By: Rebecca Westcott
Genre: Primary Fiction - YFN - Family & home stories (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Penguin
Published: 28 May 2014
ISBN: 9780141348995


I gather up the first collection of photographs of my mum and flick through . . .

What all these pictures have in common is they show how Mum lives every day - like it really, really matters. Mum's suddenly started giving me life's vital lessons: how to make Bolognese sauce, how to put on make-up, how to make rules my brother can cope with . . . She's even given me her old diaries.

They're really funny - and actually sort of helpful. But I feel like there's something she's not telling me . . .

A story to be felt and not forgotten.


Liv is about to experience the most traumatic 12 months of her life…

The story starts just as Liv’s mum, Rachel, is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Although the main part of the story is sad, this book is beautifully written - you will laugh and cry and then smile again as Liv, her brother, and her parents cope with her Mum’s illness.

A really difficult topic that is dealt with in the story with sensitivity, love and humour. Every character is essential to the story and I found it really difficult to put this book down.

It will be loved by girls everywhere, especially those aged 10+.

Reviewed by Michelle