snow is an expert.

No friends.

No boys.

No parties.

And strictly NO VISITORS.

It may be lonely, but at least this way the truth remains where it should – hidden.

Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling back into her life, and Ro finds herself losing control of her carefully constructed lies.

But if Ro’s walls come crumbling down, who’s going to take care of Bonnie…

My Review; I LOVED THIS BOOK. I loved Ros character. Ro is the main character and her mum is an extreme hoarder, all Ro wants is a normal life, a normal clean house and a good relationship with her mother. She doesn’t even call her mum, she calls her Bonnie which just shows what their relationship is like. Ro is the adult and Bonnie is the child. It is an eye opening read to what I suspect a lot of children have to live like even now.

No friends coming round. Wanting noone to know where you live. Scared Social Services will turn up. But in the end a disaster happens which may have been just the wake up call Bonnie needed. However, Ro soon finds herself a few unexpected friends and the relationship Ro had with Tanvi is amazing I loved them both. Stuck together. True best friends. Throughout all this Ro find herself stuck into singing, school and choir which may just be the escape she needs. Brilliant story. A positive ending.

Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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