It was just the way things were. We see things the way see them. But other people might see the same things a different way.
Lucy did not know that an instant her life would change instantly. Her father and mother confess to Lucy and her youngest sister that her father has a child from an affair 9 years ago. She becomes unglued and does not understand how her parents never told her and basically is having trouble with processing what has happened. She begins to see every 8 year old as her brother and when she finds out who he is, she runs into him accidentally with the intend to know him. Her relationship with her parents becomes rocky at the point she runs away to the grandfather she never knew. It is there that she learns about life and how fragile relationships are.
A prose about hard stuff for a young girl to go through. It was real in that any decisions we make affect more than just us but all that love us and how relationships can change because of those choices. We are not alone in personal choices. Especially the selfish ones. How forgives begins with working thru the hardships and feelings that leave us undone. Great read!
A Special Thank You to Algonquin Young Readers and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.