Published Mar 2014
THE heartbreaking debut of 2014.
A story to be felt and not forgotten.
Reminiscent of Jacqueline Wilson and Cathy Cassidy (who love it).
Liv feels there are just too many rules in life; every-day rules; rules for helping her Aspergic big brother Isaac make sense of the world; rules for a life that mum wants to teach Liv before she dies.
When mum’s health starts to get bad, Liv half knows that she doesn’t have much time left. Mum’s trying to cram a lifetime of love, shopping and one-on-ones into a few months, and for the first time treating her like a grown up.
With Isaac’s help, who only really seems to connect with his Playstation friends on the other side of the world, and her mother’s teenage diaries, which show such a different side of her frail mum, Liv needs to overcome the anger and sadness of being left behind by the person who loved her more than anyone.
A strong, sensitive debut – powerful and beautifully written.
A brilliantly told, ultra-modern story about a significant six months in eleven-year-old Olivia’s life – it should be sold with a large box of tissues!