Life has returned to routine for Mitch. Mostly. He’s had to find a new kind of normal after his dad drowned, saving a local kid. But now there’s a new girl in Mitch’s class and she is stirring things up. Her name is Max, she dresses a bit goth, and suddenly seems to be everywhere. One night, Mitch sees Max and she looks different.
She has... wings. Big feathery wings. Surely he must have dreamt it. But no. It turns out Max is an angel but not quite how you’d imagine one. She is Mitch’s emergency rescue angel, and just the kind of friend you want on your side when life gets tricky.
Mitch’s life has become routine and settled back down after his dad died unexpectedly saving a local kid from drowning. But Mitch is in a rut. Nothing excites him, and he no longer tries too hard at anything.
That is until Max shows up. He thinks Max is just a new girl who keeps appearing wherever he is. It turns out Max is an angel, and it’s her job to help get Mitch’s life back on track.
This is a beautifully written story about learning to accept the loss of a parent and realising there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Mitch is a character that readers will like and relate to, and Max is the friend we all wish we had, even though she doesn’t conform to what you might think angels should be like
A great book for those in Year 7 and above.
Reviewed by Michelle